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Bluegrass Beacon: Our inalienable right to liberty is not a negotiable luxury »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 15, 2021 — “Give me liberty or give me death,” Patrick Henry thundered. Not much gray area there. No modifier, either. Nothing like “give me liberty as long as it’s convenient, there’s no pandemic or emergency and the politicians and health nannies agree it’s a […]…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

Log Still Distillery to create 126 new jobs with $24 million Phase 2 investment »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the Dant family’s Log Still Distillery, a startup reviving a historic site in southern Nelson County, expects to create 126 full-time jobs with a $24 million Phase 2 investment as they open Dant Crossing, a 300-acre campus that […]…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

Town & Country Bank Plaza banking center ending Saturday hours June 5th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — The Town & Country Bank and Trust Plaza Banking Center near McDonald’s is ending its Saturday hours starting on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The bank’s main office and John Rowan branch will be open on Saturdays, and the New Haven branch will continue to […]…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

Register today for Nelson County, Hardin County COVID-19 vaccination clinics »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department is now accepting registrations for any resident who is 16 years of age or older and is seeking a COVID-19 vaccination. Appointments are required. Any resident in the six-county Lincoln Trail district seeking a vaccination may call today […]…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

Marion County man faces child porn charges following KSP investigation »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — A Marion County man faces child porn-related charges following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch. According to a KSP press release, Joseph Mark Craig Jr., 38, was arrested by KSP on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and is charged with eight […]…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

City Council pursues new study of need for an indoor multi-use sports complex »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — Mayor Dick Heaton announced Tuesday night that the city plans to partner with county government and the local economic development authority to fund a new study regarding a multi-use indoor sports and recreation facility. Such a facility could include features long-desired in […]…

Apr 14 2021 / Read More »

Lincoln Trail Health Department suspends use of J&J vaccine in scheduled clinics »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced Tuesday that the FDA has recommended pausing the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after the administration of 6.8 million doses across the United States. The temporary pause will allow officials to investigate preliminary reports […]…

Apr 13 2021 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: School choice will help ‘step up’ Kentucky’s education game »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 8, 2021 — Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America – many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school […]…

Apr 9 2021 / Read More »

Higdon: Legislation to address unemployement crisis to take effect »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, April 8, 2021 (UPDATED 10 p.m.) — The General Assembly successfully passed nearly 200 pieces of legislation during the 30-day 2021 Session. Bills covered a wide variety of topics, but the impacts of COVID-19 continue to loom over the legislature, our state, and the nation. This is certainly […]…

Apr 8 2021 / Read More »

Cuts in J&J vaccine availability to affect health department vaccination clinics »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 8, 2021 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department has been advised that the number of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Kentucky is going to receive has been cut by 78 percent. This cut will impact the following upcoming health department vaccination clinics that were […]…

Apr 8 2021 / Read More »

Lincoln Trail District Health Department vaccine appointments still available »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 7, 2021 — Nelson County residents can sign up now for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic set for tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th in Hardin County. Call (270) 769-1601 for an appointment. The clinic will be administering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone over age 18 is eligible […]…

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

Local media recognized for helping public learn of COVID vaccination clinic »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 5, 2021, 3 p.m. — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts took time at the start of Tuesday’s meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court to publicly thank the Nelson County Gazette and WBRT Radio. Watts told the court that last Thursday, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department director […]…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

Fiscal court: Bulky item pickup continues, pace slowing due to greater use »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 5, 2021 (Revised Wednesday, April 6, 2021) — While Nelson County’s bulky item pickup is in its final phase, progress is slow because the amount of items picked up has increased. John Greenwell, the county’s solid waste coordinator, told Nelson Fiscal Court in its meeting […]…

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council works to find middle ground in appeal of HRB decision »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, April 1, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council voted Thursday evening to require Bardstown businessman Bill Conway to work with the city’s Historic Review Board and replace parts of the original historic windows that were removed from the home at 215 West Stephen Foster Ave. The […]…

Apr 3 2021 / Read More »

Higdon: General Assembly votes to override two dozen of Gov. Beshear’s vetos »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, April 2, 2021 — The final two days of this year’s 30-day legislative session required the burning of the midnight oil. Before adjourning sine die, the legislative process also required a lot of “hurry up and wait.” However, I did enjoy the brief windows of opportunity to enjoy […]…

Apr 2 2021 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, April 15, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 16 2021 / Read More »

Marion County man faces child porn charges following KSP investigation »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — A Marion County man faces child porn-related charges following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch. According to a KSP press release, Joseph Mark Craig Jr., 38, was arrested by KSP on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and is charged with eight […]

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, April 14, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

City Council pursues new study of need for an indoor multi-use sports complex »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — Mayor Dick Heaton announced Tuesday night that the city plans to partner with county government and the local economic development authority to fund a new study regarding a multi-use indoor sports and recreation facility. Such a facility could include features long-desired in […]

Apr 14 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, April 13, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 14 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, April 12, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 13 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, April 11, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 12 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, April 10, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 11 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — April 8-9, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 10 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — April 7-8, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 9 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — April 6-7, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 7 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, April 5, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 6 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, April 4, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 5 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, April 3, 2021 »

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. […]

Apr 4 2021 / Read More »

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Obituary: Elsie Marie ‘Penny’ Culver, 76, Bardstown »

Elsie Marie “Penny” Culver, 76, of Bardstown, died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. She was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Bardstown to the late James Percy Nally and Mary Beatrice Skaggs Nally. She was a retired employee of Inoac Packaging Group and a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. In addition…

Apr 15 2021 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: School choice will help ‘step up’ Kentucky’s education game »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 8, 2021 — Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half…

Apr 9 2021 / Read More »

McCoy: Legislators vote to invest $1.36 billion on infrastructure, other needs »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Friday, April 2, 2021 — After an extremely busy and productive 30-day legislative session, the 2021…

Apr 2 2021 / Read More »

Dave Says: Its OK to pay off the mortgage, but don’t use the emergency fund »

Dear Dave, My husband and I are close to having our home paid off and being completely debt-free. Can we dip into…

Mar 30 2021 / Read More »

Legislative update: Governor Beshear signs, vetoes bills from General Assembly »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, March 29, 2021 — As we return to Frankfort to complete the final two days…

Mar 29 2021 / Read More »

Tech

City launches rebranding of its cable TV and high-speed internet service »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 — You may have seen the banner ad on the Nelson County…

Oct 8 2020 / Read More »

Chamber unveils new website aimed to build local workforce development »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 — On Wednesday, the Bardstown – Nelson County Chamber of Commerce announced…

Aug 28 2020 / Read More »

My Old Kentucky Drone: City plans to use drones to inspect city infrastructure »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 — Starting Aug. 31, 2020, the City of Bardstown will begin using…

Aug 27 2020 / Read More »

Magistrates hear plan to expand broadband to underserved areas of county »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 — Residents in parts of rural Nelson County will get access to broadband internet access sooner than later,…

Feb 2 2021 / Read More »

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