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Trzop blasts ethics board chair, alleges its members have conflicts of interest »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — Pete Trzop — the Woodlawn Springs resident who recently filed an ethics complaint against planning commission member Mark Mathis — blasted the Ethics Board and its chair Monday in a caustic email that was also copied to local media outlets. In […]…

Apr 24 2018 / Read More »

Sold-out Bourbon & Bubbles Gala raises money for Bardstown’s GO Center »

  By SYLVIA HORLANDER Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, April 23, 2018 — A sold out crowd of 370 people were wined and dined at one of Bardstown’s premier fundraising events Saturday night. The Bourbon and Bubbles Gala was held to “build the future” at the Guthrie Opportunity (GO) Center in Bardstown. The […]…

Apr 23 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: It’s time for an all-out offensive against academic failure »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, April 22, 2018 — It’s often the coach who gets forced out even though it’s the players who lose games. Sometimes education commissioners resign under pressure, as Stephen Pruitt did, even though the entire system shares responsibility for Kentucky’s black eighth-grade students’ abysmal 9 percent […]…

Apr 22 2018 / Read More »

County school board votes 4-1 to name Bradley district’s new superintendent »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Aug. 20, 2018 — The Nelson County Schools Board of Education named Thomas Nelson High School principal Wes Bradley the district’s next superintendent. The vote was 4-1, with board member Diane Berry voting no. Berry said she felt Bradley lacked experience necessary for the […]…

Apr 21 2018 / Read More »

City school board selects BMS principal Dr. Ryan Clark as new superintendent »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, April 20, 2018 — The Bardstown Board of Education met briefly at noon Friday, and in a unanimous vote, selected Dr. Ryan Clark as the district’s next superintendent. In a press release, Clark said he plans to continue to build the district’s history of academic […]…

Apr 20 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown Kiwanis 58th annual WBRT Radio Auction set for 1-6 p.m. this Sunday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, April 20, 2018 — The 58th annual Kiwanis Radio Auction is 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018, and will be broadcast live on WBRT 1320 AM and 97.1 FM, and streaming live on WBRTCountry.com and NelsonCountyGazette.com. Thousands of dollars in new merchandise and services will be auctioned off […]…

Apr 20 2018 / Read More »

Joint ethics board terminates review of ethics complaint against Mark Mathis »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, April 19, 2018 — The Joint Ethics Board voted Thursday afternoon to terminate its review of the ethics complaint filed against Mark Mathis, a long-serving member of the joint city-county planning commission. The board cited the ethics ordinance that allows the board to terminate an […]…

Apr 19 2018 / Read More »

Higdon: A review of the 2018 General Assembly’s accomplisments »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Overriding gubernatorial vetoes of the Commonwealth’s state budget and revenue plans, the Kentucky General Assembly completed its 60-day Legislative Session Saturday, April 14. Several new laws were passed that we believe will have a positive impact on Kentucky for years to come. Most […]…

Apr 18 2018 / Read More »

Site-based council names Brian Courtney principal of Bardstown Elementary School »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — In a special-called meeting Tuesday, April 17, the Bardstown Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council announced Brian Courtney had been selected as the school’s new principal. Courtney has been serving as sixth-grade assistant principal of Marion C. Moore Middle School in Louisville […]…

Apr 18 2018 / Read More »

Board of education approves plan for merged middle school football teams »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — The Nelson County Board of Education gave its blessing Tuesday evening to a plan to improve middle school football for Bloomfield Middle and Old Kentucky Home Middle schools. The approved a proposal for the two schools to join their football programs […]…

Apr 18 2018 / Read More »

Fiscal court approves telecommunications franchise for Kentucky Wired »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — Judge Executive Dean Watts told Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday that his presentation of a county budget has been delayed due to the Kentucky General Assembly and the need for it to override Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes. “We’re still waiting on […]…

Apr 18 2018 / Read More »

With state education budget set, city school district plans for future »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 17, 2018 — The Kentucky General Assembly’s override of Gov. Matt Bevin’s vetoes has school finance officers back at work making calculations for the next school year’s budget. District Treasurer Tracey Rogers said the General Assembly’s approval of a bill that gives the […]…

Apr 17 2018 / Read More »

Candidates for city schools superintendent meet with teachers, staff, stakeholders »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, April 16, 2018 — Teachers, administrators and stakeholders of the Bardstown City Schools packed the school board meeting room Monday night to meet the three candidates seeking the position of district superintendent. Phil Eason, the district’s consultant from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, […]…

Apr 17 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Schools invite students, alumni to 2018 Senior/Alumni Night »

EmailNC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Monday, April 16, 2018 — The Classes of 2018 from Nelson County High and Thomas Nelson High and alumni from all Nelson County Schools are invited to a reception in their honor April 26 at Thomas Nelson High School. Activities begin at 5 p.m. The event will feature […]…

Apr 16 2018 / Read More »

Central Ky. Community Foundation offering Endow Kentucky tax credit »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Monday, April 16, 2018 — The Central Kentucky Community Foundation (CKCF) is reminding businesses and individuals that philanthropic donations to the organization are gifts eligible for the Endow Kentucky tax credit program. The CKCF serves a nine-county region that includes Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson […]…

Apr 16 2018 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Several county fire departments fighting out-of-control brush fire near Boston »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3 p.m. — Firefighters from several local fire departments are currently fighting an out-of-control brush fire in the area of North Hurricane Hills in the Boston area. Hurricane Hills is located off Masden Road north of the Boston Jim Beam plant. At 1:26 p.m. […]

Apr 12 2018 / Read More »

Two people injured after their vehicles strike a horse in roadway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, April 8, 2018 — Two people were injured after their vehicles struck a horse that had escaped its fenced enclosure and wandered onto Louisville Road near Hialeah Drive north of Cox’s Creek. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to […]

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown woman, 22, dies in early Thursday Springfield Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, April 6, 2018 — A Bardstown woman died early Thursday morning when her car left Springfield Road and crashed in a creek. The body of Destiny Cheyenne Danner, 22, of Bardstown, was found by sheriff deputies Thursday evening around 6:30 p.m. near her car in a creek bed […]

Apr 6 2018 / Read More »

Bartley Avenue home damaged by late Wednesday night fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 5, 2018 — A Maple Hill home suffered fire and smoke damage late Wednesday night in what was reported to be a fire that began in the home’s kitchen. At 11:53 p.m. Wednesday, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to a home […]

Apr 5 2018 / Read More »

Two children die, 4 others injured Sunday in Bluegrass Parkway crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, March 25, 2018 — Two juveniles died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Hardin County on the Bluegrass Parkway that closed the parkway’s westbound lanes for more than four hours. At about 3:05 p.m., the Elizabethtown Kentucky State Police Post received a report of a two-vehicle […]

Mar 25 2018 / Read More »

Head-on crash at Granite Drive shuts down KY 245 traffic Thursday evening »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, March 22, 2018 — A woman in her 60s suffered substantial injuries Thursday evening in a head-on collision on KY 245 in front of Buffalo Wings and Rings. Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Fire and law enforcement were dispatched to the scene of the crash at about 7:16 […]

Mar 22 2018 / Read More »

Driver injured Wednesday after slop truck overturns on snow-slickened roadway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — The driver of a slop truck was injured Wednesday morning when the semi tractor-trailer he was driving slid off snow-slickened Lawrenceburg Road and overturned. At 7:59 a.m. Wednesday, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Northeast Nelson Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded to […]

Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

One person dead in early morning head-on crash on Gap Knob Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, March 18, 2018 — One person was killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash early Sunday morning on Gap Knob Road south of New Hope. At 12:17 a.m., Nelson County EMS, the New Hope Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for an injury accident […]

Mar 18 2018 / Read More »

One injured in multi-vehicle crash on BG bridge over Chaplin River »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 12, 2018 — One person was injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle accident on the Bluegrass Parkway at the bridge over the Chaplin River at the Nelson-Washington county line. Nelson County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported there were multiple vehicles off the roadway on both sides of […]

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Pin Oak Drive home heavily damaged by early Monday morning blaze »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 12, 2018 (Edited 11:37 a.m.) — No one was injured early Monday morning in a house fire that severely damaged a Pin Oak Drive home overnight. At about 3:45 Monday morning, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the 2900 block […]

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–March 5-7, 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. […]

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–March 1-5, 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. […]

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Woman seriously injured Saturday in Cox’s Creek structure fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, March, 3, 2018 — One person suffered serious burns Saturday afternoon in a Cox’s Creek outbuilding fire. At about 2:10 p.m., the Nelson County Fire Department, the sheriff’s office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to a home in the 5000 block of Louisville Road north of […]

Mar 3 2018 / Read More »

Teen injured Saturday morning in two-vehicle crash at Botland »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, March 3, 2018 — A 19-year-old man was injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle collision in Botland at the intersection of US150, the Springfield Road, and Manton Road. Just before 10 a.m. Saturday, the Nelson County Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the sheriff’s office were dispatched […]

Mar 3 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: Ruby Tingle Noel, 96, Springfield »

Ruby Tingle Noel, 96, of Springfield, died at 6:42 a.m., Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was a native of Washington County and was born Dec. 13, 1921, to the late Herbert and Minnie Harlow Tingle. She was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a longtime…

Apr 23 2018 / Read More »

Local ham radio club will meet May 7 at Nelson County Public Library »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Monday, April 23, 2018 — The Nelson County Radio Club (NCRC) has moved its meeting day and location. NCRC will now meet on the first Monday of the month at the Nelson County Public Library in Community Room #1. NCRC’s May meeting will be on Monday, May 7, 2018,…

Apr 23 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: It’s time for an all-out offensive against academic failure »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, April 22, 2018 — It’s often the coach who gets forced out even though it’s the players who lose games. Sometimes education commissioners resign under pressure, as Stephen Pruitt did, even though the entire system shares responsibility for Kentucky’s black eighth-grade students’ abysmal 9 percent…

Apr 22 2018 / Read More »

Homeowners cry ‘fowl!’ over measure to allow city residents to raise chickens »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1 p.m. — Urban agriculture is a growing trend across Kentucky and the United States as more consumers take food security issues in their own hands — and backyards. The topic of raising chickens within the city limits returned Tuesday evening […]…

Mar 29 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–March 5-7, 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.…

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: It’s time for an all-out offensive against academic failure »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, April 22, 2018 — It’s often the coach who gets forced out even though it’s the players who lose games.…

Apr 22 2018 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Both political parties scheme to soak the state’s taxpayers »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 12, 2018, 10:30 p.m. — By the time many read this column,…

Apr 12 2018 / Read More »

Higdon: General Assembly will return to Frankfort for veto days April 13-14 »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Monday, April 9, 2018 — The 2018 Legislative Session has now entered a 10-day “veto…

Apr 9 2018 / Read More »

Letter: State retirement system changes should help guide voters in November »

To the Editor Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholders are shocked and appalled by the actions of the General Assembly regarding public pensions. Last…

Apr 1 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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