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City Bans Parking On Certain Streets To Ease Snow Removal

City Commission Meetings Moved To 6 P.M. Starting Jan. 28

Bates Street is one of the streets parking will only be allowed on one side.

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

The Harrodsburg Board of Commissioners held their first regular meeting of 2019 on Monday night. And while it was their first meeting with new Mayor Art Freeman, they had to tackle an old problem: parking.

The commissioners voted unanimously to block parking on one side of  Dove Court, Thompson Drive, Harrods Court, Hillcrest and Bates Streets. They also voted to ban parking on both sides of Park Way and Fairview Court.

The issue behind the parking ban is snow removal.

While winter storm Gia only left a light dusting of snow on Harrodsburg this past weekend, it was difficult for city snow plows to clean the streets, said Commissioner Charlie Mattingly.

Mattingly said emergency vehicles also had issues responding to calls on the streets named.

Gail Napier, supervisor of Harrodsburg’s communications department, said the city used to advise residents not to park on streets before snowstorms.

“I don’t understand why we scrape streets when we can’t get down streets,” said Mayor Freeman.

In other business, the Harrodsburg Board of Commissioners voted to move city meetings to 6 p.m. starting  on Jan. 28.

The next meeting of the Harrodsburg Board of Commissioners will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Harrodsburg City Hall (208 South Main Street).

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.


  1. Nataline on January 16, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!!! Fairview court has needed this for years!!!!!! It will make it easier on all ambulances,fire trucks, garbage trucks and city trucks. THANK YOU!!!!!!

  2. Jeremy on February 14, 2019 at 7:55 am

    This the first for me that parking is issue at my house. If the garbage truck can make it through to pick up garbage then a snow plow should be able too. I don’t agree with this at all.

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