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Committee to recommend occupational tax hike and consider new taxes »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 12:10 p.m. — The 2015-16 budget approved by the Bardstown City Council in June is going to require tax hikes, creating new taxes, or a combination of both in order to create enough revenue to meet the city’s current and future budget […]…

Aug 3 2015 / Read More »

Bevin takes the high road, doesn’t return political barbs at Fancy Farm picnic »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, 2 a.m. — The annual Fancy Farm Picnic — dubbed the “Superbowl of Kentucky politics” — has a long history of politicians with one-liners, zingers and puns directed at the opposing candidates and/or their party. And nearly every candidate who spoke at […]…

Aug 2 2015 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Inconvenient truth about Ky.’s economic ‘recovery’ »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:10 p.m. – Gov. Steve Beshear’s recent victory lap touted an $82.5 million deposit of what he calls “surplus” funds into Kentucky’s “rainy day fund.” Beshear claims it’s a “sign of a healthy economy” and attacks his critics who “keep running their mouths […]…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council meeting, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 31, 2015 — The Tuesday, July 28, 2015 meeting of the Bardstown City Council.   Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

New Haven man faces charges after shots-fired incident on Valley View »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 31, 2015, 6:55 p.m. — A New Haven man was arrested Friday morning by Bardstown Police after an investigation into a shots fired complaint Thursday night in the 100 block of Valley View Drive in Bardstown. Michael Allen Ballard, 22, was charged with two counts of first-degree […]…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

Bourbon warehouse plans on hold while zoning reg change is considered »

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  By ELIJAH BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, July 31, 2015, 11:45 a.m. — Heaven Hill Brands has withdrawn its zoning change request to allow construction of a 174-acre distilled spirits warehouse complex in Cox’s Creek due to a pending regulation change that may make the rezoning request unnecessary. The regulation change […]…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown Active Neighborhood Delegation meeting, July 27, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 30, 2015 — The Bardstown Active Neighborhood Delegation (B.A.N.D.) meeting on Monday, July 27, 2015.   Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

Council approves $10,300 for additional treatment water plant repair work »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11:55 p.m. — The members of the Bardstown City Council reluctantly approved a request for an additional $10,300 to pay for repair work to the three storage tanks at the city’s water treatment plant. Part of the needed work is to replace […]…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Mayor: Watts turned away city proposal, will instead fund county rec program »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11 p.m. — The joint recreation agreement between the City of Bardstown and Nelson Fiscal Court that expired June 30th will not be extended or renewed and no further negotiations are expected. Bardstown Mayor John Royalty made the announcement at Tuesday night’s Bardstown City […]…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown woman using social media to protest mosquito spraying program »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 4 p.m. — A Bardstown woman has organized a social media page to protest what she claims amounts to her being forced to leave her home because she cannot opt out of the City of Bardstown’s mosquito spraying program. On Tuesday, Ashley Patterson launched […]…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested Monday on sex abuse, sodomy charges »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3 p.m. — A Bardstown man was arrested on sex-related charges Monday after an investigation by Bardstown Police of an incident that happened earlier in July. Charles Anthony Armstrong, 42, was charged for first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy after a police investigation of […]…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Neighborhood group meets to discuss issues, hear citizens’ concerns »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — The Bardstown Active Neighborhood Delegation (BAND) met Monday night to review progress on neighborhood issues and to listen to additional concerns voiced by its members. The group reviewed progress from the concerns they discussed at their Jan. 26 meeting, which included […]…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »
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Teen taken to Flaget after collapsing at TNHS back-to-school event »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 31, 2015, 9 p.m. — Nelson County EMS was called Friday evening to Thomas Nelson High School football field for a teenager with possible heat exhaustion. According to witnesses, a 15-year-old boy was bouncing on an inflatable at the Thomas Nelson High School Back to School […]

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County firefighters called to respond to early morning barn fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 9:30 a.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department responded early Tuesday morning to a barn fire in the 4400 block of Bloomfield Road. Firefighters were dispatched at about 3 a.m. to a barn full of hay that was fully involved in flames located about […]

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Firefighters respond for early morning alarm at Nazareth Village »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:25 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched early Tuesday morning to Nazareth Village, 65 Village Dr. in Nazareth for an active fire alarm reported by the alarm company. Firefighters were dispatched at about 2:55 a.m. for the active alarm. The first firefighters […]

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 20-27, 2015 »

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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 27 2015 / Read More »

No one reportedly injured in two-vehicle rollover crash on KY 245 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:30 p.m. — No one was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash on New Shepherdsville Road (KY 245) between Thomas Nelson High School and Handy Food Mart. The crash was initially reported as one with possible injuries. Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire […]

Jul 23 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 16-19, 2015 »

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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 20 2015 / Read More »

County firefighters respond for hay bales on fire in Cox’s Creek area »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 19, 2015, 5:30 p.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Sunday afternoon for hay bales on fire at a farm in the 1700 block of Mobley Mill Road in Cox’s Creek. Firefighters were dispatched at 1:07 p.m. for a fire involving approximately 15 round hay […]

Jul 19 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown Fire called Saturday for car fire at Thompson’s Food Mart »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 19, 2015, 5 p.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Saturday night for a report of a car on fire near the gas pumps at Thompson’s Food Mart, 509 West Stephen Foster Ave. Firefighters were dispatched at 9:55 p.m. and reported that the fire was out […]

Jul 19 2015 / Read More »

First-responders called Saturday for man pinned under overturned tractor »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 19, 2015, 5 p.m. — The Northeast Nelson Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded Saturday night for a report of a man trapped under an overturned tractor on Campground Road. First-responders were dispatched at 9:10 p.m. to the 800 block […]

Jul 19 2015 / Read More »

County firefighters respond for fire in area of Paschal Ballard Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 17, 2015, 1 a.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department was dispatched Thursday evening for a reported fire in the area of Paschal Ballard Road and Balltown Road. The fire department was paged at 7:10 p.m. after someone called to report heavy black smoke in the […]

Jul 17 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 14-15, 2015 »

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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 16 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 13, 2015 »

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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 14 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–July 10-13, 2015 »

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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 13 2015 / Read More »

Man escapes injury after boat capsizes Monday on Sympson Lake »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 13, 2015 — A man escaped serious injury Monday morning at Sympson Lake after the boat he was in capsized and sank. The Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at 10 a.m. for the report of two men in a sinking boat near the […]

Jul 13 2015 / Read More »

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Obituary: Joseph Leo Houck, 80, Bardstown »

Joseph Leo Houck, 80, of Bardstown, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at his home. The Bardstown businessman was born June 27, 1935, in Cox’s Creek to the late Eugene and May Devers Houck. He retired after 35 years as a Century 21 real estate agent. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps on the U.S.S.…

Aug 1 2015 / Read More »
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Fundraiser, community to show support for Crystal Rogers’ family, children »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 27, 2015, 3 p.m. — A grilled pork chop lunch fundraiser and community photo are planned for this Friday, July 31, as friends, family and members of the community support the family of Crystal Rogers’s family as they continue to search for answers about her…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: Transparency is best medicine for drug-pricing program »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12:33 p.m. – If ever a well-intentioned government program was trusted too much and verified too little, it’s the 340B Drug Pricing plan created by Congress in 1992 to help indigent and uninsured patients acquire costly prescription medicines. The policy forces manufacturers to…

Jul 11 2015 / Read More »
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Bardstown woman using social media to protest mosquito spraying program »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 4 p.m. — A Bardstown woman has organized a social media page to protest what she claims amounts to her being forced to leave her home because she cannot opt out of the City of Bardstown’s mosquito spraying program. On Tuesday, Ashley Patterson launched […]…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs–July 20-27, 2015 »

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.…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Transparency is best medicine for drug-pricing program »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12:33 p.m. – If ever a well-intentioned government program was trusted too much and verified too little, it’s…

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Bluegrass Beacon: ‘False choice’ falsely describes Obamacare critics »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, June 27, 2015, 4 p.m. – Nowhere is President Obama’s perfected use of…

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Bluegrass Beacon: High court review a chance for state’s rights to win »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, June 20, 2015, 8 p.m. – The Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision…

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A 529 savings plan can ensure brighter future for college-bound children »

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By CARL P. ROLLINS KHEAA Executive Director Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Graduation season is under way and for many families, it’s…

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Latest Nielsen ratings show WBRT leading other stations in listenership »

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By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 2, 2015 — The 2015 Nielsen ratings released March 30 show that…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Lessons from the high cost of high-speed failure »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, March 21, 2015, 4 p.m. – While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban…

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A mix of old & new technology improves severe weather safety »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan’s message Monday…

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Ham radio club meeting Aug. 10, 26; conducts on-air training nets »

Community News Sunday, July 26, 2015 — The Bardstown-based Kentucky Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the main Nelson County…

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