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Council approves FY 2020 budget at special-called noon-time meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — Meeting briefly at a special noon-hour special meeting, the Bardstown City Council gave second and final approval of the city’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The final approval follows the council’s initial approval at Tuesday night’s council meeting, and before the June 30, 2019 deadline. […]…

Jun 26 2019 / Read More »

Council asks after-hours group to return with fewer days for 2 a.m. alcohol sales »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — After nearly 30 minutes of discussion about allowing bars to serve alcohol until 2 a.m., the Bardstown City Council told the After Hours Coalition to reduce the number of dates it wanted longer hours from 18 to “four or five.” But members […]…

Jun 26 2019 / Read More »

Temporarily stopping 401(k) contributions will give you more power to pay off debt »

Dear Dave, Should I still contribute up to the match to my 401(k) at work, like you recommend, if I’m in the process of trying to get out of debt? Russ Dear Russ, Some people disagree with this stance, but my answer is no. I understand how important it is to take the match in […]…

Jun 25 2019 / Read More »

City, county garbage collection delayed one day by July 4th holiday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 24, 2019 — The July 4 holiday will delay the garbage pickup in both the City of Bardstown and in the county by one day. There will be no garbage pickup on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in the city or county. Thursday’s city and county garbage routes […]…

Jun 24 2019 / Read More »

State apiarist to speak at July 1 Washington Co. beekeepers assoc. meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 24, 2019 — Dr. Tammy Potter, the state’s apiarist, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, July 1, 2019, monthly meeting of the Washington County Beekeepers Association. Potter will explain varroa mite treatments, and review online tools available to beekeepers from the Honey Bee Health Coalitions. […]…

Jun 24 2019 / Read More »

Council to again consider measure to allow bars to sell alcohol sales until 2 a.m. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 24, 2019 — The downtown bar owners seeking to extend alcohol sales to 2 a.m. in the city will present a proposal to the Bardstown City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to sell alcohol to 2 a.m. on up to 18 specific dates, five additional variable […]…

Jun 24 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Art Laffer’s curve changes America’s economic trajectory »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, June 22, 2019 — President Trump could not have chosen a more worthy recipient for the Presidential Medal of Freedom than Art Laffer – arguably America’s greatest champion ever of low taxes and tax rates. Neither could he have chosen a better time to hang the […]…

Jun 22 2019 / Read More »

WesBanco donates to help Stephen Foster Drama renovation project »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 22, 2019 — WesBanco presented a contribution of $10,000 to the Stephen Foster Drama Association in Bardstown to help with the renovation of the Dan Talbott amphitheater. Pictured from left: Johnny Warren, artistic director and general manager of the Drama; WesBanco staff members Howard Keene, vice president […]…

Jun 22 2019 / Read More »

McCoy resigns from NCEDA board after Thrasher questions his appointment »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 21, 2019 (Updated 7:25 p.m.) — State Rep. Chad McCoy submitted his resignation as a member of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency (NCEDA) on Thursday following a complaint lodged by Nelson County GOP chairman Don Thrasher. At the end of Tuesday’s Nelson Fiscal Court […]…

Jun 21 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigation leads to 9 indictments related to trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Nine people have been indicted this month by a Nelson County grand jury for their roles in trailer thefts that have taken place this year in Nelson County. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, William Shelton, 39, of Bardstown, was indicted for his alleged role […]…

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Clerk’s office to close June 26 for computer upgrades »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — The Nelson County Circuit Clerk’s office will be closed 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, due to planned computer system upgrades by the Commonwealth Office of Technology. The clerk’s office apologizes for any inconvenience the closure causes. -30-…

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Higdon: It’s important to honor our veterans as Independence Day nears »

By JIMMY HIDGON14th District State Senator Thursday, June 20, 2019 — As we start the summer, I wanted to tell you about a great experience. Words can’t describe the awesome trip I recently took aboard Honor Flight Bluegrass – a nonprofit that flies veterans to Washington’s war memorials. I was a guardian, similar to a […]…

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Two women indicted for exploiting more than $30,000 from elderly man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Two women were indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for their role in allegedly taking money from an elderly adult. After a lengthy investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Protective Services about the care an elderly male adult was […]…

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted on charges of sexual intercourse with 17-year-old »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on charges that he had sex with a 17-year-old. Nathan Bowling, 36, of Bardstown, was indicted on charges that include third-degree rape; intimidating a participant in a legal process; […]…

Jun 19 2019 / Read More »

BCS board of education gives Clark high marks after first year as superintendent »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — The Bardstown Board of Education gave high marks to its superintendent on the job he is doing in his first year leading the school district forward. At the end of Tuesday’s board meeting, the school board met in executive session to conduct […]…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »
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Sheriff’s office investigation leads to 9 indictments related to trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Nine people have been indicted this month by a Nelson County grand jury for their roles in trailer thefts that have taken place this year in Nelson County. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, William Shelton, 39, of Bardstown, was indicted for his alleged role […]

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Two women indicted for exploiting more than $30,000 from elderly man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Two women were indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for their role in allegedly taking money from an elderly adult. After a lengthy investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Protective Services about the care an elderly male adult was […]

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted on charges of sexual intercourse with 17-year-old »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on charges that he had sex with a 17-year-old. Nathan Bowling, 36, of Bardstown, was indicted on charges that include third-degree rape; intimidating a participant in a legal process; […]

Jun 19 2019 / Read More »

Upton man dies in early Sunday morning Bluegrass Parkway single-vehicle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:05 p.m. — The victim who died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway has been identified as Neal R. Bowers, 73, of Upton. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Bowers was driving his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound […]

Jun 16 2019 / Read More »

Two arrested in Bullitt County after police pursuit begins in Boston area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:55 p.m. — An investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office of a reported stolen vehicle landed two people in jail following a police pursuit that began on Boston Road and ended on I-65 at the Cedar Grove Road exit. At 2:08 p.m. Friday, the […]

Jun 15 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested on indictment warrants for local trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 8, 2019 — The Bardstown man indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for the theft of equipment trailers was arrested Saturday by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell Ray Ramsey, 38, was arrested at 7:24 a.m. according to the uniform citation. Ramsey was indicted […]

Jun 8 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted by Nelson County grand jury on sodomy charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (Updated Friday, June 7, 2019)— A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on five counts of third-degree sodomy. James Phillip Cecil, 63, was charged with five counts of third-degree sodomy that the indictment alleges took place on unspecified dates between […]

Jun 5 2019 / Read More »

Grand jury indicts Arkansas woman for her role in Wilson & Muir bank robbery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — The Arkansas woman who robbed the Wilson & Muir Bank branch on Culpepper Street on Friday, May 3, 2019, was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury. Crystal Diane Gibbons, 28, of Monette, Ark., was indicted on charges that include robbery, second-degree; possession […]

Jun 5 2019 / Read More »

Resident who walked away from Isaiah House indicted on numerous charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — The Glasgow man who walked away from the Isaiah House drug rehabilitation center in Chaplin on May 16, 2019, was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury. James Joshua Robinson, 27, was indicted Wednesday on charges that stem from his theft of one […]

Jun 5 2019 / Read More »

Wilson Parkway anhydrous ammonia leak prompts Sunday safety precautions »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 3, 2019 — First-responders were called to NPR Manufacturing, 680 Wilson Parkway, Sunday afternoon about 3:34 p.m. for an ammonia leak. According to an Emergency Management press release, approximately 5,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia were released at NPR. As a result of the leak, residents who lived […]

Jun 3 2019 / Read More »

Boston man faces charges after Wednesday night domestic assault »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 30, 2019 — A Boston area man was arrested on assault-related charges following a police investigation of a domestic incident that happened Wednesday night at a home on Nat Rogers Road. George William Vittitoe, 69, of Boston, was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with second-degree assault, […]

May 30 2019 / Read More »

Juvenile faces murder charge in Saturday night Bard Ave. shooting death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 26, 2019 — A man died in a shooting late Saturday night at an apartment on Bard Avenue. According to a Bardstown Police press release, officers were dispatched at about 11:41 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 100 block of Bard Avenue for a shooting. […]

May 26 2019 / Read More »

Overturned semi hauling distillery slop stops traffic Monday on Bluegrass Parkway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — An overturned semi tanker truck that caught fire closed both the east and westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway for several hours Monday afternoon. At about 3:25, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for single-vehicle accident near the 16 mile marker eastbound on […]

May 22 2019 / Read More »

Glasgow man walks away from drug rehab facility, breaks into homes, steals car »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 17, 2019 — A resident of the Isiaiah House drug rehabilitation center in Chaplin walked away from the facility Thursday morning, broke into two homes, stole one vehicle and attempted to steal a pickup truck before he was taken into custody by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. […]

May 17 2019 / Read More »

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Obituary: Bobby J. ‘Joey’ Mattingly Jr., 43, Bardstown »

Bobby J. “Joey” Mattingly Jr., 43, of Bardstown, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1975, in Springfield. He was a Quailty Engineer for EPC of Lebanon. He loved to restore and work on cars, motorcycles and attend car shows. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby…

Jun 26 2019 / Read More »

City, county garbage collection delayed one day by July 4th holiday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 24, 2019 — The July 4 holiday will delay the garbage pickup in both the City of Bardstown and in the county by one day. There will be no garbage pickup on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in the city or county. Thursday’s city and county garbage routes…

Jun 24 2019 / Read More »

Temporarily stopping 401(k) contributions will give you more power to pay off debt »

Dear Dave, Should I still contribute up to the match to my 401(k) at work, like you recommend, if I’m in the process of trying to get out of debt? Russ Dear Russ, Some people disagree with this stance, but my answer is no. I understand how important it is to take the match in…

Jun 25 2019 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital honors employees with Daisy, Rose Awards »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 24, 2019 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has named its Daisy and Rose Award winners for the first quarter of 2019. Barbara Leake, RN, Outpatient Treatment, received the Daisy Award, while Lori Abell, Executive Assistant, received the Rose Award. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates […]…

May 24 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigation leads to 9 indictments related to trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Nine people have been indicted this month by a Nelson County grand jury for their roles in trailer thefts that have taken place this year in Nelson County. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, William Shelton, 39, of Bardstown, was indicted for his alleged role…

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

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Temporarily stopping 401(k) contributions will give you more power to pay off debt »

Dear Dave, Should I still contribute up to the match to my 401(k) at work, like you recommend, if I’m in the process of trying to get out of debt?…

Jun 25 2019 / Read More »

Higdon: It’s important to honor our veterans as Independence Day nears »

By JIMMY HIDGON14th District State Senator Thursday, June 20, 2019 — As we start the summer, I wanted to tell you about…

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Helping someone is often more than just giving them a cash donation »

Dear Dave, My husband and I met a young woman through an outreach program at church. She is a single mother with…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Legislative update: Defining good government in the 2019 legislative session »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, June 17, 2019 — While the 2019 General Assembly adjourned more than two months ago,…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

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Video: April 9, 2019, Cable & Electric Committee meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Cable & Electric Committee meeting held before the…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

Wish website connects world’s buyers with the vast Chinese marketplace »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, April 1, 2019 — Many of you have probably either used or…

Apr 1 2019 / Read More »

Get a new phone for Christmas? Here’s how to add the Gazette icon to it »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 — Fifty years ago this week, I was an…

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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 “phishing” incident recently that nearly cost a district…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

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