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Bardstown Fire Dept. takes delivery of first new apparatus in 15 years »

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  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 — The Bardstown Fire Department’s latest firefighting apparatus — a new ladder truck that arrived from its manufacturer, Rosenbauer American in South Dakota — was given a warm welcome by the firefighting community Friday morning. Firefighters were pitching in helping wash and clean […]…

Aug 27 2016 / Read More »

Man sets car on fire after assault, high-speed chase that ends on I-65 ramp »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, 3:15 p.m. (ADDED photo, 3:45 p.m.) — A 30-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times Friday morning and her alleged assailant led police on a high speed pursuit that began in Bardstown and ended on the I-65 southbound ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway in Hardin […]…

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »

Council hears benefits of needle exchange program, approves pay scales »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, 12:15 a.m. — Kentucky leads the nation in the number of new Hepatitis C infections, and Nelson County’s infection rate is the second highest among the eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. The increase, according to a presentation […]…

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »

Police body cameras spark heated discussion at Tuesday council meeting »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, 12:15 p.m. — Questions about the future of the Bardstown Police Department’s body camera program led to some heated exchanges between the members of the Bardstown City Council and with Mayor John Royalty at its meeting Tuesday night. During the council’s comment […]…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Dispatch board fires back with an ultimatum; dispatch director resigns »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 11:40 p.m.– With the expiration of the 911 agreement between the city and county less than 30 days away, the Nelson County Dispatch Board put the City of Bardstown on notice: Make a decision to stay or leave — just let […]…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Springfield police officer from Bardstown indicted in SCC tow truck incident »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 25, 2016, 1 p.m. — A Washington County grand jury recently indicted a former Springfield police officer from Bardstown for his alleged role in the April injury of a St. Catharine College student on the campus in April involving a tow truck. Michael A. Cotton, 59, […]…

Aug 24 2016 / Read More »

Copeland: City ‘lacks willingness’ in its 911 negotiations with county »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, 2 p.m. (Video of 911 discussion added, 7:30 p.m.) — Citing “a lot of ill will in the wind,” City Attorney Tim Butler did not express much optimism that the city will successfully negotiate a new 911 agreement with Nelson Fiscal […]…

Aug 24 2016 / Read More »

A divided council gives initial approval to double city’s occupational tax rate »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 — After considerable discussion, the Bardstown City Council gave its initial approval to double the city’s occupational tax. This means the tax — currently at 1/2 of 1 percent would move to a full 1 percent of every dollar earned by […]…

Aug 24 2016 / Read More »

Fiscal court approves loader purchase, reviews extension, library tax rates »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, 1 p.m. — Nelson Fiscal Court met Tuesday morning and approved the purchase of a new Caterpillar 963K CAT loader for use at the Nelson County Landfill. The purchase price of $288,139 was higher than the John Deere bid, but other […]…

Aug 23 2016 / Read More »

Police still searching for subject who fled on foot in Botland area »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, 9:30 p.m. (UPDATED Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 11 a.m.) — A man wanted on multiple arrests warrants fled police on foot Monday afternoon at the 150 Quick Stop on Springfield Road in the Botland community is still at large. Daniel Dewayne Abney, 31, ran […]…

Aug 22 2016 / Read More »

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

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 — 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 a 28 […]…

Aug 22 2016 / Read More »

Early Sunday morning single car crash claims life of Botland man »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, 3:40 p.m. — A Botland man died early Sunday morning after the car he was driving caught on fire after it left the roadway and struck a stone gate post on US 150, the Springfield Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler […]…

Aug 21 2016 / Read More »
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Man sets car on fire after assault, high-speed chase that ends on I-65 ramp »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, 3:15 p.m. (ADDED photo, 3:45 p.m.) — A 30-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times Friday morning and her alleged assailant led police on a high speed pursuit that began in Bardstown and ended on the I-65 southbound ramp off the Bluegrass Parkway in Hardin […]

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »

Horizons locked down as police investigate report of a student with weapon »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m. — Horizon Academy on Wildcat Lane was placed on soft lock-down Thursday morning after the school received information that a student at the school was possibly be carrying a weapon. At about 10:30 Thursday morning, Bardstown Police officers were dispatched to the […]

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

EMS, police, fire respond after individual loses consciousness while driving »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, 11 p.m. — Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Police and Fire were sent Tuesday evening to the intersection of West John Rowan Boulevard and North Third Street after the driver of a Saturn passenger car apparently lost consciousness while driving. First-responders were dispatched to the […]

Aug 17 2016 / Read More »

Man taken into custody after threatening harm to himself »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, 11 p.m. — A 79-year-old man was taken into custody Sunday morning after his wife reported the man made threats to kill himself. According to a police press release, at 10:08 a.m. Sunday, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in the 4000 […]

Aug 15 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown Police investigate early Friday morning shooting incident »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, 3:30 a.m. — Bardstown Police are investigating a possible drug-related shooting that took place early Friday morning at a home in Rogan’s Mobile Home Park on the north side of Bardstown off North Third Street. At 2:29 a.m., police, Nelson County EMS and Bardstown […]

Aug 12 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Aug. 1-4, 2016 »

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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 7 2016 / Read More »

Go-kart driver injured in racing accident at Nelson County fairgrounds »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Aug. 8, 2016, 10:45 p.m. — A go-kart driver was injured Saturday night in races held at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. Nelson County EMS responded to the track after the 22-year-old male driver was injured when he maneuvered to avoid hitting another go-kart and the vehicle he […]

Aug 6 2016 / Read More »

Deputies respond Saturday morning for report of shots fired in Bloomfield »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 11:40 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of gunfire early Saturday morning in downtown Bloomfield near city hall and the fire station. At 1:29 a.m., officers responded to multiple reports of as many as 10 gunshots in the area near […]

Aug 6 2016 / Read More »

City police investigate report of armed robbery on Ashberry Drive »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 11:30 a.m. — Bardstown Police were called Friday night for a report of an individual who was robbed at gunpoint. At about 11:55 p.m., Nelson County Dispatch was advised of an individual who had been robbed at gunpoint by two black males at an […]

Aug 6 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 27-Aug. 1, 2016 »

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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 1 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 25-27, 2016 »

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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 28 2016 / Read More »

Two juveniles injured in single-vehicle crash Wednesday on US31 South »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 a.m. — Two juveniles were injured Wednesday evening in a single vehicle accident in the 4000 block of New Haven Road. Police, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Fire Department were dispatched at 10:45 p.m. for an accident involving a 2004 Chevrolet […]

Jul 28 2016 / Read More »

Breckinridge County woman suffers minor injuries in early morning crash »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 25, 2016, 1 p.m. — A Breckinridge County woman suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway. At 4:51 a.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported accident near mile marker 21 in the parkway’s westbound lanes. A […]

Jul 25 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 22-24, 2016 »

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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 2016 / Read More »

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Obituary: Thurman Donald Cheser, 94, formerly of Bardstown »

Thurman Donald Cheser, 94, formerly of Bardstown and Nelson County, died at 7:40 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg, S.C. He was a native of Washington County. He was born June 28, 1922, to the late Thurman and Ethel Carey Cheser. He was a former member of the…

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »
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Campground-Beechfork United Methodist homecoming set for Sept. 11 »

Community News Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 — The Campground-Beechfork United Methodist Church homecoming is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Lunch will be followed by fellowship and singing. Please bring your two favorite dishes. Meat and drinks will be provided. -30-…

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: Happy talk won’t raise state’s real graduation rates »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, 11 p.m. — It’s bad enough that Washington, D.C.-area groups use Kentucky’s inflated high school graduation rates to make wild claims about how the commonwealth is a leader among states in handing out diplomas and closing graduation gaps between poor and better-off…

Aug 7 2016 / Read More »
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City to begin ‘continuous’ mosquito spray operation Sunday night »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, 3:55 p.m. — The City of Bardstown will begin an emergency mosquito spraying program on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. The spraying will take place each evening as weather permits, beginning about 9:45 p.m. until dawn in the city limits. The spraying […]…

Aug 19 2016 / Read More »
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Springfield police officer from Bardstown indicted in SCC tow truck incident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 25, 2016, 1 p.m. — A Washington County grand jury recently indicted a former Springfield police officer from Bardstown for his alleged role in the April injury of a St. Catharine College student on the campus in April involving a tow truck. Michael A. Cotton, 59,…

Aug 24 2016 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: Happy talk won’t raise state’s real graduation rates »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, 11 p.m. — It’s bad enough that Washington, D.C.-area groups use Kentucky’s inflated high school graduation rates…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Governor’s Medicaid reform plan– compassionate or cruel? »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, July 31, 2016, 10 p.m. — An example of how the British government…

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Bluegrass Beacon: We need statesmen who will embrace ‘loftier objectives.’ »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, July 15, 2016, 11 a.m. — Did you hear the one about the…

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Beacon: Elected officials should learn a lesson from Congressman Davy Crockett »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10 a.m. — While folklore about Davy Crockett is filled…

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‘Dead’ and gone? AMC likely going dark Dec. 31 unless deal is reached »

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    By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Fans of AMC’s “Walking…

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Safer shopping: Five places to never use your bank debit or credit card »

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NC GAZETTE/ WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 1 p.m. — According to ConsumerCredit.com, 80% of consumers use their debit…

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Town & Country Bank ATMs hit by ‘skimmers’ on arts, crafts weekend »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 — Debit or credit card users who used…

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Company seeks franchise to bring ‘microcell’ wireless tech to Bardstown »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5 p.m. — Residents and visitors to Bardstown will likely soon have access to improved cellphone and…

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