New Haven could soon see a new medical clinic in the city as the city’s board of commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change to allow Flaget Hospital to construct an immediate care center on Center Street, just opposite from Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home.
The vacant lot had previously been evaluated and given the go-ahead by the Nelson County Planning and Zoning Commission.
David Nally, representing the Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival Committee, was on hand to present funds derived from proceeds from this years' festival to various organizations in the New Haven area. A total of $2,635 was granted. The largest portion, $1,000, went to St. Catherine Preschool as thanks for allowing the festival to use their parking lot and other property for the event.
Other checks presented were: $335 to the New Haven Enhancement Trunk or Treat event, $250 to the City Christmas Parade, $250 to the New Haven Easter Egg Hunt, $500 to the New Haven Family Resource Center Christmas Program and $300 to the New Haven Community Christmas Basket project.
The trunk or treat event will take place Saturday afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. Other children╒s activities will continue on until 4 p.m.
The Christmas parade was also set at the meeting and is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The theme this year will be “A Storybook Christmas.” The best float will be awarded $500 and other prizes to be determined later, as the city is still seeking sponsors and other donations. The Enhancement Committee is also looking for volunteers to help with a Community Volunteer Days project to help elderly and shut-ins in the community with yard work and other small chores. This will be held Nov. 1-5.
In other news, the Commissioners approved allowing Mayor Bobby Johnson to authorize transportation enhancement funds to be awarded to the Kentucky Railway Museum for repairs to a historic bridge and some other selected projects.