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Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky needs a new economic development story »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 9 p.m. – Jamestown now stands face-to-face with the impact of Fruit of the Loom’s announcement in April that its Russell County plant is closing, which will cost the county one-third of its manufacturing jobs and hit its budget hard. Judge Executive Gary […]…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Roland Williams sworn-in as Optimist International district governor »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – Bardstown City Councilman Roland “Coach Roe” Williams was recently sworn-in as the next governor of the Kentucky/West Va. District of Optimist International. He was elected last year as governor-elect, and was sworn-in as the next district governor on Saturday, Aug. 23 […]…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Flags ordered to half-staff following death of New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 – New Haven Mayor Bobby Johnson died Thursday morning. Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts has ordered all flags in Nelson County to fly at half-staff from now through the sunset of Mayor Johnson’s burial. Funeral arrangements for Mayor Bobby Johnson are pending.   […]…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown man accused of alleged oral sex with minor child under age 12 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 10:15 a.m. – A Bardstown man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on sexual abuse charges following an investigation by Bardstown Police and Child Protective Services. Trevor Mackenzie Walls, 24, was arrested after an investigation that was initiated following a report from a minor family member of […]…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »

Council OKs design for new Dollar General store, cemetery rule changes »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 1 a.m. – With the final approval of the Bardstown City Council Tuesday evening, Nelson County is one step closer to getting its sixth Dollar General store. The council approved a Design Review Board recommendation for a 9,100 square-foot retail building that […]…

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Council moves to buy greenspace, revisits sign ordinance definitions »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. 11 p.m. – The City of Bardstown is taking the first steps necessary to purchase approximately 16 acres of land between the city-owned educational complex (the former Old Kentucky Home Middle School property on East Muir) and My Old Kentucky Home State […]…

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

Dave Says: Should I repair my old car or pay cash for a newer one? »

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Dear Dave, I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000. I have $40,000 in cash saved, $40,000 in investments and I make $80,000 a year. I also have $15,000 in student loan debt, but the only other thing I owe on is my […]…

Aug 25 2014 / Read More »

A strong Fort Knox requires active, engaged representation in Congress »

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By RON LEACH Democratic Candidate  for Congress Editor’s note: This is a response toiIncumbent Congressman Guthrie’s column, “A strong Fort Knox equals a stronger Army”published last week. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 – “The recent developments worldwide are a reminder why our nation needs a strong national defense” was the opening line to Congressman Guthrie’s article […]…

Aug 25 2014 / Read More »

Telephone survey focuses on 50th District state representative’s race »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, 9 p.m.  – The Raleigh, N.C.-based polling firm, Public Policy Polling, was ringing telephones across Nelson County this weekend with surveys focused on the 50th District race for state representative. The survey asked a couple of questions about political party affiliation, political identity, as well […]…

Aug 24 2014 / Read More »

19 students from Nelson County named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 9 p.m. – Nineteen students from Nelson County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least […]…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown woman killed in crash on KY245 near Jim Beam distillery »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 11 p.m. – A Bardstown woman is dead following a crash on KY 245 just outside the Jim Beam Distillery complex. According to the Bullitt County Coroner, Samantha Snider Greenwell, 29, of Bardstown, died after she pulled from Happy Hollow Road into the path […]…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

Sex offender indicted for allegedly stalking restaurant employee »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 9 p.m. – The Bardstown man arrested earlier this month for stalking an employee of the Bardstown McDonald’s restaurant was indicted Wednesday in Nelson Circuit Court. Johnny Dean Johnson, 50, was indicted on first-degree stalking charges and for being a persistent felony offender. The […]…

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »

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Jail Logs–Aug. 26-28, 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. […]

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Two-vehicle crash involving semi slows US150 traffic near Botland »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 10:10 a.m. – The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS responded Wednesday morning to a two-vehicle crash on Springfield Road at the Poplar Flat intersection. The accident was reported at about 8:18 a.m. involving a semi tractor-trailer and a Cadillac SUV. The […]

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Aug. 25, 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. […]

Aug 26 2014 / Read More »

One injured when bus rear-ends at Springfield Road & Poplar Flat »

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Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 12:20 p.m. – A 47-year-old woman suffered minor injuries Monday morning when the vehicle she was operating was struck from behind by a school bus. The accident was reported at 11:42 a.m. and took place at the intersection of Springfield Road and Poplar Flat Road, KY 605. There were no children […]

Aug 25 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Aug. 22-24, 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. […]

Aug 25 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Aug. 18-21, 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. […]

Aug 24 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Aug. 14-17, 2014 »

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. […]

Aug 24 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Aug. 12-13, 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. […]

Aug 23 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Aug. 10-11, 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. […]

Aug 23 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Aug. 8-9, 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. […]

Aug 23 2014 / Read More »

One injured in two-vehicle accident on Burg Hill Wednesday afternoon »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 1 a.m. – One person suffered a severe hand injury Wednesday afternoon in a two vehicle accident on US 150, the Springfield Road on Burg Hill near the Washington County line. Nelson County EMS and Nelson County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the incident […]

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »

Slow cooker prompts fire dept. response at downtown restaurant »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, 11 p.m. – A slow cooker that was left on was the cause of smoke that filled a downtown Bardstown restaurant Monday night, prompting the temporary evacuation of a second-floor apartment and a response by the Bardstown Fire Department. At about 9:34 p.m., Nelson County […]

Aug 18 2014 / Read More »

Two people injured in Sunday evening crash on Springfield Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, 8 p.m. – Two people were injured Sunday evening in a three-vehicle crash at the entrance to Springhill subdivision on Springfield Road. The accident was reported at about 6 p.m., prompting a response by Bardstown Police and Nelson County EMS.  A black Mazda passenger […]

Aug 17 2014 / Read More »

Teen injured Tuesday morning in 2-vehicle crash on Woodlawn Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 9 a.m. – A 17-year-old girl was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Woodlawn Road near Freeman Avenue. At 8:09 a.m., Nelson County Dispatch sent police, fire and Nelson County EMS to a reported injury accident involving a Toyota passenger car and […]

Aug 12 2014 / Read More »

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Obituary: Clarence Roberts ‘Bobby’ Johnson Jr., 71, New Haven »

Clarence Roberts “Bobby” Johnson Jr., 71, of New Haven, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born and raised in New Haven by the late Clarence Roberts Johnson Sr. and Mary Finetta Hayden Johnson. He was a Catholic by faith and a member of the St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church.…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »
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Feeding American food distribution is Wednesday at fairgrounds »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 10 p.m. – The Feeding America food distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. The Feeding America food distribution program is for anyone low-income and in need. Please bring proof of residence,…

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky needs a new economic development story »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 9 p.m. – Jamestown now stands face-to-face with the impact of Fruit of the Loom’s announcement in April that its Russell County plant is closing, which will cost the county one-third of its manufacturing jobs and hit its budget hard. Judge Executive Gary…

Aug 28 2014 / Read More »
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Feeding American food distribution is Wednesday at fairgrounds »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 10 p.m. – The Feeding America food distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. The Feeding America food distribution program is for anyone low-income and in need. Please bring proof of residence, […]…

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Jail Logs–Aug. 26-28, 2014 »

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.…

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky needs a new economic development story »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 9 p.m. – Jamestown now stands face-to-face with the impact of Fruit of the Loom’s announcement in April…

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Dave Says: Should I repair my old car or pay cash for a newer one? »

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Dear Dave, I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000.…

Aug 25 2014 / Read More »

A strong Fort Knox requires active, engaged representation in Congress »

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By RON LEACH Democratic Candidate  for Congress Editor’s note: This is a response toiIncumbent Congressman Guthrie’s column, “A strong Fort Knox equals…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Wright was wrong in critique of right-to-work impact »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, 1 p.m. – The closer Kentucky moves toward a right-to-work…

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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…

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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…

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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: 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 »

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