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Video: Bardstown City Council, May 26, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 29, 2015 — The May 26, 2015 regular meeting of the Bardstown City Council that included a discussion of the fire department’s increased budget request and the coming split with the Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department.   Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County […]…

May 29 2015 / Read More »

Police assist in aircraft search after emergency landing in Washington Co. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:30 p.m. — Bardstown Police, Bloomfield Police and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded about 1 p.m. Thursday for a report of an aircraft in trouble that landed approximately 15 miles east of Bardstown on the Bluegrass Parkway. Louisville media report the pilot, Robert Kinion, […]…

May 28 2015 / Read More »

Rain threat moves Rotary Club’s Wine & Cheese tasting event indoors »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Due to the threat of rain Saturday, the Bardstown Rotary Club’s annual Wine and Cheese tasting event is being moved indoors. The event will be held at the Guthrie Opportunity Center, 900 Nutter Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m., located of West John Rowan […]…

May 28 2015 / Read More »

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 a reminder of just how quickly children grow up and head off to college. Fortunately, parents can start preparing for higher education expenses well before their children leave for school. On May 29, […]…

May 28 2015 / Read More »

Mayor presents budget; council delays action to study new revenue options »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11 p.m. — Bardstown Mayor John Royalty presented the city council with its first formal look at the 2015-16 budget at a special-called meeting Wednesday afternoon. After more than 75 minutes of discussion, the council delayed taking action. In his budget address, Royalty […]…

May 28 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested in connection with pizza delivery driver robbery »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 2 p.m. — A Bardstown man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the May 5th robbery of a pizza delivery driver making a deliver on Ashberry Drive. Steven G. “Pooh” Kimberland, 19, was arrested by Bardstown Police and faces charges of robbery, first-degree. He […]…

May 27 2015 / Read More »

FOP lodge announces 2015 Jason Ellis Memorial Scholarship winners »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 27, 2015 — The local Fraternal Order of Police lodge announced Wednesday the recipients of the 2015 Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships were awarded to one graduating senior from each of the county’s high schools. The 2015 recipients include: Eli Clark – Thomas Nelson High […]…

May 27 2015 / Read More »

Council questions costs of splitting fire departments at Tuesday’s meeting »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 11 p.m. — The discussion about the city fire department’s needs in anticipation of the split with the dues-funded Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department led to some heated discussion at Tuesday night’s Bardstown City Council meeting. Councilman Roland Williams asked about the […]…

May 27 2015 / Read More »

Video: 2015 Memorial Day observance, Bardstown Cemetery »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 25, 2015 — The 2015 Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Bardstown Cemetery.   Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

May 25 2015 / Read More »

Community honors those who paid ultimate price at Memorial Day ceremony »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, May 25, 2015, 3 p.m. — Despite the gray skies and steady rain, more than 50 people brought their lawn chairs and umbrellas to the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at the Bardstown Cemetery. After a welcome by U.S. Air Force veteran and city […]…

May 25 2015 / Read More »

Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. at Bardstown Cemetery »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 24, 2015 — The annual Memorial Day observance will again take place at 11 a.m. at the gazebo in the Bardstown Cemetery. The event is sponsored by American Legion Posts 121, 167 and 42. Kenny Fogle, Post 121 event chairman, will again serve as master of […]…

May 24 2015 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown Ind. Schools board meeting, May 19, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 24, 2015 — The Bardstown Independent Schools Board of Education met at noon Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the district’s office on North Fourth Street. The board approved the 2015-16 tentative budget, approved the certified evaluation plan, and approved the auditor for the 2014-15 fiscal year. […]…

May 24 2015 / Read More »
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Police investigate attempted break-in at Bard Ave. apartment building »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:20 a.m. — Bardstown Police were asked to respond to an apparent burglary in progress at an apartment in the 100 block of Bard Avenue Thursday morning. City police responded just after 1 a.m. after a resident said two black males wearing black bandanas […]

May 28 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs, May 22-26, 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 27 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs, May 18-22, 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 25 2015 / Read More »

EMS called after city police conduct Susannah Ave. welfare check »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 24, 2015 — Nelson County EMS was called Sunday afternoon at about 4:45 p.m. to a residence on Susannah Avenue in Bardstown for a report of a 35-year-old woman with suicidal tendencies. Bardstown Police officers went to the residence after they received a request to conduct a […]

May 24 2015 / Read More »

EMS responds for report of two teens with possible alcohol poisoning »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 24, 2015, 3 a.m. — Bardstown Police and Nelson County EMS were called Sunday morning to a home on North Camp Drive for possible alcohol poisoning of two female juveniles. EMS and police responded to the call at about 1:34 a.m. EMS transported both females, ages, […]

May 24 2015 / Read More »

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 »

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Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District Trustee Election Notice

The Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District, pursuant to KRS 75.031, hereby advertises that an election will be conducted to elect a Property Owner Trustee to its Board of Trustees. The election is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Fire Protection Distric's main firehouse at 130 Perry Street in Bloomfield.

The names and addresses of the candidates are:
Kimberly Goff, 825 Thomas Lane, Bloomfield, KY 40008; John Roby Jr., 7811 Bloomfield Road, Bloomfield, KY 40008.

To be eligible to take part in this election voters must:
1. Be a citizen of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
2. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
3. Personally live within the Fire Protection District
4. Own property within the Fire Protection District

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Obituary: James Robert ‘Coola’ or ‘Smoola’ Murray, 48, Bardstown »

James Robert “Coola” or”Smoola” Murray, 48, of Bardstown, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1966, to the late Robert and Mary Helen Stone Murray. He was a graduate of Bardstown High School where he played football. He participated in Jaycee’s and was a member of St. John AME…

May 28 2015 / Read More »
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Rain threat moves Rotary Club’s Wine & Cheese tasting event indoors »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Due to the threat of rain Saturday, the Bardstown Rotary Club’s annual Wine and Cheese tasting event is being moved indoors. The event will be held at the Guthrie Opportunity Center, 900 Nutter Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m., located of West John Rowan…

May 28 2015 / Read More »
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A 529 savings plan can ensure brighter future for college-bound children »

By CARL P. ROLLINS KHEAA Executive Director Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Graduation season is under way and for many families, it’s a reminder of just how quickly children grow up and head off to college. Fortunately, parents can start preparing for higher education expenses well before their children leave for school. On May 29,…

May 28 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 22-26, 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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A 529 savings plan can ensure brighter future for college-bound children »

By CARL P. ROLLINS KHEAA Executive Director Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Graduation season is under way and for many families, it’s a reminder of just how quickly children grow…

May 28 2015 / Read More »

Opinion: Kentucky workers need better trade policies, not worse »

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By JASON BAILEY Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Monday, May 18, 2015, 8 p.m. — When the U. S. Senate blocked giving…

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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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