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Council to hear Newcomb Oil appeal Tuesday regarding home demolition »

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  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 — The Bardstown City Council will meet at 6 p.m. — immediately following its working session — to hear an appeal by Newcomb Oil Co. of a recent decision by the Historic Review Board (HRB). Newcomb Oil had applied for a permit to […]…

Dec 5 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown Police Department blotter, Nov. 15-24, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested or cited to Nelson District Court by local officials. The information below is compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 […]…

Dec 4 2016 / Read More »

NC board of education gets update on TNHS, ELC construction projects »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, 10 p.m. — The Nelson County School District’s current construction projects — the auditorium at Thomas Nelson High School and the expansion of the district’s Early Learning Center — are both moving forward on schedule and on budget. That was the report […]…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

Kiwanis Christmas Parade set to begin Thursday at 6 p.m. sharp »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 4 p.m. — A large crowd is anticipated Thursday evening for the 2016 Bardstown-Nelson County Kiwanis Christmas Parade brought to you by WBRT Radio. In keeping with the theme of this year’s parade — “Salute to the Troops – Home for Christmas” — the […]…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Florida woman with Nelson County ties has been missing since Sunday »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 3 p.m. (Updated 4 p.m., added links to 2014 stories) — A former Bardstown woman disappeared Sunday afternoon in Florida after fleeing Clark County, Ind., to escape her husband’s alleged abuse. Rachel Madison, 44, formerly of Bardstown, vanished Sunday while jogging according to the […]…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Technology may be culprit for council who did not get mayor’s list of priorities »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 4 p.m. — Two incumbent members of the Bardstown City Council who did not receive an email from Mayor John Royalty listing his priorities for the next two years may have been victims of technology problems rather being on the receiving […]…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Video: Joint City-County Planning Commission, Nov. 22, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 — The Joint City-County Planning Commission met Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, to consider applications from Domino Properties regarding the former Bluegrass Expo Center property and a request for I-2 Heavy Industrial zoning and a needed conditional use permit. Running time: about 3 hours and […]…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council meeting, Nov. 22, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 — The Bardstown City Council met Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, and voted to move forward to investigate the anonymous envelopes of Councilwoman Kecia Copeland’s public records left at the city council chambers doorstep. The council received an update on the police department overtime and […]…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

AG Beshear warns of the return of seasonal employment scams »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 1 p.m. —Attorney General Beshear is warning Kentuckians to be wary of seasonal employment scams targeting those looking to make some extra cash for the holidays. The scam often appears as an online advertisement seeking a mystery shopper, package or shipping position or similar […]…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Dave Says: Toys — and an ESA — are both great gifts for the grandkids »

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Dear Dave, We have three preschool grandchildren, and they get tons of stuff for Christmas every year. We’re in really good shape financially and would like to do something for their future this year instead of giving a toy that might get thrown in the corner. Do you have any suggestions? Valerie Dear Valerie, I’d […]…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Dave Says: Consider work involved before investing in farm operation »

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Dear Dave, We’re completely debt-free with a fully funded emergency fund, and we have $350,000 sitting in the bank from a land sale a couple of months ago. My wife and I would like to buy a chicken farm with two houses and upgrade it to contract standards. This — plus the stock — would […]…

Nov 24 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown Police investigating Wednesday’s Watts Court house fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, 3 p.m. — Bardstown Police are investigating the fire that heavily damaged a Watts Court home owned by Brooks Houck Wednesday morning just after 9 a.m. Nelson County Dispatch received a call from a passer-by reporting the fire at about 9:14 a.m. When firefighters […]…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »
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Bardstown Police Department blotter, Nov. 15-24, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested or cited to Nelson District Court by local officials. The information below is compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 […]

Dec 4 2016 / Read More »

Three people injured in rollover crash Monday on Bluegrass Parkway »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, 2:45 p.m. — The Kentucky State Police, Nelson County EMS, Nelson County and Boston fire departments responded Monday morning to a two-vehicle rollover crash near the 13 mile market on the Bluegrass Parkway. First-responders were dispatched to the accident scene at about 10:43 a.m. […]

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

Alleged butcher shop escapee avoids capture until put down by city police »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m. — Bardstown Police were forced to shoot and kill an escaped animal described as a black bull Monday morning about 9 a.m. in the area of My Old Kentucky Home State Park. At about 8:30 Monday morning, Bardstown Police were dispatched to […]

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

One injured in two-vehicle Friday crash at US150 and E. John Rowan »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, 3 a.m. — One person was injured Friday afternoon in a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of East John Rowan and Springfield Road involving a Ford Fusion and Jeep Cherokee, one of which crashed into a house. Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire Department […]

Nov 26 2016 / Read More »

City police locate, stop vehicle minutes after being reported stolen »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, 1 p.m. — The Bardstown Police Department apprehended the juvenile driver of a stolen vehicle just minutes after the theft took place late Wednesday night. At 11:44 p.m., Bardstown Police were advised of the theft of a 2002 Chevrolet Impala that had just been […]

Nov 24 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown Police investigating Wednesday’s Watts Court house fire »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, 3 p.m. — Bardstown Police are investigating the fire that heavily damaged a Watts Court home owned by Brooks Houck Wednesday morning just after 9 a.m. Nelson County Dispatch received a call from a passer-by reporting the fire at about 9:14 a.m. When firefighters […]

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

Dump truck driver dies from injuries in Monday crash near New Hope »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m. — The victim of Monday’s dump truck crash near New Hope died at University Hospital of injuries sustained in the crash. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Francis Newton, 70, of Nelson County, was driving north on […]

Nov 22 2016 / Read More »

Dump truck driver injured in rollover crash Monday on Gap Knob Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, 2 p.m. — The driver of a dump truck was severely injured Monday afternoon when the truck he was driving left the roadway and rolled over. The accident happened at about 1 p.m. Monday on Gap Knob Road south of New Hope. Nelson County […]

Nov 21 2016 / Read More »

KSP seeks public’s help in investigation of Tommy Ballard shooting death »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m. — The Kentucky State Police is asking for the public’s help in its investigation of the shooting death of Tommy Ballard, 54, Saturday on Ed Brent Road. KSP is looking for individuals who may have been traveling between the 21 and 25 […]

Nov 21 2016 / Read More »

Saturday rockslide closes left eastbound lane of BG Parkway near Boston »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, 10 p.m. — Bluegrass Parkway travelers take note — a rock slide has blocked the left eastbound lane of the Bluegrass Parkway between the 11 and 12 mile makers just inside the Nelson County line near Boston. At 9 p.m., two police cruisers were on […]

Nov 19 2016 / Read More »

Unnamed sources: KSP investigating Ballard death as possible homicide »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, 9:22 a.m. (Updated 8:30 p.m.) — Tommy Ballard, father of Crystal Rogers, the Nelson County woman missing since July 2015, was killed Saturday morning in a hunting accident near the Ed Brent Road home of his son, Casey Ballard. According to WAVE 3 News, Ballard […]

Nov 19 2016 / Read More »

16-year-old girl injured in cheerleading accident Thursday at NCHS »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, 1 a.m. — A 16-year-old Nelson County High School female student was injured during cheerleading practice Thursday evening at Nelson County High School. At about 5:56 p.m. Thursday, Nelson County EMS and the Bardstown Fire Department were dispatched to the high school on Bloomfield Road […]

Nov 18 2016 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for fire alarm Thursday at FET Engineering »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, 9:20 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Thursday morning for an active fire alarm at FET Engineering, 903 Nutter Drive. At about 8:18, a.m., Nelson County Dispatch received a report of an activated fire alarm at the business. The building was evacuated when […]

Nov 10 2016 / Read More »

Two taken to hospital after car crashes into Bardstown Florist building »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, 9:14 a.m. — Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County EMS responded Thursday morning for an injury accident involving a passenger car that crashed through the front of Bardstown Florist & Gifts building at 226 North Third St. First-responders were dispatched at about 8:30 […]

Nov 10 2016 / Read More »

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Obituary: Sister M. Anne Michelle La Marre SL, 88 , Nerinx »

Sister M. Anne Michelle La Marre, SL, 88 ,of Nerinx, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Kankakee, Ill. to the late Eugene Jerome and Mary Louise Legris La Marre. She entered religious life in 1946 and received her finals vows in 1952. She earned…

Dec 4 2016 / Read More »
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Justice for Rasheed candlelight prayer vigil set for Saturday »

Community news Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 — There will be a candlelight prayer vigil beginning at 5:15 p.m. Saturday evening, Dec. 3, 2016, in support of the family of Rasheed Javon Wickliffe, the Bardstown man who was killed Dec. 1, 2016 in Bloomfield. The vigil will take place at the Nelson County Justice Center on…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »
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Dave Says: Toys — and an ESA — are both great gifts for the grandkids »

Dear Dave, We have three preschool grandchildren, and they get tons of stuff for Christmas every year. We’re in really good shape financially and would like to do something for their future this year instead of giving a toy that might get thrown in the corner. Do you have any suggestions? Valerie Dear Valerie, I’d…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »
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City to begin ‘continuous’ mosquito spray operation Sunday night »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, 3:55 p.m. — The City of Bardstown will begin an emergency mosquito spraying program on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. The spraying will take place each evening as weather permits, beginning about 9:45 p.m. until dawn in the city limits. The spraying […]…

Aug 19 2016 / Read More »
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Bardstown man indicted on arson charges after setting passenger car on fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, 1 p.m. — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on charges that include second-degree arson, three counts of wanton endangerment in the first-degree; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; and first-degree persistent felony offender. According to the…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »
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Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Dave Says: Consider work involved before investing in farm operation »

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Dear Dave, We’re completely debt-free with a fully funded emergency fund, and we have $350,000 sitting in the bank from a land…

Nov 24 2016 / Read More »

Writer supports Copeland, questions the timing of iPad use complaint »

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To the editor, I am writing in support of Kecia Copeland, who is clearly willing to speak up, and ask questions of…

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Dave Says: A cruise trip that’s ‘free’ doesn’t mean there’s no expenses »

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Dear Dave, I work for a small company that just won a cruise trip for all the employees. The prize covers just…

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Company seeks franchise to bring ‘microcell’ wireless tech to Bardstown »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5 p.m. — Residents and visitors to Bardstown will…

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

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    By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Fans of AMC’s “Walking…

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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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Review: Budget-priced Hisense Chromebook packs a lot of value in small package »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 5 p.m. — Whenever I’m discussing computers with my 20-year-old son, I frequently am reminded of…

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