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Election 2014: Richard Nest files as candidate for Bardstown City Council »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 28, 2014 – Maple Hill resident Richard Nest filed Monday morning to run as a candidate for a seat on the Bardstown City Council. Nest ran in 2012 as a candidate for city council. In a press release issued at that time, Nest notes his experience […]…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Indictments–July 2 & 16, 2014 »

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Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Thursday, June 18, 2014 – The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. They are scheduled for arraignment Thursday, Aug. 7, […]…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Man injured Friday night in altercation at New Hope bar »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1 a.m. – A 23-year-old man was injured Friday night after he was cut outside the Four Corners Bar in New Hope in an altercation with another man. Nelson County EMS and two sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a report that a man was […]…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Opinion: Fiscal court dropped the ball on its decision on coroner ethics case »

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Editor’s Note: The writer is the Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive. Dear Editor: With a victory for ethics and law, the Joint City-County Ethics Board took deliberate action to correct the abuses of office by Field Houglin as Nelson county coroner.  The Ethics Board recommended a recovery of several thousands of dollars from […]…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Court rejects part of ethics board’s recommendation in coroner nepotism case »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, July 25, 2014 (Edited 11:30 p.m.) – Nelson Fiscal Court met in special session Thursday morning to weigh the Joint City-County Ethics Board’s recommendations in regard to County Coroner Field Houghlin’s decision to hire his daughter, Rebecca Houghlin, as a deputy coroner earlier this year. […]…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Cure or curse? Online debate explores charter schools »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 24, 2014 – There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine unawareness; the other is willful. Rational Wiki defines “willful ignorance” as “the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one’s inner model of reality.” Anti-choice politicians possess “inner […]…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

City council agrees to settle 9-year-old city-county garbage collection lawsuit »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3 p.m. – A nine-year-old lawsuit between the City of Bardstown and Nelson Fiscal Court over garbage collection in annexed areas is heading for an out-of-court settlement. After an executive session at its meeting Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council voted to […]…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

County school updates will be completed in time for first day of school Aug. 6 »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – The renovation projects underway at several schools in the county school system are on schedule for completion prior to the start of classes on Aug. 6. Todd Sanders, director of the district’s physical support services reported that work at Cox’s Creek […]…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

City council sides with business owner, votes against its own sign ordinance »

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The discussion during the hearing at Tuesday’s council meeting focused partly on the sign ordinance’s wording of what makes a vehicle sign “permanently attached.”   By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:55 p.m. – In a 4-2 vote Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council sided with business owner […]…

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

SCC basketball standout named head coach at Thomas Nelson High School »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Former St. Catharine College basketball standout and assistant coach Brandon Johnson has been named the new head basketball coach at Thomas Nelson High School. TNHS Principal Wes Bradley made the announcement earlier this week. Johnson is a native of Radcliff and brings recent […]…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Institute’s Jim Waters is guest Wednesday on ‘Brooks & Company’ »

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STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 9 a.m. – Jim Waters, the president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, will be the guest on Wednesday’s edition of “Brooks & Company” airing 11 to noon on 1320 WBRT, 97.1 FM and streaming live online at www.NelsonCounty Gazette.com and www.WBRT Country.com. Don’t forget you can watch the show live on […]…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: ‘Business-friendly’ and ‘right-to-work’ are no coincidence »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Tuesday, July 21, 2014 – “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God’s way of remaining anonymous.” But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens. It’s not a coincidence that Kentucky remains without such a […]…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

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Bardstown fire called for active alarm at Bardstown Methodist »

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Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called to The Bardstown United Methodist Church, 116 East Flaget, for an active fire alarm at 1:17 Sunday morning after severe thunderstorms swept through Nelson County. Firefighters checked over the church complex but where unable to get inside the building. After a visual […]

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »

Firefighters called to fire caused by tree limb on power lines »

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Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:35 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called to the 3400 block of Samuels Road for a report of a fire caused by a tree limb on a power line. Firefighters received the call at 11:45 Saturday night. The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived. Firefighters stayed on […]

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »

Firefighters respond to burning port-a-john reported on East Muir »

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Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:50 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called to the rear of Foster Heights Elementary, 211 East Muir, for a report of a portable toilet on fire Saturday night. Bardstown Police and firefighters were dispatched to the school at about 8:54 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters found that toilet paper had been […]

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Police respond to cash register theft from Chambers Blvd. business »

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Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:50 p.m. – The Bardstown Police Department responded to a report of a theft at Village Green, 987 Chambers Blvd, at about 12:20 p.m. According to an employee, while she was outside the store helping a customer, someone entered the cash register and took all the bills from the register. -30-

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 24, 2014 »

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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 25 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 23-24, 2014 »

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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 24 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 22, 2014 »

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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 […]

Jul 23 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 21-22, 2014 »

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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 […]

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 18-20, 2014 »

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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 […]

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 17, 2014 »

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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 […]

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 16, 2014 »

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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 […]

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »

NE Nelson firefighters respond to Yates Cooney Neck field fire »

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6:20 p.m. – The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called to the area of 570 Yates Cooney Neck Road for a field fire at 5:17 Wednesday evening. According to firefighters on the scene, the fire involved 2 to 3 acres of wheat stubble. Firefighters had the fire under control within 15 […]

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »

Deputy responds to theft report from booth at Nelson County Fair »

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6 p.m. – Police were called Wednesday afternoon to the Nelson County Fairgrounds on a report of money being stolen from a booth setup for the Nelson County Fair. A deputy with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 3 p.m. -30-  

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 14-16, 2014 »

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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 […]

Jul 16 2014 / Read More »

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Obituary: Adolph Benjamin Hilpp Jr., Lebanon »

Adolph Benjamin Hilpp Jr., of Lebanon, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville. He was a W.W. II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Marion County V.F.W. He was former co-owner of Hilpp’s Restaurant and worked as a pari-mutuel clerk at Keeneland and Churchill Downs for 45…

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »
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E’town chapter of NARFE will meet Monday, Aug. 4 at Nolin RECC »

Friday, July 25, 2014 – The Elizabethtown Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met in July to hear an information program from Paul Wimp, owner of Heartland Better Hearing, as well as updates from member chair Sally Watkins and president Mary Tom Haun. The August NARFE meeting will be the quarterly pot…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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Opinion: Fiscal court dropped the ball on its decision on coroner ethics case »

Editor’s Note: The writer is the Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive. Dear Editor: With a victory for ethics and law, the Joint City-County Ethics Board took deliberate action to correct the abuses of office by Field Houglin as Nelson county coroner.  The Ethics Board recommended a recovery of several thousands of dollars from…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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Gazette Tech: Software makes it easy to upgrade your PC’s hard drive »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Friday, Nov. 21, 2013 – One of the truths of computer technology is that “state-of-the-art” is only a brief moment in time. Today’s latest-and-greatest hardware is tomorrow’s aging junk. For those of us who try to maximize the lifespan of our computers, one of the common problems you run […]…

Nov 22 2013 / Read More »
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Nelson Circuit Court Indictments–July 2 & 16, 2014 »

Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Thursday, June 18, 2014 – The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. They are scheduled for arraignment Thursday, Aug. 7,…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »
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Gazette Tech: Software makes it easy to upgrade your PC’s hard drive »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Friday, Nov. 21, 2013 – One of the truths of computer technology is that “state-of-the-art” is only a brief moment in time. Today’s latest-and-greatest…

Nov 22 2013 / Read More »

Nelson ATC students earn 2nd-place finish at state robotics competition »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 – A team of students from the Nelson County Area Technical Center…

Nov 15 2013 / Read More »

Gazette implements eco-friendly print method that puts user in control »

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STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 8:30 p.m. – Nelson County Gazette readers who opt to print the Gazette’s stories will now…

Nov 3 2013 / Read More »

Scam alert: Don’t fall for telephone call from ‘Windows’ service technicians »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 11:30 a.m. — If you receive a phone call regarding viruses, errors…

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Gazette Tech: Turn to the web to simplify prescription refills »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Sunday, July 28, 2013 – My wife and I have been customers of Crume Drug Store…

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Editor’s Notebook: Urban legend hoaxes still circulating widely on Facebook »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Saturday, April 13, 2013 – The phenomenon recently has been poked fun of in a variety of…

Apr 13 2013 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: Cure or curse? Online debate explores charter schools »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 24, 2014 – There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine…

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Bluegrass Beacon: ‘Business-friendly’ and ‘right-to-work’ are no coincidence »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Tuesday, July 21, 2014 – “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it,…

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Rep. Guthrie: Democratic opponent’s opinion piece was ‘dead wrong’ »

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By BRETT GUTHRIE U.S. Representative, Ky-2 Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:10 p.m. – An opinion piece recently appeared in the Nelson County…

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‘Brooks & Co.’ to air concerns about state mosquito spraying program »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 14, 2014 – Tune in from 11 to noon Wednesday for “Brooks &…

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Opinion: Rep. Guthrie a symptom of a dysfunctional Congress »

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By RON LEACH Democratic Candidate for Congress Monday, July 14, 2014 – The recent passage of the “Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act…

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Opinion: Fiscal court dropped the ball on its decision on coroner ethics case »

Editor’s Note: The writer is the Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive. Dear Editor: With a victory for ethics and law, the Joint City-County Ethics Board took deliberate action…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

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