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Escaped jail inmate apprehended by deputies near Maple Hill motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7:35 p.m. — David W. Works, 40, the Nelson County Jail inmate who broke free of the bailiff earlier Thursday during a prisoner transport, was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy as officers were following up on sightings of the man by Maple Hill residents. […]…

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

Jail inmate escapes custody, disappears; police out searching Maple Hill area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 — Bardstown Police officers and the Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies are canvasing the area of Maple Hill for an inmate who escaped the custody of a bailiff at about 3:25 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The inmate was identified as David Wayne Works, 40, a jail […]…

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

Finding your ‘why’ will help you stay motivated to reach your life’s goals »

By CHRISTY WRIGHT Certified Business Consultant Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 — Did you know that by the middle of February, 80 percent of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions? As a certified business coach and best-selling author, I’ve worked with thousands of women who struggle to stay motivated past the January high—especially when […]…

Feb 20 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Not funding your health savings account an option while paying off debts »

Dear Dave, I just realized our insurance has a health savings account (HSA) option. We’ve considered dropping this insurance soon and going to a cheaper Christian medical sharing program. We’ve got about $19,000 in debt between credit cards and a car payment, and we’re on Baby Step 2 of your plan. Our thought was to […]…

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Historian Dixie Hibbs to discuss distant microfilm helping uncover local history »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 — The Nelson County Genealogical Roundtable is sponsoring a free program at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, that chronicles the story of one of the Wickliffe sisters of Bardstown. Local author and historian Dixie Hibbs will present “3 Boxes of Microfilm = 1 […]…

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County bulky item pickup: The dates, pickup areas and guidelines »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 — If weather events don’t interfere with county government’s bulky item pickup, the crews collecting the items will spend approximately two weeks in each of the three sections of Nelson County. The first area to be picked up beginning Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, […]…

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Bulky item pickup starts Monday; court discusses Art Gallery photo op request »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 — Nelson Fiscal Court heard a report from the landfill that the county is preparing for Bulky Item pickup, which begins Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. The first section for the pickup will include all areas east of US31E north of Bardstown, […]…

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Raywick woman severely injured Monday in single-vehicle Balltown Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 — A Raywick woman suffered severe injuries early Monday morning when the 2006 Volkswagen she was driving ran off the road when she swerved to miss hitting a deer in the roadway and struck a tree at about 5:55 a.m. in the 3100 block […]…

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Judge Seay rules that Houck theft trial will be moved to Bowling Green »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 — Nelson Circuit Judge Jack Seay ruled Thursday that the theft trial of Brooks W. Houck will be moved from Nelson County to Warren County. Houck was indicted last July on four felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, and one count of misdemeanor theft […]…

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Bourbon Co. announces new partnership with Napa Valley vintner »

  By SYLVIA HORLANDER Nelson County Gazette Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 — Bourbon and wine — together? Yes! The collaboration is officially coming to the Bardstown Bourbon Company this spring, as the company continues to grow and diversify its brands. At an invite-only preview on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, guests got a special sneak peak […]…

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

Loretto man suffers severe injuries in New Hope Road motorcycle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 — A Loretto man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle he was operating left New Hope Road, struck a fence, and came to rest in a creek. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Greathouse, 24, of Loretto, was […]…

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

Local organizations hosting American Red Cross blood drives in February »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 — The American Red Cross is scheduling the following blood drives in January and February. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 – Old Kentucky Home American Legion Post 121, 206 West Broadway, Bardstown, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 – St. Gregory Catholic Church, […]…

Feb 13 2019 / Read More »

Council approves sale of Wilson Industrial Park tract to Bardstown Warehousing »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 — The Bardstown City Council approved the sale of 30.76 acres in Wilson Industrial Park to Bardstown Warehousing for $499,850. The sale was announced following the council’s executive session at the end of its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Kim Huston, the president […]…

Feb 13 2019 / Read More »

City awarded $1.6 million grant to fund Rowan Creek sewer upgrade project »

Jan. 22, 2019, Rowan Creek sewer project public meeting   NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 — Bardstown has been named a recipient of a $1.6 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The grant will help fund a sewer infrastructure upgrade the city is […]…

Feb 12 2019 / Read More »

Juvenile who made social media threat against city schools to face charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 — The Bardstown Police Department has extra officers on patrol in the area of the Bardstown City Schools campus after information about a threat was received by the city police department. According to BCS Superintendent Dr. Ryan Clark, the threat was received via social […]…

Feb 11 2019 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Escaped jail inmate apprehended by deputies near Maple Hill motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7:35 p.m. — David W. Works, 40, the Nelson County Jail inmate who broke free of the bailiff earlier Thursday during a prisoner transport, was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy as officers were following up on sightings of the man by Maple Hill residents. […]

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

Raywick woman severely injured Monday in single-vehicle Balltown Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 — A Raywick woman suffered severe injuries early Monday morning when the 2006 Volkswagen she was driving ran off the road when she swerved to miss hitting a deer in the roadway and struck a tree at about 5:55 a.m. in the 3100 block […]

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Loretto man suffers severe injuries in New Hope Road motorcycle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 — A Loretto man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle he was operating left New Hope Road, struck a fence, and came to rest in a creek. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Greathouse, 24, of Loretto, was […]

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

911 call for help leads first-responders to the rescue of 93-year-old driver »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 — A 911 call from a passer-by Thursday night may have saved the life of a 93-year-old man whose car ran off US31E, the Louisville Road and down a steep embankment. Just before midnight Thursday, deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to […]

Feb 9 2019 / Read More »

Grand jury indicts five people for passing, possession of forged currency »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 — Five people were indicted Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, by a Nelson County grand jury for passing or possession of counterfeit $20 or $100 bills. The offense is a Class C felony punishable by one to five years in prison. 19-CR-48. MICHAEL GENE RAMSEY, […]

Feb 8 2019 / Read More »

Multi-county high-speed police pursuit ends after passing thru Bardstown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 — Officers with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office participated in a police pursuit of driver fled from a Kentucky State Police Columbia Post 15 Trooper during a routine traffic stop Saturday evening in Washington County. Just before 8 p.m. Saturday night, local law enforcement […]

Feb 3 2019 / Read More »

Boston Road armed robbery suspect apprehended by KSP in Elizabethtown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 3 p.m. — The Kentucky State Police have arrested the man suspected of an armed robbery at a home in the 2000 block of Boston Road at about 2 p.m. Saturday. The robbery — and a victim with a gunshot wound at that address […]

Jan 26 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating early Saturday morning robbery, shooting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 3 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is presently on the scene of what is believed to be a robbery or attempted robbery and a shooting at a home in the 2000 block of Boston Road. At about 2 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office and […]

Jan 26 2019 / Read More »

Two adults, 1 juvenile injured in two-vehicle crash on US150 at Manton Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 — Three Washington County residents — two adults and a 9-year-old boy — suffered severe injuries Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on US150, Springfield Road, near its intersection with Manton Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 1:10 p.m. Saturday, […]

Jan 19 2019 / Read More »

Hardin County E-911 dispatcher arrested Friday for alleged sex crimes »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 — A 20-year-old Hardin County E-911 Dispatcher was arrested Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, and charged with more than 150 counts of sex crimes by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit. Christopher James Carroll, 20, of Elizabethtown, was charged Friday with nine counts of […]

Jan 18 2019 / Read More »

Social media aids locating camper stolen Thursday morning from Cox’s Creek »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, to a home on Deatsville Road on a complaint of the theft of a camper. The Deatsville Road resident told officers she noticed that her 2008 Puma camper was gone when […]

Jan 17 2019 / Read More »

Pair arrested on charges of printing and passing counterfeit bills »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 — Two area residents were arrested Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 and face charges related to allegations they printed and passed counterfeit money at a Bardstown grocery store. According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, police detectives were advised by the Bardstown Kroger on […]

Jan 16 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested Friday night on car theft, drug-related charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 12, 2018 — A Bardstown man faces numerous charges after he was apparently involved in the theft of several vehicles Friday before crashing a stolen Volvo into a pond on Nelsonville Road. Evan James Lyons, 24, of Bardstown faces numerous charges following an investigation that involved […]

Jan 12 2019 / Read More »

Pedestrian crossing West John Rowan dies Thursday night after struck by semi »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 — A Bardstown man died Thursday night from injuries sustained with he was hit by a semi tractor-trailer while attempting to cross West John Rowan Boulevard. According to a Bardstown Police Department press release,Millard Johnson, 83, was hit by a semi at about 11:50 […]

Jan 11 2019 / Read More »

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Obituary: Roy Lee Ethington Sr., 78, Cox’s Creek »

Roy Lee Ethington Sr., 78, of Cox’s Creek, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1940, in Deatsville. He was retired from Whayne Supply. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was later honored as deacon emeritus.…

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

Extension office accepting applications for 2019 Bardstown Farmers Market »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 — The Bardstown Farmers Market will be accepting applications for the 2019 season until Monday, April 15, 2019. Applications can be picked up at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 S Third St., Bardstown, KY 40004. For more information, call (502) 348-9204. -30-…

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

Finding your ‘why’ will help you stay motivated to reach your life’s goals »

By CHRISTY WRIGHT Certified Business Consultant Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 — Did you know that by the middle of February, 80 percent of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions? As a certified business coach and best-selling author, I’ve worked with thousands of women who struggle to stay motivated past the January high—especially when…

Feb 20 2019 / Read More »

Local organizations hosting Red Cross blood drives for January, February »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 — The American Red Cross is scheduling the following blood drives in January and February. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 – Town & Country Bank and Trust Co., downtown branch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 – Parkway Baptist Church, 2580 Springfield […]…

Jan 30 2019 / Read More »

Escaped jail inmate apprehended by deputies near Maple Hill motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7:35 p.m. — David W. Works, 40, the Nelson County Jail inmate who broke free of the bailiff earlier Thursday during a prisoner transport, was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy as officers were following up on sightings of the man by Maple Hill residents.…

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

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Finding your ‘why’ will help you stay motivated to reach your life’s goals »

By CHRISTY WRIGHT Certified Business Consultant Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 — Did you know that by the middle of February, 80 percent of people give up on their New Year’s…

Feb 20 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Not funding your health savings account an option while paying off debts »

Dear Dave, I just realized our insurance has a health savings account (HSA) option. We’ve considered dropping this insurance soon and going…

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Co-signers are liable for payments if you default on student loan »

Dear Dave, My mom is single, and she co-signed on my student loans for college. Would it affect her credit if I…

Feb 5 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Millennials want the power of school choice too »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 — New polling indicates that not only are policies empowering…

Jan 25 2019 / Read More »

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USDA grants, loans, to help bring high-speed broadband to rural Kentucky »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — The United States Department of Agriculture has announced investments in…

Nov 13 2018 / Read More »

County coroner candidates interviewed today on ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 — Don’t miss today’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show at 11 a.m.…

Sep 26 2018 / 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…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

Get a new phone for Christmas? Here’s how to add the Gazette icon to it »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 — Fifty years ago this week, I was an excited 9 year old who wasn’t sure which…

Dec 28 2018 / Read More »

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