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Caucus elects Sen. Jimmy Higdon elected as the new Majority Whip »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 25 2014, 10 p.m. – State Sen. Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) was elected Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, the new State Senate Majority Whip by the Senate Majority Caucus today. The Majority Whip is the chief vote counter in the Caucus and communicates the Caucus position on key […]…

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »

City council OKs zoning request, fiber construction contact extension »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 9:30 p.m. – The Bardstown City Council gave it unanimous approval for a rezoning request for a new Mexican restaurant on a 1.5 acre tract next to Lincoln National Bank on Lincoln Way. The zoning change — from B-3 to B-3 Planned […]…

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »

Wednesday’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ guest to discuss school choice debate »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, 3 p.m. – Jim Waters, the president of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, will be the guest on Wednesday’s edition of “Bradford & Brooks” airing 11 to noon on WBRT Hometown Radio, 97.1 FM. 1320 AM and streaming live online at www.NelsonCounty […]…

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown man dies in early morning crash in Woodford County »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m. – A Bardstown man was killed early Sunday morning in a single vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway in Woodford County. WKYT in Lexington is reporting that Jaylin La’Bryant Tonge, 20, of Bardstown was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the Woodford County […]…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: More room left to reform Ky. criminal justice system »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 11 a.m. – Politicians often opine about how the latest election results indicate that “the people want us to get something done.” In that spirit, I offer an issue that a Democratic House, Republican Senate and lame-duck governor can – and should – […]…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Indictments-Nov. 19, 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. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 – The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. They are scheduled for arraignment Thursday, Dec. 4, […]…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted on 542 counts of possession of child pornography »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on 542 counts of possession of child pornography. Jeffrey R. Lugenbeal, 29, of Bardstown, was named in an indictment for possession of “any matter visually depicting an […]…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Ky retirement system needs a dose of transparency »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 11 a.m. – A lack of transparency puts taxpayers who fund the government, including its secretive practices, at a distinct disadvantage from which it’s difficult to recover. So says the man widely hailed as a key architect of the imploding, incompetently named Affordable […]…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

Fiscal court agrees to distillery tax agreements, OKs Wickland easement »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 9:30 p.m. – Nelson Fiscal Court approved an agreement Tuesday with Heaven Hill Distilleries to pay an annual cash payment in lieu of state and local property taxes on the company’s new bourbon warehouses. The PILOT (payment-in-lieu of taxes) agreement means the […]…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

County school board OKs GPS device pilot program for district’s vehicle »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Country Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 11:45 p.m. – The Nelson County Board of Education approved a pilot program that will install GPS devices on the district’s non-school bus vehicles. Tim Hockensmith, the district’s chief operating office, told the board that the program’s goal is not find fault […]…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown board reviews 2013-14 audit, marks college application month »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 10:30 p.m. – The Bardstown Independent Schools board of education unanimously approved the district’s annual financial review Tuesday after a detailed presentation about the district’s 2013-14 audit. Jason Strange of Smith &  Company CPAs, discussed the audit with the board and said […]…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

Letter: Opposition to Owensboro deal amounts to ‘crying wolf’ »

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To the editor,  At first, I thought better of weighing in on a matter which, frankly, shouldn’t even be up for debate—a transaction between two private companies that should receive perfunctory approval by the state. But when I read the recent letter in this newspaper from some local brewers criticizing the sale of an Owensboro […]…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »
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Local man arrested on EKU campus, cited on drug-related charges »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 20, 2014, 8:30 p.m. – Anton Hamilton, 19, of Bardstown, was arrested by Eastern Kentucky University police at 10:11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14. According to the Eastern Progress, Hamilton was cited by police for blocking a portion of the highway with his vehicle, possession of marijuana, […]

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Nov. 17-20, 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 record. […]

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

EMS responds to report of teen injured in fight at school »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Nelson County EMS responded to the area of Bardstown Elementary School, 310 North Fifth St., for a report of an injured teenager. At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, EMS was dispatched to the school for a 13-year-old boy who was reported to […]

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

Woman suffers minor injuries Thursday morning in BG Parkway crash »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 12:20 p.m. – Nelson County EMS responded to a single-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the 34 exit on the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway. Police were dispatched to the accident at 7:43 a.m., and an officer requested EMS after an individual reported experiencing […]

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

Nelson County EMS responds to reported Deatsville Road overdose »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 – Nelson County EMS responded to a report of a possible overdose Wednesday evening just after 8 p.m. in the 6000 block of Deatsville Road. A caller reported that a 30-year-old woman was unresponsive after an apparent overdose of heroin. EMS and the Nelson […]

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested after police track his footprints in the snow »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 2:45 p.m. – A 27-year-old Bardstown man was arrested Tuesday morning after police located where he was hiding by tracking his footprints in the snow. Michael A. Cotton was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and second-degree burglary after a police investigation of […]

Nov 18 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Nov. 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 record. […]

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »

Teen injured in Saturday morning crash on Murray’s Run Road »

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By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 11:55 a.m. – A 17-year-old boy was injured Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Murray’s Run and Wilkerson Road. Nelson County EMS, the Northeast Nelson Fire Department and police were dispatched to the accident scene at about 8:30 Saturday […]

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

Firefighters respond to Venetian Way garage fire Friday night »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 10:57 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on Venetian Way Friday night. Firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Venetian Way about 9:10 p.m. by a neighbor. When firefighters arrived on scene, […]

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Nov. 11-13, 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. […]

Nov 13 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Nov. 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. […]

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

EMS responds to report of Foster Heights staffer injured in fall »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 12:30 a.m. – Nelson County EMS responded Monday afternoon about 1:40 to a report of someone injured in a fall at Foster Heights Elementary School, 211 East Muir Ave. A 53-year-old staff member was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital with complaints of right shoulder, […]

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown Fire responds Monday to fire in pool area at Wilson Motel »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 12:25 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department responded Monday at about 1 p.m. to the Wilson Motel, 530 North Third St., for a reported fire in the pool area at the hotel. Firefighters found the fire was extinguished when they arrived. Apparently some shrubbery had […]

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

Bicyclist injured Monday morning in crash near Civil War Museum »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 12:02 a.m. – A 25-year-old woman was injured Monday morning when her bicycle crashed on East Broadway near the Civil War Museum. Bardstown Police and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the area at 10 a.m. The injured was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital […]

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

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Obituary: Joseph ‘Joey’ Humphrey, 31, Elizabethtown »

Joseph “Joey” Humphrey, 31, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1982, in Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ivone and Floyd Leo “Junior” Vittitow. He is survived by his wife, Hailey Humphrey of Elizabethtown; one daughter, Jasmine Humphrey of Bardstown; his mother,…

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »
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Feeding American food distribution is set for Wednesday at fairgrounds »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 9:50 p.m. – The Feeding America food distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 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, the…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: More room left to reform Ky. criminal justice system »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 11 a.m. – Politicians often opine about how the latest election results indicate that “the people want us to get something done.” In that spirit, I offer an issue that a Democratic House, Republican Senate and lame-duck governor can – and should –…

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »
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Unpasteurized raw milk cited as source of recent Kentucky E. coli outbreak »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 9:20 p.m. – The recent outbreak of E. coli-related illnesses among four children, including a Nelson County child, has been traced to the consumption of unpasteurized milk. According to Food Safety News, each of the children hospitalized in the outbreak belong to […]…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »
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Local man arrested on EKU campus, cited on drug-related charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 20, 2014, 8:30 p.m. – Anton Hamilton, 19, of Bardstown, was arrested by Eastern Kentucky University police at 10:11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14. According to the Eastern Progress, Hamilton was cited by police for blocking a portion of the highway with his vehicle, possession of marijuana,…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: More room left to reform Ky. criminal justice system »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 11 a.m. – Politicians often opine about how the latest election results indicate that “the people want us…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Ky retirement system needs a dose of transparency »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 11 a.m. – A lack of transparency puts taxpayers who…

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Letter: Opposition to Owensboro deal amounts to ‘crying wolf’ »

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To the editor,  At first, I thought better of weighing in on a matter which, frankly, shouldn’t even be up for debate—a…

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Letter: Magistrate expresses appreciation to 4th District voters »

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To the editor, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Nelson County’s 4th District. Throughout the campaign season…

Nov 12 2014 / Read More »

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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…

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: 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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