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Jail Board Hears Report on Phone System, Addition, Audit

Larry Joiner and Larry Hammerschmidt from Encartele gave a presentation for an inmate phone system during the Dec. 23 meeting of the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail Board. Other phone systems have showed an interest and so the issue was tabled until a later date.

Ed Howard gave the financial report. Sales tax income for December was $105,327.85; commissary grossed $14,250.85; CD account balance is $235,325.76; Sales Tax Account balance is

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City Accepts Real Estate as Gift

The City of Gallatin is going to acquire property at 119-125 North Main on the business square. The buildings include the corner building with its distinctive cupola, once housing the post office, and the adjacent building formerly housing Hales grocery store.

Gallatin aldermen met Friday, Dec. 19, passing an ordinance to authorize City Administrator Zac Johnson to sign and execute the necessary documents for the acceptance of the real estate

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Bids Go Out for Construction of Water Plant

A resolution carried authorizing the advertising for construction bids for the City of Gallatin water treatment plant project.

Todd Schuler and Wayne Kauffman with the State Auditor’s Office informed the city that the state audit will begin in the next couple of weeks.

Public comments were made regarding the city sales tax and its use, the city pool’s operation and finances. Discussion was also held on the buildings located on

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

County Commission

December 1, 2014

Carl Carder, commissioner, and Vicki Corwin, county clerk, discussed last week’s sessions at the MAC conference with the other commissioners.

The road & bridge crews are working this week to place a tube on Major Avenue in Union Township. They also continue to cut brush in

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People Service to Take Over Sewer Plant

City Administrator Zac Johnson stated that PeopleService will start transition training in December for the sewer plant and should take it over by January. PeopleService, Inc. provides contract operation and maintenance of municipal and industrial water and wastewater utility systems. PeopleService is located in Omaha, Neb.

In other business at the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Nov. 24, bills in the amount of $31,688.65 were approved for

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Letter to the Editor: Christmas Around the Square

Dear Editor:

On behalf of myself and the City of Gallatin, I want to give a big shout out to Sally Black, Judy Elbert and Cyd Terry for organizing, planning and working so tirelessly on “Christmas Around the Square” this past weekend. I thought it was a huge success! It was so good to see our uptown busy with people and events. The decorations look so nice and I know

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Water Rates Increase Dramatically

An ordinance adjusting the water rates for the City of Gallatin, which will raise the average water bill for 5,000 gallons use by $12.60, received a first reading during the meeting of the Gallatin Board of Aldermen held Nov. 10.

One of the final requirements from the United States Department of Agriculture before the city can put its water treatment plant project out to bids is to have an adequate

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Party Corrections

In last week’s election story, two winning Republicans were listed as Democrats.

Republican J. Eggleston was victorious in his race for District 2 State Representative, defeating Democrat Mike Waltemath. Randy Sims, Republican incumbent for Daviess County Presiding Commissioner, was unopposed in the election. We apologize for the errors.

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Nov. 4, 2014 Election Results

Yesterday’s election results for Daviess County were unusual in that there was no contest for six local officeholders. Voter turnout measured 38% of the 4,906 eligible to vote in the seven designated local precincts.

Republican J. Eggleston of Maysville won all 4 counties to record 69.2% of the vote to win the seat for 2nd District State Representative.

Republican Sam Graves carried all 36 counties to win re-election as 6th

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