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Council OKs funds for Foster drama to examine show’s potrayal of black history »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 14, 2020 — The Bardstown City Council approved a $5,000 donation to the Stephen Foster Drama Association to fund the creation and operation of a Black History Advisory Council that will examine “specific elements of our shows and create supplemental content to help provide historic […]…

Jul 15 2020 / Read More »

Dave Says: What is the debt snowball and why is it important in getting out of debt? »

Dear Dave, What exactly is the debt snowball, and why is it such an important part of your plan? Lee Dear Lee, The debt snowball is Baby Step 2 of my plan for getting out of debt and gaining control of your finances. Specifically, it’s the part of the plan where you sit down with […]…

Jul 13 2020 / Read More »

Legislative update: Senate preparing for 2021 session of Ky. General Assembly »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, July 13, 2020 — I hope you and your family enjoyed a safe and happy Independence Day. Sadly, as soon as we took the time to recognize and celebrate our great nation and the freedom it provides us, we began to see another rise in cases of the […]…

Jul 13 2020 / Read More »

Legislative update: Interim joint committees meet to review state issues »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, July 14, 2020 — It was a busy week in Frankfort as several Interim Joint Committees met to discuss issues the state is facing. The common theme in all the committee meetings continues to be COVID-19. This virus appears to be with us for the near future, so […]…

Jul 13 2020 / Read More »

Petersburg Road in Boston will be closed until Friday for road repairs »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 13, 2020 — Petersburg Road near its intersection with Edwards Lane in the Boston Community will be closed this week until Friday, July 17, 2020 for road repairs by the Nelson County Road Department. For questions, contact County Engineeer Brad Spalding, (502) 348-1881. -30-…

Jul 13 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: 7 new cases Monday in Nelson; 40 new in Lincoln Trail District »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 14, 2020 — Seven new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday in Nelson County, pushing the county’s case total to 116. One of the cases is currently hospitalized. Thirty-five are isolated at thome and 78 have recovered. In the Lincoln Trail District, 40 new cases were reported Monday […]…

Jul 13 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Health dept. reports 4 new cases reported Friday in Nelson Co. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 10, 2020 — Four new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Friday in Nelson County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. According to local sources, the new cases include: a 21-year-old Cox’s Creek man; a 20-year-old Bardstown woman; a 60-year-old Balltown area woman; a 38-year-old Bardstown man. The […]…

Jul 10 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Health department reports 1 new case Thursday in Nelson Co. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 9, 2020 — One new COVID-19 case was reported Thursday in Nelson County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The additional case brings the county’s total to 105 cases. Thirty-eight individuals are isolated at home. Sixty-five have recovered. Two people have died of the virus since […]…

Jul 9 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Nelson County cases more than doubled in past 3-1/2 weeks »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 8, 2020 — Nelson County added 8 new COVID-19 cases to its total Wednesday as reported by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The new cases bring the county’s total to 104. Thirty-seven of those cases are isolated at home. Sixty-five have recovered and there have been […]…

Jul 8 2020 / Read More »

Magistrates votes 4-1 to approve 50 cent garbage rate increase; Metcalfe votes no »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 7, 2020 — Despite a lawsuit challenging the move, Nelson Fiscal Court voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a 50 cents per month increase for county garbage collection. Magistrate Keith Metcalfe told the court that due to the current litigation he couldn’t support raising the garbage […]…

Jul 8 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County board of education sets Aug. 25th as first day of new school year »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 7, 2020 — The Nelson County Board of Education approved a revised 2020-21 school calendar that will push the first day of school from Wednesday, Aug. 5th to Tuesday, Aug. 25, 20202. Starting school later will give teachers two weeks to prepare for the start […]…

Jul 8 2020 / Read More »

Work to replace sewer lines, manholes will close alleys between 4th, 5th Streets »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 7, 2020 — Starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, utility work to replace sewer manholes and piping will continue down Maidens Alley. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rest of the week, North Fourth Street and Maidens Alley between Fourth and Fifth Streets, and Cranberry Alley […]…

Jul 7 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Health department reports 3 new cases Tuesday in Nelson Co. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 7, 2020 — Nelson County has 3 new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. According to local sources, the cases involve: a 35-year-old woman who lives in Bardstown; a 63-year-old Bardstown woman; a 29-year-old Bardstown woman. This brings the total […]…

Jul 7 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: 1 new death reported, 12 new virus cases in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 6, 2020 — Nelson County has 12 new COVID-19 cases that were reported Monday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. This brings the total number of Nelson County residents who have or had the virus to 93. Twenty-six people are on home isolation, while 65 people […]…

Jul 6 2020 / Read More »

McConnell: Next rescue bill will focus on jobs, schools, healthcare, liability reform »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, July 6, 2020 — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Bardstown Monday morning to meet highlight the work of the front-line healthcare heroes at Flaget Memorial Hospital. McConnell spoke about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), funding of which has helped […]…

Jul 6 2020 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

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 »

First-responders to be tested following exposure Monday to COVID-19 patient »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 2, 2020 — Nineteen local firefighters are scheduled for COVID-19 testing on Friday after they were in contact with a 49-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 and was reported in the latest update today from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. According to Joe Prewitt, director […]

Jul 2 2020 / Read More »

Shepherdsville woman seriously injured in early Tuesday morning accident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — A Shepherdsville woman suffered serious injuries early Tuesday morning when her car ran off Louisville Road and struck a tree. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 2:37 a.m. Tuesday, deputies, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Fire Department were dispatched […]

Jun 23 2020 / Read More »

NCSO deputies receive donation to benefit Ky. Sheriff’s Association kids camp »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Tuesday, June 16, 2020 — The DOB Society motorcycle club visited Bardstown recently and presented the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office with a $2,310 donation for the for the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association Boys and Girls Ranch. The DOB Society riders visited the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and provided the donation […]

Jun 16 2020 / Read More »

Hodgenville man faces charges following hit-and-run crash that injures two people »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 16, 2020 — Kenneth Wayne Nichols, 48, of Hodgenville, was arrested Monday evening after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident on New Haven Road near Balltown. Deputies were dispatched Monday evening to the area of Balltown following reports of a possible intoxicated driver. Deputies observed a […]

Jun 16 2020 / Read More »

Deputies deliver baby boy early Friday morning in rural Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 12, 2020 — Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputies helped deliver a baby early Friday morning at a parking lot on Colonel Cox Road north of Cox’s Creek. At about 2:17 a.m. Friday, Deputies R. Jonathan Riley, Levi Preston and R. Downs responded to call for help from a […]

Jun 12 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Sheriff’s Office releases details of Monday’s fatal BG crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — A Madison, Tenn., woman, 25, died and three people were injured Monday evening in a single-vehicle crash near Exit 21 on the Bluegrass Parkway. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at 9:33 p.m. Monday for an injury accident near the parkway’s 21 mile […]

Jun 10 2020 / Read More »

B’town man taken into custody Saturday after allegedly firing a gun at neighbor »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 6, 2020 — A Bardstown man was arrested early Saturday morning following an investigation by Bardstown Police of a shots fired call in the 100 block of Carey Court. When police arrived, they discovered that a resident, Kevin Thomas Smith, 34, had allegedly fired a weapon at […]

Jun 6 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — June 3-6, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Saturday, June 6, 2020 Kevin Thomas Smith, 34, Bardstown, wanton endangerment, first-degree. No bond listed. Friday, June 5, 2020 Jonathaon Christopher Burba, 39, New Haven, failure to appear; probation violation (for felony offense). Bond is $25,110. Robert Eugene Thacker, 30, Leitchfield, escape, […]

Jun 6 2020 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Indictments — June 3, 2020 »

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. Friday, June 5, 2020 — The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2020. They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, June 18, […]

Jun 5 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — June 1-2, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Jagger Rodney Carden, 18, Bardstown, assault, second-degree; criminal mischief, second-degree. No bond listed. Rachel Ann Jordan, 35, Bardstown, probation violation for misdemeanor offense. Bond is $5,000. James Michael Harrell, 66, Bardstown, wanton endangerment, first-degree. No bond listed. Quinton […]

Jun 3 2020 / Read More »

Update: One dead in single-vehicle crash Monday night on Lawrenceburg Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 2, 2020 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the Northeast Nelson Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded Monday night about 8:50 p.m. for a single vehicle accident reported in the area of 2910 Lawrenceburg Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the pickup truck traveling […]

Jun 2 2020 / Read More »

Chaplin man arrested following burglary attempt at Pottershop home Wednesday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 1, 2020 — A Chaplin man was arrested Thursday, May 28, 2020, in connection with an investigation of a burglary attempt at a home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in the 800 block of Pottershop Road. Following an investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, police arrested […]

Jun 1 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — May 29-30, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. May 29, 2020 Desean Trequez Taylor, 19, Bardstown, possession of marijuana; unlawful transaction with a minor, second-degree. No bond listed. May 30, 2020 Monty Justin Berry, 29, Bloomfield, criminal trespass, first-degree. No bond listed. -30-

May 31 2020 / Read More »

Video

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  • Video: Rep. Brett Guthrie discusses federal COVID-19 relief measures

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Obituary: William Thomas Linton, 72, Bardstown »

William Thomas Linton, 72, of Bardstown, died Monday, July 13, 2020 at University Hospital. He was born Oct. 20, 1947, in Bardstown. He was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Thomas and Catherine Linton; one sister, Margaret Linton;…

Jul 15 2020 / Read More »

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Dave Says: What is the debt snowball and why is it important in getting out of debt? »

Dear Dave, What exactly is the debt snowball, and why is it such an important part of your plan? Lee Dear Lee, The debt snowball is Baby Step 2 of…

Jul 13 2020 / Read More »

Surge in COVID-19 cases should prompt officials to rethink in-person meetings »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Monday, June 29, 2020 — The shutdown of the economy has been tough on everyone; local businesses…

Jun 29 2020 / Read More »

Higdon: July 4th holiday is time to reflect on the freedoms we all enjoy »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, June 29, 2020 — Since the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, July Fourth…

Jun 29 2020 / Read More »

McCoy update: Kentuckians need unemployment insurance payments — now »

By CHAD McCOY50th District State Representative Wednesday, June 17, 2020 — The numbers are startling. More than 7,700 people have been waiting…

Jun 17 2020 / Read More »

Tech

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 »

‘Hacked’ email message displayed for a short time to Gazette readership »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — The text of a common email scam was inadvertently posted on…

Jul 16 2019 / Read More »

District’s quick action prevents financial loss after successful ‘phishing’ attempt »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — The Bardstown City Schools were the victim of a…

Apr 16 2019 / 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 at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at…

Jan 1 2020 / Read More »

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