CITY CLERK ANN MATERA RETIRES
Mayor Randall Curry presented long-time city clerk Ann Matera with an inscribed crystal plate for her 34 years of service to the city of Horse Cave at the December 12 Council meeting.
A reception was held held in her honor on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Thomas House in downtown Horse Cave.
Horse Cave Receives 2017 Litter Grant
On December 19, 2016 The Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Management Division notified Horse Cave that it was the recipient of a $1,332.77 Litter Abatement Grant. This grant will help clear the city roadsides and other areas of trash, rubbish, and debris.
CITY RECEIVES HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) has approved the FFY-2016 request for $13,800.00 to purchase and install an emergency warning siren requested in application 16-188 contingent on FEMA Environmental Approval
ARTS AND SCIENCES CAMP SET FOR JUNE
June 13-16 Morning Sessions June 20-23 Morning Sessions
Includes Breakfast, Camp T-Shirt, Hands-On Instruction, and FUN
Contact Ken at horsecave@hotmail. com or 270-786-2680 for more information
Council Presents Check to Caverna Youth League
The Horse Cave City Council, at the April 2016 regular Council Meeting presented a check in the amount of $1230.89 to the Caverna Youth League for their use in refurbishing their ball field at Caverna Elementary School. The funds were the balance of donated money to the Horse Cave Youth Recreation Savings Account from a previous Hart County Leadership Class.
Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry Presents Historic Proclamation
On March 5, 2016 Mayor Randall Curry attended the WKU 1971 Final-Four Team Reunion Luncheon. He presented a proclamation from the city of Horse Cave, Kentucky declaring March 5, 2016 as “Clarence Glover Day”. Mr. Glover is a graduate of Caverna High School and was a starting-forward on that historic Western Kentucky University team.
In 1971 Houston hosted the NCAA Final-Four for their first time ever in the Astrodome. The teams were WKU, Villanova, Kansas, and UCLA. Attendance was over 35,000 people. On April 2, 2016 Houston will host the NCAA Final-Four again…this time in the NRG Stadium.
While watching the games being played in Houston on April 2, 2016 we can keep one thing in mind. The proclamation to Clarence Glover illustrates our city’s connection to the NCAA Final-Four in 1971 and 45 years later in 2016.
Additionally, Western Kentucky University remains the FIRST and ONLY team in NCAA Division I Final-Four history to have the (1) president of the university – Dero Downing, (2) athletic director – Ted Hornback, (3) entire full-time coaching staff – John Oldham, Buck Sydnor, & Jim Richards, and (4) the entire starting line-up – Jim Rose, Rex Bailey, Jim McDaniels, Jerry Dunn, & Clarence Glover - all from the same state-KENTUCKY.
APRIL 7 - 8 - 9
2016 SPRING LARGE ITEM DROP-OFF
FREE Drop-Off For Horse Cave Residents
Horse Cave Maintenance Bldg-Behind Main St Cemetery-Access by New Street
Furniture, Electronics, Appliances, Toys, Yard Tools, Mowers(no gas), Tillers, plastic, metal
NO: Paint, Building Materials, Tires, Carpet, Yard Waste, Garbage, Household Trash
Horse Cave Receives Safety Grant
Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) announced on November 20, 2015 that Horse Cave was the recipient of a 2015-2016 $1,000 Safety Grant to be used toward crumb rubber in the new Maple Avenue Park Project. To see the complete press release, click here.
2015 FALL LEAF PICKUP
Call City Hall 270-786-2680 to be placed on schedule for weekly bag or vacuum pickup. You may bag your leaves for pickup or rake leaves to yard edge for vacuum pickup through November 19.
DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO STREET. This causes drains to stop up.
HORSE CAVE RECEIVES APPALACHIAN REGION
COMMISSION FLEX-E GRANT
Horse Cave officials are working to make their downtown more attractive to new businesses, residents and visitors. The city recently received an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant to be used for the creation and initial implementation of a plan to use public art to help make that happen. Consultant Judy Sizemore, who has helped the city in the past with the collection of oral histories and the award-winning Horse Cave Stories Cell Phone Tour, facilitated a public meeting on May 21, 2015 to encourage community input on a public art plan. Sizemore, who also works extensively with projects in the city of Berea, explained the concept of public art and asked for ideas and suggestions from participants. “We are confident that our community members will provide some insight and creativity that will help us create a long-range public art plan that will celebrate Horse Cave and help make our downtown even better,” says Mayor Randall Curry.
The effort is part of a work plan that resulted from a downtown retail market study funded by a previous ARC grant. “We are continuing to work toward making our downtown a place our citizens are proud of,” says Horse Cave Cultural District member Ken Russell. “The city is working hard to enhance the Maple Avenue Park, and our Public Works Department and faithful volunteers have recently been planting and landscaping downtown. We know how important the image of our community is to attracting new businesses and residents to Horse Cave.”
This project is funded by an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant through the Kentucky Department for Local Government and administered by Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College. Flex-EGrant funds are made available to economically distressed ARC counties in Kentucky for projects that build local capacity.
American Cave Museum wins 2015 Ky Excel Award
The ACCA was awarded the 2015 Resource Caretaker Award by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for educating stakeholders about the need to protect Kentucky’s sensitive karst ecosystem while supervising and supporting college student teams in cleaning illegal dumps that threaten the upper Green River Watershed. Click HERE for more information.
Hart County Comprehensive Plan
Valuable Resource including history and preservation, population characteristics, economic and environmental analysis, land use, transportation, community facilities and needs, housing, and strategic plan.
Press Release-March 2, 2015
CITY AWARDED KENTUCKY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT
Law Enforcement Protection Grant Program-$9800.00
This award is for the purchase of 8 tasers, 8 magazines, 32 cartridges and 1 taser software package so the Horse Cave Police Department can better servce and protect the citizens of the city. The Law Enforcement protection Program is a state program that is funded solely by the sale of conrfiscated weapons turned in by agencies such as our police department to the Kentucky State Police.
CITY DEDICATES NEW
On February 5, 2015 the Horse Cave Fire Dept presented it's new brush truck to the public at a ceremony held at their new Fire House at 1040 E. Main St.
With the help of a USDA/RD grant, the old army surplus converted brush truck was retired and the new truck put in commission.