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Chamber names 2014 man and woman of the year, hall of fame inductee »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 11:45 p.m. – More than 100 people packed into the Great Hall at My Old Kentucky Home State Park for the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner. After a catered meal featuring prime rib and fried chicken, chamber members turned […]…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

Opinion: HB 168 will protect craft beer brewers access to Kentucky markets »

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By Kentuckians for Entrepreneurs and Growth (KEG) Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 – Local jobs, family businesses and consumer choice are on the line here in Kentucky. On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Kentucky’s legislature returns to debate a host of important topics including House Bill 168 introduced by Speaker Greg Stumbo. It is an act that will […]…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Ky. counties are responding to need for right-to-work laws »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 2 p.m. – Legally challenging the validity of local right-to-work laws passed by Kentucky counties seems the only viable option for labor-union officials concerned about losing money and members if individual workers gain the freedom to say “no” to union dues without […]…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

Letter: Childhood lesson illustrated importance of character over skin color »

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Dear Editor: One of my first life lessons I can clearly recall, but before I tell you, let me say it was one of the most valuable lessons I ever learned at an early age. Some studies claim better than 50 percent of all we’ll ever know, we’ll learn by age 5. Studies show that […]…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »

Three in Hardin Co. arrested by KSP for manufacturing methamphetamine »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 2 p.m. – Three people were arrested Tuesday by the Kentucky State Police on manufacturing methamphetamine charges after an investigation prompted by a complaint by the Kentucky Department of Social Services. KSP troopers accompanied Social Services representatives Tuesday in a visit to a home […]…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »

Suspect in Kansas City armed kidnapping arrested Tuesday in Lincoln County »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 – A Danville man suspected of being one of two men involved in the armed kidnapping of a Kansas City, Mo., man on Jan. 22 was arrested in Lincoln County Tuesday after a vehicle and foot pursuit. The FBI confirmed that Robert “Robbie” Caldwell, […]…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »

Angry audience rips Royalty for missing local Martin Luther King Jr. Day event »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 12:15 a.m. – The sizeable crowd of people with questions for Bardstown Mayor John Royalty regarding his absence at the community’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration left Tuesday night’s meeting without the answers they were looking for. Royalty opened the council meeting […]…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »

City OKs cable TV rate hikes, adds new HBO, Cinemax content services »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 12:30 a.m. – The Bardstown City Council gave final approval of a rate hikes that city and county subscribers to its Basic Cable TV service. The rate increases were introduced earlier this month after local TV network affiliates raised their fees for […]…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »

Matt Bevin to file for undisclosed statewide office Tuesday afternoon »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – Matt Bevin, the former Republican candidate in the Kentucky primary for U.S. Senate, will file this afternoon to run for a yet unspecified statewide office. Bevin intends to file his candidacy paperwork at 2 p.m. in Frankfort. Bevin acknowledge he had […]…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Mayor gives neighborhoods group updates on projects, listens to concerns »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Bardstown Mayor John Royalty was the guest speaker at Monday meeting of Bardstown’s Active Neighborhoods Delegation — BAND — in order to give the group an update on some of its concerns expressed at its last meeting in July. […]…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Update: Victim’s name released in Monday’s KY245 fatal crash »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 – The victim in Monday’s fatal head-on crash near the Bullitt-Nelson County line has been identified as Aaron Daniel Miles, 25, of Louisville. The crash happened at about 8 a.m. at the county line when a woman driving a blue Ford Focus northbound on […]…

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »

Feeding American food distribution set for Wednesday at fairgrounds »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 26, 2014, 10:50 a.m. – The Feeding America food distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. The Feeding America food distribution program is for anyone low-income and in need. Individuals should bring with them proof […]…

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »
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Bardstown firefighters respond to fire reported at Whitesides Road home »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 5:50 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 500 block of Whitesides Road at 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. When the fire department’s first unit arrived, the problem was found to be food […]

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »

Firefighters investigate report of natural gas odor near Plaza Drive »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called Sunday at 6 p.m. to a report of a strong smell of natural gas behind the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, 210 Plaza Dr. Firefighters arrived and using gas detection equipment were unable to find a […]

Jan 25 2015 / Read More »

EMS locates driver who walked away from his crashed vehicle »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 2:30 p.m. – Nelson County EMS, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and the Bardstown Fire Department responded early Saturday morning to help locate a man believed to have been injured and was on foot after his vehicle ran off Poplar Flat Road near its intersection […]

Jan 24 2015 / Read More »

Nelson Co. EMS, police respond to reported Kurtz Ave. drug overdose »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 1:30 a.m. – A 27-year-old man was taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital late Friday after an apparent heroin overdose. Bardstown Police and EMS were called to a home in the 800 block of Kurtz Avenue in Maple Hill at about 11:35 Friday night for […]

Jan 24 2015 / Read More »

CodeRED alerts now available to Nelson County mobile, landline phone users »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 11 a.m. – Nelson County Dispatch has launched CodeRED, a free emergency notification system that will send those who sign up localized safety alerts on their mobile or home phone, using voice and/or text message. CodeRED is a product similar to CallOne […]

Jan 23 2015 / Read More »

Nelson Co. EMS responds to report of teenager’s intentional overdose »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, 4:10 p.m. – Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Police responded Tuesday afternoon at about 3:20 p.m. to a home near Life Car Way for a report of a teenager who took an intentional overdose of prescription medication in an effort to harm himself. EMS […]

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 19-21, 2014 »

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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. […]

Jan 7 2015 / Read More »

Driver arrested after passing out behind the wheel early Saturday »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, 4:15 p.m. – At about 2 a.m. Saturday morning, two Bardstown Police officers rolled up behind a white van whose operator was passed out at the wheel. The incident happened at the intersection of John Rowan and North Third Street. The driver was given […]

Jan 3 2015 / Read More »

EMS responds early Thursday for injured man near Talbott Tavern »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, 2 a.m. – Bardstown Police and Nelson County EMS responded at about 1 a.m. Thursday morning to the area of West Stephen Foster by the Talbott Tavern for a report of a 39-year-old male who was found down in the roadway. Police believed the […]

Jan 1 2015 / Read More »

NC EMS, city police respond to teenagers’ apparent overdose »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 – Nelson County EMS and police responded at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, to a reported overdose at a home on Scenic Drive in the Springhill subdivision. A 14-year-old girl apparently was believed to have taken an overdose of a prescription medicine. […]

Dec 24 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 18-19, 2014 »

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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. […]

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 12-17, 2014 »

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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. […]

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Two vehicle acccident, fire closes BG Parkway Sunday night »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Dec 22, 2014, 10 a.m. – A 2000 Toyota Camry was consumed by flames following a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening in the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway near the 25 mile marker. A Bardstown Police officer who had been out removing debris from the parkway at […]

Dec 22 2014 / Read More »

Firefighters called to unattended fire in Copperfields subdivision »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, 7:45 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called to Copperfield subdivision just after 7 p.m. Sunday evening for a report of an unattended controlled burn near the intersection of Tulip Drive and Camella Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find an unattended fire burning at […]

Dec 21 2014 / Read More »

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Norma Lou Metcalfe Ball Ballard, 88, of Culvertown, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. She was a Catholic by faith. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a member of the Culvertown Senior Citizens. She was a retired employee of Jim Beam Distillery. She was…

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Feeding American food distribution set for Wednesday at fairgrounds »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 26, 2014, 10:50 a.m. – The Feeding America food distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. The Feeding America food distribution program is for anyone low-income and in need. Individuals should bring with them proof…

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Opinion: HB 168 will protect craft beer brewers access to Kentucky markets »

By Kentuckians for Entrepreneurs and Growth (KEG) Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 – Local jobs, family businesses and consumer choice are on the line here in Kentucky. On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Kentucky’s legislature returns to debate a host of important topics including House Bill 168 introduced by Speaker Greg Stumbo. It is an act that will…

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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–Jan. 21, 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. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 – The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. They are scheduled for arraignment Thursday, Feb. 5,…

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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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