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NCHS graduation gives family opportunity to celebrate daughter’s life, achievement »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, May 25, 2018 — For one Botland family, Friday night’s graduation ceremony at Nelson County High School was much more than a celebration to mark their daughters completing high school. For the family of Jeremy and Jackie Newton, Friday’s ceremonies were a chance to […]…

May 25 2018 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek man arrested Thursday on drug charges in Marion County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 25, 2018 — A Nelson County man was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2018, in Marion County after police executed a search warrant at a home at 535 Spencer Hamilton Road. William T. Bonney, 34, of Cox’s Creek, faces charges of possession of controlled substances and […]…

May 25 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. Monday at city cemetery »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Thursday, May 24, 2018 — The annual Memorial Day observance at the Bardstown City Cemetery is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the gazebo next to the flag pole. Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Kenny Fogle will serve as emcee. Following a welcome message […]…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

County firefighters respond Monday night for Murray’s Run Road house fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — A home in the 800 block of Murray’s Run Road was heavily damaged by a fire that was reported late Monday night. At about 10 p.m., the Nelson County Fire Department was dispatched to Murray’s Run Road for a reported structure fire in […]…

May 22 2018 / Read More »

Social media message prompts ‘soft’ lockdown Monday at NCHS »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 21, 2018 — Nelson County High School was under a “soft” lockdown for about 30 minutes Monday afternoon prompted by a social media message. According to a district press release, there was no direct threat on the school, but the nature of the message prompted the […]…

May 21 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown Middle SBDM council names Taylor as schools next principal »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 21, 2018 –– The Bardstown Middle School SBDM council select Melissa Taylor as the schools next principal. The council made the decision at its meeting last Thursday. Taylor has beens serving as assistant principal at the middle school since July 2010. Taylor began her teaching career […]…

May 21 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown Middle SBDM council names Taylor as schools next principal »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 21, 2018 –– The Bardstown Middle School SBDM council select Melissa Taylor as the schools next principal. The council made the decision at its meeting last Thursday. Taylor has beens serving as assistant principal at the middle school since July 2010. Taylor began her teaching career […]…

May 21 2018 / Read More »

County’s polling places open 6 a.m. Tuesday for 2018 primary election »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 21, 2018 — Nelson County voters go to the polls tomorrow to cast their votes for a number of local races in the Republican and Democratic primary. There have been no changes in polling places in Nelson County, Elaine Filiatreau, Nelson County Clerk, told the Gazette […]…

May 21 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Tax-raising politicians should choose comfort over transparency »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, May 20, 2018 —  What led to Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling supporting the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that the Kentucky House of Representatives held an illegal closed-door meeting last summer is indicative of how most politicians would, if given a choice, handle contentious […]…

May 20 2018 / Read More »

Anthony Orr hired as permanent Powell County Schools superintendent »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, May 19, 2018 — As Wes Bradley takes the helm as the new superintendent of Nelson County Schools, his predecessor has been hired as the new superintendent of Powell County Schools. The Powell County Board of Education voted 4-1 to hire former Nelson County Superintendent […]…

May 19 2018 / Read More »

Local attorneys support Judge Debra Lambert for Supreme Court seat »

To the Editor: As attorneys, we represent diverse political views, practice areas and experience. But our judicial races are non-partisan for a reason – it is far more important to elect judges who have the expertise, knowledge, experience, and ethics to make important decisions without regard to divisive, partisan politics. We have a candidate who […]…

May 18 2018 / Read More »

Three people arrested after search warrant turns up drugs, cash, weapons »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 18, 2018 — Three Bardstown residents were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges following a search warrant executed by police of two area homes. Detectives with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Bardstown Police Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office conducted the search of […]…

May 18 2018 / Read More »

County school board OKs budget based on 4 percent tax revenue increase »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, May 18, 2018 — The Nelson County Board of Education recently approved the district’s tentative 2018-19 budget that assumes the district will receive a four percent property tax revenue increase over last fiscal year. The board reviewed the budget with Tim Hockensmith, the district’s […]…

May 18 2018 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Indictments, May 15, 2018 »

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, May 18, 2018, 1 a.m. — The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. They are scheduled to be arraigned […]…

May 18 2018 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Cox’s Creek man arrested Thursday on drug charges in Marion County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 25, 2018 — A Nelson County man was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2018, in Marion County after police executed a search warrant at a home at 535 Spencer Hamilton Road. William T. Bonney, 34, of Cox’s Creek, faces charges of possession of controlled substances and […]

May 25 2018 / Read More »

County firefighters respond Monday night for Murray’s Run Road house fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — A home in the 800 block of Murray’s Run Road was heavily damaged by a fire that was reported late Monday night. At about 10 p.m., the Nelson County Fire Department was dispatched to Murray’s Run Road for a reported structure fire in […]

May 22 2018 / Read More »

Three people arrested after search warrant turns up drugs, cash, weapons »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 18, 2018 — Three Bardstown residents were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges following a search warrant executed by police of two area homes. Detectives with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, Bardstown Police Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office conducted the search of […]

May 18 2018 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Indictments, May 15, 2018 »

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, May 18, 2018, 1 a.m. — The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. They are scheduled to be arraigned […]

May 18 2018 / Read More »

Three injured Monday afternoon in head-on crash on US31E north of KY 509 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (Edited Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:23 a.m.) –– Three people were injured Monday afternoon in a head-on collision on Louisville Road north of the KY 509 intersection and south of the Wolf Bridge. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 3:55 p.m., […]

May 15 2018 / Read More »

Ex-middle school head coach faces charges for alleged sex acts with student »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 11, 2018 — A Bardstown City Schools employee has been arrested after police say he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with an underage student. Devin Lee Yocum, 37, was arrested on charges that include sodomy, third-degree; possession or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by […]

May 11 2018 / Read More »

Police, EMS and fire respond Monday for report of stabbing on Old Nazareth Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — A 37-year-old resident of Old Nazareth Road was allegedly stabbed twice and cut by a man who broke into her home Monday afternoon at about 2:20 p.m. Nelson County Dispatch alerted Bardstown Police, the Bardstown Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson […]

May 8 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County EMS, police respond after man shoots himself in the leg »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — Nelson County EMS and the sheriff’s office responded early Tuesday morning for a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At about 12:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nelson County Dispatch received a report that 45-year-old man who lived in the 1000 block of Woodside Drive […]

May 8 2018 / Read More »

Five injured Friday night in rollover crash on KY 245 at Keystone Avenue »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m. (updated 9:59 p.m.) — Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a passenger car and four-wheel-drive truck Friday night at the intersection of East John Rowan and Keystone Avenue. Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire Department and Bardstown Police responded […]

May 4 2018 / Read More »

New Haven woman dies in Hardin County two-car crash Monday afternoon »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, April 30, 2018 — A New Haven woman died Monday, April 30, 2018, in a two-car crash in Hardin County. The Kentucky State Police troopers were dispatched to an injury accident Monday at 2:23 p.m. on KY 210, Hodgenville Road south of Elizabethtown. Judy Summers, 76, of […]

Apr 30 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County E-911 dispatcher graduates from EKU dispatch academy »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, April 27, 2018 — A Nelson County dispatcher was among 25 public safety dispatchers who graduated recently from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Public Safety Dispatch Academy on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Austin Hale has been employed by Nelson County […]

Apr 27 2018 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office identifies suspects in New Haven Tuesday morning armed robbery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 26, 2018 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has identified two suspects in an armed robbery that took place early Tuesday morning at a home on Center Street in New Haven. The suspects were identified through the assistance of tips received via social media and the […]

Apr 26 2018 / Read More »

Several county fire departments fighting out-of-control brush fire near Boston »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3 p.m. — Firefighters from several local fire departments are currently fighting an out-of-control brush fire in the area of North Hurricane Hills in the Boston area. Hurricane Hills is located off Masden Road north of the Boston Jim Beam plant. At 1:26 p.m. […]

Apr 12 2018 / Read More »

Two people injured after their vehicles strike a horse in roadway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, April 8, 2018 — Two people were injured after their vehicles struck a horse that had escaped its fenced enclosure and wandered onto Louisville Road near Hialeah Drive north of Cox’s Creek. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to […]

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: Vickie Karen Denham, 62, Lebanon Junction »

Vickie Karen Denham, 62, of Lebanon Junction, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at her home. She is survived by one daughter, Kristi (Joey) Chesser; three sons, Brent (Stephanie) Denham, Daniel Denham and Eric Denham; two sisters, Beverly Trimble and Carolyn Smith; three brothers, Michael Trimble, Curtis Trimble and David Trimble; and nine grandchildren. The funeral…

May 25 2018 / Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers group set to meet 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Thursday, May 24, 2018 — The Washington County Beekeepers meeting at the new Washington County Extension Office building (245 Corporate Drive in Springfield) will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018. The business meeting will begin at about 7 p.m. If…

May 24 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Tax-raising politicians should choose comfort over transparency »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, May 20, 2018 —  What led to Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling supporting the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that the Kentucky House of Representatives held an illegal closed-door meeting last summer is indicative of how most politicians would, if given a choice, handle contentious…

May 20 2018 / Read More »

Lincoln Trail Health Department working to stop spread of hepatitis A »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 3, 2018 — Sara Best, the Lincoln Trail Health Department director, updated the media on the latest numbers of cases of hepatitis A in the region. Current, the Lincoln Trail Health Department has conducted 30 total investigations, 21 of which are located within the Lincoln Trail […]…

May 3 2018 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek man arrested Thursday on drug charges in Marion County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 25, 2018 — A Nelson County man was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2018, in Marion County after police executed a search warrant at a home at 535 Spencer Hamilton Road. William T. Bonney, 34, of Cox’s Creek, faces charges of possession of controlled substances and…

May 25 2018 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: Tax-raising politicians should choose comfort over transparency »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, May 20, 2018 —  What led to Judge Thomas Wingate’s ruling supporting the Bluegrass Institute Center for Open Government’s claim that…

May 20 2018 / Read More »

Local attorneys support Judge Debra Lambert for Supreme Court seat »

To the Editor: As attorneys, we represent diverse political views, practice areas and experience. But our judicial races are non-partisan for a…

May 18 2018 / Read More »

Letter: Supports Judge Dan Ballou for Kentucky Supreme Court seat »

To The Editor: I would like to take a moment to endorse Judge Dan Ballou for the upcoming Kentucky Supreme Court Justice…

May 15 2018 / Read More »

Kentucky Open Records Act helps insure transparent and open government »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, May 14, 2018 — Every election cycle it is common that we…

May 14 2018 / Read More »

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Fiscal Court delays action on telecom franchise for Kentucky Wired »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court delayed taking action Tuesday…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

Newspaper website anniversary part of my ‘long, strange trip’ through technology »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 9, 2017 — A recent editorial in The Kentucky Standard heralded…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

Don’t fall for bogus email offering search engine registration for your website »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:20 p.m. — The email looked reasonably official and…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

City cable will drop WHAS, WLKY at midnight Dec. 31 if retransmission talks fail »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — Retransmission agreements with two Louisville broadcast stations are set to expire at midnight, Dec. 31, which may…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

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