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Fire department will test hydrants in Springhill area this week »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Sunday, June 17, 2018 — The City of Bardstown Fire Department’s annual fire hydrant testing program is underway. On Monday, June 18, 2018, through Friday, June 22, 2018, the fire department will be testing hydrants in the Springhill area. This area will include: Indian Trail Olympia Drive Venus […]…

Jun 17 2018 / Read More »

Three suffer injuries in serious crash on US150 east of Parkway Drive »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 16, 2018 — At least three people were seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a two vehicle crash involving SUVs on Springfield Road near Bardstown Auto Wreckers. At 2:27 p.m., police, Nelson County EMS, and the Nelson County Fire Departments were dispatched to Springfield Road for an […]…

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

Northeast Nelson Fire responds to Saturday morning barn fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 16, 2018 — The Northeast Nelson Fire Department responded Saturday morning to an address on Greer Road in Spencer County for a report of a barn on fire with a tractor inside. At 10:33 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to Greer Road — located off Weaver Road, […]…

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

Police chief tells committee that body camera program is moving forward »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 16, 2018 — The Bardstown Police Department is looking to have its officers equipped with body cameras within the next six months, according to Police Chief Kim Kraeszig. At Thursday’s meeting of the Bardstown City Council’s Safety Committee, Chief Kraeszig said the Fiscal Year […]…

Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Innovate to make KASPER more Kentucky-friendly »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, June 15, 2018 — Dear Secretary Meier: Congratulations on your appointment to lead the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which, with 8,500 employees, is state government’s largest agency. The release from the governor’s office announcing your appointment commended your emphasis as former deputy chief […]…

Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

ECTC announces President’s Lists honors for Spring 2018 semester »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Education News Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the President’s Honor List for Spring 2018 Semester. The President’s Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria: Full-time degree-seeking students earning […]…

Jun 13 2018 / Read More »

New Haven City Commission meeting set for Thursday, June 21 at City Hall »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community Calendar Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — The New Haven Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting is at New Haven City Hall, 302 Center Street in New Haven. The public is encouraged to attend. -30-…

Jun 13 2018 / Read More »

City council OKs first read on FY19 budget; proclaims Thursday National Bourbon Day »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — The Bardstown City Council approved a proclamation declaring that Thursday, June 14, 2018 is National Bourbon Day. The proclamation goes hand-in-hand with the nationwide celebration of bourbon as Kentucky’s signature spirit. The proclamation noted some interesting statistics: 95 percent of the […]…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Better Business Bureau lists latest scams targeting Central Kentucky »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — The Louisville office of the Better Business Bureau has issued a list of some of the latest scams that are making the rounds in Kentuckiana area in the past month or so. JURY DUTY. If you receive a call saying you missed jury […]…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Spalding Hall events to help celebrate National Bourbon Day on Thursday »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — The Bourbon Capital of the World will be celebrating one of its most important industries on National Bourbon Day on Thursday, June 14th. In recognition of National Bourbon Week, the Bourbon Capital Community Alliance (BCCA) and the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey […]…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers to host beehive-building workshop »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — One of the most important steps in keeping bees is making sure the beehive is solidly and correctly assembled. One the surface this seems to be a pretty simple question, but once you start looking into the variety of beehive models and […]…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Hidgon: The Stephen Foster Story musical is a Kentucky tradition »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Monday, June 11, 2018 — I had the distinct pleasure to attend a dress rehearsal of The Stephen Foster Story in historic Bardstown on Friday, June 8. The talented cast was so entertaining and the night flew by. The musical is truly a great Kentucky story about the […]…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Johnson County man dies in Saturday motorcycle BG Parkway crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1 p.m. — A Johnson County man died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon near the 18 mile marker in the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway. At about 12:36 p.m., Nelson County EMS, the sheriff’s office and Nelson County Fire & Rescue were […]…

Jun 9 2018 / Read More »

‘The Stephen Foster Story’ celebrates its 60th opening night this evening »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 9, 2018 — The summer season officially kicks off in Bardstown today with the 60th opening night performance of The Stephen Foster Story. Festivities begin at 6:30pm on the grounds outside the theatre, featuring the Eastern Kentucky University Bluegrass Band, costumed cast members, a silent auction, […]…

Jun 9 2018 / Read More »

County school board reviews 2018-19 pay schedule, job description changes »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 8, 2018 — Nelson County Schools employees will not see pay raises in the next fiscal year. That’s the word from Tim Hockensmith, the district’s chief operating officer during Thursday night’s working session of the Nelson County Board of Education. The board reviewed the […]…

Jun 8 2018 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Man injured in Sunday evening swimming pool accident near Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, June 18, 2018, 2 a.m. — A man in his 50s was injured in a swimming pool accident Sunday evening at a home in the 5000 block of Hwy 1066 east of Bloomfield. At about 8:30 p.m. Nelson County EMS was dispatched to a home on Hwy […]

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

Three suffer injuries in serious crash on US150 east of Parkway Drive »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 16, 2018 — At least three people were seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a two vehicle crash involving SUVs on Springfield Road near Bardstown Auto Wreckers. At 2:27 p.m., police, Nelson County EMS, and the Nelson County Fire Departments were dispatched to Springfield Road for an […]

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

Samuels Road motorcycle crash sends one to Flaget Memorial Hospital »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 16, 2018 — One person was injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in the 900 block of Samuels Road in the Cox’s Creek community. At 12:21 p.m., Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for an injury accident near the […]

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

Northeast Nelson Fire responds to Saturday morning barn fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 16, 2018 — The Northeast Nelson Fire Department responded Saturday morning to an address on Greer Road in Spencer County for a report of a barn on fire with a tractor inside. At 10:33 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to Greer Road — located off Weaver Road, […]

Jun 16 2018 / Read More »

Police chief tells committee that body camera program is moving forward »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 16, 2018 — The Bardstown Police Department is looking to have its officers equipped with body cameras within the next six months, according to Police Chief Kim Kraeszig. At Thursday’s meeting of the Bardstown City Council’s Safety Committee, Chief Kraeszig said the Fiscal Year […]

Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

Two injured Monday on Taylorsville Road when vehicle strikes tree »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 1 a.m. — Two people were injured Monday evening in a single vehicle accident in the 1800 block of Taylorsville Road near Bloomfield. At 6:12 p.m. Monday, the Northeast Nelson Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a […]

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

EMS, fire, police respond for man found unresponsive in his truck on North Stillwell »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, June 10, 2018 — An unidentified man was found unresponsive in his pickup truck in the 900 block of North Stillwell Road Sunday night. At about 10:10 p.m., Nelson County EMS, the Boston Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area after […]

Jun 11 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown fire responds to report of fire in a stove on Camptown Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 9, 2018 — The Bardstown Fire Department was called to the 400 block of Camptown Road for a resident who reported seeing flames in his kitchen oven during its self-cleaning cycle. At 2:24 p.m., firefighters responded to the residence and reported light smoke inside the home […]

Jun 9 2018 / Read More »

Johnson County man dies in Saturday motorcycle BG Parkway crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1 p.m. — A Johnson County man died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon near the 18 mile marker in the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway. At about 12:36 p.m., Nelson County EMS, the sheriff’s office and Nelson County Fire & Rescue were […]

Jun 9 2018 / Read More »

County fire responds Wednesday night for farm equipment fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, June 8, 2018 — Nelson County Fire and Rescue responded Wednesday evening to what was reported as hay on fire at a farm in the 600 block of Ben Irvin Road. At 8:50 p.m., firefighters responded for the reported fire. Once they arrived at the fire location, […]

Jun 8 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown woman dies in two-vehicle crash on WK Parkway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10:24 a.m. — A Bardstown woman died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Western Kentucky Parkway. Jodi Jenkins, 57, of Bardstown died when for unknown reasons, her eastbound 2008 Honda crossed the WK Parkway median near the 122 mile marker and collided with […]

May 31 2018 / Read More »

Springfield man arrested, charged in robbery of Bardstown pawn shop »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — A Springfield man suspected of robbing a Bardstown pawn shop was arrested Tuesday in Washington County following a multi-vehicle car crash. Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Bourbon City Pawn, 117 Banjo St., reported they were robbed by a male subject with a .22 […]

May 30 2018 / Read More »

10-year-old’s body recovered after Rolling Fork River accidental drowning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 27, 2018 — A 10-year-old boy drowned Sunday afternoon in the Rolling Fork River in the area of the 200 block of Lyon Station Road. At about 4:07 p.m. Sunday, the Rolling Fork Fire Department, Nelson County EMS, New Haven police and the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]

May 27 2018 / Read More »

EMS, fire, police respond for BG Parkway head-on crash near county line »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 26, 2018 — At least three people were injured Saturday evening in what was described as a two vehicle head-on collision in the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway near the 42 mile marker. Nelson County EMS, Washington County EMS, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and […]

May 27 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: Nancy Gail Thompson Snow Solomon, 71, Bloomfield »

Nancy Gail Thompson Snow Solomon, 71, of Bloomfield, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 15, 2018. She was born in Louisville on June 22, 1946, to the late James Garnett and Thelma Catherine Thompson. She was a member of Atwood Wesleyan Church. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ralph Solomon; one…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

Fire department will test hydrants in Springhill area this week »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Sunday, June 17, 2018 — The City of Bardstown Fire Department’s annual fire hydrant testing program is underway. On Monday, June 18, 2018, through Friday, June 22, 2018, the fire department will be testing hydrants in the Springhill area. This area will include: Indian Trail Olympia Drive Venus…

Jun 17 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Innovate to make KASPER more Kentucky-friendly »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, June 15, 2018 — Dear Secretary Meier: Congratulations on your appointment to lead the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which, with 8,500 employees, is state government’s largest agency. The release from the governor’s office announcing your appointment commended your emphasis as former deputy chief…

Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital to host women’s health and maternity fair June 9 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT Community News June 1, 2018 — Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a Women’s Health and Maternity Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. The event will take place at Flaget Memorial Hospital, located at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown. “The Women’s Health and […]…

Jun 1 2018 / Read More »

Springfield man arrested, charged in robbery of Bardstown pawn shop »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — A Springfield man suspected of robbing a Bardstown pawn shop was arrested Tuesday in Washington County following a multi-vehicle car crash. Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Bourbon City Pawn, 117 Banjo St., reported they were robbed by a male subject with a .22…

May 30 2018 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: Innovate to make KASPER more Kentucky-friendly »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, June 15, 2018 — Dear Secretary Meier: Congratulations on your appointment to lead the Cabinet for Health and Family Services,…

Jun 15 2018 / Read More »

Hidgon: The Stephen Foster Story musical is a Kentucky tradition »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Monday, June 11, 2018 — I had the distinct pleasure to attend a dress rehearsal…

Jun 12 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Abuse, cover-up should seal deal for state JCPS takeover »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, June 7, 2018 — If it wasn’t obvious before, then recent reports…

Jun 7 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Political ideology blocking education opportunity’s doorway »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, May 31, 2018 — Some critics claim this columnist’s support for a state…

May 31 2018 / Read More »

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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 »

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…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

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 »

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 to expire at midnight, Dec. 31, which may…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

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