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Guthrie announces 2nd District Congressional Art Competition winners »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — Nelson County High School student Marly Walls was announced today as the winner of the 2017 2nd Congressional District Art Competition by Congressman Brett Guthrie with her entry entitled “Rowan.” “Every year I am excited to see the impressive artwork submitted by high […]…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

Kim Davis is guest speaker for local National Day of Prayer May 4 »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — The local National Day of Prayer observance is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Bardstown Farmer’s Market on East Flaget Avenue. The guest speaker is Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. Davis made headlines in August 2015 when she defied a […]…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

Dones joins council as it prepares to respond to former mayor’s lawsuit »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council appointed businessman David Dones to serve out the remainder of Mayor Dick Heaton’s council seat. Dones’ appointment was unanimously approved by the council. Dones was the seventh-highest vote-getter in last November’s city council election. […]…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 6-20, 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. […]…

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

Crowd enjoys ‘Bourbon & Bubbles’ festivities in support of GO Center’s mission »

  By SYLVIA HORLANDER Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11 p.m. — A crowd of 350 people gathered at the Guthrie Opportunity Center Saturday evening for Bourbon and Bubbles, a night of stylish philanthropy in support of the work of the GO Center. Bourbon and Bubbles is one of the […]…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

Springfield woman injured in Sunday morning Pottershop Rd crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4 p.m. — A Springfield woman was injured early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Pottershop Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt operated by Breann Ruley, 29, of Springfield ran off the roadway and struck a utility […]…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »

Chandler entertains, energizes local Dems at annual fundraising dinner »

  By SYLVIA HORLANDER Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, April 22, 2017 — Local and regional Democrats gathered Friday evening at Maywood Country Club for their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Martha Nest served was the master of ceremonies and introduced guest speakers with a continuous flow. Former 6th District Congressman Ben Chandler delivered the […]…

Apr 22 2017 / Read More »

Lincoln Day Dinner: Sen. Paul updates GOP on healthcare reform efforts »

  By SYLVIA HORLANDER NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Friday, April 21, 2017 — Former presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, came to town Thursday night for Nelson County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Sen. Paul delivered the keynote speech to a room full of Republicans at BJ’s Steakhouse. The high-profile senator said he is proud […]…

Apr 21 2017 / Read More »

‘Bradford & Brooks’ taking your calls this morning on WBRT »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” program will open the phone lines for your calls and comments related to the changes in City Hall and last week’s two-day hearing that removed Mayor John Royalty from his seat as mayor. Margie and Jim will be talking […]…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court gets first look at FY 2017-18 county budget »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts presented the magistrates Tuesday, April 18, 2017, with his initial draft of the fiscal year 2017-18 county budget. The $24 million budget includes several capital projects as well as funding for an additional sheriff’s deputy position and […]…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Video: Heaton named mayor at special city council meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – The Bardstown City Council chose Councilman Dick Heaton to serve as mayor for the unexpired term of former Mayor John Royalty. The council voted unanimously for Heaton at a special council meeting Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Heaton told the audience to have patience […]…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets first look at county’s FY 2017-18 annual budget »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11 a.m. — Judge Executive Dean Watts presented Nelson Fiscal Court with the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget at its meeting Tuesday morning. The proposed $24 million budget includes several capital projects, including the replacement of bridges on Hugh Ice Loop […]…

Apr 18 2017 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs–April 6-20, 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. […]

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

Springfield woman injured in Sunday morning Pottershop Rd crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4 p.m. — A Springfield woman was injured early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Pottershop Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt operated by Breann Ruley, 29, of Springfield ran off the roadway and struck a utility […]

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »

Three injured in Wednesday afternoon in 3-vehicle E. John Rowan crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9 p.m. — Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire and Police Departments responded at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to a three-vehicle accident on East John Rowan Boulevard near the state highway garage. EMS treated three people at the scene and transported them to […]

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Fire, EMS called after unknown vapors prompt St. Vincent de Paul evacuation »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 9 p.m. — Bardstown Police, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS were called to the St. Vincent de Paul store, 310 North Second St., Wednesday afternoon at about 1:37 p.m. after an unknown chemical substance was discharged in the store. The vapors […]

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

EMS, fire, police respond to Walmart after shoplifting suspect overdoses »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 19, 2017 — Bardstown Police, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded Wednesday to Walmart, 3795 East John Rowan after a shoplifting suspect allegedly consumed an overdose of oxycontin and phenergan at about 1:30 p.m. The suspect — a woman who was about 50 […]

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

One dead after married couple suffer fall at Nelsonville Road home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, April 4, 2017, 6 p.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday morning for a death investigation in the 5600 block of Nelsonville Road. According to a press release, at 9 a.m., Nelson County sheriff deputies and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to a home in […]

Apr 4 2017 / Read More »

Councilman present when city police make drug arrest during check of local club »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 31, 2017, 11 p.m. — A Bardstown man was arrested early Friday, March 24, 2017, on drug-related charges when police were conducting a bar check at Broken Tee night club, 709 West Stephen Foster Ave. According to the citation, at 2:50 a.m. March 24, Bardstown Police […]

Apr 1 2017 / Read More »

Traffic stop leads to arrest on drug-trafficking, weapon charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 31, 2017, 1 p.m. — A Bardstown man was arrested on drug charges early Thursday morning following a traffic stop for having one headlight. At 2:20 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, Bardstown Police officers stopped a vehicle operated by Jared H. Sparkman, 19, of Bardstown, for […]

Mar 31 2017 / Read More »

Mount Eden man arrested on charges he stole from construction site »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:14 p.m. — A Mount Eden man was arrested after police determined he stole copper pipes and various tools from the Thai Summitt construction site Thursday night. Bardstown Police responded at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 to Maywood Chevron for a report of a […]

Mar 31 2017 / Read More »

One person injured in car vs. school bus accident on S. Third St. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 31, 2017, 1 p.m. — One person suffered minor injuries after an accident involving a school bus and a passenger car at the intersection of South Third Street and East Muir Avenue. Bardstown Police, Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the area at about […]

Mar 31 2017 / Read More »

First-responders locate juveniles who walked away from their school »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 2 p.m. — Two elementary school students were located by first-responders after a 2-1/2 hour search Tuesday afternoon after the girls apparently walked away from their school around midday. A school official called to ask police to help locate the girls at about 12:30 p.m. […]

Mar 28 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County firefighters respond for fire reported at Ritchie Lane home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 24, 2017, 2 a.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded early Friday morning for a structure fire on Ritchie Lane. The fire department and EMS were dispatched at 12:16 a.m. to a home in the 300 block of Ritchie Lane. The […]

Mar 24 2017 / Read More »

The verdict is in: Local phone calls about jury duty are a scam »

NELSON COUNTY GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 20, 2017, 11:30 p.m. (Updated 2:05 p.m.) — Nelson Circuit Clerk Diane Thompson is advising Nelson County residents to be aware of a telephone scam now directed at local residents regarding jury duty. According to Thompson, the caller, posing as a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy, […]

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

County firefighters respond Saturday for Greer Lane garage fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11 a.m. — A garage in the Botland community was damaged by fire Saturday morning. Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched just after 9 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 600 block of Greer Lane for a detached garage that […]

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: Gary Blair, 60, Lebanon Junction »

Gary Blair, 60, of Lebanon Junction, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Norton Hospital Brownsboro. He was a member of Dusty Acres House of Prayer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Hornback Blair; one sister, Linda; and one brother, Kenny. Survivors include his wife, Mary Dennis Blair; two sons, Gary Wayne Blair…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

Kim Davis is guest speaker for local National Day of Prayer May 4 »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — The local National Day of Prayer observance is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Bardstown Farmer’s Market on East Flaget Avenue. The guest speaker is Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. Davis made headlines in August 2015 when she defied a…

Apr 26 2017 / Read More »

AG Beshear: Substance abuse is the greatest threat facing Kentuckians »

By ANDY BESHEAR Commonwealth of Kentucky Attorney General April 10, 2017, 2 p.m. — The single greatest threat to Kentucky is our drug epidemic. The crisis is killing our family and friends – it is the main source of crime in our communities and it is preventing job and economic growth. This is the crisis…

Apr 10 2017 / Read More »

Public invited to extension homemakers’ Free Salad Day this Friday at civic center »

Community news Sunday, April 16, 2017 — Nelson County Extension Homemakers invites the public to Free Salad Day. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017. The event will take place at the Nelson County Civic Center, 317 South Third St. in Bardstown. Donations will be accepted to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Make […]…

Apr 16 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 6-20, 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.…

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

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AG Beshear: Substance abuse is the greatest threat facing Kentuckians »

By ANDY BESHEAR Commonwealth of Kentucky Attorney General April 10, 2017, 2 p.m. — The single greatest threat to Kentucky is our drug epidemic. The crisis is killing our family…

Apr 10 2017 / Read More »

Legislative update: Kentucky senate wraps up a productive 2017 session »

By SEN. JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 2 p.m. — Long nights, intense debate, and media attention from…

Apr 4 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Roth IRA a better choice over a company pension plan »

Dear Dave, My wife and I are both 25 years old, and we’re working on Baby Steps 4, 5 and 6. I…

Apr 3 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: College debt doesn’t have to be a marriage deal breaker »

Dear Dave, One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »

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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 »

Review: Budget-priced Hisense Chromebook packs a lot of value in small package »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 5 p.m. — Whenever I’m discussing computers with…

Sep 17 2016 / 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 just ominous enough to get my attention. The…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

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