On Nov. 16, 2006, the Journal ran a Christmas list for the newly elected Nicholasville City Commission.
Now more than a year later, we've decided to go back to the list and see what has been done. A Santa cap reflects progress while a lump of coal reflects lack of progress.
Chief administrative officer (Lump of coal):
This newspaper feels a city the size of Nicholasville needs a CAO to handle the day-to-day operations of the city. Those holding elected positions in the city are part-time, but many do work more than the required 100 hours a month. There hasn't been anything done on the CAO issue.
New fire station (Lump of coal):
A fire station on the west side of town is greatly needed. Our schools and residential areas on the west side are among the most unprotected areas in the city. If a home or a school catches on fire at 3 a.m., it would take the fire department approximately 2 to 3 minutes to respond. If the same fire occurred at 3 p.m. it would take at least 10 minutes to get a fire truck on scene.