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NFL legend and his wife are bringing Bardstown its first craft distillery »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 4 p.m. — NFL football legend Lou Palatella and his wife Marci Palatella are bringing the Bourbon Capital of the World its first craft bourbon and whiskey distillery. After his pro football days as a San Francisco 49’er, Lou Palatella has had […]…

Feb 13 2016 / Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul to visit Bardstown Friday for town hall event »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 — Bardstown is one of the final stops of Sen. Rand Paul’s series of town hall meetings that will have him crisscrossing the state beginning Tuesday in south central Kentucky/ The Bardstown town hall meeting is set for 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. […]…

Feb 13 2016 / Read More »

Higdon: Senate approves bills to protect children’s credit, bicycle users »

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By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 1 p.m. — Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. With many guests, packed committee meetings, and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort. The national organization Save The Children, […]…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested after high-speed pursuit ends on logging road »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 12:30 p.m. (Added photos, 1:45 p.m.) — A Bardstown man was arrested early Friday morning after he led police on a high-speed pursuit and evaded them on foot on a logging road near the Abby of Gethsemani. Christopher Bailey Crepps, 20, was […]…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »

Water main break prompts boil water advisory for East Stephen Foster area »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 — Parts of Bardstown south of My Old Kentucky Home State Park along East Stephen Foster are under a boil water advisory due to a water main break Thursday. The advisory includes city water customers who live on Sylvan Drive, Demaree Drive and Beechwold Place; […]…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »

UofL scandal a symptom of our infatuation with money, sports & fame »

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By RICHARD NELSON Guest columnist The University of Louisville men’s basketball self-imposed ban on post-season play has rocked their basketball season and drawn the ire of Coach Rick Pitino who argues that heavy fines should be levied on coaches, the school—anybody but his ballplayers. It’s a compelling argument from U of L’s motivator-in-chief. But this […]…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown man facing charges after leaving scene of Wednesday accident »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 10:30 p.m. — A Bardstown man was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident Wednesday evening when police noticed his heavily damaged SUV driving on a flat tire. At about 6 p.m., Officer Tom Blair of the Bardstown Police […]…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

Firefighters, police respond when semi’s overheated brakes catch fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 8 p.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department was called out at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday after a motorist called 911 after observing semi tractor-trailer’s rear brakes on fire. Police caught up with the truck in the 400 block of North Third Street. Police shut down […]…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

Mayor: Water challenge donation improper; seeks amended commission budget »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 11:55 p.m. — Bardstown Mayor John Royalty expressed his displeasure Tuesday night regarding the Feb. 2 vote by the Bardstown-Nelson County Commission on Human Rights to donate $250 to the Flint Water Challenge with public funding it receives from city and county […]…

Feb 10 2016 / Read More »

Samuels Field airport plans significant upgrades in near future »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 11 p.m. — Samuels Field — the airport serving Bardstown and Nelson County — is too often one of the county’s best-kept secrets according to Bardstown-Nelson County Airport Board chairman Jere Roché. The airport — built in 1963 — has been upgraded […]…

Feb 10 2016 / Read More »

KHEAA offers tips for high school juniors taking the ACT test »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 — Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 1, with March 15 set for a make-up day. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test. · Read, read, read. […]…

Feb 9 2016 / Read More »

HRC’s Flint water challenge donation should not have used public money »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 — The vote last Wednesday, Feb. 3, by the Bardstown-Nelson County Commission on Human Rights to donate to the local Flint Water Challenge was a admirable idea — but one that should have used private donations instead of the commission’s funding. Bardstown […]…

Feb 9 2016 / Read More »
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Woman injured Wednesday in Bloomfield Road rear-end collision »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 7 p.m. — A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle crash in the 700 block of Bloomfield Road. Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire Department and Bardstown Police were dispatched just before 6 p.m. for a rear-end collision near Roby’s Country […]

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

Pottershop Road home damaged by Sunday morning attic fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, 4:19 p.m. — A Pottershop Road home was damaged by a fire Sunday at about 7:30 a.m. Nelson County Fire & Rescue and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to a home in the 2300 block of Pottershop Road for a possible structure fire. The […]

Feb 7 2016 / Read More »

Updated: Cox’s Creek woman injured in US31E rear-end collision »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: Due to an editing error, the headline for this story incorrectly stated one of the drivers was arrested on alcohol charges. This was not the case. The Gazette regrets the error. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 10:15 a.m. (Updated 11:15 a.m.) — A Cox’s Creek woman was […]

Feb 6 2016 / Read More »

Boston woman arrested after rollover crash on Keith Knob Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m. — A Boston woman suffered possible facial injuries in a rollover car crash Thursday afternoon on Keith Knob Road near Boston. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 4 p.m. Thursday, Patricia A. Chapman, 46, of Boston, was driving a […]

Feb 6 2016 / Read More »

Police investigating overnight thefts from unlocked vehicles »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, 8 p.m. — Bardstown Police have been investigating reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles that took place late Friday night and early Saturday morning in the Jones Avenue area and Edgewood subdivisions. Additionally, city police took a report of a theft from a locked […]

Jan 30 2016 / Read More »

One injured in vehicle crash on Louisville Road at Plum Run »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, 9 p.m. — One person was injured Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash on Louisville Road at its intersection with Plum Run Road. At about 6:40 p.m., the Bardstown Fire Department, Bardstown Police and Nelson County EMS were dispatched for an injury accident with […]

Jan 30 2016 / Read More »

Social media tips put Bardstown Police on the trail of theft suspects »

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  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 3:30 p.m. — Two Louisville men were arrested Friday by Bardstown Police as they followed up on tips they received via social media. On Thursday, Bardstown Police posted photos of the vehicle driven by suspects in a theft at Lowe’s. Information they received […]

Jan 29 2016 / Read More »

Extension cord malfunction prompts fire department response »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 — The Bardstown Fire Department responded to the Bloomfield Road Dollar General Store Thursday night after an employee reported the smell of smoke in the building. Firefighters were dispatched to the store located at 975 Bloomfield Road at about 9:40 p.m.. The employee said […]

Jan 29 2016 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating stabbing on Highview Church Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 4:15 p.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a stabbing Thursday afternoon at a residence in the 1900 block of Highview Church Road. At about 3:10 p.m., the sheriff’s office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched for what what was initially reported as […]

Jan 28 2016 / Read More »

Traffic stop leads to Bullitt Co. man’s arrest on drug-related charges »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, 2 p.m. — A Shepherdsville man observed by police driving his vehicle without wearing a seat belt led to his arrest Friday morning. At about 8 a.m. Friday, Chadren W. Frisby, 36, of Shepherdsville, was observed driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche on […]

Jan 15 2016 / Read More »

Springfield woman injured in KY 55 rollover crash Tuesday night »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. 10 a.m. — A Springfield woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night on KY55 south of the Bluegrass Parkway interchange near the Stringtown Road intersection. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, Katelyn R. Daugherty, 24, of […]

Jan 13 2016 / Read More »

Two injured Monday night in single-vehicle parkway crash »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m. — Alcohol is believed to have been involved in a single-vehicle crash Monday night that left two injured near the Bluegrass Parkway’s 17 mile marker. Brian N. Conner, 44, of Philpot, was driving his 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck west on the […]

Jan 13 2016 / Read More »

Police, fire, EMS respond for reported accidental shooting on Guthrie Drive »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, 3 a.m. — A man cleaning a 9mm handgun was injured early Monday morning when the gun accidentally discharged. Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County EMS responded to the 200 block of Guthrie Drive for the accidental shooting at about 2:30 a.m. EMS […]

Jan 11 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County EMS responds for reported accidental gunshot wound »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, 5 p.m. — The Bardstown Police, the Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at about 6 p.m. Saturday evening to the Kentucky Gun Co., 401 Glenwood Drive, for a report of a male subject who accidentally shot himself in the hand. […]

Jan 10 2016 / Read More »

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Obituary: Mary Georgia Bradley, 88, Bardstown »

Mary Georgia Bradley, 88, of Bardstown, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Windsor Gardens. She was born July 23, 1927, in Bardstown. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Marks Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William “Jack” Bradley; one daughter, Diane Bradley Johnson; her parents, Palmer and Nora…

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Sen. Rand Paul to visit Bardstown Friday for town hall event »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 — Bardstown is one of the final stops of Sen. Rand Paul’s series of town hall meetings that will have him crisscrossing the state beginning Tuesday in south central Kentucky/ The Bardstown town hall meeting is set for 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb.…

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Higdon: Senate approves bills to protect children’s credit, bicycle users »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 1 p.m. — Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. With many guests, packed committee meetings, and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort. The national organization Save The Children,…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »
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Nelson County Food Service Inspections, August-December 2015 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT EDITOR’S NOTE: The food service inspection data shown was obtained from the Lincoln Trail Health Department. The scores listed may not reflect the latest inspection data. The results will be updated as they become available from the Lincoln Trail Health Department. -30-  …

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Woman indicted for recent stabbing incident on Highview Church Rd. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m. — The woman who allegedly stabbed a man last Thursday at a home in the 1900 block of Highview Church road was indicted Wednesday on assault charges by a Nelson County grand jury. Amanda Gayle Barnett, 25, was indicted on first-degree assault charges…

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Higdon: Senate approves bills to protect children’s credit, bicycle users »

By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 1 p.m. — Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of…

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UofL scandal a symptom of our infatuation with money, sports & fame »

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By RICHARD NELSON Guest columnist The University of Louisville men’s basketball self-imposed ban on post-season play has rocked their basketball season and…

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HRC’s Flint water challenge donation should not have used public money »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 — The vote last Wednesday, Feb. 3, by the…

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Higdon: Gov. signs pro-life bill; senate honors Georgia Davis Powers »

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  By JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, 4 p.m. — The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative…

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Safer shopping: Five places to never use your bank debit or credit card »

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NC GAZETTE/ WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 1 p.m. — According to ConsumerCredit.com, 80% of consumers use their debit…

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Town & Country Bank ATMs hit by ‘skimmers’ on arts, crafts weekend »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 — Debit or credit card users who used…

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Ham radio club meeting Aug. 10, 26; conducts on-air training nets »

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Community News Sunday, July 26, 2015 — The Bardstown-based Kentucky Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday,…

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‘Dead’ and gone? AMC likely going dark Dec. 31 unless deal is reached »

    By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Fans of AMC’s “Walking Dead” are likely to miss seeing all of…

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