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Board of education approves plan to reorganize Horizon Academy »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 — The Nelson County Schools’ alternative school Horizons Academy will be re-organized to better meet the needs of the students of the district. The Nelson County Board of Education approve the reorganization plan presented at its regular board meeting Tuesday by Kim […]…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Aerosmith tribute band set to rock state park amphitheater Friday, Sept. 8 »

Community News Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 — The final 2017 Live at the Park concert will feature the high-energy, charismatic sound of Draw the Line, a tribute to Aerosmith. Draw the Line will rock the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre stage beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. Enjoy the music of Aerosmith under the stars […]…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

Superintendent committee to form by Sept. 1; board approves new SRO program »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 — The Nelson County Board of Education approved the process it will use to create the committee that will search for and evaluate the candidates for the district’s next superintendent. As required by state law, the committee will consist of: two […]…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

Magistrates review assessment of Wickland estate home damaged by fire »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 — The historic fire-damaged home that is located behind the Wickland mansion will mostly like be rebuilt. Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts told Nelson Fiscal Court that an engineering assessment of the building indicated that the walls of the original […]…

Aug 15 2017 / Read More »

City school board OKs tax hike; forms panel to review healthcare proposals »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 — The Bardstown Board of Education Tuesday approved without comment a new tax rate that will generate 4 percent more tax revenue than last year’s tax rate. The tax rate will increase from last year’s rate of 79.7 cents per $100 […]…

Aug 15 2017 / Read More »

KentuckyOne Health names Nolan president of Flaget Memorial »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. — Flaget Memorial Hospital will have a new president at the helm effective Sept. 1. KentuckyOne Health announced Monday that Jennifer Nolan, who serves as president of Our Lady of Peace and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, will be the […]…

Aug 14 2017 / Read More »

Humane Society of Nelson Co. receives grant from Ky. Cattlemen’s Foundation »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 — The Human Society of Nelson County was recently awarded a $450 grant by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation from the Animal Shelter Assistance program. The Animal Shelter Assistance program is in its seventh year and was funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation. Foundation […]…

Aug 13 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Cost overruns, construction delays dog Kentucky Wired »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 — The odds are good that Sen. Chris McDaniel will win the bet he made during a recent legislative hearing regarding the future of Kentucky Wired, former Gov. Steve Beshear’s statewide broadband boondoggle. Pointing to the project’s significant delays, cost overruns, erroneous presumptions […]…

Aug 12 2017 / Read More »

Gazette: County school board violated Open Meetings law at Aug. 3 work session »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 — The Nelson County Gazette has filed a complaint alleging that the Nelson County Board of Education violated the Kentucky Open Meetings Act at its working session held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at the district’s Central Office. The complaint alleges that school board chair […]…

Aug 12 2017 / Read More »

County school district cancels classes for solar eclipse on Aug. 21st »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 (CORRECTED Saturday, Aug. 12) — Nelson County Schools will be closed on Monday, Aug. 21, due to possible hazards posed the solar eclipse here in Kentucky. Nelson County will not experience a total eclipse on Aug. 21, which means that anyone who looks directly […]…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

KSP identifies victims in Friday’s fatal crash near Flaget Hospital »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, April 12, 2017 — The Kentucky State Police have identified the two people who died in Friday evening’s three-vehicle crash on KY 245 near Flaget Memorial Hospital. Billie Watts, 30, of Cox’s Creek and Amber Tingle, 25, of Shepherdsville, both died of injuries sustained in the crash […]…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

Council to leave tax rates alone; votes to lower cable TV, hike internet rates »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 — The Bardstown City Council agreed Tuesday night to move forward with a move to leave the city’s 2017 tax rates the same as last year. Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton said a homeowner whose property valuation hasn’t changed will see no increase […]…

Aug 9 2017 / Read More »
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KSP identifies victims in Friday’s fatal crash near Flaget Hospital »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, April 12, 2017 — The Kentucky State Police have identified the two people who died in Friday evening’s three-vehicle crash on KY 245 near Flaget Memorial Hospital. Billie Watts, 30, of Cox’s Creek and Amber Tingle, 25, of Shepherdsville, both died of injuries sustained in the crash […]

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

Chaplin-area man shot by his wife had a history of domestic violence »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of Saturday evening’s shooting death in the Chaplin area of Nelson County. According to Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of Highview Church Road on […]

Aug 7 2017 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating apparent shooting death near Chaplin »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, 2:16 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent shooting death that occurred late Saturday night at a home on Highview Church Road about 4-1/2 miles north of the Chaplin community in northeastern Nelson County. At 11:24 p.m. Saturday evening, two […]

Aug 6 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 »

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 »

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Obituary: Robert Lewis Morgenstern, 67, Taylorsville »

Robert Lewis Morgenstern, 67, of Taylorsville, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born April 23, 1950, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Lewis Frederick and Eva Lorraine Montgomery Morgenstern. He was a retired employee of Koroseal Interior Products, a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus,…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

KentuckyOne Health names Nolan president of Flaget Memorial »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. — Flaget Memorial Hospital will have a new president at the helm effective Sept. 1. KentuckyOne Health announced Monday that Jennifer Nolan, who serves as president of Our Lady of Peace and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, will be the…

Aug 14 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Cost overruns, construction delays dog Kentucky Wired »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 — The odds are good that Sen. Chris McDaniel will win the bet he made during a recent legislative hearing regarding the future of Kentucky Wired, former Gov. Steve Beshear’s statewide broadband boondoggle. Pointing to the project’s significant delays, cost overruns, erroneous presumptions…

Aug 12 2017 / Read More »

KentuckyOne Health names Nolan president of Flaget Memorial »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, 1:30 p.m. — Flaget Memorial Hospital will have a new president at the helm effective Sept. 1. KentuckyOne Health announced Monday that Jennifer Nolan, who serves as president of Our Lady of Peace and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, will be the […]…

Aug 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: Cost overruns, construction delays dog Kentucky Wired »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 — The odds are good that Sen. Chris McDaniel will win the bet he made during a recent…

Aug 12 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Ruling indicates a shift in school choice debate »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 — The Supreme Court’s recent ruling that Missouri wrongly…

Aug 4 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Delay self-employment until you pay your bills »

Dear Dave, I currently have student loans in deferment from earning a degree in hospitality management. My career goal is to own…

Aug 1 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Consider time, hassles involved when investing in a multi-unit apartment complex »

Dear Dave, I want to build an 18-unit apartment complex, but I don’t have enough cash to do it on my own.…

Jul 29 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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