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Health department reports one new COVID-19 case Wednesday in Nelson Co. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 — One new COVID-19 case was reported Wednesday in Nelson County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The case involves a 20-year-old Bardstown woman. On Tuesday, three new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nelson County. These cases involve: a 48-year-old Boston man; a 59-year-old […]…

Sep 24 2020 / Read More »

Water main rehab to close parts of Templin, North Fourth Streets Thursday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 — The city’s rehabilitation of the water mains downtown is continuing on Thursday. Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, Templin Avenue between North Fourth St. and North Fifth St. will be closed for water main work. North Fourth between West Beall and Barber […]…

Sep 23 2020 / Read More »

Council gives final OK to city tax rates; honors legacy of John S. ‘Jack’ Kelley III »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 — Following a public hearing regarding the city’s proposed real estate and personal property tax rates, the Bardstown City Council held second and final reading of an ordinance that leaves the tax rates the same as last year. The council’s decision to leave […]…

Sep 23 2020 / Read More »

City Council votes to give business owner time to comply with the HRB guidelines »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 — After nearly an hour and a half of testimony and discussion, the Bardstown City Council voted unanimously to allow a Bardstown businessman time to change a pizza oven exhaust system he installed without the approval of the Historic Review Board. Last year, […]…

Sep 22 2020 / Read More »

County election plan gets state OK; 4 polling locations set for Nov. 3rd election »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 — Nelson County voters will have four locations across the county where they can cast their vote on Election Day, Nov. 3rd. Nelson County Clerk Jeanette Sidebottom said that the state approved the county’s election plan last night. There will be four polling […]…

Sep 22 2020 / Read More »

Mayor Dick Heaton provides weekly COVID-19 update from Bardstown City Hall »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton provides an end-of-week COVID-19 update from his office at Bardstown City Hall. Heaton’s office releases these video updates each week for the benefit of the Bardstown community. -30-…

Sep 20 2020 / Read More »

Teen arrested following Aspen Street shooting incident on Friday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 — Jonathan Silva, 18, was arrested Friday evening following a police investigation of a shooting incident that took place earlier Friday on Aspen Street. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Silva allegedly fired a pistol at Jordan Keene and his family near the intersection […]…

Sep 19 2020 / Read More »

Higdon: Interim committees focusing on preparing for 2021 General Assembly »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 — The education community received good news this past week. The recommendation for students not to return to in-person learning will not be extended beyond September 28. Thus our school districts will now have more assurance in putting their reopening plans into action. In recent […]…

Sep 19 2020 / Read More »

After 6 hours of testimony, grand jury no true bill in Jamie Keene death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 — A Nelson County Grand Jury heard six hours of testimony on Wednesday related to the April 2020 death of Jamie Keene and declined to issue an indictment in the case against the alleged perpetrator. During the testimony, members of the grand jury heard from […]…

Sep 18 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: 9 total cases reported Wednesday, Thursday in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 — Four new COVID-19 cases were reported Thursday in Nelson County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. One Nelson County resident is hospitalized for treatment of the virus. Fifty-seven people are isolated at home, and 401 of the county’s total 463 cases have recovered. […]…

Sep 17 2020 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky students must know the Edison behind the light bulb »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 — It’s as if the creators of Kentucky’s new social studies standards ran as fast and far away as possible from the many extraordinary individuals throughout history whose achievements provide the “exceptional” in American exceptionalism. Few are included in the new standards. It’s […]…

Sep 17 2020 / Read More »

Gary West book signing event set for 9 a.m. Wednesday downtown at Fresh »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 — WBRT AM/FM will be hosting a book signing event with author Gary West at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at Fresh, 114 N. Third St. West will be there signing copies of his latest book, “Murder on Youngers Creek Road.” West’s latest book is based […]…

Sep 16 2020 / Read More »

City school board breaks trend by OK’ing tax rates that don’t create new revenue »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 — For one of the first times since the passage of the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), the Bardstown Board of Education did not approve a tax rate that creates up to a 4 percent tax revenue increase. In a 3-2 vote, […]…

Sep 15 2020 / Read More »

Court approves $28.5 million bond issue for Barton 1792 rickhouse construction »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution in support of industrial revenue bonds totaling $28.5 million for the construction of three new bourbon rickhouses to serve the Barton 1792 Distillery operation in Bardstown. The 30-year bonds mean that the property owners will not […]…

Sep 15 2020 / Read More »

Taxpayers speak against paying higher taxes at city school board public hearing »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 — The Bardstown Board of Education will make a decision on its real estate and personal property tax rates at its noon meeting on Tuesday at the district’s Central Office. At a public hearing Monday night, the board sought public input on its […]…

Sep 14 2020 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Teen arrested following Aspen Street shooting incident on Friday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 — Jonathan Silva, 18, was arrested Friday evening following a police investigation of a shooting incident that took place earlier Friday on Aspen Street. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Silva allegedly fired a pistol at Jordan Keene and his family near the intersection […]

Sep 19 2020 / Read More »

After 6 hours of testimony, grand jury no true bill in Jamie Keene death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 — A Nelson County Grand Jury heard six hours of testimony on Wednesday related to the April 2020 death of Jamie Keene and declined to issue an indictment in the case against the alleged perpetrator. During the testimony, members of the grand jury heard from […]

Sep 18 2020 / Read More »

Taylorsville woman injured in single-vehicle crash Saturday near Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 — A Taylorsville woman was injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Springfield Road near Bloomfield. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, Nelson County EMS and the Northeast Nelson Fire Department were dispatched at about 12:53 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, […]

Sep 8 2020 / Read More »

Bloomfield man injured in early Tuesday morning single-vehicle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 — A Bloomfield man suffered multiple injuries early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in the 6600 block of Bloomfield Road. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Dalyn Cecil, 34, of Bloomfield, was operating a Ford Mustang at about […]

Sep 3 2020 / Read More »

Jailer: Steps underway to mitigate COVID-19 outbreak at the Nelson County Jail »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 — Nelson County Jailer Buck Newton issued a press release Wednesday about the steps the jail is taking in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak at the jail. From tests administered last Saturday, the jail had 45 positive test results, which included 35 inmates and […]

Sep 3 2020 / Read More »

More than 40 inmates, staff at Nelson County Jail test positive for COVID-19 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 — Under the leadership of Nelson County Jailer Buck Snellen, the Nelson County Jail has avoided a serious COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began earlier this year. Until now. According to Judge Executive Dean Watts, an inmate who was recently released from the jail tested […]

Aug 31 2020 / Read More »

26-year-old Bardstown man identified as victim in Thursday night fatal crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug, 21, 2020 — A Bardstown man died Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash at the 22 mile marker of the Bluegrass Parkway. According to the Kentucky State Police, at about 9:42 p.m. Thursday, Jason Patrick Robeck, 26, was operating a 2003 Ford pickup truck westbound on the […]

Aug 21 2020 / Read More »

Thursday night fatal crash shuts down Bluegrass Parkway for over 4 hours »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, 2:25 a.m. — The Bluegrass Parkway was closed in both directions for more than four hours after one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Bluegrass Parkway’s 22 mile marker. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Fire […]

Aug 21 2020 / Read More »

Sheriff expresses thanks to his officers for their work on Crystal Rogers investigation »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 — In a press release released Thursday afternoon, Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa expressed his thanks to the sheriff’s office deputies for their many hours of work they had put into the investigation of the disappearance of Crystal Rogers over the past five years. “Shortly […]

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Renewed hope for justice, closure arises after FBI takes over Rogers investigation »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Everyone in line at the Nelson County Clerk’s office for car tag renewals were buzzing about the news and the law enforcement’s execution today of search warrants that included the home of Nick Houck, his brother Brooks Houck’s Glenview home, and the Houck family’s farm on Pascal […]

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Bardstown man faces attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting teen »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 28, 2020 — A Bardstown man is facing attempted murder charges for a shooting he was allegedly involved in that happened Tuesday at the Bloomfield Road Speedy Mart. Bardstown Police responded just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night to the Speedy Mart for a report of shots fired. […]

Jul 29 2020 / Read More »

NCSO, FBI investigate possible human remains located near county line »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, July 25, 2020 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the location of possible human remains near the Nelson County – Washington County line. The sheriff’s office received a report on Thursday, July 23, 2020, and on Friday, due to the difficulty in reaching the location of […]

Jul 26 2020 / Read More »

Bardstown City Schools hire Tom Blair as the district’s new School Resource Officer »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 24, 2020 — The Bardstown City Schools announced today they have hired Bardstown City Police officer Tom Blair as the school’s new resource officer. Blair will begin his duties on the Bardstown campus on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Blair has been a police officer for more than […]

Jul 24 2020 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating several thefts from vehicles in the Cox’s Creek area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of thefts that took place overnight and which were reported Friday morning. Thefts were reported so far Friday morning from vehicles on Sherman Oaks Drive and Spring Court. The items stolen include personal […]

Jul 3 2020 / Read More »

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Obituary: Mary Jo Keene Coleman, 78, Springfield »

Mary Jo Keene Coleman, 78, of Keene Lane, Springfield, died at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She is survived by her husband, Hillary Coleman Sr.; five daughters, Mary Elizabeth Wright, Valerie Lynn (Steven Martin) Key, Deborah Kay Coleman and Frances Eileen Hayden, all of Springfield, and Alysia Jeannette…

Sep 23 2020 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky students must know the Edison behind the light bulb »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 — It’s as if the creators of Kentucky’s new social studies standards ran as fast and far away…

Sep 17 2020 / Read More »

COVID impacting family finances? It’s not too late to reset those financial goals »

By RACHEL CRUZERamsey Solutions Syndicated Columnist Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 — To say that 2020 has been a crazy year would be…

Sep 14 2020 / Read More »

Higdon: 3 ways to exercise your right to vote in this November’s General Election »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 — Can you believe we are less than two months away from…

Sep 10 2020 / Read More »

Dave Says: Using a budget will help you control your Christmas spending »

Dear Dave, I know it may be early to talk about Christmas, but do you have any advice on saving for the…

Sep 9 2020 / Read More »

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My Old Kentucky Drone: City plans to use drones to inspect city infrastructure »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 — Starting Aug. 31, 2020, the City of Bardstown will begin using…

Aug 27 2020 / Read More »

American Legion Post 42 amateur radio club to meet Monday, Jan. 13th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 — The Nelson County American Legion Post 42 Radio Club will meet…

Jan 1 2020 / Read More »

Review: Behringer HPX2000 headphones offer excellent quality for under $20 »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 — Those of you who know me are already…

Nov 16 2019 / Read More »

Chamber unveils new website aimed to build local workforce development »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 — On Wednesday, the Bardstown – Nelson County Chamber of Commerce announced the coming launch of a product of its…

Aug 28 2020 / Read More »

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