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Dave Says: Be careful of how you structure a new family business venture »

Dear Dave, My two brothers-in-law and I have been thinking about going into business together as a side project in the real estate world. One of them is an architect and licensed general contractor, one has a successful painting business, and I’m a chief financial officer with a CPA background. Plus, I had a lot […]…

Sep 14 2019 / Read More »

Utility work will close Springhill Drive on Monday, Sept. 16 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 — The City of Bardstown plans to close Springhill Drive on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at 123 Springhill Drive to allow utility crews to replace a cross drain under the roadway. The road closure will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue through 3:30 p.m. Detour […]…

Sep 13 2019 / Read More »

Maker’s Mark, KU announce plans for joint solar power array at noted distillery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 — Kentucky Utilities Company and Maker’s Mark have announcing a new partnership through the utility’s Business Solar Program to construct a new solar array at the bourbon distillery’s property in Loretto along Highway 52. Without compromising any part of the unique Maker’s Mark production process […]…

Sep 12 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: AARP funding shows whose interest it really represents »

By JIM WATERSPresident, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 — “To tell the Truth,” a popular TV game show from the annals of history, featured a panel of celebrity judges who would try to correctly identify contestants with unusual jobs or life experiences. The twist was that while one of the contestants […]…

Sep 12 2019 / Read More »

City of Bardstown’s mosquito fogging program to operate Wednesday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 12, 2018 — The City of Bardstown’s mosquito fogging program is set to continue on upcoming Wednesday evenings. The next fogging operation is set to run from dusk to dawn on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The fogging is designed to kill mosquitoes as long as weather conditions […]…

Sep 12 2019 / Read More »

Despite denials videos show removed Rogers signs held at Bardstown City Hall »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 — The county’s top elected officials issued statements Wednesday denying any involvement in claims on social media that signs supporting Crystal Rogers and family are being removed — despite Facebook video clips showing Crystal Rogers’ mother retrieving signs from an enclosure at the […]…

Sep 11 2019 / Read More »

Official: City is not removing signs supporting Crystal Rogers & family »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 — City officials want to set straight rumors circulating on social media that allege the City of Bardstown has recently had its employees remove signs that support the family of Crystal Rogers. Social media posts directed at Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton and City […]…

Sep 11 2019 / Read More »

Flaget Hospital offering lunch to honor first-responders on 9/11 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 — In recognition of 9/11, Flaget Memorial Hospital on Wednesday is hosting a special free lunch for our community’s first-responders. EMS, fire, law enforcement and other emergency personnel are invited to take part in the lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the […]…

Sep 9 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Homemakers to hold greeting card class at extention office »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 — The Nelson County Homemakers will have a class on making greeting cards at the Nelson County Extensions Office at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Theresa Charlesworth will be teaching the class. Come and see how you can learn to make beautiful cards. Everyone […]…

Sep 8 2019 / Read More »

DAR, SAR to hold patriot grave markings Saturday, Sept. 15 in Hardin County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 — The Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a Patriot grave marking for Corp. James Slate and Capt. Thomas Helm. A grave marking is a service conducted by the DAR and SAR honoring a Patriot from the American Revolution with an unveiling […]…

Sep 7 2019 / Read More »

Property taxes on Thursday’s county school board working session agenda »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 — The Nelson Country Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at the board’s Central Office, 288 Wildcat Lane in Bardstown. Items on the board’s agenda for Thursday’s work session include: discussions regarding setting the school district’s tax rates; […]…

Sep 4 2019 / Read More »

Council OKs utility request; schedules public hearing for property tax rate review »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 — The Bardstown City Council gave its approval to provide water and sewer services for the next phase of Big Springs subdivision, which is off American Drive near the former American Greetings plant off Woodlawn Road. The new phase will include the construction […]…

Aug 27 2019 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial honors employees with Daisy, Rose Awards for outstanding care »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced it latest Daisy and Rose Award recipients for the second quarter of 2019. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Flaget Memorial Hospital is proud […]…

Aug 27 2019 / Read More »

NARFE chapter meeting set for Sept. 9th at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 — The next NARFE chapter meeting is 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in the community meeting room of the Nolin RECC building located at 411 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. BG ( Ret) Jim Iacocca, president and CEO of the Knox Regional Development Alliance (KRDA) will […]…

Aug 27 2019 / Read More »

Half a block of West Muir Ave. to close Sept. 3 for road maintenance »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 — The City of Bardstown’s Public Works department will close West Muir Avenue between Library Alley and South Fifth Street to thru traffic for street maintenance beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, through Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. Expect delays, and […]…

Aug 27 2019 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Flaget Hospital offering lunch to honor first-responders on 9/11 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 — In recognition of 9/11, Flaget Memorial Hospital on Wednesday is hosting a special free lunch for our community’s first-responders. EMS, fire, law enforcement and other emergency personnel are invited to take part in the lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the […]

Sep 9 2019 / Read More »

Male suspect still sought in break-in at local pharmacy, high-speed pursuit »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 — Police are searching for a suspect who they believe was involved in a break-in early Thursday morning at Scripts Pharmacy, 101 Blankenrod Blvd. Security video helped police identify the suspect as Charles Jeremy Webb, of Lebanon. According to the video, Webb drove to the […]

Aug 22 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Police arrest suspect for 2016 shooting death of Bardstown man »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 — The Bardstown Police Department made an arrest in connection with the investigation of the 2016 murder of a Bardstown man at an apartment in the Maple Hill neighborhood. Robert Zachary Tate, 26, of Bardstown, was arrested Friday by Bardstown Police and charged with the […]

Aug 16 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Police’s new narcotics unit already busy fighting drug trafficking »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 — Bardstown Police Chief Kim Kraeszig has achieved her goal of establishing a narcotics task force within the Bardstown Police Department. Kraeszig said she and her officers are seeing evidence of greater levels of opioid and fentanyl abuse, from gas station bathrooms to […]

Aug 14 2019 / Read More »

4 suspects in custody face additional charges related to local vehicle theft »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vehicle theft reported Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 from a home in the 1200 block of Plainview Drive. According to a sheriff’s office press release, a 2008 Chevrolet Traverse was stolen from a residence on Aug. 7, […]

Aug 13 2019 / Read More »

Early Monday tractor-trailer blaze closes eastbound Bluegrass Parkway lanes »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County Fire Department and the Boston Fire Department were dispatched at about midnight Sunday night to a report of a semi tractor-trailer on fire in the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway at the 11 mile marker. When […]

Aug 12 2019 / Read More »

Ohio woman injured in single-vehicle Bluegrass Parkway accident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, July 19, 2019 –– An Ohio woman was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle crash near the 16 mile marker of the Bluegrass Parkway. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at about 2:03 p.m. for an injury accident with the vehicle off the […]

Jul 19 2019 / Read More »

Ohio woman facing theft charges after stolen car recovered by sheriff’s office »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 9:35 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle early Wednesday morning and an Ohio woman is facing theft-related charges. Shannon Denise Odum, 36, of Akron, Ohio, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000. At about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, […]

Jul 10 2019 / Read More »

Drug task force search warrant results in arrests of three at Balltown area home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office assisted members of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force with the execution of a search warrant Monday, July 8, 2019, at a home in the 400 block of Balltown Road. Deputies and task force members took a variety […]

Jul 9 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown woman arrested on drug-related charges at Balltown residence »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 5, 2019 — A Bardstown woman was arrested Friday evening on drug-related charges at a home in the Balltown community. At about 9:47 p.m. Friday, deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Balltown Road for a report […]

Jul 6 2019 / Read More »

Rolling Fork Fire, police respond to Eddie Miles Road house fire Wednesday night »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — The Rolling Fork Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded Wednesday night to a report of a house fire in the 1200 block of Eddie Miles Road. At about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nelson County Dispatch received several calls from passers by and […]

Jul 4 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office warns residents to be wary of arrest warrant phone calls »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public not to fall for the latest phone call scam that involves the sheriff’s office. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, local residents are receiving phone calls and are told there is a […]

Jul 3 2019 / Read More »

Juveniles face alcohol charges after vehicle crashes into J.T. Riggs residence »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — The New Hope Fire Department and deputies from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded early Wednesday morning to a non-injury accident involving a residence struck by a 2005 Cheverolet Colorado. According to the sheriff’s office press release, the vehicle was traveling south on […]

Jul 3 2019 / Read More »

Campbellsville woman facing charges after being found in stolen pickup truck »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, June 30, 2019 — A Campbellsville woman faces theft charges after the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen pickup truck early Sunday morning at a home on Woodside Drive. Just before 1 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a home on Woodside Drive after the resident arrived home […]

Jun 30 2019 / Read More »

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  • Video: Aug 20, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Aug. 1, 2019 NC Board of Education working session

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  • Video: Aug. 1, 2019 Bardstown City Schools tax rate meeting

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  • Video: July 9, 2019 – Cable and Electric Committee meeting

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Obituary: Raymond T. Wagner Jr., 81, Bardstown »

Raymond T. Wagner Jr., 81, of Bardstown, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at his daughter’s residence. He was born March 12, 1938 in Louisville. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Kettler Wagner; and his parents, Raymond T. and Mary Walter Wagner. He is survived by one daughter, Vickie (Chuck) Saul of Bardstown;…

Sep 15 2019 / Read More »

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Dave Says: Be careful of how you structure a new family business venture »

Dear Dave, My two brothers-in-law and I have been thinking about going into business together as a side project in the real estate world. One of them is an architect…

Sep 14 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: AARP funding shows whose interest it really represents »

By JIM WATERSPresident, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 — “To tell the Truth,” a popular TV game show…

Sep 12 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Focus on paying down debt, not switching credit card programs »

Dear Dave, I’ve got about $3,000 in credit card debt. Would it be a good idea to transfer the balance from my…

Aug 21 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Why do you need to have a last will if I’m young and single? »

Dear Dave, Why do I need a will if I’m still young and haven’t acquired a lot of wealth? Laura Dear Laura,…

Aug 13 2019 / Read More »

Tech

District’s quick action prevents financial loss after successful ‘phishing’ attempt »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — The Bardstown City Schools were the victim of a…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Video: April 9, 2019, Cable & Electric Committee meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Cable & Electric Committee meeting held before the…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

Wish website connects world’s buyers with the vast Chinese marketplace »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, April 1, 2019 — Many of you have probably either used or…

Apr 1 2019 / Read More »

‘Hacked’ email message displayed for a short time to Gazette readership »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — The text of a common email scam was inadvertently posted on the Nelson County Gazette for a short period…

Jul 16 2019 / Read More »

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