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Dave Says: Investing money in a timeshare is a really bad idea »

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Dear Dave, My wife and I recently sat through a timeshare pitch at my mom and dad’s community as a favor to them. We’re trying to get out of debt and take control of our money, so when the salesman said we could put the whole thing on a credit card, I told him about […]…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

Board OKs bond refinancing, raises district employee pay 1.5% »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 10 p.m. — The Nelson County Board of Education approved the refinancing of a 2009 bond originally used to finance a construction project at Foster Heights Elementary School. According to Dr. Robert Tarvin, a financial adviser with Ross, Sinclair & Associates, the […]…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

Board OKs Templin project; moves closer to sale of old Cox’s Creek school »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 3 p.m. — The Bardstown Board of Education approved moving forward with plans to dispose of the former Cox’s Creek Elementary School building. The district has received approval by the Kentucky Department of Education to dispose of the building located at […]…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

County receives emergency funds to repair Greens Chapel, Murphy Lane »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 1 p.m. — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts reported to Nelson Fiscal Court this morning the county has received $197,000 in emergency road funding to make repairs to both Green Chapel Road and Murphy Lane. Both roads were closed earlier this […]…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

Man critically injured Monday when hit by car following domestic dispute »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, 6 p.m. — A man believed to be in his late 30s was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he was struck and run over by a passenger vehicle in the area of Camptown Road and Redmon Court. Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County […]…

Sep 19 2016 / Read More »

Dave Says: Focus on quckly paying off debt on commercial rental property »

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Dear Dave, My husband and I own three commercial buildings in Boise, Idaho, that are leased out long-term. We owe about $500,000 on one and $400,000 on each of the others, and they earn $190,000. The only other debt we have is a small amount left on our mortgage. I know you don’t like debt, […]…

Sep 17 2016 / Read More »

Luxco unveils name, logo of Nelson County’s newest distillery »

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By SYLVIA HORLANDER & JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, 2 a.m. — The name and logo for Bardstown’s newest Bourbon distillery was unveiled Thursday afternoon at the distillery’s 70-acre site at 3050 East John Rowan Blvd., south of Spencer Mattingly Lane. St. Louis-based distilled spirits marketer Luxco announced […]…

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »

Local bars among Bourbon Review’s list of nation’s Top 80 bourbon bars »

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  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 — Four Bardstown businesses have been named in a list of America’s 80 Best Bourbon Bars by Bourbon Review magazine. The announcement comes during National Bourbon Heritage Month, and while The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is underway in Bardstown. The four Bardstown bars honored […]…

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

Council OKs industrial park tract sale for business expansion project »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, 1 p.m. — One of Bardstown’s newer businesses is expanding its operation to a new site in the Wilson Industrial Park. The Bardstown City Council approved the sale of a 7.75 acre tract in the Wilson Industrial Park to Demipac Inc., a […]…

Sep 14 2016 / Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul to join ‘Bradford & Brooks’ this morning at 11 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, 11:45 p.m. — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be a guest on Wednesday’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show, 11 to noon on WBRT radio, 1320 AM, 97.1 FM and streaming live online, WBRTCountry.com or NelsonCountyGazette.com Join Margie and Jim today at 11 a.m. for a […]…

Sep 14 2016 / Read More »

Copeland updates council about progress of police body cam research »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2016, 10:30 p.m. — With the Bardstown Police Department’s body camera program under suspension by Mayor John Royalty, it was Councilwoman Kecia Copeland who provided the Bardstown City Council with an update on the police department’s research of other body camera technology. Copeland […]…

Sep 14 2016 / Read More »

Mayor breaks city council’s tie to double occupational tax rate to 1 percent »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, 10 p.m. — Citing the need “push the city forward,” Mayor John Royalty broke the Bardstown City Council’s 3-3 tie vote to double the city’s occupational tax. The occupational tax rate for the past 12 years has remained the same at […]…

Sep 14 2016 / Read More »
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Bardstown Police blotter, Sept. 17-19, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials. The information below is a compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016 DUI. A Bardstown man was arrested at 1:12 […]

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown Police blotter, Sept. 14-16, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials. The information below is a compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016 SHOPLIFTING. At 1:08 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2016, […]

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Moped operator injured in single-vehicle accident Wednesday night »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, 1:30 a.m. — A man operating a moped was injured in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night near the intersection of North Third Street and John Rowan Boulevard. Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at 11:08 p.m. for a man injured […]

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Man critically injured Monday when hit by car following domestic dispute »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, 6 p.m. — A man believed to be in his late 30s was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he was struck and run over by a passenger vehicle in the area of Camptown Road and Redmon Court. Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County […]

Sep 19 2016 / Read More »

Driver injured early Saturday morning in single-vehicle accident »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 — One person was injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident near the 25 mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway. Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at about 2:11 a.m. for a report of a car that left […]

Sep 17 2016 / Read More »

Monday night traffic stop leads to drug charges for Louisville man »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 — A Louisville man was arrested Monday night after an officer conducting a traffic stop smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car’s open window. At about 10:45 p.m. Monday, Bardstown Police Officer Brad Carrico stopped a vehicle operated by Dustin A. Watt, […]

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »

Two injured Thursday afternoon in East John Rowan two-vehicle crash »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, 1 a.m. — Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in two-vehicle crash on East John Rowan Boulevard. The Bardstown Police Department, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at about 5:20 p.m. for an injury accident on KY 245 between Corvin’s and Walmart. […]

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »

New Haven man arrested early Sunday on public intoxication charges »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 — A New Haven man was arrested early Sunday morning as the Long Branch Saloon in New Haven was closing and its patrons were leaving. According to a uniform citation, Bardstown Police Sgt. Tom Blair was working off-duty at the New Haven Iron Horse […]

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

Louisville man arrested Sunday morning driving stolen Honda Accord »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 — A Louisville man was arrested early Sunday morning after police determined the man was driving a car that was reported stolen in Indiana. According to a police department uniform citation, at about 11:58 p.m. Saturday, Bardstown Police Officer Dalton Pinkston observed a black […]

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

NCHS student cited after being found in possession of marijuana »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 — A Nelson County High School student was cited for possession of marijuana on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, after police were called by school officials just before 1 p.m. According to the uniform citation by Bardstown Police Officer Andrew Riley, the juvenile was caught […]

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown Police officer’s traffic stop leads to drug-related charges »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 7 p.m. — A routine traffic stop on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, led to police issuing a citation to a Bardstown woman’s passenger on drug-related charges. According to a Bardstown Police Department uniform citation, at 9:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, Officer Jarren Culver […]

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 9-12, 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. […]

Sep 13 2016 / Read More »

One arrested following early morning Bardstown pawn shop burglary »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, 12:30 p.m. — One person was arrested following a police investigation of an early morning break-in Monday at Bourbon City Pawn, 117 Banjo St. Police responded for the active alarm at the store at 4:45 a.m. Officers arrived to find an audible alarm and a […]

Sep 12 2016 / Read More »

EMS, fire department respond for youth hurt in bike wreck »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, 9 p.m. — Nelson County EMS and the Bardstown Fire Department responded Friday evening to a home in the Springhill subdivision after a 12-year-old boy was hurt in a bicycle wreck. First-responders were dispatched to the area of Olympia Drive Friday at about 7:05 […]

Sep 10 2016 / Read More »

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Obituary: Elizabeth Jo ‘Betty Jo’ Simms, 81, Bardstown »

Elizabeth Jo “Betty Jo” Simms, 81, of Bardstown, died at Nazareth Home Memory Care on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, after enduring Alzheimer’s Disease for 11 years. She was born Aug. 6, 1935, in Loretto to Bud and Bessie Thompson. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles “Louis” Simms Sr. on June 25, 1952. They lived…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »
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NARFE chapter meeting set for Oct. 3 at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown »

  Community News Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 — During the September meeting of Chapter 1050 of The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Carol Galloway from Allegro spoke to chapter members about the importance having an “Aging Plan” that includes a power of attorney, healthcare directive and living will to ensure that the senior’s…

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »
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Dave Says: Investing money in a timeshare is a really bad idea »

Dear Dave, My wife and I recently sat through a timeshare pitch at my mom and dad’s community as a favor to them. We’re trying to get out of debt and take control of our money, so when the salesman said we could put the whole thing on a credit card, I told him about…

Sep 21 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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Bardstown Police blotter, Sept. 17-19, 2016 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials. The information below is a compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016 DUI. A Bardstown man was arrested at 1:12…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »
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Dave Says: Investing money in a timeshare is a really bad idea »

Dear Dave, My wife and I recently sat through a timeshare pitch at my mom and dad’s community as a favor to them. We’re trying to get out of debt…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

Dave Says: Focus on quckly paying off debt on commercial rental property »

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Dear Dave, My husband and I own three commercial buildings in Boise, Idaho, that are leased out long-term. We owe about $500,000…

Sep 17 2016 / Read More »

House candidate says Frankfort full of personal agendas, desires for power »

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Dear Editor, I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Tobie Brown and I am running for…

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Al Cross joins ‘Bradford & Brooks’ today to talk media, police relationships »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, 3 a.m. — Al Cross, veteran journalist and currently the director…

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

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

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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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Review: Budget-priced Hisense Chromebook packs a lot of value in small package »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 5 p.m. — Whenever I’m discussing computers with my 20-year-old son, I frequently am reminded of…

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