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Wednesday weather-related closings (updated as additional closings arrive) »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 (Updated 5:45 p.m.) — The following cancellations have been reported to The Nelson County Gazette. To add your group’s closing to the list, send an email to news@nelsoncountygazette.com. WEDNESDAY CANCELLATIONS The Bardstown City Schools have cancelled classes for Wednesdy, Jan. 17, 2018. Nelson County […]…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

Election 2018: Field Houghlin files for another term as Nelson County coroner »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 — Longtime Nelson County Coroner Rayfield “Field” Houghlin has filed to run again as a candidate for coroner in the May primary. Houghlin, who served many years as first deputy coroner, has served several terms as county coroner. He filed to run as a […]…

Jan 12 2018 / Read More »

SBDM reform legislation will move some decision-making back to school boards »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Former House Speaker Jody Richards recently joined the growing chorus of longtime Democratic legislators announcing they would not seek re-election this year. Richards, D-Bowling Green, who went to Frankfort the year Jimmy Carter was elected president, pounded the gavel in the House […]…

Jan 11 2018 / Read More »

Friday’s forecast of rain changing to snow prompts city, county schools to close »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Due to the expectation of deteriorating weather conditions beginning early Friday, the Bardstown City Schools have cancelled school for Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The Nelson County Schools have also canceled school for Friday, according to a district press release. For the latest forecast, […]…

Jan 11 2018 / Read More »

Most city cable TV subscribers to see monthly bill increase more than $8 »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 — Every subscriber to the City of Bardstown cable TV system will see a rate increase effective Feb. 1st — but how large an increase will depend on how many channels are part of each customer’s subscription. The monthly increase to basic […]…

Jan 10 2018 / Read More »

City school superintendent announces plans to retire at end of school year »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017 — Brent Holsclaw, superintendent of Bardstown City Schools, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the current school year. In a formal letter to the members of the Bardstown Board of Education, Holsclaw thanked the board for the tremendous support they […]…

Jan 9 2018 / Read More »

Icy road conditions lead to dozens of calls from stranded motorists overnight »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 — The rain, sleet and freezing rain that fell across Nelson County Sunday night and into Monday left a hazardous glaze of ice and black ice on the county’s roadways that led to dozens of reported and unreported non-injury accidents. First-responders have continued to […]…

Jan 8 2018 / Read More »

City firefighters respond for fire in Barton Brands’ mash drying system »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 — A fire that began Friday evening in one of Barton Brand’s mash-drying systems was contained by firefighters to the inside of one of the distillery’s buildings. The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched at 8:31 p.m. after a passer-by saw flames, and plant personnel […]…

Jan 6 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Marriage Licenses — December 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The following individuals have applied for marriage licenses during the month of November 2017 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. The […]…

Jan 5 2018 / Read More »

Election 2018: Todd Harper files as a Republican for Nelson County Sheriff »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 — Cox’s Creek resident Todd Harper is the first Republican and the fourth candidate to file for the office of Nelson County Sheriff. Harper filed his paperwork with the Nelson County Clerk’s office on Friday. According to a press release, Harper’s 19-year law enforcement […]…

Jan 5 2018 / Read More »

Thrasher files as the only Republican in county judge executive’s race — so far »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 — Don Thrasher of High Grove officially threw his hat in the ring Friday morning, seeking the office of Nelson County judge executive. Thrasher was accompanied Friday by two local Republicans — Pete Trzop and Salt River Road resident Dr. Steve […]…

Jan 5 2018 / Read More »

Dropping enrollments adding to county school district’s financial challenges »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017 — The Nelson County Schools are going to face some substantial financial challenges if predicted enrollment trends continue and lead to reductions in state funding for the district. Tim Hockensmith, the district’s chief operating officer, provided the Nelson County board of […]…

Jan 5 2018 / Read More »
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One person injured Saturday in rollover crash at BG Parkway 13 mile marker »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 — One person was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash Saturday afternoon on the Bluegrass Parkway near the 13 mile marker. Nelson County EMS, Boston Fire and the sheriff’s office were dispatched at about 4:14 p.m. for a possible injury accident after a vehicle […]

Jan 13 2018 / Read More »

One person injured Friday night after SUV slides off road, strikes tree head-on »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 — One person was injured Friday night when the SUV they were operating slid off Balltown Road and struck a tree head-on. Nelson County EMS was dispatched at 7:28 Friday after a deputy sheriff drove up on the single-vehicle injury accident on Balltown Road […]

Jan 13 2018 / Read More »

Victim identified in Monday’s Hwy 1066 weather-related fatal crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 — The man who died in a single-vehicle weather-related accident on Hwy 1066 Monday morning has been identified by Kentucky State Police as William Douglas Cook Jr., 37, of Bloomfield. According to a KSP press release, the crash was reported to KSP as a sing-vehicle […]

Jan 8 2018 / Read More »

One dead, one injured in single-vehicle crash on Hwy 1066 near Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 — One person died and another person was injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 1066 in the Bloomfield area. At about 5:52 a.m., Spencer County EMS, Nelson County EMS and the Northeast Nelson Fire Department were dispatched to the area of […]

Jan 8 2018 / Read More »

Icy road conditions lead to dozens of calls from stranded motorists overnight »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 — The rain, sleet and freezing rain that fell across Nelson County Sunday night and into Monday left a hazardous glaze of ice and black ice on the county’s roadways that led to dozens of reported and unreported non-injury accidents. First-responders have continued to […]

Jan 8 2018 / Read More »

City firefighters respond for fire in Barton Brands’ mash drying system »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 — A fire that began Friday evening in one of Barton Brand’s mash-drying systems was contained by firefighters to the inside of one of the distillery’s buildings. The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched at 8:31 p.m. after a passer-by saw flames, and plant personnel […]

Jan 6 2018 / Read More »

Election 2018: Todd Harper files as a Republican for Nelson County Sheriff »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 — Cox’s Creek resident Todd Harper is the first Republican and the fourth candidate to file for the office of Nelson County Sheriff. Harper filed his paperwork with the Nelson County Clerk’s office on Friday. According to a press release, Harper’s 19-year law enforcement […]

Jan 5 2018 / Read More »

County firefighters called Wednesday for Brentwood Lane grass fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 — The Nelson County Fire Department was called Wednesday afternoon to the area of Brentwood Lane off Pottershop Road near the Bluegrass Parkway underpass for a grass fire. At about 5:18 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of Brentwood Lane for […]

Jan 4 2018 / Read More »

Two injured Thursday morning in two-vehicle crash near Boston »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 — Two people were injured Thursday morning in a rear-end collision involving a semi tractor-trailer and an SUV on Lebanon Junction Road near the Jim Beam Brands Booker Noe plant in Boston. Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded at about […]

Jan 4 2018 / Read More »

Driver facing alcohol-related charge after crashing car into home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 — A Venetian Way home was severely damaged Thursday night when a woman who lived in the neighborhood crashed her car into the side of a the home, plowing through an exterior wall and entering a bedroom. Nelson County Fire and the Nelson County […]

Dec 30 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Dec. 15-29, 2017 »

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. […]

Dec 29 2017 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek Lane home damaged in early Thursday morning fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 — There were no injuries reported Thursday morning when a Cox’s Creek home was damaged in an early morning house fire. At about 2:38 a.m. Thursday, the Nelson County Fire Department was dispatched for a report of a structure fire at a home on North […]

Dec 28 2017 / Read More »

Former sheriff Mike Newton appointed to serve when Mattingly retires Jan. 1st »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 — Former Nelson County Sheriff Mike Newton has been appointed to serve the rest of Sheriff Ed Mattingly’s term after Mattingly retires on Jan. 1, 2018. Judge Executive Dean Watts announced the appointment Wednesday morning through a press release. Newton will serve through the […]

Dec 20 2017 / Read More »

Man who barricaded himself in Deatsville home identified »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 – The man taken into police custody early Tuesday morning was identified as 35-year-old Mark Aaron Swayze. After a stand-off with police lasting more than three hours, Swayze was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of controlled substances, third-degree, drug unspecified. Swayze and […]

Dec 19 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: James “Jim” Edmund Weaver, K8JE, 82, Mason, Ohio »

James “Jim” Edmund Weaver, K8JE, 82, of Mason, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. He was a Life Member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) served as the organization’s Great Lakes Division Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014. The Great Lakes Division is made up of Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. During his time…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

Wednesday weather-related closings (updated as additional closings arrive) »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 (Updated 5:45 p.m.) — The following cancellations have been reported to The Nelson County Gazette. To add your group’s closing to the list, send an email to news@nelsoncountygazette.com. WEDNESDAY CANCELLATIONS The Bardstown City Schools have cancelled classes for Wednesdy, Jan. 17, 2018. Nelson County…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

SBDM reform legislation will move some decision-making back to school boards »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Former House Speaker Jody Richards recently joined the growing chorus of longtime Democratic legislators announcing they would not seek re-election this year. Richards, D-Bowling Green, who went to Frankfort the year Jimmy Carter was elected president, pounded the gavel in the House…

Jan 11 2018 / Read More »

McCoy joins effort to recover medical supplies to improve healthcare for poor »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 — State Rep. Chad McCoy will join other Kentucky attorneys from the Kentucky Justice Association (KJA) in a partnership with area physicians to improve the quality of medical care in impoverished countries through the Supplies Over Seas program. Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a Louisville-based non-profit […]…

Nov 30 2017 / Read More »

Weather cancels court; Tuesday court cases rescheduled for Jan. 23 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 — The Nelson County Judicial Center will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 due to the inclement weather. All cases scheduled for Tuesday morning will be continued to 9 a.m. Jan. 23, 2017. Cases set for Tuesday afternoon will be assigned a new date…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

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SBDM reform legislation will move some decision-making back to school boards »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Former House Speaker Jody Richards recently joined the growing chorus of longtime Democratic legislators announcing they would…

Jan 11 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Best to check with an attorney on liability issues regarding an LLC »

Dear Dave, My father-in-law started a business as an LLC few years ago. He named all his daughters owners, with him owning…

Jan 1 2018 / Read More »

House lawsuit trying to keep pension meeting discussions out of public view »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 — Getting sued and seeing the glass half full is…

Dec 28 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: New pension paradigm protects taxpayers, benefits workers »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 — Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville, was on the right side…

Dec 20 2017 / Read More »

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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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