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County school board chooses KASA to assist with superintendent search »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 — The Nelson County Board of Education took its show on the road Tuesday to the beautiful new auditorium at Thomas Nelson High School. After hearing presentations earlier this month from two state organizations seeking to assist the district with its search […]…

Sep 20 2017 / Read More »

City school board awards health clinic contract to Physicians to Children »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 — The Bardstown Board of Education approved a recommendation to award the contract to operate its on-campus health clinic to Physicians to Children. Superintendent Brent Holsclaw said the health clinic’s first year proved the concept was beneficial to the district’s staff, students […]…

Sep 19 2017 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court discusses pension issue, repairs at Wickland estate »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court met in a closed executive session Tuesday morning to discuss two industrial prospects interested in locating in Nelson County, and also proposed litigation. According to Judge Executive Dean Watts, he discussed the county’s portion of a recruitment package […]…

Sep 19 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Police officer injured in Monday afternoon collision »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 — A Bardstown Police officer was injured Monday afternoon in a accident at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and East John Rowan Blvd. At 2 p.m., Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported two-vehicle accident involving […]…

Sep 18 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Police investigating early Saturday morning shooting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 — Bardstown Police, Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Fire were called early Saturday morning to an apartment on Honeysuckle Lane after an alleged shooting. At about 4:37 a.m., first-responders were dispatched for a report of a woman who had been shot in the abdomen […]…

Sep 16 2017 / Read More »

Former Bardstown councilman found dead at his Adair County lake house »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 — Former Bardstown City Councilman Bill Buckman was found dead Thursday afternoon at his lake house in Adair County. According to Buckman’s longtime friend, former Bardstown mayor John Royalty, Buckman was at his Adair County lake house to mow grass when his neighbors found […]…

Sep 14 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Challenging storms can bring out best in each of us »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 — Storms bring out the best in our country and commonwealth while introducing us to heroes like Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his community. Perez, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, could have called it in […]…

Sep 14 2017 / Read More »

Four new members inducted Wednesday into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame »

John Hayes, left, and Elizabeth McCall, both of Brown-Forman, accept the Hall of Fame award on behalf of Chris Morris from Eric Gregory, center, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. (Click images to enlarge.) Judy Shapira, center, widow of Harry J. Shapira, and Cynthia Torp, right, accept the Hall of Fame award presented posthumously to […]…

Sep 13 2017 / Read More »

Pension crisis to hit city’s FY 2019 finances hard — to the tune of $800,000 »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 –– The state pension crisis will have a larger-than-expected budgetary impact on the City of Bardstown’s Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget. Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton shared a copy of a letter he received last week from John Chilton, the state budget director, that […]…

Sep 13 2017 / Read More »

New police chief vows to rebuild community trust in its police department »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 — Bardstown’s new police chief was sworn-in and received a standing ovation from the audience and the members of the city council as Mayor Dick Heaton completed the oath of office. The audience who cheered Kraeszig’s official naming as chief included […]…

Sep 13 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown’s new chief will be sworn-in at tonight’s council meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 — Bardstown’s new police chief will be officially sworn-in at tonight’s meeting of the Bardstown City Council. Kim Kraeszig, a 23-year law-enforcement veteran and former Louisville Metro Police assistant police chief, will be sworn-in by Mayor Dick Heaton at a special-called meeting set to […]…

Sep 12 2017 / Read More »

Writer says site-based councils are working and improving Kentucky schools »

By RONDA HARMON Executive Director, Kentucky Association of School Councils Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 — The new school year is always a season of fresh starts and opportunities. On the outside, the community sees the hard work in sports, the band, and other activities. Inside, this is a time when the school council moves from typical […]…

Sep 11 2017 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Bardstown Police officer injured in Monday afternoon collision »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 — A Bardstown Police officer was injured Monday afternoon in a accident at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and East John Rowan Blvd. At 2 p.m., Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported two-vehicle accident involving […]

Sep 18 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 11-18, 2017 »

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. […]

Sep 18 2017 / Read More »

Whitesides Road home destroyed by fire early Sunday morning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 — A home that was believed to be vacant was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. At about 12:22 a.m. Sunday morning, the Northeast Nelson Fire Department responded after a neighbor reported that a home in the 3000 block of Whitesides Road was on […]

Sep 17 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Police investigating early Saturday morning shooting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 — Bardstown Police, Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Fire were called early Saturday morning to an apartment on Honeysuckle Lane after an alleged shooting. At about 4:37 a.m., first-responders were dispatched for a report of a woman who had been shot in the abdomen […]

Sep 16 2017 / Read More »

New police chief vows to rebuild community trust in its police department »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 — Bardstown’s new police chief was sworn-in and received a standing ovation from the audience and the members of the city council as Mayor Dick Heaton completed the oath of office. The audience who cheered Kraeszig’s official naming as chief included […]

Sep 13 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 8-11, 2017 »

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. […]

Sep 11 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 1-7, 2017 »

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. […]

Sep 11 2017 / Read More »

EMS responds Thursday for reported West Stephen Foster drug overdose »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 — The Bardstown Fire Department, Bardstown Police and Nelson County EMS responded Thursday evening for a reported possible drug overdose at an apartment in the 600 block of West Stephen Foster. First-responders were dispatched to the area for an unresponsive male Thursday at 6:56 […]

Sep 7 2017 / Read More »

Council OKs hiring of ex-LMPD assistant chief as city’s new police chief »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 — The Bardstown City Council approved the hiring of Kim M. Kraeszig as the City of Bardstown’s new police chief at the council’s working session Tuesday evening. Kraeszig, who has worked 23 years in law enforcement, recently retired as assistant police chief […]

Sep 5 2017 / Read More »

Drug use suspected in Monday morning injury accident near Boston »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 — Nelson County EMS, police and Boston Fire were dispatched at about 7:53 a.m. Monday for a single-vehicle injury accident that happened on Lebanon Junction Road near the Jim Beam Booker Noe plant. According to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release, a vehicle […]

Aug 28 2017 / Read More »

Accident update: Four injured in crash at US150 and Poplar Flat Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m. (UPDATED 2:50 p.m.) — Four people were transported from the scene of a multi-vehicle n injury accident involving a large truck at the intersection of US150, the Springfield Road and Poplar Flat Road in the Botland area. Nelson County EMS, the Nelson County […]

Aug 27 2017 / Read More »

NCSO Deputy Hardin recognized for seat belt enforcement activities »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — NCSO Deputy Jerry Hardin was presented with a uniquely embossed Louisville Slugger Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, 2017, as part of his induction into the 2017 Kentucky Department of Transportation Highway Safety All Stars. Hardin earned the award based on his enforcement efforts […]

Aug 22 2017 / Read More »

Gas leak temporarily closes traffic on North Third Street Monday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, 9 p.m. — Traffic through downtown Bardstown was blocked for nearly an hour just after lunch Monday afternoon when a Louisville Gas & Electric crew detected a natural gas leak in the area of 130 North Third St. The Bardstown Fire Department responded to […]

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

Springfield man identified as victim in Friday’s fatal Stiles Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 — The victim of Friday afternoon’s fatal crash on Stiles Road has been identified as Sammie Chesser, 45, of Springfield. The accident was initially reported at about 1:14 p.m. Friday as a single-vehicle crash, but investigators determined there were two vehicles involved in the […]

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: David ‘Dave’ Joseph Bade, 79, Bardstown »

David “Dave” Joseph Bade, 79, of Bardstown, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. He was born May 9, 1938, in Elmhurst, Ill. He graduated from St. Norbert College where he was an active member of the ROTC. He spent his career as a salesman. As such,…

Sep 18 2017 / Read More »

Descendants attend annual Cocanougher family reunion in Perryville »

Community News Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 — The Cocanougher Family Reunion was held at American Legion Hall in Perryville on Sunday, July 30, 2017. In attendance were 70 people from Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee. Coming the greatest distance was Helen Connour Daugherty from Mattoon, Ill. The youngest attending were the children of Tim & Kim Hawkins.…

Sep 16 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Challenging storms can bring out best in each of us »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 — Storms bring out the best in our country and commonwealth while introducing us to heroes like Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his community. Perez, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, could have called it in…

Sep 14 2017 / Read More »

City schools’ committee formed to evaluate health clinic proposals »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 — The committee that will evaluate health clinic proposals for the Bardstown City Schools hit the ground running at its first meeting Tuesday afternoon at the district’s Central Office. Superintendent Brent Holsclaw gave the Health Clinic Provider Committee an overview of its […]…

Aug 30 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 11-18, 2017 »

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.…

Sep 18 2017 / Read More »

Opinion

Bluegrass Beacon: Challenging storms can bring out best in each of us »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 — Storms bring out the best in our country and commonwealth while introducing us to heroes like…

Sep 14 2017 / Read More »

Writer says site-based councils are working and improving Kentucky schools »

By RONDA HARMON Executive Director, Kentucky Association of School Councils Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 — The new school year is always a season…

Sep 11 2017 / Read More »

Columnist: An examination of the liberal roots of the statue removal craze »

By WALTER E. WILLIAMS Syndicated Columnist Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 — Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of…

Sep 10 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Pension crisis requires taking serious looks at plans, benefits »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 — A serious assessment offered by an independent consulting group…

Aug 31 2017 / Read More »

Tech

Don’t fall for bogus email offering search engine registration for your website »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:20 p.m. — The email looked reasonably official and…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

Bloomfield Legion post offering free ham radio license class April 8-9 »

Community news Friday, March 17, 2017 — American Legion Post 288 of Bloomfield is offering a free licensing class for those who…

Mar 17 2017 / Read More »

C-J: Nelson County website ranked one of Louisville area’s top Google 2016 searches »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, 2 a.m. — Can you name the local website that is…

Dec 22 2016 / Read More »

Newspaper website anniversary part of my ‘long, strange trip’ through technology »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 9, 2017 — A recent editorial in The Kentucky Standard heralded the 20th anniversary of the launch of the…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

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