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Democratic women sponsor candidate meet-and-greet dinner Friday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 — The Nelson County Democratic Women’s Club is having a candidate meet-and-greet dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at American Legion Post 167 on Downs Lane behind the new Five Star Food Mart being built on North Third Street. Meet […]…

Aug 16 2018 / Read More »

Filing deadline sets up final races for November election ballot »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 — Tuesday’s filing deadline completes the races that will be on the November general election ballot — though city-specific races will only appear on ballots in those specific cities. NELSON COUNTY JUDGE EXECUTIVE.  The last-minute, unexpected completion of Bardstown businessman Jack Hurst’s candidate […]…

Aug 15 2018 / Read More »

Homeowner & city council candidate pays $2,000 to avoid jail for contempt »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 — Annette Beavers, the Bardstown woman being sued after she ignored a stop-work order and proceeded to remove and replace wooden siding on her historic South Fifth Street home without proper approval, presented a check for $2,000 at Tuesday’s council meeting to […]…

Aug 15 2018 / Read More »

Mayor proposes lower property tax rate; council hears Spalding Hall fund request »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 11 p.m. — Due to the growth in real estate assessments in the past year, city property owners are likely to see their tax rate drop from the 2017 rate of 18.2 cents per $100 of value. Chief Financial Officer Tracy […]…

Aug 15 2018 / Read More »

Eight candidates file for office ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s 4 p.m. deadline »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 4:30 p.m. — It was a busy Tuesday afternoon at the Nelson County Clerk’s office with 8 candidates filing for office ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline. BARDSTOWN MAYOR, COUNCIL. Frank Thompson Jr. filed Tuesday as a candidate for mayor of Bardstown. The 72-year-old […]…

Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

Hurst completes petition as independent; judge executive now a 3-way race »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 — Bardstown businessman Jack Hurst has completed his candidacy petition and will appear as an independent candidate for Nelson County judge executive on the November ballot. Hurst’s completed filing makes the race for the county’s top office a three-way race, with Democrat incumbent Dean […]…

Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

Additional candidates file for office as Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline approaches »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 — With less than 24 hours before tomorrow’s 4 p.m. Tuesday filing deadline, three additional candidates filed Monday for non-partisan offices on the November general election ballot. BARDSTOWN CITY COUNCIL. Annette Beavers, 45, of the 200 block of South Fifth Street, filed Monday as […]…

Aug 13 2018 / Read More »

Candidates file for office as 4 p.m. Tuesday deadline rapidly approaches »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 — With the filing deadline for the November General Election just two business days away, additional candidates for office filed their candidacy paperwork at the office of Elaine Filiatreau, Nelson County clerk this past week. FAIRFIELD. On Tuesday, Paul Kiener, 69, filed to keep […]…

Aug 11 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Marriage Licenses — July 2018 »

  Editor’s Note: The following individuals have applied for marriage licenses during the month of July 2018 at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. Marriage licenses are valid for 30 days after the date they are issued. The individual who conducts the marriage ceremony has 30 days to return the completed license to the clerk’s office. […]…

Aug 10 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Minor-league fare abounds at annual Fancy Farm picnic »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 — It’s hard to reconcile public radio’s assertion that this year’s Fancy Farm event in western Kentucky was “the Super Bowl of Kentucky politics” with the fact that some of its biggest stars were absent. Gov. Matt Bevin, who once denounced the literal […]…

Aug 9 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown Middle School’s SBDM set to meet Thursday, Aug. 16 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Education News Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 — The Bardstown Middle School Site-Based Decision-Making (SBDM) council will meet next Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the school’s media center. Items on the agenda include: Bylaw 2 – SBDM Meetings; Policy 6 – Consultation; Policy 17 – Dress Code; Policy […]…

Aug 9 2018 / Read More »

Two suffer serious injuries Wednesday in single vehicle Nat Rogers Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 — Two people were seriously injured Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle accident after their vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree in the 5000 block of Nat Rogers Road. At about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rolling Fork Fire Department, Nelson County EMS […]…

Aug 8 2018 / Read More »

Hearing regarding proposed Cox’s Creek rehab clinic delayed at least a month »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 — The public hearing scheduled for Thursday morning regarding the drug rehab clinic proposed for the old Cox’s Creek school building has been postponed for at least a month. The Nelson County Board of Adjustments will still meet at 10 a.m. Thursday morning in […]…

Aug 8 2018 / Read More »

City council approves KBF street closures, considers earlier Sunday alcohol sales »

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 — The Bardstown City Council approved a request to close the streets and parking lots around City Hall, Spalding Hall, and the city’s Rec Center for use by the Kentucky Bourbon Festival which takes place in mid-September. Xavier Drive will […]…

Aug 8 2018 / Read More »

Judge executive proposes leaving 2018 tax rates unchanged from last year »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts is proposing to leave the county’s real estate tax rate unchanged for 2018 at 14.3 cents per $100 value. Watts’ proposed tax rate is slightly higher than the compensating rate of 14.0 cents per […]…

Aug 7 2018 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Two suffer serious injuries Wednesday in single vehicle Nat Rogers Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 — Two people were seriously injured Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle accident after their vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree in the 5000 block of Nat Rogers Road. At about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rolling Fork Fire Department, Nelson County EMS […]

Aug 8 2018 / Read More »

County firefighters called out for car on fire in Plum Run Road driveway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to a report of a car on fire at a home in the 2000 block of Plum Run Road. Firefighters were dispatched at about 3:43 p.m. Monday. Firefighters reported the vehicle was in the driveway […]

Aug 7 2018 / Read More »

One dead, one injured in early Sunday morning Bluegrass Parkway crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 — One person died and another was injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning near the 12 mile marker in the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5:36 a.m., police, EMS and the Nelson County […]

Aug 5 2018 / Read More »

Crystal Rogers’ case examined in Sunday night’s ‘On the Case with Paula Zahn’ »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 — The case of missing Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers will be featured Sunday night in the latest edition of “On the Case with Paula Zahn” on the Investigation Discovery cable TV channel. The episode airs at 10 p.m. Sunday night on Bardstown Cable channel […]

Aug 4 2018 / Read More »

Two teens injured in single-vehicle rollover crash on Lawrenceburg Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 — Two teenagers were injured Friday evening in a single-vehicle crash on Lawrenceburg Road near its intersection with Murphy Lane. At 6:23 p.m., Nelson County EMS, the Northeast Nelson Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 4000 block of […]

Aug 4 2018 / Read More »

Four sent to hospital after two-vehicle head-on crash near New Hope »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 — Four people were sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle head-on crash Wednesday afternoon on Dee Head Road in New Hope community. At 3:47 p.m., Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of 25 Dee […]

Aug 1 2018 / Read More »

New Hope firefighters respond Sunday evening for Melody Lake structure fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 30, 2018 — A Melody Lake home was heavily damaged by fire Sunday evening that required help from three fire departments. At about 5:38 p.m., the New Hope Fire Department was dispatched for a report of a structure fire on Dogwood Trail in the Melody Lake […]

Jul 30 2018 / Read More »

Police, EMS respond to Deatsville Road for report of woman with gunshot wound »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 29, 2018 — Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched Saturday evening to the 4000 block of Deatsville Road for a report of a woman in her 40s with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At 7:43 p.m., EMS and police were dispatched for […]

Jul 29 2018 / Read More »

Local first-responders sponsor ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive on Thursday »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 23, 2018 — Local first-responders will take part in the “Nelson County Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. The blood drive will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 North Fourth St. in Bardstown. […]

Jul 23 2018 / Read More »

Grand jury indicts Houck on felony, misdemeanor theft charges »

NELSON COUNTY GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT 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. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — Brooks Houck, 36, of Bardstown, the boyfriend of Crystal Rogers, the Nelson County woman […]

Jul 18 2018 / Read More »

Chaplin woman charged in Marion County shoplifting incident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 12, 2018 — WBRT is reporting that a Chaplin woman was arrested in Marion County Tuesday, July 10, 2018, after she was allegedly caught shoplifting at the Walmart in Lebanon. According to a Lebanon Police report, Amanda L. Milburn, 31, of Chaplin, was arrested on a […]

Jul 12 2018 / Read More »

Lightning strikes prompt fire department responses to two locations »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 3, 2018 — The storms that rolled through Nelson County Monday night dumped torrential rains with heavy cloud-to-ground lightning across the county — lightning that is believed responsible for at least one house fire. The residents of the home at 133 Castleton Drive called 911 to […]

Jul 3 2018 / Read More »

KSP investigating Grayson County robbery of Big Clifty Wilson & Muir Bank branch »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 2, 2018 — The Kentucky State Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday afternoon at 1:07 p.m. in the Grayson County community of Big Clifty. According to KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, two unknown suspects entered the Wilson & Muir Bank branch at 9790 […]

Jul 2 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for active alarm at Mammy’s Kitchen »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 1, 2018 — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Saturday night about 10 p.m. to Mammy’s Kitchen restaurant, 116 West Stephen Foster, for an active fire alarm. A phone call from the restaurant confirmed there was a strong electrical smell in the building’s second floor area. Firefighters […]

Jul 1 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: Mary Juanita Roby, 79, Bardstown »

Mary Juanita Roby, 79, of Bardstown, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Landmark of Bardstown. She was born Feb. 5, 1939, to the late Floyd and Viola Willett Vittitow. She was a former employee of Jim Beam Distillery, secretary of their AFL-CIO and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a kidney donor…

Aug 18 2018 / Read More »

NCHS Class of 1983 to hold 35th reunion Oct. 13 at the Maywood Clubhouse »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 — The Nelson County High School Class of 1983 will have their 35th year high school reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Maywood Clubhouse, 132 Maywood Ave., Bardstown. Cocktails (cash bar) at 6 p.m., and appetizers and DJ begin…

Aug 14 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Minor-league fare abounds at annual Fancy Farm picnic »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 — It’s hard to reconcile public radio’s assertion that this year’s Fancy Farm event in western Kentucky was “the Super Bowl of Kentucky politics” with the fact that some of its biggest stars were absent. Gov. Matt Bevin, who once denounced the literal…

Aug 9 2018 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital to host women’s health and maternity fair June 9 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT Community News June 1, 2018 — Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a Women’s Health and Maternity Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. The event will take place at Flaget Memorial Hospital, located at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown. “The Women’s Health and […]…

Jun 1 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — June 8 – 13, 2018 »

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.…

Jun 18 2018 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: Minor-league fare abounds at annual Fancy Farm picnic »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 — It’s hard to reconcile public radio’s assertion that this year’s Fancy Farm event in western Kentucky was…

Aug 9 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Screen potential tenants carefully to avoid payment problems later »

Dear Dave, I’m a landlord, and I own a few houses and duplexes around town. Recently, I made the mistake of renting…

Jul 31 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: GOP’s new sales taxes putting a crimp on small businesses »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 26, 2018 — I had my first run-in with one of…

Jul 26 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Debt is biggest roadblock between people and wealth »

Dear Dave, Why do you think all debt is bad? Aren’t some kinds of debt, like a mortgage or student loans, good?…

Jul 25 2018 / Read More »

Tech

Fiscal Court delays action on telecom franchise for Kentucky Wired »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court delayed taking action Tuesday…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

Newspaper website anniversary part of my ‘long, strange trip’ through technology »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 9, 2017 — A recent editorial in The Kentucky Standard heralded…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

Don’t fall for bogus email offering search engine registration for your website »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:20 p.m. — The email looked reasonably official and…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

City cable will drop WHAS, WLKY at midnight Dec. 31 if retransmission talks fail »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — Retransmission agreements with two Louisville broadcast stations are set to expire at midnight, Dec. 31, which may…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

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