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Firefighters respond to investigate smoke in Ben Irvin Road area »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10 p.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department was called to the area of Ben Irvin Road by the rear of Sympson Lake for a report of the smell of an electrical-type of of fire with smoke in the area. The smoke and odor were […]…

May 23 2015 / Read More »

Grand jury indicts local man in robberies of three Bardstown banks »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:45 p.m. — The Bardstown man arrested in connection with three recent bank robberies was indicted Wednesday, May 20, 2015, by a Nelson County grand jury. David Wayne Smith, 8/1/63, Bardstown, was charged with robbery, first-degree, theft by unlawful taking and tampering with physical […]…

May 23 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown mayor: Unsightly traffic signal support poles coming down soon »

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  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3:30 p.m. (UPDATED Friday, May 22) — The traffic light supports erected earlier this year at the intersection of Fifth Street and West Stephen Foster will be coming down soon. That’s the word from Bardstown Mayor John Royalty, who told the Nelson County […]…

May 21 2015 / Read More »

City to consider raising occupational tax to fund full-time fire department »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council will be asked to consider raising the city’s occupational tax in a move to fully fund a full-time 24/7 city fire department. Mayor John Royalty said he will present the council with a request to […]…

May 21 2015 / Read More »

Video: Mayor, Nelson Fiscal Court discuss fire department funding issue »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — Bardstown Mayor John Royalty spoke to Nelson Fiscal Court about the fire department funding issue at the court’s meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The mayor’s position is that the fire dues county residents pay to the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department aren’t […]…

May 20 2015 / Read More »

Beshear credits local efforts for state’s economic development honors »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10 p.m. — Gov. Steve Beshear visited the Great Hall at My Old Kentucky Home State Park Wednesday to celebrate the community’s role in Kentucky being named the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. With a glistening silver […]…

May 20 2015 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council meeting, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — The Tuesday, May 12, 2015, meeting of the Bardstown City Council.   Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

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Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 20, 2015 — The Tuesday, May 19, 2015, meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court at the Old Courthouse, Court Square in Bardstown. Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

May 20 2015 / Read More »

School board OKs tentative budget, approves NCHS custodial contract »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1 a.m. — The Nelson County Board of Education approved its tentative 2015-16 budget Tuesday night at its regularly monthly meeting. In a presentation by Chief Operating Officer Tim Hockensmith, the district’s general fund is anticipated to receive $14.4 million in local […]…

May 20 2015 / Read More »

Parents ask board’s help to keep middle school football in New Haven, Boston »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:28 p.m. — A group of parents of Boston, New Haven and St. Catherine Academy schools pleaded Tuesday night with the Nelson County Board of Education to take action to preserve the three schools’ ability to field a combined middle school football […]…

May 19 2015 / Read More »

Mayor discusses fire department funding issues with Nelson Fiscal Court »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2:30 p.m. — Mayor John Royalty attended Tuesday’s meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court and gave Judge Executive Dean Watts and the magistrates an update on negotiations between city government and the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department, which provides fire protection outside the […]…

May 19 2015 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court hears first reading on $20.4 million 2015-16 budget »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9 p.m. — Nelson Fiscal Court approved first reading on its $20.4 million budget that will take effect July 1. After meeting with magistrates earlier this month, Watts brought back a revised budget that was unanimously approved by the court On the […]…

May 19 2015 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs, May 5-17, 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. […]

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs-April 24-May 5, 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. […]

May 18 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown Fire responds for apartment fire at Nazareth Village I »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 18, 2015, 3 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department responded early Monday morning to an apartment fire in Building 1 at Nazareth Village on the Nazareth campus. Firefighters were dispatched at 1:40 a.m. for a reported fire in a bathroom vent in one of the apartments. […]

May 18 2015 / Read More »

Teen injured early Sunday when the Jeep he was driving overturns »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3 a.m. — A 19-year-old man suffered minor injuries when the 2003 Jeep Liberty he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at 2:13 a.m. to the accident located about a half-mile from […]

May 17 2015 / Read More »

Two teens suffer minor injuries after car runs off Plum Run Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 16, 2015 — Two teenagers suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Plum Run Road. Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene the accident at about 2:28 p.m. A vehicle driven by an 18-year-old male ran off […]

May 16 2015 / Read More »

Police, EMS respond for report of suicidal teenager on North First St. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9 p.m. – Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Police were called Saturday evening to the area of North First Street for a report of a 16-year-old girl who cut herself and took an overdose of medicine. EMS and police were dispatched at 8:21 p.m. […]

May 9 2015 / Read More »

EMS, police respond for reported suicide attempt in Corman’s Crossing »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:30 a.m. — Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of man who was attempting suicide at a home in the 100 block of Chesapeake Trail in the Corman’s Crossing subdivision. EMS and police were dispatched to the […]

May 9 2015 / Read More »

Vinyl fire prompts fire department response to TBKY Friday evening »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12:40 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department responded to an active fire alarm at TBKY, 1051 Withrow Court Friday evening at 10:34 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find the manufacturing plant partly evacuated. According to the incident commander, some vinyl in the building had caught […]

May 9 2015 / Read More »

Police, EMS looking for bike wreck find neither motorcycle or operator »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12:40 a.m. — Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle accident reported at 10:36 p.m. Friday evening on Hutchins Lane at Loretto Road. According to an eyewitness, an intoxicated man wrecked his motorcycle in at relative slow […]

May 9 2015 / Read More »

Pizza delivery driver robbed, assaulted Tuesday on Ashberry Drive »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 8, 2015 — A pizza delivery driver was brutally assaulted and robbed Tuesday night after he delivered a pizza to an address in the 100 block of Ashberry Drive. Bardstown Police responded at 10:54 p.m. for an assault reported in the area. The victim told police […]

May 8 2015 / Read More »

EMS, police respond for suicidal subject on East Daugherty Ave. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 8, 2015, 3 a.m. — Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Police responded at 5:40 p.m. Thursday to the 300 block of East Daugherty Avenue for a report of an individual hearing voices and having suicidal. The 29-year-old man was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital for evaluation […]

May 8 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown Fire called to West Muir Wednesday for smoke in residence »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 9:15 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Wednesday morning to a home in the 100 block of West Muir for a report of smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters responded to the call at 8:28 a.m., and the first firefighter on scene observed […]

May 6 2015 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office responds for early morning suicide in Greenbrier area »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was called early Wednesday morning to a residence in the 7000 block of Loretto Road for a individual with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Deputies responded at 1:45 a.m. and secured the scene. […]

May 6 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown Fire responds Monday for electrical fire at Nazareth Village »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:14 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Monday morning just before 11 to an active fire alarm at Nazareth Village, 65 Village Drive, on the Nazareth campus. According to firefighters, a personal computer in the office had caught fire. The fire was out […]

May 4 2015 / Read More »

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Obituary: Margaret Ann Lucas, 70, Raywick »

Margaret Ann Lucas, 70, of Raywick, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at her residence. She was born July 7, 1944, in Lebanon. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lawrence Lucas (1999); and her parents, Roy Bennett and Mary Alice…

May 23 2015 / Read More »
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Board announces NC Fair public speaking and youth talent contests »

Community news Thursday, May 21, 2015 — Nelson County youth are encourage to apply now for the Nelson County Fair’s youth public speaking and youth talent contests. The public speaking and talent contests are set for 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Nelson County Civic Center, 321 South Third St. in Bardstown. The…

May 21 2015 / Read More »
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Opinion: Kentucky workers need better trade policies, not worse »

By JASON BAILEY Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Monday, May 18, 2015, 8 p.m. — When the U. S. Senate blocked giving the President Barack Obama fast-track negotiating authority for a new trade deal last week, it took a stand for a fairer approach to trade that’s especially important to workers in manufacturing-heavy states like…

May 18 2015 / Read More »
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Nelson County Food Service Inspections, Jan.-April 2015 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT EDITOR’S NOTE: The food service inspection data shown was obtained from the Lincoln Trail Health Department. The scores listed may not reflect the latest inspection data. The results will be updated as they become available from Lincoln Trail. -30-…

May 2 2015 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs, May 5-17, 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.…

May 22 2015 / Read More »
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Opinion: Kentucky workers need better trade policies, not worse »

By JASON BAILEY Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Monday, May 18, 2015, 8 p.m. — When the U. S. Senate blocked giving the President Barack Obama fast-track negotiating authority for…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Environmentalists ignore wind turbines’ deadly impact »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, May 17, 2015 — Pollution containing large amounts of ideologically driven hypocrisy…

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Analysis: Common Core standards wrongly ignore higher-level courses »

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By RICHARD G. INNES Education Analyst Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions   Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:50 a.m. – There’s been a…

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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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Bardstown Police: Craigslist sellers need to be alert for fake check scam »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m. — The Bardstown Police Department are warning Craigslist users…

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Latest Nielsen ratings show WBRT leading other stations in listenership »

By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 2, 2015 — The 2015 Nielsen ratings released March 30 show that WBRT is not only the most listened to…

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