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$17.5 million project will add more history, interactivity to Bourbon Heritage Center »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 — Heaven Hill Distilleries unveiled plans Friday morning to substantially expand the Bourbon Heritage Center and add additional production capacity to its bourbon manufacturing and bottling infrastructure. Heaven Hill President Max Shapira said the company will invest a total of $65 million […]…

Nov 17 2018 / Read More »

Victim of Thursday’s fatal US31E county line crash was from Louisville »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 1 p.m. — The victim of Thursday evening’s fatal crash on US31E at the Nelson-Bullitt County line has been identified as a Louisville man. Charles Couch, of the Fern Creek area of Louisville, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash that happened about […]…

Nov 16 2018 / Read More »

Smart Money: Four tips to help take financial stress out of the holidays »

By RACHEL CRUZE Syndicated Columnist Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means holiday shopping is underway! If you’re a spender like me, your head is spinning with all the upcoming festivities. The holidays are such a magical time of year, but I think we can all agree […]…

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

One dead, two injured in two-vehicle crash Thursday at US31E county line bridge »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 — One person died Thursday evening and two were injured in a two vehicle crash at the Bullitt County line on US31E north in the High Grove area. At about 6:18 p.m., the Nelson County Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County […]…

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Magistrate-elect Shelburne to be sworn-in ASAP to fill Hahn’s unexpired term »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 — Eric Shelburne, the winning candidate for District 5 magistrate in the Nov. 6th General Election, will be sworn-in to serve the unexpired term of Magistrate Jerry Hahn, who has resigned effective Nov. 1. According to Judge Executive Dean Watts’ comments on […]…

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Freezing rain coats trees & powerlines, causing power outages, blocking roads »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 2:30 a.m. — Hours of sleet and freezing rain kept first-responders busy late Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday morning, with accumulating ice turning parts of local roads into what on first-responder called “solid sheets of ice.” As ice accumulated on […]…

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Four hotel projects featuring a total of 325 rooms set for DRB review next week »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 — Four groups of investors are planning projects that should help address the long-term shortage of hotel rooms serving Bardstown and Nelson County. The Development Review Board will meet on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, to review four proposed hotels that will bring […]…

Nov 14 2018 / Read More »

Haydon is new city attorney; water treatment method to change nex month »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — The Bardstown City Council made a little history Tuesday night when it approved Mayor Dick Heaton’s choice for new city attorney — Bardstown attorney Audrey Haydon. Audrey is a Nelson County native and a 2003 graduate of Nelson County High. She […]…

Nov 14 2018 / Read More »

USDA grants, loans, to help bring high-speed broadband to rural Kentucky »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — The United States Department of Agriculture has announced investments in a dozen states aimed at improving broadband connectivity, including two areas in Kentucky. The West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative was selected to receive a $3 million grant that will help construct a fiber-to-the-home […]…

Nov 13 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Self-insuring a better financial deal than buying a home warranty »

Dear Dave, Are home warranties a waste of money if someone has been following your plan and already has six months of expenses set aside in an emergency fund, plus home insurance? Andrea Dear Andrea, Home warranties are a waste of money even if you don’t have quite that much set aside in an emergency fund. […]…

Nov 13 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: The voters got it right in this year’s mid-term election … again »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 — This year’s election turned a promised blue wave nationally into something akin to a blue slosh or purple puddle – pick your metaphor – as progressives’ hopes for an overwhelming repudiation of President Donald Trump and his populist policies didn’t transpire. It […]…

Nov 12 2018 / Read More »

Huddle House serving free pancakes to active military, veterans thru Monday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 — The Bardstown Huddle House restaurant will show its support for active, retired and veteran military members with a “sweet” freebie — a free order of Huddle House Sweet Cakes. The free Sweet Cakes will be served beginning Friday through Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. […]…

Nov 9 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Circuit Court Divorces — October 2018 »

The following marriage dissolutions have been recorded at the Nelson Circuit Clerk’s office. This information is public record. Brian Edwin Voils, 37, Bardstown, and Terri Lynn Cissell, 37, Bardstown (maiden name restored). Married 15 years; divorce final Oct. 3, 2018. Joseph E. Ballard, 49, Bardstown, and Rebecca A. Godbey Ballard, 51, Bardstown. Married 24 years; […]…

Nov 9 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown teen identified as victim in Wednesday night’s fatal Stoner Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 — The victim in Wednesday night’s fatal single-vehicle crash has been identified as Braden Karr, 19, of Bardstown. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Karr was driving a 2014 Chrysler 300 in the 400 block of Stoner Road when […]…

Nov 8 2018 / Read More »

Driver dies Wednesday night from injuries sustained after his car strikes tree »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 — The driver of a vehicle died from injuries sustained Wednesday night when the car he was operating struck a tree in the area of the 400 block of Stoner Road. Nelson County Fire & Rescue, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]…

Nov 7 2018 / Read More »
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Victim of Thursday’s fatal US31E county line crash was from Louisville »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 1 p.m. — The victim of Thursday evening’s fatal crash on US31E at the Nelson-Bullitt County line has been identified as a Louisville man. Charles Couch, of the Fern Creek area of Louisville, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash that happened about […]

Nov 16 2018 / Read More »

One dead, two injured in two-vehicle crash Thursday at US31E county line bridge »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 — One person died Thursday evening and two were injured in a two vehicle crash at the Bullitt County line on US31E north in the High Grove area. At about 6:18 p.m., the Nelson County Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County […]

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 13-15, 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information […]

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown teen identified as victim in Wednesday night’s fatal Stoner Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 — The victim in Wednesday night’s fatal single-vehicle crash has been identified as Braden Karr, 19, of Bardstown. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Karr was driving a 2014 Chrysler 300 in the 400 block of Stoner Road when […]

Nov 8 2018 / Read More »

Driver dies Wednesday night from injuries sustained after his car strikes tree »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 — The driver of a vehicle died from injuries sustained Wednesday night when the car he was operating struck a tree in the area of the 400 block of Stoner Road. Nelson County Fire & Rescue, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]

Nov 7 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 5-6, 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information […]

Nov 6 2018 / Read More »

Storms push creeks out of banks; flash flooding strands motorists near Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 — The long line of thunderstorms that dumped heavy rain on Nelson County also pushed local creeks out of their banks, and caught a number of motorists by surprise late Monday night on Springfield Road between Bloomfield and the “y”. The line of thunderstorms […]

Nov 6 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Nov. 1-4, 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information […]

Nov 5 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information […]

Nov 1 2018 / Read More »

Fire chief: Bardstown’s fire protection rating has improved from a ‘5’ to a ‘3’ »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 — Bardstown residents may see a decrease in the fire protection portion of their homeowner’s insurance following the city’s most recent survey by the Insurance Service Office (ISO). The ISO survey examines a fire department’s ability to fight fires, as well […]

Oct 30 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 21-23, 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information […]

Oct 23 2018 / Read More »

3 injured in Sunday afternoon head-on crash on Springfield Road near Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 — Three people were injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash in the 4400 block of Springfield Road near Bloomfield. At 1:49 p.m., Nelson County EMS, the Northeast Nelson Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Springfield Road for the […]

Oct 22 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 17-21, 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information […]

Oct 21 2018 / Read More »

Three arrested early Friday morning on theft, burglary-related charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 — Three people were arrested early Friday morning after deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were called to conduct a welfare check on some individuals on Yates-Cooney Neck Road. At 1:46 a.m., Deputies Brandon Bryan and Levi Preston responded to a call for help […]

Oct 19 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: Ina Lois Williams, 84, Cox’s Creek »

Ina Lois Williams, 84, of Cox’s Creek, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at her home. She was born April 18, 1934, in Cox’s Creek to the late Judson D. and Carrie Lee Jolly Taylor. She was a former sales clerk for various businesses in Bardstown. She loved genealogy work and was a member of St.…

Nov 17 2018 / Read More »

Mass set to honor Crystal Rogers’ father, Tommy Ballard, is Monday night »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 –– A Mass in honor of Tommy Ballard, the father of missing Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers, is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. The day is the second anniversary of Tommy Ballard’s shooting death. The incident…

Nov 17 2018 / Read More »

Smart Money: Four tips to help take financial stress out of the holidays »

By RACHEL CRUZE Syndicated Columnist Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means holiday shopping is underway! If you’re a spender like me, your head is spinning with all the upcoming festivities. The holidays are such a magical time of year, but I think we can all agree…

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Public hearing regarding proposed Cox’s Creek drug rehab delayed again »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 — The Nelson County Board of Adjustments public hearing regarding the proposed drug rehab clinic for the old Cox’s Creek school that was rescheduled for Nov. 8th has been postponed again. According to Janet Johnston-Crowe, the next date for the public hearing will not […]…

Oct 25 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 13-15, 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information…

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

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Smart Money: Four tips to help take financial stress out of the holidays »

By RACHEL CRUZE Syndicated Columnist Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means holiday shopping is underway! If you’re a spender like me,…

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Self-insuring a better financial deal than buying a home warranty »

Dear Dave, Are home warranties a waste of money if someone has been following your plan and already has six months of…

Nov 13 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: The voters got it right in this year’s mid-term election … again »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 — This year’s election turned a promised blue wave nationally…

Nov 12 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Job loss prior to wedding doesn’t have to cancel honeymoon »

Dear Dave, My fiancé and I are getting married in three weeks, but he lost his job as an experienced HVAC technician…

Nov 7 2018 / Read More »

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County coroner candidates interviewed today on ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 — Don’t miss today’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show at 11 a.m.…

Sep 26 2018 / Read More »

City cable will drop WHAS, WLKY at midnight Dec. 31 if retransmission talks fail »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — Retransmission agreements with two Louisville broadcast stations are set…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

Fiscal Court delays action on telecom franchise for Kentucky Wired »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court delayed taking action Tuesday…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

USDA grants, loans, to help bring high-speed broadband to rural Kentucky »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — The United States Department of Agriculture has announced investments in a dozen states aimed at improving broadband connectivity,…

Nov 13 2018 / Read More »

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