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Board sets May 29 as last day of classes, TNHS, NCHS graduation date »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, March 26, 2015, 8 p.m. – Thomas Nelson and Nelson County high school seniors will graduate the evening of Friday, May 29, the Nelson County Board of Education decided in a special meeting Thursday. The board also set May 29 as the final day of school […]…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Drama seeks partnership with city; Maple Hill residents seek better lighting »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9 a.m. – Government support of the arts and for local art programs is essential to keeping them alive and vibrant in any community, and “The Stephen Foster Story” is worthy of financial support of the Bardstown City Council. That was drama […]…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Royalty breaks city council’s tie vote on meeting procedures proposal »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:15 a.m. – A tie vote broken by Bardstown Mayor John Royalty has settled — for now — a dispute among members of the city council about how its meetings are conducted. At the March 10 council meeting, Councilman Francis Lydian suggested […]…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

KBF seeks OK for Spirit Garden patrons to carry drinks around festival grounds »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:05 a.m. – The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is asking the Bardstown City Council to approve a request that will allow Spirit Garden patrons carry their drinks outside the Spirit Garden and around the festival grounds. Tiger Huston, chairman of the Kentucky Bourbon […]…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

City council OKs zoning regs update, welcomes Butler as new city attorney »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1 a.m. – New fences under seven feet in height will soon no longer require a permit or inspection prior to their construction. That was one of the changes approved at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Bardstown City Council. The council held […]…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Injury crash temporarily closes southbound KY 245 at Wilson Parkway »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 10:55 a.m. – Both southbound lanes of KY 245 are closed at Templin Avenue while a Kentucky State Police accident reconstructionist works the scene of a injury crash that happened this morning near the intersection of KY245 and Wilson Parkway. At 8:14 a.m. Tuesday, a […]…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Video: Nelson County Schools Board of Education, March 17, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 23, 2015 – The Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Nelson County Schools Board of Education meeting at the board offices on Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

St. Catherine Academy hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday »

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Monday, March 23, 2015 – St. Catherine Academy will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the St. Catherine Academy cafeteria, 413 North Third St. in New Haven. The event will feature donuts, drinks, door prizes and crafts. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is a free event, but donations will […]…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

Reminder: North Third closed at railroad crossing through Wednesday »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 23, 2015, 9 a.m. – Signs went up late last week alerting motorists that North Third Street is closed at the R.J. Corman railroad crossing from today, Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, March 25. According to the Kentucky Department of Transportation website, the closure will allow time for improvements […]…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown Ind. Schools Board of Education, March 17, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 23, 2015 – The March 17, 2015, Bardstown Independent Schools Board of Education meeting at the board offices on North Fifth Street in Bardstown. Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

Woman rushed to Louisville after suffering gunshot wound Sunday »

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NELSON COUNTY GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – Bardstown Police are investigating a reported shooting in the 900 block of Harding Street. The shooting was reported just before 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Initial reports from the scene indicate the victim was a woman who suffered a gunshot wound […]…

Mar 22 2015 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Lessons from the high cost of high-speed failure »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, March 21, 2015, 4 p.m. – While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and operate a broadband network at taxpayers’ expense, citizens who take a moment to look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places should […]…

Mar 21 2015 / Read More »
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Bardstown police investigating pair of restaurant burglaries »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 11 a.m. – Bardstown Police responded to two local restaurant burglaries reported Tuesday morning. Just after 9 a.m., police were dispatched to Cinco de Mayo Mexican Bar and Grill, 145 Parkway Drive, for a break in. About an hour later, police were called to […]

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Woman injured after her bike struck by car Monday night on Boston Rd. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:15 a.m. – A 23-year-old woman was injured late Monday night when she was struck by car while riding a bicycle in the 11000 block of Boston Road. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were called to the Boston area at […]

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

NE Nelson, Bardstown fire crews battle early morning fire near Chaplin »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, March 22, 2015, 5 p.m. – A Chaplin area home suffered significant damage in an early morning structure fire. The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called out at just after 3 a.m. Sunday for a fire in the 5200 block of Lawrenceburg Road. The first firefighters on […]

Mar 22 2015 / Read More »

Firefighters called Saturday afternoon to active alarm on South Sitka »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department responded Saturday afternoon to a reported active fire alarm in the 100 block of South Sitka. Firefighters were dispatched at 4:24 Saturday for the alarm. Firefighters determined the alarm was activated by food left on the stove. […]

Mar 21 2015 / Read More »

EMS transports woman to Flaget after reported intentional overdose »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9 p.m. – A Cox’s Creek woman was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital Saturday evening after she allegedly took an intentional overdose of painkillers and prescription medicine. At 5:46 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an address on Solitude Road to […]

Mar 21 2015 / Read More »

Child riding bike on New Hope Road injured when struck by vehicle »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 16, 2015, 1:30 a.m. – Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a juvenile struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in the 4000 block of New Hope Road east of New Haven. The child was transported by […]

Mar 16 2015 / Read More »

EMS responds for report of possible overdose in New Haven »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 16, 2015, 1 a.m. – Nelson County EMS and police responded to the 300 block of Fifth Street in New Haven for a report of a 41-year-old woman who had taken a possible overdose of prescription medication. The woman declined to be transported by EMS. She […]

Mar 16 2015 / Read More »

Deputy sheriffs called after alleged gunshot victim arrives at Flaget ER »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:45 a.m. – The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent shooting that reportedly took place on Louisville Road in the vicinity of the Stage Stop. At 2:19 a.m., Nelson County Dispatch reported that Flaget Memorial Hospital employees reported that an individual with […]

Mar 14 2015 / Read More »

Firefighters called for possible Bloomfield Road tractor-trailer fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 13, 2015, 4 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called out just after 3 p.m. for smoke and a possible tractor-trailer fire at 925 Bloomfield Road in front of the Dollar General store. When firefighters arrived, the found the smoke was caused by an electrical […]

Mar 13 2015 / Read More »

Overheated power supply prompts fire alarm at Nelson Justice Center »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:15 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department responded Thursday afternoon to an active alarm at the Nelson County Justice Center. Firefighters responded to the alarm at 4:32 p.m. Crews investigated and found the alarm was caused by an overheated power supply that created a […]

Mar 13 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County EMS responds for reported Bloomfield area overdose »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 11 p.m. – Nelson County EMS and police responded Wednesday night about 10:20 p.m. to the 3700 block of Springfield Road in Bloomfield for a reported intentional overdose. EMS transported a 48-year-old woman who was believed to have attempted an overdose with up to […]

Mar 11 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for active alarm at Ky. Home Square »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – The Bardstown Fire Department responded to an active fire alarm at Shoe Sensations, 231 Kentucky Home Square in Bardstown. Firefighters responded to the alarm at 2:45 p.m. Crews checked the building and found nothing that would have triggered the alarm. They checked an […]

Mar 11 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters called for active alarm at Keystone Cinemas »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 10:45 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called Tuesday morning to Keystone Cinemas, 2725 East John Rowan Blvd. for an active fire alarm. Firefighters were dispatched to the alarm call at 9 a.m. Firefighters arrived after investigating determined the alarm was false. They […]

Mar 10 2015 / Read More »

Bardstown fire called back for rekindle at Chris’s Custom Cabinets »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 9, 2015, 5 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called back to Chris’s Custom Cabinets, 3460 East John Rowan Blvd., after the earlier fire at that location rekindled. Firefighters arrived to find a small area smoldering that had been involved in the earlier fire in […]

Mar 9 2015 / Read More »

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Obituary: Walter ‘Sonny’ Thomas Jr., 70, Bloomfield »

Walter “Sonny” Thomas Jr., 70, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1944, in Chaplin. He was a teacher and owner of Thomas Outdoor Supply. He was a gunsmith, a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a member of Masonic Lodge in Bloomfield, a member…

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Gribbins receives Kentucky Broadcasters Association scholarship »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 26, 2015 – WBRT’s Gerald Smith, right, presents a $1,500 scholarship letter to Hannah Gribbins, daughter of WBRT’s Roger Gribbins and wife Michelle. The letter acknowledged she was named recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. Hannah plans to attend Western Kentucky University.…

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, March 21, 2015, 4 p.m. – While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and operate a broadband network at taxpayers’ expense, citizens who take a moment to look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places should…

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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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Botland caregiver indicted for allegedly stealing from elderly woman »

NELSON COUNTY GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10 p.m. – The Botland woman arrested Feb. 6 and charged with forging stolen checks on the account of the elderly woman she cared for was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury. Leslie Ann Johnson, 47, was indicted on charges that…

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, March 21, 2015, 4 p.m. – While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and…

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Bluegrass Beacon: ‘Site Selection’ ranking not in sync with economic reality »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10 a.m. – Gov. Steve Beshear and Frankfort’s economic-development leaders…

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A mix of old & new technology improves severe weather safety »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan’s message Monday…

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Bardstown Police: Craigslist sellers need to be alert for fake check scam »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – The Bardstown Police Department are warning Craigslist users…

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Legal-sounding Facebook posts won’t opt you out of their terms of service »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, 5 p.m. – Facebook has more than 1 billion…

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