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General Assembly: Total number of bills under consideration reaches 752 »

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LRC Public Information Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, 10 p.m. – The Kentucky General Assembly crossed another mile marker this week by reaching the deadline for the introduction of new bills in the House of Representatives. The Senate crossed a similar deadline on Feb. 13. With these two deadlines in the rear-view mirror, Kentuckians now have […]…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Tax incentives OK’d for new $5.2 million automotive plant in Bardstown »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, 9 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen will visit Bardstown at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, for the official announcement that Itsuwa KY, LLC, a new Japanese automotive manufacturer, will locate a plant in Bardstown that will create 43 jobs. The announcement will […]…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

St. Joe Montessori plans 7th annual ‘Boots and Bling’ education celebration »

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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 – Hundreds of education advocates and generous hearts will come together on Saturday, March 7 to celebrate more than 40 years of child education at St. Jospeh Montessori Children’s Center. The 7th annual Celebration for Education “Boots and Bling” gala and auction is 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Blue […]…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Letter: Right-to-work for less, or right-to-work for more? »

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To the editor, President Franklin Roosevelt and civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. repeatedly warned us about these false slogans like “Right to Work”. They knew then that this type of legislation did not offer any rights or work, and was only designed to lower wages while taking away our rights in the […]…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

One injured when pickup hits parked vehicle on West Flaget Avenue »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 – One person was injured Wednesday morning when a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck struck a truck parked in the 100 block of West Flaget Avenue. According to a police, Jonathan Fortier was operating the pickup truck traveling east when it struck a parked […]…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Floyd: The devil is in the details for proposed minimum wage legislation »

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By DAVID FLOYD 50th State Representative Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. — We have before us House Bill 2, an act relating to wages. The bill addresses two separate issues: the minimum wage; and what they are calling “Equal Pay for Equal Work.” Here’s the rest of the story, and let’s begin with the minimum wage. […]…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Minister ejected from meeting after alleging mayor made racist remarks »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 – Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting opened with an opportunity for the mayor and council to listen to the public’s input. That input turned into a confrontation that prompted the mayor to eject a person from the council chambers. At the start of […]…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Council OKs utility request for next phase of Copperfield subdivision construction »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 1 a.m. – The Bardstown City Council approved a request for utility services for an expansion of the Copperfield subdivision off Plum Run Road. The request for water and sewer services was unanimously approved by the council. The expansion will include utility […]…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

Bill filed to allow gas tax to drop while preserving road fund dollars »

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Kentucky House Republican Caucus Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2015 – House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, filed a bill Tuesday for the 2015 Regular Session that would fully protect the dollars set aside for counties and cities in Kentucky’s Road Fund. “The ability of our state, county and local governments to maintain highways and bridges […]…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

House OKs bill to reduce teacher retirement system’s unfunded liability »

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LRC Public Information Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 – A House proposal to authorize $3.3 billion in bonds to reduce the unfunded liability of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System’s pension fund is heading to the Kentucky Senate. House Bill 4, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, was approved in the House today on a 62-31 […]…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

City garbage collection returning to normal schedule on Monday, Feb. 23 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 1 p.m. – Bardstown City Hall reports that residential and commercial garbage collection will return to its normal schedule on Monday, Feb. 23, weather permitting. Residents and businesses with curbside garbage collection are asked to place their trash receptacles as close to the street […]…

Feb 20 2015 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Not all minimum-wage hikes are created equal »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 10 a.m. – A new Bluegrass Institute report by Western Kentucky University economist Brian Strow suggests the consequences of raising the minimum wage are more severe in some parts of the country – and among certain demographic groups – than others. Strow, Ph.D., […]…

Feb 20 2015 / Read More »
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Faulty breaker causes power outage in parts of city Wednesday night »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 12:30 p.m. — Electrical power was lost Wednesday night at about 11 p.m. in the area of Bardstown between Templin Avenue and West John Rowan — including the Chambers Boulevard and Lincoln Way areas. The outage darkened traffic lights and businesses in the affected […]

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for Hubbards Lane garage fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 11:55 p.m. – A Hubbards Lane garage with lawn mowing equipment and mower fuel was a total loss Wednesday night in a structure fire reported at 8:50 p.m. The Bardstown Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and police responded to the alarm in the 200 […]

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for reported High Grove barn fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 11 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called out early Monday morning for a barn fire on Crenshaw Lane in the High Grove community. The fire was reported at about 7:22 a.m. The first firefighter to arrive reported the barn on fire had […]

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

Firefighters respond to active commercial fire alarm near Krogers »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, 12:30 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department responded Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. to an active commercial fire alarm at 106 West John Rowan in the area of Krogers. Firefighters responded to the alarm and arrived on scene to investigate. Crews found no apparent […]

Feb 22 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond Saturday to Pinehurst Drive dryer fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, 11:58 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called out just after 9 p.m. Saturday night for a dryer fire at a home in the 100 block of Pinehurst Drive off Poplar Flat Road. Firefighters arrived to find an active fire in the home […]

Feb 22 2015 / Read More »

NE Nelson firefighters called for vent fan fire at Dollar General »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 1:15 a.m. – The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called out just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning to the Dollar General Store, 35 Arnold Lane in Bloomfield, to investigate a ventilation fan that caught on fire in a bathroom. Firefighters checked the crawl space above […]

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »

Subzero temps prompt request for police to check on homeless man »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 12:15 a.m. – The extreme cold temperatures overnight prompted a call to Bardstown Police with a request they check on the welfare of a homeless man living in a wooded area off Withrow Court. Two officers responded to the call at about 7:30 Wednesday […]

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »

Northeast Nelson fire responds for Simpson Creek chimney fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 11 p.m. – The Northeast Nelson Fire Department responded to the 1700 block of Simpson Creek Road Saturday night for a reported chimney fire. Fire units were dispatched at 7:16 p.m., and the first firefighter on scene reported an active chimney fire at the […]

Feb 14 2015 / Read More »

Firefighters respond to assist with Saturday evening two-vehicle crash »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 10 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called out at 6:17 Saturday evening to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of East Stephen Foster Avenue and First Street. The accident was initially reported as an injury accident, but EMS was canceled. Firefighters used […]

Feb 14 2015 / Read More »

Two injured Saturday afternoon in Lawrenceburg Road injury accident »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 9 p.m. – Two people were injured Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident four miles east of Bloomfield on Lawrenceburg Road. At 4:53 p.m. Saturday, Nelson County EMS and police responded to the injury accident reported in the 3700 block of Lawrenceburg Road involving […]

Feb 7 2015 / Read More »

Juveniles questioned about role in Saturday’s Maywood golf course fire »

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By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 – Four juveniles admitted to police they were responsible for starting a brush fire on the Maywood golf course Saturday afternoon about 1:17 p.m. The Bardstown Fire Department was called out Saturday afternoon for a reported fire located  between the 7th and 9th holes […]

Feb 7 2015 / Read More »

NE Nelson firefighters respond for debris fire on Plum Run Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 – The Northeast Nelson Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched Friday night to the area of 5800 Plum Run Road for a report of debris burning in the roadway. A Bardstown Police officer was near the area when the report […]

Feb 7 2015 / Read More »

2 arrested Wednesday after traffic stop at Bardstown Middle School »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 5 p.m. – Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a routine traffic stop by a Bardstown Police officer. Joseph W. Hamilton, 36, of Bardstown, was driving a sport-utility vehicle with Tennessee tags when he was stopped by Officer Dalton Pinkston at 3:12 p.m. […]

Feb 6 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for reported Scenic Drive kitchen fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 11:45 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon at 3:25 p.m. to a home in the 100 block of Scenic Drive for a kitchen fire. The fire was out when firefighters arrived, but the resident asked firefighters to check if fire had […]

Feb 4 2015 / Read More »

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Obituary: James Ray ‘Petie’ Allen Jr, 55, Lebanon »

James Ray “Petie” Allen, Jr, 55, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at University of Louisville Hospital. He was born July 13, 1959, in Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his father, James Ray Allen, Sr. Survivors include his mother, Edna Mae Wayne Allen of Lebanon; one daughter, Megan Ann Allen of Lebanon;…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »
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St. Joe Montessori plans 7th annual ‘Boots and Bling’ education celebration »

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 – Hundreds of education advocates and generous hearts will come together on Saturday, March 7 to celebrate more than 40 years of child education at St. Jospeh Montessori Children’s Center. The 7th annual Celebration for Education “Boots and Bling” gala and auction is 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Blue…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »
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Letter: Right-to-work for less, or right-to-work for more? »

To the editor, President Franklin Roosevelt and civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. repeatedly warned us about these false slogans like “Right to Work”. They knew then that this type of legislation did not offer any rights or work, and was only designed to lower wages while taking away our rights in the…

Feb 26 2015 / 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 […]…

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Nelson Circuit Court Indictments–Feb 4, 2015 »

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, Feb. 6, 2015 – The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. They are scheduled for arraignment Thursday, Feb. 19,…

Feb 6 2015 / Read More »
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Letter: Right-to-work for less, or right-to-work for more? »

To the editor, President Franklin Roosevelt and civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. repeatedly warned us about these false slogans like “Right to Work”. They knew then that…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

Floyd: The devil is in the details for proposed minimum wage legislation »

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By DAVID FLOYD 50th State Representative Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. — We have before us House Bill 2, an act relating to…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Not all minimum-wage hikes are created equal »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 10 a.m. – A new Bluegrass Institute report by Western…

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Letter: Proposed minimum wage bill unfair to our hardest-working workers »

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To the editor, Imagine you are an hourly worker and have been struggling heroically for years to increase your pay to get…

Feb 12 2015 / Read More »

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Gazette Tech: Software makes it easy to upgrade your PC’s hard drive »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Friday, Nov. 21, 2013 – One of the truths of computer technology is that “state-of-the-art” is…

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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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Legal-sounding Facebook posts won’t opt you out of their terms of service »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, 5 p.m. – Facebook has more than 1 billion users who do what we all do on…

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