Friday, August 24, 2012

Author of book on female entrepreneurs to speak

Midway College will host Dr. Dorothy Perrin Moore as she discusses her new book WomenPreneurs: 21st Century Success Strategies Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Anne Hart Raymond Center.

Moore, a graduate of the college, will discuss development of the book and success strategies of the subjects. "Major themes in the book include the nature of the changing workplace, the challenges of organizational life, career strategies, entrepreneurship, home and family balance and tactics for navigating in a turbulent economic climate," a college press release said.

The event is free but registration is required. To register, go to www.midway.edu/events. For more information, contact Ellen Gregory at 859-846-6046 or egregory@midway.edu.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Council passes ordinance on blighted property

The Midway City Council voted 4-2 tonight to enact an ordinance to crack down on blighted properties in the city, a topic of discussion in city government for almost a year.

The "no" votes were cast by Council Members Doris Leigh and Sharon Turner, left, the mayor pro tem. Leigh did not explain her vote, but Turner said she wanted tighter qualifications for the mayor-appointed committee that will review the cases of properties officially identified as blighted.

The ordinance calls for members of the committee to be property owners or residents in the city. Turner said they should be both property owners and residents. In an interview, she said that would prevent non-residents who own property, and residents who do not own property, from sitting in judgment of property owners in the city.

Turner said she was "tickled to death" with the rest of the ordinance, but had received several calls from constituents who saw the committee question as she did. The committee members will serve three-year terms and their appointments are subject to approval by the council.

For a copy of the ordinance, click here. For the nuisance code ordinance, go here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bozarth is on state task force that will start meeting on Thursday to examine alcohol laws

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Midway Mayor Tom Bozarth to the Governor’s Task Force on the study of Kentucky's Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws, which will have its first meeting Thursday.

Bozarth represents the Kentucky League of Cities on the task force, which has 22 members and is headed by Public Protection Secretary Robert Vance. It will meet Thursday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. in Room 110 of the Capitol.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Council to hear proposed property-tax rates, may pass ordinances on property maintenance

The Midway City Council has a busy agenda for its meeting Monday, Aug. 20 at City Hall: First reading of an ordinance setting tax rates for real estate and personal property, second and probably passage of the ordinances on blighted properties and the nuisance code, a bond issue for the Montessori school in Versailles, and an event permit for the Bourbon Chase.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. All council meetings are open to the public.