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City Council updates classification plan, approves Buttermilk Days donation »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio July 25, 2017 –– With the recent personnel changes at City Hall — and plans to add additional staff in various city departments, the Bardstown City Council approved first reading of an update to its classification and compensation plan. The changes reflect the combining of duties […]…

Jul 26 2017 / Read More »

KSP returns to Houck’s grandmother’s home with search warrant »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT July 25, 2017 — The Kentucky State Police executed a seach warrant Tuesday morning at the home of Anna Whitesides, grandmother of Brooks Houck. Media helicopters hovered overhead while troopers were in the home and conducting the search of the home on the corner of Forrest and Pulliam […]…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

Selection committee set to begin work to find the city’s next police chief »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (Video added, 4:30 p.m.) — Members of the city’s Police Chief Selection Committee will begin meeting to consider applications for the city’s next police chief as soon as the deadline passes Friday, Aug. 4th. Greg Ashworth, the city’s risk manager, met […]…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

Drama cast offer free concert at state park rotunda Sunday, July 30 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2017 (Corrected date, 11:37 a.m.) — The cast of The Stephen Foster Story and Beauty and the Beast will present a free concert 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Rotunda at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Cast members will perform their favorite […]…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

Brown named interim superintendent of the district where his career began »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11:38 a.m. — The Nelson County Board of Education named Tom Brown to serve as interim superintendent at a special-called meeting Saturday morning. Brown’s first day on the job is Tuesday, Aug. 1st. Brown is no stranger to the Nelson County […]…

Jul 22 2017 / Read More »

Wickland structure fire deemed arson; evidence heading to KSP forensic lab »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 21, 2017 — The fire that heavily damaged a home adjacent to the Wickland mansion has been determined to be intentionally set. Capt. Todd Spalding, fire investigator with the Bardstown Fire Department, said Friday afternoon that once firefighters had the blaze knocked down, they discovered […]…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Early morning fire at Wickland estate investigated as possible arson »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 21, 2017, 11 a.m. (Corrected info about the home, 6 p.m.) — A two-story home on the historic Wickland estate adjacent to the mansion was severely damaged by a fire reported early Friday morning. At about 12:35 a.m., the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched for […]…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Orr out as superintendent but keeps pay; gets new job through June 2018 »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:45 p.m. (ADDED resignation letter and new contract, 8:30 p.m.) — Anthony Orr resigned Thursday as superintendent of the Nelson County Schools at a special-called Board of Education meeting at the district’s Central Office on Wildcat Lane. Anthony Orr resignation letter His […]…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

Police investigating shooting death at Stumph’s mobile home park »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 20, 2017, 2 p.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday afternoon at about 1:25 p.m. to an apparent shooting death at a home on Pleasurefield Avenue in Stumph’s Mobile Home Park located just outside the city limits on Boston Road. The incident is under […]…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

County fair Thursday schedule includes talent contest, ‘Sticktight’ concert »

Community news Thursday, July 20, 2017, 12:05 p.m. — The Nelson County Fair continues this evening at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, and parking is free. Thursday’s events 6 p.m. Midway opens 6 p.m. 4-H and Open Class exhibits in Samuels Hall 6 p.m. Coca-Cola Talent Contest (Ky. State Fair preliminary) 7 p.m. […]…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

Residents asked to place trash for collection by 6 a.m. during heat advisories »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 20, 2017 — Due to extreme heat conditions, the City of Bardstown urges customers on days with heat advisories to have their garbage cans out to the curb by 6 a.m. This practice will continue throughout the summer months. The safety of our waste management crew […]…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

Special county school board meeting called to approve superintendent agreement »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 5:50 p.m. — The Nelson County Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss and approve an agreement with district Superintendent Anthony Orr. At Tuesday night’s school board meeting there were rumors circulating that the board had decided […]…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Wickland structure fire deemed arson; evidence heading to KSP forensic lab »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 21, 2017 — The fire that heavily damaged a home adjacent to the Wickland mansion has been determined to be intentionally set. Capt. Todd Spalding, fire investigator with the Bardstown Fire Department, said Friday afternoon that once firefighters had the blaze knocked down, they discovered […]

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Early morning fire at Wickland estate investigated as possible arson »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 21, 2017, 11 a.m. (Corrected info about the home, 6 p.m.) — A two-story home on the historic Wickland estate adjacent to the mansion was severely damaged by a fire reported early Friday morning. At about 12:35 a.m., the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched for […]

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating Thursday morning car vs. semi crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 20, 2017 — The driver of a passenger car avoided serious injury Thursday morning when her car veered into the adjacent lane and struck a semi tractor-trailer while both were traveling eastbound on the Bluegrass Parkway. Just after 8 a.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County […]

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

City firefighters respond Wednesday for Aspen Drive apartment fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Wednesday afternoon to a reported apartment fire in the 200 block of Aspen Drive. A resident reported active smoke alarms sounding in the apartment next door at 1:28 p.m. Firefighters arrived and had to forcibly enter the apartment […]

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Firefighters respond for smoking tractor-trailer axle on BG parkway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT July 19, 2017 — The Boston Fire Department and Nelson County Fire Department were dispatched Wednesday morning for a possible fire involving a semi tractor-trailer carrying a piece of heavy equipment. At 8:35 a.m., the Nelson County Fire Department was dispatched first to the area of New Haven […]

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown single-family residence damaged in Monday morning fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 17, 2017 — 11:30 a.m. A Bardstown single-family home was damaged by a fire Monday morning that was reported as smoke in the kitchen. The Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at about 10:41 a.m. Monday to 173 Purcell Avenue for a report of […]

Jul 17 2017 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Indictments, July 5, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:45 p.m. — The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. They are scheduled to be […]

Jul 16 2017 / Read More »

Six injured after pickup truck plunges off knob south of New Haven »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:45 a.m. — Six people — mostly juveniles — were injured late Saturday night when a pickup truck being operated near the top of a knob plunged down an embankment. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched just before 11 […]

Jul 16 2017 / Read More »

Teen with possible snake bite transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 14, 2017, 12:15 p.m. — An 18 year old male was apparently bitten by a snake Friday morning outside Horizon Academy. At about 10:20 a.m. Friday, Nelson County EMS responded to Horizon Academy, 304 Wildcat Lane, for a reported possible snake bite on the hand. The […]

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office arrests man operating stolen vehicle at High Grove »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 8:40 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested the man who was operating it Tuesday morning at the High Grove Grocery. At around 6:30 Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office was called to the High Grove Grocery for a […]

Jul 12 2017 / Read More »

Seeking new leadership, Bardstown mayor terminates city police chief »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram was terminated Thursday from his position as chief by Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton. Heaton said Thursday he determined a change in the police department’s leadership was necessary. The city police department has struggled as it has worked to […]

Jul 6 2017 / Read More »

Man arrested early Monday morning on burglary-related charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 3, 2017 — An 18-year-old Bloomfield man was arrested early Monday morning on burglary charges after the home’s resident caught the man burglarizing his home. At 4:41 a.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an attempted burglary on Goodloe Avenue in Bloomfield. […]

Jul 3 2017 / Read More »

3 die after vehicle crashes into rock wall on the Bluegrass Parkway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, June 2, 2017, 1 a.m. (Updated & corrected, June 3, 2 p.m.) — Three people died in a single-vehicle crash late Saturday night on the Bluegrass Parkway. According to a Kentucky State Police press release, at about 11:23 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the 18 mile marker in […]

Jul 2 2017 / Read More »

Tropical storm’s rainfall leads to widespread flash flooding across county »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11 a.m. — The torrential rains that swamped Nelson County as part of the remnants of tropical storm Cindy dumped 4 to 6 inches of rain across the county, pushing creeks and streams out of their banks and flooding numerous roads. The county was […]

Jun 24 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: Dorothy Mae Russell Graves, 83, Springfield »

Dorothy Mae Russell Graves, 83, formerly of Mackville Rd., Springfield, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Springfield Nursing & Rehab. She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Taylor and Jana Jones, both of Springfield; five sisters, Laverne Canary and Judy Ritchie, both of Louisville, Jeannie Cambron of Blairsville, Fla., Gloria O’Bryan of…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

The 2017 Nelson County Extension Homemakers cookbooks now available »

Community News July 25, 2017 — Nelson County Extension Homemakers 2017 Cookbooks are now available for $15 each at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 South Third St., Bardstown. The cookbooks contain a variety of 500 large print recipes submitted by homemakers. Funds raised by the sales of the cookbook go to support college scholarships…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: The due process of defining state pension benefits »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, July 17, 2017 — “Can pension benefits be cut?” My answer to the reporter’s question may sound political but when it comes to Kentucky’s responsibility to its public servants, it’s nevertheless true: “It depends.” The commonwealth’s moral obligation to protect properly earned and funded pension benefits…

Jul 17 2017 / Read More »

City plans another round of mosquito spraying Wednesday, July 19 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 14, 2017 — The City of Bardstown’s mosquito spraying program’s spraying operation is scheduled to take place overnight next Wednesday, July 19th. Spraying operation will continue every three weeks for the rest of the summer until the first frost. The City’s tentative Wednesday evenings for future mosquito […]…

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

New Haven man indicted Wednesday on charges of sodomy, incest »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 5:50 p.m. — A New Haven man was indicted on sodomy and incest charges Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury. Steven Luvisi, 41, of New Haven, was indicted on charges of sodomy, first-degree, incest and persistent felony offender, second-degree. According to the the…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: The due process of defining state pension benefits »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, July 17, 2017 — “Can pension benefits be cut?” My answer to the reporter’s question may sound political but when it…

Jul 17 2017 / Read More »

Higdon: ‘See Something’ reminder; lottery proceeds helping pay college tuition »

By SEN. JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator SEN. JIMMY HIGDON Friday, July 14, 2017 — Last summer I reminded you of…

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

Sen. Paul: Senate GOP deciding to keep — not repeal — Obamacare »

By SEN. RAND PAUL Guest columnist Editor’s Note: This opinion column was published earlier today, July 12, 2017, on Breitbart.com. Wednesday, July…

Jul 12 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Bad energy policy leading to higher electricity costs »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, July 7, 2017 — How is it that residents in one of…

Jul 7 2017 / Read More »

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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…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

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 »

Newspaper website anniversary part of my ‘long, strange trip’ through technology »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 9, 2017 — A recent editorial in The Kentucky Standard heralded the 20th anniversary of the launch of the…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

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