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Dave Says: Focus on paying down debt, not switching credit card programs »

Dear Dave, I’ve got about $3,000 in credit card debt. Would it be a good idea to transfer the balance from my credit card to another one that has a much lower interest rate? Tammi Dear Tammi, Lots of people who find themselves in your shoes make the switch to low-interest rate credit cards. A […]…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves 2019 tax rates for 4 percent revenue increase »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 — Nelson Fiscal Court met this morning and after a brief public hearing, approved first reading of the county’s 2019 tax rates. This morning’s public hearing was required by law before the county could adopt tax rates that create more revenue than last […]…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

City board of education 3-2 vote sets tax 2019 rate for 4 percent revenue hike »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 — The Bardstown Board of Education voted 3-2 to set its real estate and personal property tax rates to create a 4 percent tax revenue increase for the school district in 2019. The board set the 2019 tax rate at 86.2 cents […]…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Police arrest second suspect in connection with 2016 Maple Hill murder »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 20, 2019 — The Bardstown Police Department has made a second arrest in connection with the investigation of the 2016 murder of a Bardstown man at an apartment in the Maple Hill neighborhood. On Monday, police arrested Evan James Lyons, 25, of Bardstown, on charges of […]…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

Video: Aug 20, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 — Video from the Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court. Running time: 36 minutes. -30-…

Aug 20 2019 / Read More »

Video: Aug. 20, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court – Don Thrasher and Eric Shelburne »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 — Don Thrasher’s presentation to Nelson Fiscal Court at its Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 meeting, and Magistrate Eric Shelburne’s response. Running time: about 10 minutes. -30-…

Aug 20 2019 / Read More »

GOP chairman’s pledge request prompts flared tempers at Nelson Fiscal Court »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 — Tempers flared Tuesday morning at the end of Nelson Fiscal Court’s meeting in connection with a request that the court begin its meetings with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Don Thrasher, chairman of the Nelson County Republican Party, asked the […]…

Aug 20 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Community Clinic sponsoring Aug. 28th Medicare seminar »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 29, 2019 — The Nelson County Community Clinic will hold a free educational seminar concerning Medicare at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the Nelson County Public Library. Carol Baldwin with the Lincoln Trail Area Development District State Health Insurance Program. (LTADD SHIP) will be the […]…

Aug 20 2019 / Read More »

Taxpayers ask school board for relief from another property tax rate increase »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 — The Bardstown Board of Education heard a message, loud and clear from city school taxpayers: Don’t raise our property taxes. A public hearing on the tax rate Monday evening featured nearly a dozen people, most of whom signed up to speak to […]…

Aug 20 2019 / Read More »

Sons of the American Revolution Colonel John Hardin Chapter to meet Aug. 24th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Compatriot Greg Liske is prepared to give a talk about weapons used in Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 — The next monthly meeting of the Colonel John Hardin Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, […]…

Aug 19 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Police arrest suspect for 2016 shooting death of Bardstown man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 — The Bardstown Police Department made an arrest in connection with the investigation of the 2016 murder of a Bardstown man at an apartment in the Maple Hill neighborhood. Robert Zachary Tate, 26, of Bardstown, was arrested Friday by Bardstown Police and charged with the […]…

Aug 16 2019 / Read More »

Bradford & Brooks Video: Aug. 14, 2019 – Mike Caperton, court of appeals candidate »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 — Circuit Judge Mike Caperton, candidate for the 3rd District of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, was our guest on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Running time: 45 minutes. -30-…

Aug 15 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Police’s new narcotics unit already busy fighting drug trafficking »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 — Bardstown Police Chief Kim Kraeszig has achieved her goal of establishing a narcotics task force within the Bardstown Police Department. Kraeszig said she and her officers are seeing evidence of greater levels of opioid and fentanyl abuse, from gas station bathrooms to […]…

Aug 14 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council votes to leave city property tax rates the same as last year »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 — Taxpayers in the City of Bardstown will be paying the same real and personal property tax rates as they paid last year. This means that if you’re property valuation assessment did not change, your city taxes will be the same as last […]…

Aug 14 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Why do you need to have a last will if I’m young and single? »

Dear Dave, Why do I need a will if I’m still young and haven’t acquired a lot of wealth? Laura Dear Laura, In a case like yours, you don’t need a complicated will. But you do need an inexpensive, basic will. The larger and more complicated your estate is, the more you’d spend on estate […]…

Aug 13 2019 / Read More »
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Bardstown Police arrest suspect for 2016 shooting death of Bardstown man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 — The Bardstown Police Department made an arrest in connection with the investigation of the 2016 murder of a Bardstown man at an apartment in the Maple Hill neighborhood. Robert Zachary Tate, 26, of Bardstown, was arrested Friday by Bardstown Police and charged with the […]

Aug 16 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Police’s new narcotics unit already busy fighting drug trafficking »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 — Bardstown Police Chief Kim Kraeszig has achieved her goal of establishing a narcotics task force within the Bardstown Police Department. Kraeszig said she and her officers are seeing evidence of greater levels of opioid and fentanyl abuse, from gas station bathrooms to […]

Aug 14 2019 / Read More »

4 suspects in custody face additional charges related to local vehicle theft »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vehicle theft reported Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 from a home in the 1200 block of Plainview Drive. According to a sheriff’s office press release, a 2008 Chevrolet Traverse was stolen from a residence on Aug. 7, […]

Aug 13 2019 / Read More »

Early Monday tractor-trailer blaze closes eastbound Bluegrass Parkway lanes »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County Fire Department and the Boston Fire Department were dispatched at about midnight Sunday night to a report of a semi tractor-trailer on fire in the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway at the 11 mile marker. When […]

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

Ohio woman injured in single-vehicle Bluegrass Parkway accident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 19, 2019 –– An Ohio woman was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle crash near the 16 mile marker of the Bluegrass Parkway. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at about 2:03 p.m. for an injury accident with the vehicle off the […]

Jul 19 2019 / Read More »

Ohio woman facing theft charges after stolen car recovered by sheriff’s office »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9:35 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle early Wednesday morning and an Ohio woman is facing theft-related charges. Shannon Denise Odum, 36, of Akron, Ohio, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. At about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, […]

Jul 10 2019 / Read More »

Drug task force search warrant results in arrests of three at Balltown area home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office assisted members of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force with the execution of a search warrant Monday, July 8, 2019, at a home in the 400 block of Balltown Road. Deputies and task force members took a variety […]

Jul 9 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown woman arrested on drug-related charges at Balltown residence »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 5, 2019 — A Bardstown woman was arrested Friday evening on drug-related charges at a home in the Balltown community. At about 9:47 p.m. Friday, deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Balltown Road for a report […]

Jul 6 2019 / Read More »

Rolling Fork Fire, police respond to Eddie Miles Road house fire Wednesday night »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — The Rolling Fork Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded Wednesday night to a report of a house fire in the 1200 block of Eddie Miles Road. At about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nelson County Dispatch received several calls from passers by and […]

Jul 4 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office warns residents to be wary of arrest warrant phone calls »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public not to fall for the latest phone call scam that involves the sheriff’s office. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, local residents are receiving phone calls and are told there is a […]

Jul 3 2019 / Read More »

Juveniles face alcohol charges after vehicle crashes into J.T. Riggs residence »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — The New Hope Fire Department and deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded early Wednesday morning to a non-injury accident involving a residence struck by a 2005 Cheverolet Colorado. According to the sheriff’s office press release, the vehicle was traveling south on […]

Jul 3 2019 / Read More »

Campbellsville woman facing charges after being found in stolen pickup truck »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, June 30, 2019 — A Campbellsville woman faces theft charges after the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen pickup truck early Sunday morning at a home on Woodside Drive. Just before 1 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a home on Woodside Drive after the resident arrived home […]

Jun 30 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigation leads to 9 indictments related to trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Nine people have been indicted this month by a Nelson County grand jury for their roles in trailer thefts that have taken place this year in Nelson County. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, William Shelton, 39, of Bardstown, was indicted for his alleged role […]

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

Two women indicted for exploiting more than $30,000 from elderly man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 20, 2019 — Two women were indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for their role in allegedly taking money from an elderly adult. After a lengthy investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Protective Services about the care an elderly male adult was […]

Jun 20 2019 / Read More »

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Obituary: Arvil Lee Bird, 78, Elizabethtown »

Arvil Lee Bird, 78, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Baptist Health in Louisville. He was a native of Hardin County and an active member of Tunnel Hill Baptist Church. He has been a Deacon since he was around 30 years old. He taught Sunday School, Btu, and Royal Ambassadors, and brought many…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Community Clinic sponsoring Aug. 28th Medicare seminar »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 29, 2019 — The Nelson County Community Clinic will hold a free educational seminar concerning Medicare at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the Nelson County Public Library. Carol Baldwin with the Lincoln Trail Area Development District State Health Insurance Program. (LTADD SHIP) will be the…

Aug 20 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Focus on paying down debt, not switching credit card programs »

Dear Dave, I’ve got about $3,000 in credit card debt. Would it be a good idea to transfer the balance from my credit card to another one that has a much lower interest rate? Tammi Dear Tammi, Lots of people who find themselves in your shoes make the switch to low-interest rate credit cards. A…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Community Clinic sponsoring Aug. 28th Medicare seminar »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 29, 2019 — The Nelson County Community Clinic will hold a free educational seminar concerning Medicare at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at the Nelson County Public Library. Carol Baldwin with the Lincoln Trail Area Development District State Health Insurance Program. (LTADD SHIP) will be the […]…

Aug 20 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Marriage Licenses — July 2019 »

Editor’s Note: The following individuals have applied for marriage licenses during the month of July 2019 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…

Aug 8 2019 / Read More »

Opinion

Dave Says: Focus on paying down debt, not switching credit card programs »

Dear Dave, I’ve got about $3,000 in credit card debt. Would it be a good idea to transfer the balance from my credit card to another one that has a…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Why do you need to have a last will if I’m young and single? »

Dear Dave, Why do I need a will if I’m still young and haven’t acquired a lot of wealth? Laura Dear Laura,…

Aug 13 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Should emergency fund adjust in advance of planned life events? »

Dear Dave, My husband and I have been married five years, and we’ve decided we want to have children. We’ve both been…

Jul 30 2019 / Read More »

Higdon: General Assembly action provides pension relief for quasi-state agencies »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, July 26, 2019 — The anticipated special session to tackle public pensions has come to…

Jul 26 2019 / Read More »

Tech

District’s quick action prevents financial loss after successful ‘phishing’ attempt »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — The Bardstown City Schools were the victim of a…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Video: April 9, 2019, Cable & Electric Committee meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Cable & Electric Committee meeting held before the…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

Wish website connects world’s buyers with the vast Chinese marketplace »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, April 1, 2019 — Many of you have probably either used or…

Apr 1 2019 / Read More »

‘Hacked’ email message displayed for a short time to Gazette readership »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — The text of a common email scam was inadvertently posted on the Nelson County Gazette for a short period…

Jul 16 2019 / Read More »

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