The City of Horse Cave
P.O. Box 326
Horse Cave, KY 42749
Phone: (270) 786-2680
Fax: (270) 786-2688

City Of Horse Cave 

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HORSE CAVE HERITAGE FESTIVAL 



  There will be a meeting on April 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Horse Cave City Hall for anyone interested in serving on the Heritage Festival committee. We look forward on gathering new and wonderful ideas for this great event. If you have any questions, please call 270-786-2680 

EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC


Goodwill Industries of Kentucky


Wednesday, April 24,   10 am - 2 pm


Held at WKU Glasgow

500 Hilltopper Way, Glasgow, KY 42141, Room 131



Learn More About The Expungement Process!


         The following resources will be available FREE OF CHARGE:


        * Department of Corrections, in partnership with the Administrative Office of the Courts offering record checks

        * Department of Public Advocacy & Kentucky Legal Aid Attorneys, available for consultation

        * Job and training opportunities

        * Goodwill and South Central Workforce Career Coaches, offering employment and supportive services

        * Community partners offering health resources, and more

        * For more information, please call (270) 781-4930 

WE ARE SEEKING KID VENDORS


1ST ANNUAL HORSE CAVE CHILDREN'S MARKET DAY


The City of Horse Cave is seeking kid vendors (ages 6-17) to be part of the 1st Children's Market providing an opportunity for them to market their creative talents by selling handmade arts and crafts (NO Food products). If interested in being part of this special event, please print and fill out an application by clicking the button below and turn into Horse Cave City Hall at 121 Woodlawn. 


Deadline is July 13, 2019


We plan to hold this FREE event onSaturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Thomas House (inside/out) with set up time at 8:00 a.m. Vendors MUST bring their own table. All products MUST be made by the children                                                                             and parents MUST stay with their child at the event. If you have any questions,                                                                               please call Horse Cave City Hall at 270-786-2680.


                                        HART COUNTY SOLID WASTE


              Hart County Solid Waste now has Free Large Item Drop Off the 

                                      1st Saturday of each month from 

                                                      8:00am - 12:00 noon

Hart County Solid Waste


 There is a $2500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest or conviction of a person or persons responsible for the theft of the old chipper. If you have any information please contact the Hart County Sheriff’s Office at (270)524-2341
or
(270)524-0011 


Thank you.

HOMETOWN DOLLAR$


           Shop Local First


  Hometown Dollars can be used just like cash at any participating business. From restaurants to entertainment; from farm produce to automotive repair and supplies, retail stores and specialty shops....Hometown Dollars are truly a unique gift. These gift certificates would be great for company parties, employee incentives, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or just because...the possibilities are endless. Hometown Dollars Gift Certificates can be purchased at the following locations:

                               * Hart County Chamber of Commerce  119 East Union St., Munfordville

                               * Munfordville Welcome Center             113 Main St. , Munfordville

                               * Horse Cave City Hall                           121 Woodlawn St., Horse Cave


Each certificate may be redeemed for merchandise or services at full face value at any of the 40+ local participating businesses. This program is sponsored by the Hart County Chamber of Commerce. If you have any questions about this program or experience any problems in using the gift certificates, call : (270) 524-2892


                                

Bicentennial T-shirts for
 Sale


You can now purchase these t-shirts at the Hart County Historical Museum on 109 Main St. in Munfordville. Cost is $15 ea.

A Walk Through Time Antiques T-shirts for sale



You can purchase these t-shirts at the Antique store in Horse Cave. 

Cost for shirts are $15 ea. 

Needing something creative to do?


  Sims Studios and Arts Shops schedules painting parties for Adults and for Children that take the participants step by step through the creation of a selected image for each session. Groups can schedule their own sessions. Parties include; materials, instructions, and light snacks. Sims Studios and Art Shops is located at 112 East Main St. in Horse Cave. Call 270-218-1067 or 270-786-ARTS for more info and to reserve your spot! 


2 hours----Painting parties---Kids $25, Adults $30 


1 hour----Individual lessons---$25/hr

A Leaf In Time


  These wonderful books hold so much knowledge and history of Horse Cave. Our ancestors worked hard making a living and building a future for the generations to come and to honor them, this pictorial history was compiled and published by the Horse Cave Heritage Festival Book Committee and can be found and purchased at the Horse Cave City Hall. Please call 270-786-2680 with any questions you may have. 

Year In Review

2018

Overall, this has been a good year.

We are most concerned with taking care of our citizens and our city while we continue to work on improving the appearance of the city.

Spring and Summer bring the mowing season, Fall the leaf pick up, and Winter clearing, salting and grading streets as well as helping out our citizens in detriment weather.

After several challenging years, I am very pleased with the current number of stores open on Water and East Main Street, attracting people to visit Downtown Horse Cave.

Street Paving was a priority last Fall, we were able to repair and pave several streets and roads. After funds became available, Kentucky Transportation District 4 resurfaced the road from Church Street to Short Cut Road.

Meadowview Drive, a private access road and drive, next to the Dollar General Store, was deeded from a private Estate to the City of Horse Cave. This important legal step finally allowed the City to spend public funds on the extensive repair and repaving of the now public road. With that, a source of numerous citizens’ complaints became a very valuable street leading to a very busy business.

Furthermore, we had some new housing construction this, and the City encourages more building activity, as employment opportunities continuously increase in the City of Horse Cave area.

During the past several years, we have been working on updating and completing the cemetery records for both the Main Street and Guthrie Street Municipal Cemeteries. This project was completed this year.

One of our highlights this year was the first “Community Easter Egg Hunt”, it was a huge success with a large crowd participating.

A great deal of excitement was created with movies being filmed in Horse Cave and the surrounding areas, a joint effort with the Southern Kentucky Film Commission.

From July 14th to August 18th, 2018, Horse Cave was proud to host in the Thomas House the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit “Hometown Teams”, for people to see what impact local teams have had on this community.

The economical boost Horse Cave & Hart County Tourism has experienced from the filming industry, Kentucky Down Under and the Hidden River Cave Museum helps everyone in our region.

Fire Department

The Horse Cave Volunteer Fire Department will have made a total of about 600 runs this year, mainly medical runs, structure fires, vehicle fires, grass fires, weather related incidents and mutual aid department assists. The Fire Department members will continue to engage in the required training and schooling for Certified Firefighters, keeping the City and its citizens as well as businesses safe and secure.

While serving the community is the Departments highest priority, they also maintain and repair the firehouse and the Fire Departments vehicles and equipment themselves, saving the City numerous dollars throughout the year.

Public Works

This Department continues to make our City look great. The crew is maintaining the right-of-ways in all directions of the City; manicuring shrubbery and landscaping around the City Park, the Thomas House and City Hall; opening and closing graves; maintaining the cemeteries and is carrying out many more duties, too numerous to report them all.

The Maintenance Team also does their own maintenance and repair based on the skills they have acquired over the years, thus saving the City many dollars.

Many improvements have been made to the Public Works building, all done by the employees of the City without outside help. During this year, the Maintenance Crew received a safety grant in the amount of $931.00 from The Kentucky League of Cities for safety equipment.

Their top priority is to take of the citizens’ and their needs, which they do with great pride.

Police Department

After some issues earlier this year, the Police Department is in the process of restructuring. The Department has full, complete Police powers and we are currently in the process of getting back to full manpower. More officers will be added this coming year. Currently, three full-time and two part-time officers are serving the City, with one officer at Caverna High School during the entire year as a Resource Officer. All officers are up to date on their training and certifications. The coming year will also bring more interaction, information, awareness and education for the public.

City Hall

Kenneth Russell retired as of December 1, 2018. His contributions to the City in more ways than one, will surely be missed. Going forward, Joy Bennett moved to Kenny’s position as City Clerk; Annette L. Brown remains City Treasurer, Assistant City Clerk, CFO and Human Resources Manager; Crystal James was added to the team in November. They are tasked with all operations and duties of the office and do a great job.

Goals for 2019

  1. Continue to promote more housing in the City and county wide. Surveys tell us that there is not enough affordable housing in the area for our citizens.
  2. Continue to support the growth in available jobs. As existing, local industries already announced, about 72 new jobs will be available in the very near future. We are blessed to have these industries in Horse Cave which continue to add to their investments and offer employment and opportunities to our young people to work and live locally in the City and County.
  3. Continue to seek grant to improve the City and the quality of life for our citizens.
  4. Continue to work with County, regional and State Leadership to get positive results for Horse Cave. I currently attend and will continue to attend all meetings in which Horse Cave is a stakeholder, to ensure that I will not miss an opportunity to further Horse Cave.
  5. Reapply for the Recreational Trails Program 80%/20% grant: $116,550.00 for a walking trail on the Owens Hotel property, extending to Smith and Willis Streets.
  6. Continue with local, State and Federal Officials to build the connector road to route trucks to the industrial sites safely and smoothly.
  7. Continue to support economic growth in Horse Cave.

Wishing everyone a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year. “People working together can and will make a difference”.


CITY CLERK KEN RUSSELL RETIRES


 City Clerk Ken Russell will retire after six and a half years of service to the City of Horse Cave. To show their appreciation for his years of service, the City will host  a reception on November 30th. Please join us at City Hall between the hours of 12-2 pm with light refreshments to congratulate Ken on his retirement.


2018-19 Kentucky Municipal Guide -Click HERE for a copy 


Updated 'Certificate of Interment Rights' Adopted 1/9/17

Updated Cemetery Regulations Adopted 1/9/17
The Horse Cave City Council adopted by resolution a new 'Certificate of Interment Rights' for the Horse Cave Municipal Cemeteries to provide more pertinent information to the purchaser of their interment rights within the Main Street and Guthrie Street cemeteries.  The Council also passed by resolution new updated regulations for both cemeteries.  Click HERE to download a copy of the new regulations.  

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.

WBKO highlights Sunset Dome 


in Hidden River Cave


February 5, 2016     Click on the link below to see the video



http://www.wbko.com/content/news/The-Sunset-Dome-Uncovered-367767441.html

CITY ADOPTS PUBLIC ART/IMAGE 


IMPROVEMENT MASTER PLAN




Click HERE to read the Master Plan created from a Flex-E Grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission which also funding the first mural project.  

MAPLE AVENUE PARK PROJECT



Maple Avenue Park Project to be  completed after 10 years from  beginning in 2004. 


Click HERE to sponsor a tree


Click HERE to support the park project


City receives KU Tree Grant


City receives KLC Crumb Rubber Grant

HORSE CAVE ARTS AND SCIENCES

SUMMER CAMP


Make plans now to attend the 2016 Camp!

 CITY DEDICATES NEW 

BRUSH TRUCK


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.  

 
Dart Container, Inc. is the largest employer in Hart County and also located in Horse Cave.  Caverna High School, Caverna Memorial Hospital, Hart County Heath Care, T. Marzetti, Sister Shubert, Kentucky Chrome Works, Southern States Cooperative, Geothermal Supply and Square Deal Lumber Company are all located at the southern end of the city along 31-W.  These existing industries, health care services, and schools are just a small part of what Horse Cave has to offer.  
The Horse Cave Fire Department moved to its new location at 1040 East Main Street in the spring of 2014.