Heaton announces his intent to run for four-year term as city’s mayor


Friday, July 6, 2018 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton announced Friday his intent to seek a full, four-year term as the city’s mayor in the November 2018 general election.

“I believe my candidacy and election will bring continuity, experience and stability to the leadership of the City,” Heaton said through a press release sent on his behalf from City Hall.

Heaton served one four-year term as the city’s mayor from 2006-2010. He returned to the Bardstown City Council in 2016, and in March 2017, the council voted Heaton to serve as mayor after the council removed former Mayor John Royalty.


“A major reason for my decision was based on the fact that the city staff, city council and I have identified and put in to motion the process to complete a number of large capital projects for Bardstown and Nelson County. I want to serve another term to oversee these projects from start through completion. My family and I are very grateful for the support I have received from the City Council, City Staff and people from Bardstown and Nelson County during my current term as Mayor.”

COUNCIL CANDIDATES. To date, two candidates have filed for seats on the Bardstown City Council — Betty Kelley Hart and Franklin Hibbs IV.

DEADLINE APPROACHES. The deadline to file for local office — mayor and council member or city commissioner — is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.


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