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Bodies of Bardstown father & son missing since 2014 found in Oregon »

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  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, July 23, 2016, 5:50 p.m. — The bodies of a Bardstown man and his son, missing nearly two years in Oregon, were found Thursday in Mount Hood National Forest. Investigators at the scene told Portland’s KXL 101 FM News that the deaths appeared to be a […]…

Jul 23 2016 / Read More »

Berry files to keep District 2 seat on the Nelson County board of education »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 22, 2016, 1 p.m. — Diane F. Berry, 65, of Poplar Flat Road, has filed for re-election to represent District 2 on the Nelson County Board of Education. Berry is current serving as board chair. Berry filed her candidacy paperwork Friday at the Nelson County Clerk’s […]…

Jul 22 2016 / Read More »

Police apprehend Bardstown woman after high-speed pursuit on KY 245 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 21, 2016, 4:40 p.m. (UPDATED 8 p.m.) — Police apprehended a Bardstown woman after she led police on a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon that began on Bard Avenue and ended at the I-65 interchange on KY 245 in Bullitt County. At about 2:52 p.m. Thursday, Bardstown […]…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council, July 12, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 21, 2016, 9 a.m. – The Bardstown City Council met Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The council: debated and then approved a funding request for the Buttermilk Days festival; the progress on drafting a new interlocal agreement with county government regarding the joint 911 dispatch service; approved requests […]…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »

Video: Historic Review Board appeal to city council, July 12, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 21, 2016, 9 a.m. – The Bardstown City Council held a special meeting Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to conduct a hearing in regard to the Historic Review Board’s denial of Derek Hutchins’ request to replace existing vinyl siding with the same type of material.   -30-…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, July 5, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 21, 2016, 9 a.m. – Nelson Fiscal Court met Tuesday, July 5, 2016, and discussed the E-911 interlocal agreement; heard updates on repairs to Green Chapel Road; approved changes to the county’s alcohol beverage control ordinance; approved changes to streamline the Development Review process; approved two […]…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted Wednesday for possession, distribution of child porn »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11 p.m. — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on charges he allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography. Brenton Byrd, 36, of Bardstown, was indicted on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, […]…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted Wednesday on child porn, sexual abuse charges »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11 p.m. — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on charges he sexually abused a minor and possessed child pornography. Michael Scott, 37, of Bardstown was indicted on charges of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under 16 […]…

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Two Louisville men indicted Wednesday for passing counterfeit bills »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11 p.m. — Two Louisville men were indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on charges they allegedly passed counterfeit money at the Bardstown Walmart. Justin McCord, 35, and Eric Honshell, 53, were both indicted on charges of first-degree possession of a forged […]…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »

City school board declares former Cox’s Creek School property surplus »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. — The former Cox’s Creek Elementary School building — the former site of the Bardstown City School district’s alternative school program — was declared surplus Tuesday by the Bardstown Board of Education. The old school building — located on […]…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »

Dye files for District 3 seat on Nelson County board of education »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. — Rebekah McGuire Dye, 44, of Masden Road in Boston, is the first candidate to file for the District 3 seat on the Nelson County Board of Education. Dye filed her candidacy paperwork Wednesday at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. School board […]…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »

City school district unveils new smartphone app for students, parents »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 3 p.m. — The Bardstown City Schools will have some new tools to communicate with student and their parents when when school opens next month. Kim Lacy, the district’s director of public relations, introduced the city school district’s new app for […]…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »
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Woman injured Friday night near Bloomfield in fall from a tree »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 22, 2016, 11:45 p.m. — A woman was injured Friday night after a fall of approximately 50 feet out of a tree. The accident happened at a northeastern Nelson County home on state Highway 1066. At 10:04 p.m., Nelson County EMS and the Northeast Nelson Fire […]

Jul 23 2016 / Read More »

One injured early Thursday after possible meth lab explosion on North Ann Dr. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 21, 2016, 3 a.m. (Corrected 8:15 a.m.) — A woman was injured early Thursday morning after a shed that may have contained a meth lab exploded behind a residence on North Ann Drive. A resident in the area reported hearing an explosion and seeing someone laying […]

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »

Two injured Sunday afternoon in two vehicle crash on North Third St. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 17, 2016, 5 p.m. — Two people were injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash involving pickup trucks near the intersection of North Third Street and Flamingo Drive. At 3:40 p.m., Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Police and Bardstown Fire were dispatched for an injury accident with […]

Jul 17 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 12-13, 2016 »

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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 is public record. […]

Jul 14 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 8-11, 2016 »

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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 is public record. […]

Jul 11 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 7-8, 2016 »

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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 is public record. […]

Jul 8 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 4-7, 2016 »

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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 is public record. […]

Jul 7 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 1-3, 2016 »

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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 is public record. […]

Jul 4 2016 / Read More »

County firefighters respond Monday for vehicle fire on Hobbs Lane »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 4, 2016, 2 a.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department responded early Monday for a vehicle on fire in the 400 block of Hobbs Lane in Cox’s Creek. Firefighters and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched for a reported car fire at 1:02 a.m. The […]

Jul 4 2016 / Read More »

EMS responds for report of individual struck by lightning Sunday »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 4, 2016, 3 a.m. — Nelson County EMS responded Sunday evening to a home located off Poplar Flat Road for a person injured by a lightning strike. EMS was dispatched at about 9:10 p.m. to Pembrooke Drive for a 20-year-old who was apparently struck by lightning. […]

Jul 4 2016 / Read More »

One transported to hospital after two-vehicle crash at Templin & KY 245 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, July 2, 2016, 11:24 p.m. — Two people were injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Templin Avenue and New Shepherdsville Road. Nelson County EMS, Bardstown firefighters and police were dispatched at about 12:21 p.m. to the injury accident involving a mini van […]

Jul 2 2016 / Read More »

Injury accident Friday night temporarily closes parts of North Third St. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, July 2, 2016, 11 p.m. — At least one person was injured Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Third Street and Flamingo Drive. At 9:36 p.m. Friday night, Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Police and Fire were dispatched for an injury accident with […]

Jul 2 2016 / Read More »

EMS, fire, police respond for two-vehicle accident on Templin Avenue »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, July 2, 2016, 6 p.m. — Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Police and Fire were dispatched at 6 p.m. Friday evening for a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Templin Avenue and Hillcrest Drive with possible injuries. One person with complaints of head pain refused transport to the […]

Jul 2 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–June 30-July 1, 2016 »

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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 is public record. […]

Jul 1 2016 / Read More »

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Obituary: Mary Catherine Willett, 85, Loretto »

Mary Catherine Willett, 85, of Loretto, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her residence. She was born April 22, 1931, in Manton. She was a former employee of the Loretto Motherhouse and member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Willett; her parents, Russell and Liquori…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »
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First Cedar Creek Baptist Church VBS set for July 25-29 »

Religion news Thursday, July 21, 2016 — The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church invites children ages 4-12 years of age to its Vacation Bible School that will run 9:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. The theme for the week is “Submerged.” Each day the children – called Submariners –…

Jul 21 2016 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: We need statesmen who will embrace ‘loftier objectives.’ »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, July 15, 2016, 11 a.m. — Did you hear the one about the Texas great-grandmother, who, two days before her recent 92nd birthday, laced up her orthopedic shoes and then jumped out of an airplane? Phyllis Guthrie, who earned a doctorate degree at age 78 before…

Jul 15 2016 / Read More »
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Need for blood termed ‘critical’; local blood drives scheduled »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, June 27, 2016, 5 p.m. — The American Red Cross has now elevated to the need for blood to critical status and is facing an emergency blood shortage. Blood drives this week are being held to meet the increased need. Tuesday, June 28, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Bloomfield Baptist […]…

Jun 27 2016 / Read More »
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Bardstown man indicted Wednesday for possession, distribution of child porn »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11 p.m. — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on charges he allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography. Brenton Byrd, 36, of Bardstown, was indicted on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor,…

Jul 20 2016 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: We need statesmen who will embrace ‘loftier objectives.’ »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, July 15, 2016, 11 a.m. — Did you hear the one about the Texas great-grandmother, who, two days before her recent…

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Beacon: Elected officials should learn a lesson from Congressman Davy Crockett »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10 a.m. — While folklore about Davy Crockett is filled…

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Sen. Paul: Hillary Clinton should not be above the rule of law »

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By SEN. RAND PAUL U.S. Senator, Kentucky Friday, July 8, 2016 — It is said — and most of us have spent…

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Governor’s Medcaid reform will reduce costs, add personal responsibility »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, July 3, 2016, 2 p.m. — This Fourth of July would be…

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‘Dead’ and gone? AMC likely going dark Dec. 31 unless deal is reached »

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    By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Fans of AMC’s “Walking…

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Safer shopping: Five places to never use your bank debit or credit card »

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NC GAZETTE/ WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 1 p.m. — According to ConsumerCredit.com, 80% of consumers use their debit…

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Town & Country Bank ATMs hit by ‘skimmers’ on arts, crafts weekend »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 — Debit or credit card users who used…

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Company seeks franchise to bring ‘microcell’ wireless tech to Bardstown »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5 p.m. — Residents and visitors to Bardstown will likely soon have access to improved cellphone and…

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