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School board votes 3-2 to end preschool midday bus transportation »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 — The Nelson County Board of Education voted 3-2 Tuesday night to eliminate the midday bus transportation it has offered to students who attend the district’s preschool. Eliminating the midday buses will save approximately $275,000, explained Tim Hockensmith, the district’s chief […]…

Feb 21 2018 / Read More »

Judge executive candidate’s ordinance proposal sparks spirited discussion »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 — Don Thrasher, the Republican candidate for Nelson County Judge Executive, sparked a spirited discussion at Tuesday’s Nelson Fiscal Court meeting after he distributed a proposed ordinance dealing with citizen participation and transparency. If approved, Thrasher’s proposal would move fiscal court […]…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »

Fiscal Court gives initial OK to Woodlawn Springs golf course zoning change »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 — With a courtroom crowded with onlookers, Nelson Fiscal Court today gave its unanimous approval to first reading of its approval of a zoning amendment requested by the owners of Woodlawn Springs golf course. The zoning change would allow the owners to […]…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Feb. 13-18, 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 is public record. […]…

Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

Medical professionals voice support for $1 increase in state’s cigarette tax »

By DAN GOULSON, MD Chief Medical Officer, KentuckyOne Health RON WALDRIDGE, MD, President / Chief Medical Officer, Jewish Hospital Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — February marks American Heart Month, a time when people are encouraged to take charge of their health and enact a heart-healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of heart disease and […]…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

Sheriff deputies called to Bloomfield Middle for alleged threat by student »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was called about 10:30 Friday morning to Bloomfield Middle School for a report of a student who had made unspecified threats. Two deputies later escorted two female students  from the school. They were transported by officers from the […]…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

McCoy Update: House will soon unveil its state pension plan, state budget »

By CHAD MCCOY 50th District State Representative Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — This week in Frankfort marked the halfway point of the 2018 Legislative Session. Kentucky is a robust state, with many incredibly good traits, and some serious issues still to tackle. Every two years in Frankfort, the Legislature is charged with crafting a budget […]…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

Two people injured after car runs off KY 245 and into ravine near TNHS »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 — Two people were injured Thursday morning as a result of an accident after a vehicle ran off New Shepherdsville Road and plummeted down a ravine across the road from the vicinity of Thomas Nelson High School. At about 10:55 Thursday morning, Nelson County […]…

Feb 15 2018 / Read More »

Video: Feb. 13, 2018 – Bardstown City Council regular meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 — Video of the Bardstown City Council meeting of Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, which included complaints from nearby residents regarding the Wilson Motel property located on North Third Street at Barber Avenue in Bardstown.   Running time: about 40 minutes.   -30-…

Feb 15 2018 / Read More »

TNHS student taken into custody after alleged social media threat against school »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 — A 15-year-old Thomas Nelson High School student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and charged with making a threat against the school. According to a statement to the media released Tuesday morning, the allegedly threat followed an altercation between the student and another […]…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

Neighbors tell council Wilson Motel is attracting drugs, crime, prostitution »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 — Residents of North Third and North Fourth streets sounded off at Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting about what they see as an upward trend in crime, drug dealing and even prostitution they’re seeing in their neighborhood. The residents pointed to […]…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

Resident escapes injury Monday night after car crashes into bedroom »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 — A Bardstown woman was injured Monday evening when the car she was driving northbound on KY 245 left the roadway near Handy Food Mart and struck a house. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Rebecca Colby, age unknown, was driving her 2014 […]…

Feb 13 2018 / Read More »

Two deputies injured in scuffle during arrest Monday night of Bardstown man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 — Two Nelson County Sheriff’s Office deputies suffered minor injuries late Monday night while responding to a reported burglary in progress in the area of 3104 Plantation Circle. At about 11:30 p.m. deputies responding to Plantation Circle on a burglary complaint. Officers found a […]…

Feb 13 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County area students named to WKU Fall 2017 honors list »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Education News Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 — The following Western Kentucky University students from the Nelson County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the fall 2017 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students […]…

Feb 12 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Feb. 7-11, 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 is public record. […]…

Feb 12 2018 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs–Feb. 13-18, 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 is public record. […]

Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

Sheriff deputies called to Bloomfield Middle for alleged threat by student »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was called about 10:30 Friday morning to Bloomfield Middle School for a report of a student who had made unspecified threats. Two deputies later escorted two female students  from the school. They were transported by officers from the […]

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

Two people injured after car runs off KY 245 and into ravine near TNHS »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 — Two people were injured Thursday morning as a result of an accident after a vehicle ran off New Shepherdsville Road and plummeted down a ravine across the road from the vicinity of Thomas Nelson High School. At about 10:55 Thursday morning, Nelson County […]

Feb 15 2018 / Read More »

TNHS student taken into custody after alleged social media threat against school »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 — A 15-year-old Thomas Nelson High School student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and charged with making a threat against the school. According to a statement to the media released Tuesday morning, the allegedly threat followed an altercation between the student and another […]

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

Resident escapes injury Monday night after car crashes into bedroom »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 — A Bardstown woman was injured Monday evening when the car she was driving northbound on KY 245 left the roadway near Handy Food Mart and struck a house. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Rebecca Colby, age unknown, was driving her 2014 […]

Feb 13 2018 / Read More »

Two deputies injured in scuffle during arrest Monday night of Bardstown man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 — Two Nelson County Sheriff’s Office deputies suffered minor injuries late Monday night while responding to a reported burglary in progress in the area of 3104 Plantation Circle. At about 11:30 p.m. deputies responding to Plantation Circle on a burglary complaint. Officers found a […]

Feb 13 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Feb. 7-11, 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 is public record. […]

Feb 12 2018 / Read More »

Man facing sex crime allegation faced sodomy, abuse charges here in 2011 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 — The Louisville man arrested Friday for allegedly seeking to have sex with a minor was previously arrested in Nelson County more than seven years ago on charges he alleged had sexual contact with minors here. WDRB reports that Jeffrey Baunach, 45, of Louisville, was […]

Feb 11 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown men arrested Wednesday after drug task force searches Fern Lea homes »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 — Two Bardstown men were arrested on drug-related charges Wednesday by members of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force after officers executed search warrants at 135 and 144 Fern Lea Circle in Bardstown. Lead detective Eric Williamson of the Bardstown Police Department, along […]

Feb 9 2018 / Read More »

EMS, fire, police respond for report of Edelen Avenue overdoses »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 —First-responders were dispatched Wednesday evening to an address on Edelen Avenue in Bardstown regarding a report of male and female adult each experiencing a drug overdose. Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Fire and Bardstown Police were dispatched Wednesday night at about 8:25 p.m. to an […]

Feb 8 2018 / Read More »

One person injured in two-vehicle crash on KY245 at Deatsville Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 — One person was injured Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of KY 245 and KY 523 Deatsville Road. Nelson County EMS, Nelson County Fire and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched for an injury accident at about 7:12 p.m. […]

Feb 8 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Feb. 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 is public record. […]

Feb 7 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Feb. 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 is public record. […]

Feb 5 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown woman dies in Saturday’s Louisville Road head-on crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 — A Bardstown woman died from injuries sustained in Saturday afternoon’s head-on crash that happened in the 5200 block of Louisville Road near Greear Estates subdivision. Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin identified the victim as Brandy Terrell, 33, of Bardstown. At about 12:50 p.m. […]

Feb 4 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: Deacon James Clifford “Lefty” Sturgeon Sr., 84, Louisville »

Deacon James Clifford “Lefty” Sturgeon Sr., 84, of Louisville, died Feb. 18, 2018, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 24, 1933. He served as a permanent deacon for the St. Pius X and St. Raphael parishes and served as deacon on Mass of the Air for 14 years. He was also owner of…

Feb 21 2018 / Read More »

City recreation registrations open for basketball, volleyball leagues »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 — The Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department is taking sign-ups for high school senior and adult league basketball leagues and a coed volleyball league. HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR LEAGUE. The 2018 Senior High School Basketball Coed League is open to anyone enrolled in grades 9-12…

Feb 5 2018 / Read More »

Medical professionals voice support for $1 increase in state’s cigarette tax »

By DAN GOULSON, MD Chief Medical Officer, KentuckyOne Health RON WALDRIDGE, MD, President / Chief Medical Officer, Jewish Hospital Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — February marks American Heart Month, a time when people are encouraged to take charge of their health and enact a heart-healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of heart disease and…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

Medical professionals voice support for $1 increase in state’s cigarette tax »

By DAN GOULSON, MD Chief Medical Officer, KentuckyOne Health RON WALDRIDGE, MD, President / Chief Medical Officer, Jewish Hospital Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — February marks American Heart Month, a time when people are encouraged to take charge of their health and enact a heart-healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of heart disease and […]…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Feb. 7-11, 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 is public record.…

Feb 12 2018 / Read More »

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Medical professionals voice support for $1 increase in state’s cigarette tax »

By DAN GOULSON, MD Chief Medical Officer, KentuckyOne Health RON WALDRIDGE, MD, President / Chief Medical Officer, Jewish Hospital Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — February marks American Heart Month, a…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

McCoy Update: House will soon unveil its state pension plan, state budget »

By CHAD MCCOY 50th District State Representative Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 — This week in Frankfort marked the halfway point of the…

Feb 16 2018 / Read More »

SENATE UPDATE: Senate approves variety of bills while discussing budget issues »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 — This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a…

Feb 2 2018 / Read More »

HOUSE UPDATE: General Assembly’s focus turns to bills to enhance education »

By CHAD MCCOY 50th District State Representative Feb. 2, 2018 — As the 2018 session moves into February, key House priorities are…

Feb 2 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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