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County school board approves new logo, comprehensive district improvement plan »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 7 p.m. – The Nelson County Board of Education unanimously approved its Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) for 2014-15 at its meeting Tuesday evening. Tim Beck, director of elementary schools, and Kim Brown, director of secondary schools, reviewed the final portions of […]…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Hall honored for more than three decades on Nelson County school board »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 10:45 p.m. – In reflecting on 36 years of serving on the Nelson County Board of Education, Frank Hall is quick to credit the contributions of others for the school district’s three-and-a-half decades of educational progress. “It takes a team to get […]…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown school board approves district’s proposed improvement plan »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 – With a goal of improving student achievement across the district, the Bardstown Independent Board of Education approved the district’s 2014-15 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan (CDIP) at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. Cara Blackmon, the district’s director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, told […]…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

City school board OKs grant application for additional ‘Snoezelen’ room »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 – On Tuesday the Bardstown Independent Board of Education approved an application for a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children that will be used to create a multi-sensory “Snoezelen” room designed for children with Autism or other learning disability who may […]…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown Middle School PTA launches its own online spirit store »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 – Students, family members and even alumni of the Bardstown school district who wish to show their school spirit can do so now with a few clicks of a mouse. Thanks to the Bardstown Middle School PTA, anyone can now find hats, […]…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court OKs 4-H shooting sports club’s use of county-owned quarry »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Country Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 11:45 p.m. – Nelson Fiscal Court approved an agreement that will allow the 4-H Shooting Sports club to use the county old rock quarry on Quarry Lane. The agreement has been in the works for several months. Nearby residents had noise concerns […]…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Search warrant leads to arrest of two on drug, theft-related charges »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, 9 p.m. – Two Bardstown residents were arrested Tuesday on drug and stolen property charges following a police search of a home at 129 McGowan Ave. The Bardstown Police Department, the Bardstown Flex team and KSP searched the home after a warrant was obtained. […]…

Dec 16 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Arguments against right-to-work a ‘dog that won’t hunt’ »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 11 p.m. – When I get an email that begins with “I was just lucky enough to read your column” and ends with “PROUD UNION MEMBER,” there’s a good chance that what’s in between will offer little resemblance that the writer actually felt […]…

Dec 15 2014 / Read More »

Two seriously injured in two-vehicle crash Saturday on KY245 at Samuels Loop »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, 2:30 a.m. -- Two people were injured early Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at KY 245 and Samuels Loop. Nelson County EMS and the Bardstown Fire Department were dispatched at 1:45 p.m. for an injury accident with possible entrapment. Firefighters had to help remove […]…

Dec 14 2014 / Read More »

11-year-old boy burned after gasoline can explodes at Springhill home »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 10 p.m. (revised Dec. 15, 2014) – An 11-year-old boy suffered first and second-degree burns on his hands and face Saturday night after a gasoline can he was holding exploded at a home in the Springhill subdivision. The Bardstown Fire Department was called out […]…

Dec 13 2014 / Read More »

Male victim, 22, flown to Louisville hospital suffering from stab wounds »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 11:30 p.m. – A 22-year-old man was flown by helicopter to a Louisville hospital Friday night after he was stabbed in his chest during an altercation. Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Police were dispatched at 10:07 p.m. to the Save A Lot parking lot […]…

Dec 12 2014 / Read More »

Review: ‘Back road’ cookbook is a taste-filled tour of Kentucky restaurants »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 6 p.m. – Just in time for the person on your Christmas list who already has drawers full of cooking and baking gadgets from Pampered Chef or Williams-Sonoma, Great American Publishers has released its latest back road cookbook, “Kentucky Back Road Restaurant […]…

Dec 12 2014 / Read More »
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Bardstown Fire called to Fern Lea Circle for dryer fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 7 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to a reported dryer fire at a residence in the 100 block of Fern Lea Circle. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:02 p.m. When units arrived the fire was contained to the dryer and had […]

Dec 15 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 11-15, 2014 »

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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 15 2014 / Read More »

Burnt food prompts lunch-hour fire alarm at Nazareth Village »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, 2:30 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called Sunday afternoon to the Nazareth Village I on Village Drive on the Nazareth campus for an active fire alarm. Firefighters were called to respond to the commercial alarm at about 12:45 p.m. The apartment complex […]

Dec 14 2014 / Read More »

Two suffer minor injuries in rush-hour crash on W. John Rowan »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, 9 p.m. – Two people suffered minor injuries Thursday in a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of West John Rowan and Kelly Drive. Nelson County EMS and Bardstown Police  were dispatched  at 5:08 p.m. to the crash scene. The Bardstown Fire Department was asked […]

Dec 11 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 10, 2014 »

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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 11 2014 / Read More »

Faulty electrical outlet prompts response by Bardstown Fire Dept. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, 11:05 p.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched Wednesday night to a home in the 2600 block of Old Nazareth Road for a possible electrical fire. Firefighters responded to the call at about 9:26 p.m. and determined a faulty outlet was the problem. […]

Dec 10 2014 / Read More »

EMS called after man reported unresponsive after bathroom fall »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, 11 p.m. – A 60-year-old man died Wednesday night after falling in the bathroom of a home in the 100 block of Nashville Drive. Nelson County EMS was dispatched at 9:37 p.m. for a report of a man injured in a fall, struck his […]

Dec 10 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 9, 2014 »

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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 10 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 9, 2014 »

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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 9 2014 / Read More »

One person injured early Tuesday in two-vehicle parkway crash »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, 9:45 a.m. – One person was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle injury accident in the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway at the 10 mile marker. Nelson County EMS, police and the Boston Fire Department were dispatched to the crash location at 6:57 […]

Dec 9 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 5-8, 2014 »

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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 8 2014 / Read More »

Teenager taken to hospital after possible overdose at high school »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, 2 p.m. – A 16-year-old boy at Nelson County High School was taken to Flaget Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon after he admitted to taking an quantity of an unknown medication. Nelson County EMS was dispatched to the school at 1:26 p.m. for a report […]

Dec 8 2014 / Read More »

Firefighters called for odor investigation on North Aspen Street »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 9 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called dispatched Saturday evening to an apartment in the 200 block of North Aspen Street for an odor investigation. Firefighters were dispatched at 7:21 p.m. after 911 Dispatch was called by a resident who smelled a […]

Dec 6 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–Dec. 3-5, 2014 »

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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 6 2014 / Read More »

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Obituary: James Ernest ‘Jimmy’ Hickman, 90, Bardstown »

James Ernest “Jimmy” Hickman, 90, of Bardstown, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Bardstown to the late McKinley “M.C” and Edna Mae Livers Hickman. He was a retired employee of the Nelson County Board of Education where he served as a supervisor at…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Arguments against right-to-work a ‘dog that won’t hunt’ »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 11 p.m. – When I get an email that begins with “I was just lucky enough to read your column” and ends with “PROUD UNION MEMBER,” there’s a good chance that what’s in between will offer little resemblance that the writer actually felt…

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Unpasteurized raw milk cited as source of recent Kentucky E. coli outbreak »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 9:20 p.m. – The recent outbreak of E. coli-related illnesses among four children, including a Nelson County child, has been traced to the consumption of unpasteurized milk. According to Food Safety News, each of the children hospitalized in the outbreak belong to […]…

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Jail Logs–Dec. 11-15, 2014 »

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.…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Arguments against right-to-work a ‘dog that won’t hunt’ »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 11 p.m. – When I get an email that begins with “I was just lucky enough to read…

Dec 15 2014 / Read More »

Review: ‘Back road’ cookbook is a taste-filled tour of Kentucky restaurants »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 6 p.m. – Just in time for the person…

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Legislative update: Shop small, shop local when buying gifts this season »

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By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 7 p.m. — As you and yours enjoy this Christmas season, I…

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Bluegrass Beacon: More room left to reform Ky. criminal justice system »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 11 a.m. – Politicians often opine about how the latest…

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Gazette Tech: Software makes it easy to upgrade your PC’s hard drive »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Friday, Nov. 21, 2013 – One of the truths of computer technology is that “state-of-the-art” is…

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Nelson ATC students earn 2nd-place finish at state robotics competition »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 – A team of students from the Nelson County Area Technical Center…

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Gazette implements eco-friendly print method that puts user in control »

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STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 8:30 p.m. – Nelson County Gazette readers who opt to print the Gazette’s stories will now…

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