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Council voices approval for SRO agreement between city police, city school system »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton and members of the city council voiced their approval for the School Resource Officer agreement between the Bardstown Police Department and Bardstown City Schools at Tuesday night’s council meeting. The Bardstown Board of Education approved the agreement […]…

Sep 26 2018 / Read More »

Balltown area home damaged by fire early Tuesday morning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 — A Balltown home was heavily damaged by a fire overnight that required resources from three fire departments to extinguish. At about 3:27 a.m. Tuesday, the Nelson County Fire Department, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched for report of […]…

Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

South Sixth Street home damaged in Monday afternoon fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 — A home on South Sixth Street was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. At about 3:14 p.m. Monday, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded for a reported structure fire in the 400 block of South Sixth Street, near the corner of […]…

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

Lux Row Distillers to launch barrel strength special edition Old Ezra brand »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Business News Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 –– Bardstown’s Lux Row Distillers will lauch a special barrel-strength version of its Ezra Brooks brand Kentucky Bourbon this fall. The new seven-year-old Old Ezra Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bottled at barrel strength of 117 proof. According to a company press release, […]…

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers honey extracting demo set for Saturday, Sept. 29 »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Agricultural News Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 — A major reward for beekeepers is the bee colony making so much honey that the surplus can be extracted and enjoyed. Those interested in beekeeping and local honey production are invited to meet with local beekeepers on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, from […]…

Sep 21 2018 / Read More »

Man indicted on charges of incest, rape, sex abuse involving victims under age 12 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 –– A man currently incarcerated in the Fulton County Detention Center faces rape and incest charges for actions that took place in Nelson County between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. According to the indictment, Timothy Richards, 34, was indicted Wednesday on charges of […]…

Sep 20 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted by grand jury on charge of first-degree stalking »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on a charge of first-degree stalking. According to the indictment, between June 6, 2017 and May 28, 2018, Marion W. Grant, 51, allegedly followed a Bloomfield woman intentionally to two Bardstown […]…

Sep 20 2018 / Read More »

Free community planning and crime presentation set for Friday at public library »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 — The public is invited to a presentation about crime and land use planning by Derek J. Paulsen, the planning commissioner of Lexington who is also an associate professor of criminal justice at Eastern Kentucky University. Paulsen’s presentation is 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. […]…

Sep 19 2018 / Read More »

County school board votes 3-2 to set tax rate to create 4 percent revenue increase »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 — The Nelson County Board of Education approved raising the fiscal year 2019 tax rate on real estate and personal property from 76.4 cents to 77.2 cents per $100 value. The increase will create 4 percent more tax revenue for the […]…

Sep 19 2018 / Read More »

City school board approves contract with Bardstown PD for school resource officer »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 — The Bardstown Board of Education approved an agreement Tuesday that will create a School Resource Officer position at the city schools campus. The agreement with the Bardstown Police Department means the district agrees to pay the police department for cost […]…

Sep 18 2018 / Read More »

Local governments will begin removing political signs located in rights-of-way »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 — With the Nov. 6th General Election less than 50 days away, politics — and political signs in particular — were a topic of hot discussion at Tuesday’s Nelson Fiscal Court meeting. The discussion focused on a memo from the state […]…

Sep 18 2018 / Read More »

American Legion Post 42 event celebrates ‘Bourbon, Patriots & Veterans’ »

  By SYVLIA HORLANDER Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 — The second annual Bourbon, Patriots and Veterans event brought another sold-out crowd to the Great Hall at My Old Kentucky Home State Park the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11th. The evening revolved around patriotism with the Pledge of Allegiance led […]…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Hardin County radio group starting entry-level ham radio class on Oct. 6th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 — Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications, Inc. will again sponsor a six-week class to obtain an entry-level Technician Amateur Radio license. Because of the disasters experienced by the U.S. recently, there has been a major emphasis on all agencies and services having adequate […]…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

County firefighters respond for odor investigation at Wire Lane home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Monday morning after a resident of a home in the 1500 block of Wire Lane reported seeing and smelling smoke in his home on arriving home. The smell was in the garage and kitchen area. The fire […]…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Man injured in Saturday evening motorcycle crash identified »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 — The motorcyclist injured Saturday evening in a crash on Samuels Road has been identified as Dorian C. Floyd, 41, of Elizabethtown. Floyd’s motorcycle was found against the guard rail near 950 Samuels Road, and he was found on a wooded embankment some distance […]…

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Balltown area home damaged by fire early Tuesday morning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 — A Balltown home was heavily damaged by a fire overnight that required resources from three fire departments to extinguish. At about 3:27 a.m. Tuesday, the Nelson County Fire Department, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched for report of […]

Sep 25 2018 / Read More »

South Sixth Street home damaged in Monday afternoon fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 — A home on South Sixth Street was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. At about 3:14 p.m. Monday, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded for a reported structure fire in the 400 block of South Sixth Street, near the corner of […]

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 23-24, 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 […]

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 19-20, 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 […]

Sep 20 2018 / Read More »

Man indicted on charges of incest, rape, sex abuse involving victims under age 12 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 –– A man currently incarcerated in the Fulton County Detention Center faces rape and incest charges for actions that took place in Nelson County between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. According to the indictment, Timothy Richards, 34, was indicted Wednesday on charges of […]

Sep 20 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted by grand jury on charge of first-degree stalking »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on a charge of first-degree stalking. According to the indictment, between June 6, 2017 and May 28, 2018, Marion W. Grant, 51, allegedly followed a Bloomfield woman intentionally to two Bardstown […]

Sep 20 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 18, 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 […]

Sep 19 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 17-18, 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 […]

Sep 18 2018 / Read More »

Hardin County radio group starting entry-level ham radio class on Oct. 6th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 — Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Communications, Inc. will again sponsor a six-week class to obtain an entry-level Technician Amateur Radio license. Because of the disasters experienced by the U.S. recently, there has been a major emphasis on all agencies and services having adequate […]

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept.14-17, 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 […]

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

County firefighters respond for odor investigation at Wire Lane home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Monday morning after a resident of a home in the 1500 block of Wire Lane reported seeing and smelling smoke in his home on arriving home. The smell was in the garage and kitchen area. The fire […]

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Man injured in Saturday evening motorcycle crash identified »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 — The motorcyclist injured Saturday evening in a crash on Samuels Road has been identified as Dorian C. Floyd, 41, of Elizabethtown. Floyd’s motorcycle was found against the guard rail near 950 Samuels Road, and he was found on a wooded embankment some distance […]

Sep 17 2018 / Read More »

Motorcyclist flown to Louisville after striking vehicle, guard rail »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 — The operator of a motorcycle suffered severe injuries Saturday evening when his vehicle was apparently struck another vehicle before hitting a guard rail, and ejecting him from his bike and down an embankment. Nelson County EMS, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson […]

Sep 15 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 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 […]

Sep 14 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: William Marion ‘Bill’ Lashley, 83, Icetown »

William Marion “Bill” Lashley, 83, of Icetown, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at his home in Icetown. He was born in Louisville Oct. 5, 1934, the son of the late Harland and Alice Aline Morris Lashley. He was a Baptist by faith. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He retired from the trucking industry…

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers honey extracting demo set for Saturday, Sept. 29 »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Agricultural News Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 — A major reward for beekeepers is the bee colony making so much honey that the surplus can be extracted and enjoyed. Those interested in beekeeping and local honey production are invited to meet with local beekeepers on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, from…

Sep 21 2018 / Read More »

General Assembly update: Kentucky directing more resources to opioid crisis »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 — As Kentucky continues to struggle with an opioid-drug epidemic ravaging our communities, state government has marshaled its wide-ranging assets to combat the problem like never before. Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Van Ingram told a legislative panel this month that he…

Sep 14 2018 / Read More »

Public hearing about proposed Cox’s Creek rehab clinic delayed until November »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 — The Nelson County Board of Adjustments public hearing regarding the proposed drug rehab clinic for the old Cox’s Creek school has been postponed until November. According to a letter dated Friday, Sept. 14th from Jim Willett, the attorney representing the firm seeking a […]…

Sep 14 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Sept. 23-24, 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…

Sep 24 2018 / Read More »

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General Assembly update: Kentucky directing more resources to opioid crisis »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 — As Kentucky continues to struggle with an opioid-drug epidemic ravaging our communities, state government has marshaled its wide-ranging assets…

Sep 14 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Pay off credit cards, but don’t use all your savings to do so »

Dear Dave, How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards? Peggy Dear Peggy, I’m okay…

Sep 11 2018 / Read More »

Opinion: Media bias, spin continues to lose traction against Trump’s record »

  By CHRISTIAN WHITON The National Interest Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 — My first reaction to the anonymous anti-Trump op-ed in the…

Sep 9 2018 / Read More »

Higdon: Is marijuana enforcement a good use of state’s limited funding? »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 — The opioid epidemic plaguing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and much of…

Aug 27 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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