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Tri-County United Way board introduces organizations new director »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, June 22, 2017, 3 p.m. — After 30 years of leadership, Kenny Fogle, executive director of Tri-County United Way, introduced the woman who will take over the operation of one of the region’s most important non-profit agencies. Fogle, along with John G. Mattingly, associate director and […]…

Jun 22 2017 / Read More »

One arrested on drug-related charges after Carey Court search warrant »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:30 a.m. — One person was arrested Thursday morning on drug-related charges following a search warrant served at a home at 109 Carey Court in Bardstown. Police seized 22 grams of cocaine, 2.5 grams of marijuana, Schedule II narcotics and more than $14,000 in […]…

Jun 22 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County grand jury indicts Bardstown man on rape charge »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on a first-degree rape charge. According to the indictment, on May 30, 2017, Matthew Turner, 28, of Bardstown, allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse by use of forcible compulsion. The indictment also […]…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek man indicted for assault, having a knife on school property »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6 p.m. — A Cox’s Creek man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for felony assault charges and for possessing a knife on school property. Dennis Martin Hill, 18, of Cox’s Creek, was indicted on charges related to an incident that […]…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Firefighters respond for active alarm at distillery bottling house »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9 a.m. — An active fire alarm at the Heaven Hill Distilleries bottling house on Loretto Road caused a few anxious moments for company employees this morning at about 20 minutes after 8. The Nelson County Fire Department and the Bardstown Fire Department were […]…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

City school board reviews school construction funding mechanisms »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10 p.m. — The Bardstown Board of Education took time at its meeting Tuesday to review the bonding process and how school district’s generate the ability to borrow money for large construction projects. Joe Nance, a financial adviser with Ross, Sinclair […]…

Jun 20 2017 / Read More »

Fiscal Court approves zoning change, paving requests for Districts 3, 5 »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 4 p.m. — Nelson Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to approve a zoning change involving a request to rezoning 5 acres on Double Springs Road from Agriculture to Industrial. The request from Marion Bischoff and Trademark Excavating was forwarded from the Planning Commission […]…

Jun 20 2017 / Read More »

County school district meetings this week to focus on finding solutions »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, June 19, 2017, 10 p.m. — The listening sessions conducted by the Nelson County Schools last week were well attended and productive, according to Superintendent Anthony Orr. The meetings were held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to examine the […]…

Jun 20 2017 / Read More »

Superintendent’s critics again call on school board to seek new leadership »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, June 19, 2017 — The leadership of Nelson County Schools Superintendent Anthony Orr came under fire again during public input part of Monday’s night’s board of education meeting. Larry Adamson, a former instructional assistant at Horizons Academy, detailed a list of issues that he had […]…

Jun 20 2017 / Read More »

Circuit clerk: Monday afternoon driver’s license, CDL testing canceled »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, June 19, 2017 — Driver’s license and CDL testing Monday afternoon has been canceled. According to Nelson Circuit Clerk Diane Thompson, the Kentucky State Police examiner assigned to Nelson County had a family emergency and the usual license testing — from 1-3 p.m. Monday — is canceled. […]…

Jun 19 2017 / Read More »

Bloomfield Barkfest set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Bloomfield Memorial Park »

Community news Saturday, June 17, 2017 — Don’t miss the Bloomfield Barkfest today from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bloomfield Memorial Park. The barkfest will feature doggie contests, demonstrations, food, raffles and more! Check the flier at right for all the events! DJ extraordinaire Mark Hicks will be serving as the Barkfest’s emcee and he’ll also be playing your […]…

Jun 17 2017 / Read More »

Local farmer presents $2,500 donation to Bardstown Kiwanis Club »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, June 16, 2017 — Nelson County farmer Craig Broaddus has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 dollar donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to the Bardstown Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club plans to use the funds to expand […]…

Jun 16 2017 / Read More »
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One arrested on drug-related charges after Carey Court search warrant »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:30 a.m. — One person was arrested Thursday morning on drug-related charges following a search warrant served at a home at 109 Carey Court in Bardstown. Police seized 22 grams of cocaine, 2.5 grams of marijuana, Schedule II narcotics and more than $14,000 in […]

Jun 22 2017 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek man indicted for assault, having a knife on school property »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6 p.m. — A Cox’s Creek man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for felony assault charges and for possessing a knife on school property. Dennis Martin Hill, 18, of Cox’s Creek, was indicted on charges related to an incident that […]

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Firefighters respond for active alarm at distillery bottling house »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9 a.m. — An active fire alarm at the Heaven Hill Distilleries bottling house on Loretto Road caused a few anxious moments for company employees this morning at about 20 minutes after 8. The Nelson County Fire Department and the Bardstown Fire Department were […]

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Woman injured Friday afternoon after fall from second-story window »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 17, 2017 — A woman was injured Friday afternoon after falling from a second-story window of an apartment in New Haven. Nelson County EMS was dispatched Friday afternoon at about 3 p.m. to an apartment on Locust Street for woman who fell from a second story […]

Jun 17 2017 / Read More »

One person injured in rear-end crash Saturday morning on N. Third St. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 17, 2017, 2:30 p.m. — One person was injured Saturday morning in a rear-end collision in the 500 block of North Third Street involving  a white pickup truck and a passenger car. Bardstown Fire and Police and Nelson County EMS responded at about 10:30 Saturday morning […]

Jun 17 2017 / Read More »

Driver suffers minor injuries in Friday morning single-vehicle rollover crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:45 a.m. — One person suffered minor injuries Friday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 4000 block of Louisville Road. Nelson County Fire, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched just before 10 a.m. Friday morning for a […]

Jun 16 2017 / Read More »

Local businesses, residents warned to be wary of counterfeit bills »

NC Gazette / WBRT Radio STAFF REPORT Friday, June 16, 2017, 10 p.m. — The Bardstown Police Department is advising local businesses and residents to take a second look at paper money you may receive as payment. According to Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram, the BPD is currently investigating counterfeit $50 bills being passed at […]

Jun 16 2017 / Read More »

KSP identifies local man shot, killed by police after three-county police chase »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 1:45 p.m. — The man involved in Monday’s multi-county police chase that began in Louisville and ended on Springfield Road has been identified as Charles Edgar Mullins, 45, of Bardstown. According to a KSP press release, Mullins was in Louisville driving a Chrysler 300 […]

Jun 6 2017 / Read More »

Mayor to address McKenzie Mattingly’s employment status later today »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 12:02 p.m. — The employment status of Bardstown Police Capt. McKenzie Mattingly will be addressed this afternoon by Mayor Dick Heaton at the start of the council’s 5 p.m. working session, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. According to Louisville media […]

Jun 6 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–May 26-June 5, 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. […]

Jun 5 2017 / Read More »

Update: Pursuit suspect dead after 2-hour police chase ends in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, June 5, 2017, 8:15 a.m. (Updated 9:48 a.m.) — The Kentucky State Police say the man who led police on a two-hour police chase that began in Louisville and ended early Monday morning in Bardstown is dead. WDRB reports that the man was shot and killed by police […]

Jun 5 2017 / Read More »

Beechwood Avenue home damaged in Sunday morning blaze »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2 p.m. — A Beechwood Avenue home was heavily damaged by a fire reported at about 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning. The Bardstown Fire Department, police and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the home at 727 Beechwood for a fire that was believed to […]

Jun 4 2017 / Read More »

EMS, police respond Saturday night for man injured in assault »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, June 4, 2017, 1 p.m. — Nelson County EMS responded Saturday evening June 3 for a report of a man injured after being struck by a rake. EMS and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at about 10:44 p.m. to the Copperfields subdivision after receiving a call of a […]

Jun 4 2017 / Read More »

Barn destroyed in Friday morning blaze on Samuels Loop »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, June 2, 2017, 12:15 p.m. — A barn was destroyed by fire Friday morning in the Samuels area off KY 245. At about 7:23 a.m. Friday, the Nelson County Fire Department was dispatched for a reported barn on fire in the area of the southern intersection of […]

Jun 2 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: John Raymond Convery, 83, Mackville »

John Raymond Convery, 83, formerly of Harrodsburg Road, Mackville, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Bardstown Health & Rehab. He is survived by three daughters, Ann Marie Convery of Mackville, Andrea Elias of Melvin, Mich., and Gloria Yates of Lebanon; three sons, John Convery of Clinton Township, Mich., Joseph Convery of Warren,…

Jun 22 2017 / Read More »

Tri-County United Way board introduces organizations new director »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, June 22, 2017, 3 p.m. — After 30 years of leadership, Kenny Fogle, executive director of Tri-County United Way, introduced the woman who will take over the operation of one of the region’s most important non-profit agencies. Fogle, along with John G. Mattingly, associate director and…

Jun 22 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Use common sense before you file a homeowner’s insurance claim »

Dear Dave, How do you know when you should file an insurance claim on a homeowner’s issue, versus just dealing with it and paying cash? Ben Dear Ben, Basically, it’s when you begin to feel the pain financially. Let’s say you have a $1,000 deductible on your homeowner’s policy. If you have an $1,100 issue,…

Jun 13 2017 / Read More »

State association names Bardstown eye doctor ‘Young Optometrist of the Year’ »

Business news Monday, May 29, 2017 — Dr. Leslie Cecil, optometrist, was recently named Young Optometrist of the Year at the Kentucky Optometric Association’s 115th Spring Congress held April 27-29, 2017, at the Hyatt Hotel in Lexington. The award is given annually to a doctor who has been practicing less than seven years and has […]…

May 29 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County grand jury indicts Bardstown man on rape charge »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on a first-degree rape charge. According to the indictment, on May 30, 2017, Matthew Turner, 28, of Bardstown, allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse by use of forcible compulsion. The indictment also…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

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Dave Says: Use common sense before you file a homeowner’s insurance claim »

Dear Dave, How do you know when you should file an insurance claim on a homeowner’s issue, versus just dealing with it and paying cash? Ben Dear Ben, Basically, it’s…

Jun 13 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 »

Days Says: Its OK to roll budget surpluses over to next month »

Dear Dave, When you use the envelope system, what should you do with any leftover money? Mandy Dear Mandy, My suggestion would…

Jun 5 2017 / Read More »

Barton 1792 Distillery hosts celebration of the Commonwealth’s 225th birthday »

By SYLVIA HORLANDER Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, June 4, 2017 — The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s 225th birthday was toasted Thursday,…

Jun 5 2017 / Read More »

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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 »

Bloomfield Legion post offering free ham radio license class April 8-9 »

Community news Friday, March 17, 2017 — American Legion Post 288 of Bloomfield is offering a free licensing class for those who…

Mar 17 2017 / Read More »

C-J: Nelson County website ranked one of Louisville area’s top Google 2016 searches »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, 2 a.m. — Can you name the local website that is…

Dec 22 2016 / 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 the 20th anniversary of the launch of the…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

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