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Sampler guests name Four Roses Petal Pusher official drink of the KBF »

By SYLVIA HORLANDER Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, March 27, 2017 — Bourbon professionals and enthusiasts from near and far came together Saturday night in the Bourbon Capitol of the World at The Guthrie Opportunity (GO) Center for quite a tasty event — The Bardstown Bourbon Sampler. The Sampler featured 11 iconic Kentucky […]…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Property tax deadline April 17; no checks accepted for April payments »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 27, 2017, 2 p.m. — The last day to pay 2016 Nelson County property taxes is Monday, April 17, 2017, since the 15th falls on a weekend and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is closed. Payments will be accepted Monday, April 17, until 4:30 p.m. All […]…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: College debt doesn’t have to be a marriage deal breaker »

Dear Dave, One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he has over $100,000 in student loan debt. They want to get married, so she’s looking for a job. He wants to go to graduate school, and take out more loans to remain a […]…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »

Council sets closed session Tuesday to discuss mayor’s ‘discipline or dismissal’ »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council meeting Tuesday night will include in closed meeting for “discussions with might lead to the discipline or dismissal of an individual employee namely, Mayor John Royalty.” The closed session set for Tuesday is expected to include final report […]…

Mar 24 2017 / Read More »

City seeks living descendants of three buried in Bardstown cemetery »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, March 24, 2017 — The City of Bardstown is seeking the public’s help in locating living relatives of three people who were buried in the Bardstown Cemetery between 1862 and 1870. The grave sites for Elizabeth Ray (1811-1870), John D. Murphy (1843-1879) and Nancy W. […]…

Mar 24 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County firefighters respond for fire reported at Ritchie Lane home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 24, 2017, 2 a.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded early Friday morning for a structure fire on Ritchie Lane. The fire department and EMS were dispatched at 12:16 a.m. to a home in the 300 block of Ritchie Lane. The […]…

Mar 24 2017 / Read More »

Drama association announces 2017 Live at the Park concert series lineup »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, March 23, 2017 — The Stephen Foster Drama Association unveiled its 2017 “Live at the Park” concert series at its annual lunch meeting Thursday at the Old Kentucky Home Country Club. The concert series will feature acts representing a wide variety of music styles, […]…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

Opinion: President’s Louisville rally a chance to see history in the making »

By TAMMY BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11 p.m. — Yes I was there, in the thick of President Donald Trump’s visit to Louisville Monday night. Wow what an event — the cheers, the boos, the speeches, the signs, the security, the long lines, the media and the protesters. […]…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

President’s stop in Kentucky highlights the nation’s political, philosophical divides »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11 p.m. — The 2016 presidential primary and general election pushed national political parties further apart, leaving us with an even more polarized electorate than ever before. As tumultuous as President Donald Trump’s first two months in office have been, I knew […]…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

Annual Habitat for Humanity ‘Tasting Bash’ set for Thursday, March 30 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, March 16, 2017 — The annual My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity “Tasting Bash” is set for Thursday, March 30, 2017, at St. Joseph Parish Hall from 5:30-7 p.m. The menu includes an all-you-can-eat assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, fruits, cheese, and desserts donated by local church […]…

Mar 22 2017 / Read More »

City school board approves bus garage project, sets graduation date »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 11:33 p.m. — The Bardstown Board of Education approved a bond sale that will fund conversion of  the former Salt River Electric building on Templin Avenue to serve as the district’s new bus garage. The project also includes energy efficiency upgrades in […]…

Mar 22 2017 / Read More »

School board OKs financing for Bloomfield Middle energy efficiency project »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — The Nelson County Board of Education set into motion Tuesday night the sale of construction bonds that will finance a $3.5 million energy efficiency project that will convert Bloomfield Middle School from propane heat to geothermal heating and cooling. The […]…

Mar 21 2017 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County firefighters respond for fire reported at Ritchie Lane home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 24, 2017, 2 a.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded early Friday morning for a structure fire on Ritchie Lane. The fire department and EMS were dispatched at 12:16 a.m. to a home in the 300 block of Ritchie Lane. The […]

Mar 24 2017 / Read More »

The verdict is in: Local phone calls about jury duty are a scam »

NELSON COUNTY GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 20, 2017, 11:30 p.m. (Updated 2:05 p.m.) — Nelson Circuit Clerk Diane Thompson is advising Nelson County residents to be aware of a telephone scam now directed at local residents regarding jury duty. According to Thompson, the caller, posing as a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy, […]

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

County firefighters respond Saturday for Greer Lane garage fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11 a.m. — A garage in the Botland community was damaged by fire Saturday morning. Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched just after 9 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 600 block of Greer Lane for a detached garage that […]

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

EMS, police respond to Fairfield for report of knife-wielding woman »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, March 16, 2017 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS were dispatched Thursday afternoon to the Fairfield Grocery for a report of a suicidal woman with a knife. First-responders were dispatched at about 2:32 p.m. after dispatchers received a call that a woman had […]

Mar 16 2017 / Read More »

Two injured in Tuesday morning crash on New Hope Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 14, 2017 — Two people were injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of J.T. Riggs and New Hope Road. Nelson County EMS, New Hope Fire and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 10:49 a.m. for the injury accident. According to […]

Mar 14 2017 / Read More »

Fleeing woman leads local officers on high-speed pursuit through 3 counties »

    NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 13, 2017, 1 p.m. (Updated 7 p.m.) — A Bardstown woman faces multiple charges after she fled from Bardstown Police Monday morning and led officers on a three-county chase that ended in Mount Washington. A Bardstown Police officer was out on Bard Avenue checking […]

Mar 13 2017 / Read More »

Juvenile driver seriously injured in single-vehicle Poplar Flat Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 10, 2017, 1:30 p.m. — A juvenile male suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon after he was ejected from his vehicle in a crash on Poplat Flat Road near the intersection with Ed Pile Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5:24 p.m. Thursday, […]

Mar 10 2017 / Read More »

One injured in single-vehicle rollover crash on Quarry Lane at New Haven Rd. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 2 p.m. — One person was injured early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Quarry Lane near its intersection with New Haven Road. Deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS and Nelson County Fire were dispatched for the injury […]

Mar 8 2017 / Read More »

One injured after being struck by car Sunday evening on Bloomfield Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 6, 2017, 3 p.m. — One person was injured Sunday evening after being struck by a car near the Circle K food mart on Bloomfield Road. A total of five vehicles were involved in the accident. Nelson County EMS and the Bardstown Fire Department were dispatched […]

Mar 6 2017 / Read More »

County firefighters respond for Louisville Road brush fires »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 6, 2017, 2 p.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department was sent Sunday evening, March 5, 2017, to the area of Louisville Road and Solitude Road for a report of brush piles on fire. Firefighters were dispatched at about 8:29 p.m. after a passer-by told 911 […]

Mar 6 2017 / Read More »

County fire responds Sunday for brush fire near Woodlawn Springs »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 6, 2017 — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Sunday afternoon to the area of South Howard Street in Woodlawn Springs subdivision for a report of a brush fire out of control. Firefighters were dispatched for the fire just after 3 p.m. Sunday. The fire was […]

Mar 6 2017 / Read More »

Child star impersonator indicted on rape charge by Nelson County grand jury »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, March 2, 2017 — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday, March 1, 2017, on a charge of first-degree rape charge by a Nelson County grand jury. According to the indictment, on Feb. 2, 2107, Nathan Larry Loebe, 36, of Bardstown engaged in sexual intercourse with another person […]

Mar 2 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted Wednesday for possession of child pornography »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11 p.m. — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 on 20 counts of possession of child pornography. A Nelson County grand jury indicted Robert McIntosh, 12/31/71, of Bardstown on 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a […]

Mar 2 2017 / Read More »

8 indicted on organized crime charges in connection with crystal meth ring »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11 p.m. — Eight Nelson County residents were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday, March 1, 2017, on charges that include the allegation they engaged in organized crime when they “conspired and acted together for the purpose of trafficking crystal methamphetamine” in […]

Mar 2 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: Charles Thomas ‘Chuck’ Mattingly, 57, Saint Joe »

Charles Thomas “Chuck” Mattingly, 57, of Saint Joe, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Lebanon. He was born Jan. 31, 1960, in Marion County. He was a former diesel mechanic with Brandeis Machinery and Komatsu America in Louisville. He was a loving grandfather who enjoyed helping others and NASCAR racing. He will be dearly missed…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Head Start open house set for April 12, 13 »

Community news Monday, March 13, 2017 — Bardstown Head Start will hold an open house for parents and families to visit and register their 3 or 4-year-old children from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 and Thursday, April 13, 2017. Bardstown Head STart offers a free Monday-Thursday full-day pre-school for children who qualify. Children…

Mar 27 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: College debt doesn’t have to be a marriage deal breaker »

Dear Dave, One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he has over $100,000 in student loan debt. They want to get married, so she’s looking for a job. He wants to go to graduate school, and take out more loans to remain a…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »

Hardin Memorial Hospital planning new ambulatory care building for Bardstown »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, 4 p.m. — Hardin Memorial Hospital is the company that is behind the new ambulatory care building proposed for a tract on East John Rowan between Corvin’s Furniture and the Bardstown Walmart. According to the plans filed with the Nelson County […]…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »

The verdict is in: Local phone calls about jury duty are a scam »

NELSON COUNTY GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 20, 2017, 11:30 p.m. (Updated 2:05 p.m.) — Nelson Circuit Clerk Diane Thompson is advising Nelson County residents to be aware of a telephone scam now directed at local residents regarding jury duty. According to Thompson, the caller, posing as a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy,…

Mar 20 2017 / Read More »

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Dave Says: College debt doesn’t have to be a marriage deal breaker »

Dear Dave, One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he has over $100,000 in student loan debt. They…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »

Opinion: President’s Louisville rally a chance to see history in the making »

By TAMMY BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11 p.m. — Yes I was there, in the…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

President’s stop in Kentucky highlights the nation’s political, philosophical divides »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11 p.m. — The 2016 presidential primary and general…

Mar 23 2017 / Read More »

A view from the pew: Is there more to Lent than eating fish on Friday? »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, March 19, 2017 — Today marked the midway point of the 40…

Mar 19 2017 / Read More »

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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 »

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…

Sep 17 2016 / 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 just ominous enough to get my attention. The…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

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