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County approves bids to replace bridges on Higdon Loop, Hugh Ice Loop »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved bids to replace county bridges that had been downgraded to handle only passenger car traffic. The court awarded the contract to replace the bridge on Higdon Loop to Galusha Contracting LLC of Bowling Green. Galusha submitted […]…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

Local pediatrician honored as 2017 KY Medical Director of the Year award »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 — Bardstown pediatrician Dr. Alan Smith was honored Monday night by the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association as the 2017 Medical Director of the Year. Smith was actually named director of the year in August, but due to an oversight, Smith was […]…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

Thefts prompt request for Louisville Rd. residents to watch their mail boxes »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and postal inspectors with the United States Postal Service are investigating the theft of mail matter from mail boxes along Louisville Road. According to Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly, an individual or individuals went through mail boxes along […]…

Oct 16 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Merit pay for teachers merits careful consideration »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 — Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan at a recent town hall on public pensions bemoaned the fact that interest in vacant teaching positions has dropped in recent years from as many as 100 applicants per opening to as few as 10, with […]…

Oct 15 2017 / Read More »

Sheriff’s investigation determines man’s Nelson County death was not a homicide »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 — A Louisville man was found dead Tuesday morning in a wooded area at the end of Harrison Fork Road near the Nelson-Bullitt County line. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, deputies were dispatched to assist with the search with the […]…

Oct 12 2017 / Read More »

Council OKs industrial revenue bond resolution, approves budget amendment »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 — The Bardstown City Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening regarding industrial revenue bonds in support of the possible location of a new distillery project in the Bardstown area. The bonds would be used to finance up to $150 million in construction […]…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Ky. Supreme Court upholds expanding DUI ‘look-back’ from 5 to 10 years »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 — Kentucky drivers who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) between five and 10 years ago may find themselves in for a legal shock in the wake of a recent decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The state’s highest […]…

Oct 9 2017 / Read More »

Overturned semi rig closes Bloomfield Road Monday morning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 — Bloomfield Road was shut down Monday morning following a semi tractor-trailer truck that rolled over south of Bloomfield on US62 near the “Y”. The accident was reported to first-responders at about 9:40 a.m. The overturned truck blocked both lanes of US62 south of Bloomfield. Officers […]…

Oct 9 2017 / Read More »

Opinion: Public employees, retirees and taxpayers should welcome pension reform »

By BARRY SATURDAY Guest columnist Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 — Kentuckians are wary of the whole pensions conversation, and as they say, lack of understanding breeds fear (it’s a real challenge for us to think when we’re afraid). As a financial advisor and former high school social studies educator (I also have family members who […]…

Oct 8 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown man dies after experimental plane crashes near airport »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 — A Bardstown man was killed Thursdaay evening in the crash of an experimental plane on the north end of the Samuels Field airport runway. Police, Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at 6:26 p.m. when the crash was reported. The […]…

Oct 5 2017 / Read More »

Taxpayers will be handed the bill for Kentucky Wired’s costs overruns »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 — What does a silver bullet cost? At least $490 million – the figure being thrown around by bureaucrats charged with implementing Kentucky Wired, the ill-advised 3,400-mile statewide broadband network initially estimated to cost less than $350 million to build. The project – […]…

Oct 5 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 4-5, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]…

Oct 5 2017 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 16, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

Thefts prompt request for Louisville Rd. residents to watch their mail boxes »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and postal inspectors with the United States Postal Service are investigating the theft of mail matter from mail boxes along Louisville Road. According to Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly, an individual or individuals went through mail boxes along […]

Oct 16 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 13-15, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 16 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 12-13, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 13 2017 / Read More »

Sheriff’s investigation determines man’s Nelson County death was not a homicide »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 — A Louisville man was found dead Tuesday morning in a wooded area at the end of Harrison Fork Road near the Nelson-Bullitt County line. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, deputies were dispatched to assist with the search with the […]

Oct 12 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 11-12, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 12 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 10, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Council OKs industrial revenue bond resolution, approves budget amendment »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 — The Bardstown City Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening regarding industrial revenue bonds in support of the possible location of a new distillery project in the Bardstown area. The bonds would be used to finance up to $150 million in construction […]

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 10 2017 / Read More »

Ky. Supreme Court upholds expanding DUI ‘look-back’ from 5 to 10 years »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 — Kentucky drivers who have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) between five and 10 years ago may find themselves in for a legal shock in the wake of a recent decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The state’s highest […]

Oct 9 2017 / Read More »

Overturned semi rig closes Bloomfield Road Monday morning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 — Bloomfield Road was shut down Monday morning following a semi tractor-trailer truck that rolled over south of Bloomfield on US62 near the “Y”. The accident was reported to first-responders at about 9:40 a.m. The overturned truck blocked both lanes of US62 south of Bloomfield. Officers […]

Oct 9 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 6-9, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 9 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown man dies after experimental plane crashes near airport »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 — A Bardstown man was killed Thursdaay evening in the crash of an experimental plane on the north end of the Samuels Field airport runway. Police, Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at 6:26 p.m. when the crash was reported. The […]

Oct 5 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 4-5, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Oct 5 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: Carolyn Marie Jones, 74 »

  Carolyn Marie Jones, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at University Hospital in Louisville. She was one of the “15 Good Reasons for Eating at Jones’ Restaurant.” She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church. She also worked many years at Jones’ Restaurant and enjoyed spoiling her 32 nieces and nephews. She was preceded…

Oct 16 2017 / Read More »

Homemakers’ free soup day to benefit New Haven, Boston backpack programs »

Community News Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 – The Nelson County Extension Homemakers invite the public to a free soup day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the Nelson County Civic Center, 317 South Third St. in Bardstown. Donations will be accepted to benefit the backpack program in New Haven…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Merit pay for teachers merits careful consideration »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 — Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan at a recent town hall on public pensions bemoaned the fact that interest in vacant teaching positions has dropped in recent years from as many as 100 applicants per opening to as few as 10, with…

Oct 15 2017 / Read More »

Nelson Co. EMS director honored with KAPA Lifetime Achievement Award »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 — The Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association recently presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Nelson County EMS Director Joe Prewitt “for his many contributions to furthering the mission of Emergency Medical Services over several decades of service.” The award is sponsored by the Kentucky […]…

Oct 2 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 16, 2017 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record.…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: Merit pay for teachers merits careful consideration »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 — Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan at a recent town hall on public pensions bemoaned the fact…

Oct 15 2017 / Read More »

Opinion: Public employees, retirees and taxpayers should welcome pension reform »

By BARRY SATURDAY Guest columnist Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 — Kentuckians are wary of the whole pensions conversation, and as they say,…

Oct 8 2017 / Read More »

Taxpayers will be handed the bill for Kentucky Wired’s costs overruns »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 — What does a silver bullet cost? At least $490…

Oct 5 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Help your college-bound son prepare for financial success »

Dear Dave, My son is about to go off to college, and I’m concerned about how he’ll handle his money when he…

Oct 2 2017 / Read More »

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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…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

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 »

Fiscal Court delays action on telecom franchise for Kentucky Wired »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court delayed taking action Tuesday morning on a request by Bluegrass Networks for…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

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