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Cannabis Phrog opens selling legal hemp and hemp-oil products »

  By KENNY JAMES Special to the Nelson County Gazette Saturday, May 27, 2017 — So I was driving down the street last week with my wife and we see a new sign in the window of the old tattoo shop on Bloomfield Road. I couldn’t believe what we were reading: “Cannabis” it said in […]…

May 27 2017 / Read More »

Video collage: Dedication of county’s new World War II monument @ Old Courthouse »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, May 26, 2017 – The Nelson Fiscal Court meeting room hosted the dedication ceremony Thursday, May 25, 2017, for the World War II monument located on the grounds of the Old Courthouse. The monument lists the names of the 79 Nelson Countians who died during World War […]…

May 26 2017 / Read More »

Monument dedicated to honor the 79 Nelson Countians who died during WWII »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, May 25, 2017 –– Nelson County veterans and their families packed the Nelson Fiscal Court room Thursday morning for the dedication of the county’s World War II memorial. The memorial — designed to look like the Roman number “II” — is unique because it […]…

May 26 2017 / Read More »

Video: May 23, 2017 Bardstown City Council meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 25, 2017 – The Bardstown City Council met in regular session Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Running time: About 1 hour, 19 minutes. -30-…

May 25 2017 / Read More »

WBRT’s ownership partners today reveal plans to purchase WOKH-FM 102.7 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — The Bardstown Radio Team LLC — owners of WBRT AM/FM and the BRTV local cable channel, announced today they have filed an application to purchase ownership of WOKH FM 102.7. The deal was announced live Wednesday morning by Bardstown Radio Team president Gerald […]…

May 24 2017 / Read More »

City votes to hire Crosbie to represent city in Royalty removal appeal »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 10:30 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council voted Tuesday night to retain the legal services of Lexington attorney Scott Crosbie to represent the city and the council in former Mayor John Royalty’s appeal of his removal April 13 as mayor. Councilman […]…

May 23 2017 / Read More »

Local business partners with non-profit group to address veteran suicide »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 11 a.m. — As Memorial Day approaches and we remember the military men and women who laid down their lives for our safety and freedom, there’s a charity that’s quietly at work to help returning veterans who find themselves struggling to adjust […]…

May 23 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Stay on track, don’t overlook creating an emergency fund »

Dear Dave, My husband and I are in our 50s, and we have just $12,000 to pay off before we’re debt-free. We’ve paid off almost $70,000 in debt in the last two years. We would like to buy a house soon, but we know we also need an emergency fund. It would take us almost […]…

May 23 2017 / Read More »

Barton 1792 Distillery, Sazerac make donation to Feeding America »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 22, 2017, 11:55 a.m. — Barton 1792 Distillery and Sazerac recently donated $5,000 to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. Gary Miles, Executive Director, accepted on behalf of the regional food bank. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland serves Nelson County by providing emergency relief food assistance to individuals […]…

May 22 2017 / Read More »

Dedication ceremony for World War II monument set for Thursday »

Community news Monday, May 22, 2017 — A ceremony to dedicate the new World War II monument that honors the soldiers from Nelson County who gave their lives fighting for our freedom is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, outside the Old Courthouse. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be […]…

May 22 2017 / Read More »

Video: Comments to NC Board of Education, May 16, 2017 meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 20, 2017 – The Nelson County Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday evening May 16 featured nine people who took time to address the board about discipline problems at OKH Middle School and at other schools in the district. Running time: About 30 minutes.   -30-…

May 21 2017 / Read More »

Rep. Guthrie agrees to clarify EMS Medicaid reimbursement regulations »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2 p.m. — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie has agreed to support amending the Medicaid Nonemergency Transportation Bill (HR 1394) that would have allowed states to eliminate Medicaid reimbursement coverage for non-emergency patient transportation. The Kentucky Ambulance Provider’s Association (KAPA) met in Washington last […]…

May 20 2017 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs–May 19-25, 2017 »

Friday, May 19, 2017 Joe Clark, 55, possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession controlled substance, first-degree (drug unspecified); prescription controlled substance not in proper container; possession of drug paraphernalia. Tamara Jants, 58, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, shoplifting under $500. Jonathon D. Eldridge, 34, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, shoplifting under $500. Jessica […]

May 26 2017 / Read More »

Police investigating man’s death in fall from Boston Road bridge »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — Local police and the Nelson County coroner are investigating the death of a man who reportedly fell from the concrete bridge on Boston Road that crosses over Withrow Creek Road near the Bardstown city limits. At about 2:26 p.m., Wednesday, Nelson County EMS […]

May 24 2017 / Read More »

Rep. Guthrie agrees to clarify EMS Medicaid reimbursement regulations »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2 p.m. — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie has agreed to support amending the Medicaid Nonemergency Transportation Bill (HR 1394) that would have allowed states to eliminate Medicaid reimbursement coverage for non-emergency patient transportation. The Kentucky Ambulance Provider’s Association (KAPA) met in Washington last […]

May 20 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–May 15-19, 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. […]

May 19 2017 / Read More »

Resident’s tip helps deputies, locate, capture escaped inmate Wednesday night »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1 a.m. — Anthony White, the Mount Washington man who escaped police custody Wednesday afternoon, was taken into custody Wednesday night about about 10:20 p.m. Just after 10 p.m., officers with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 200 block of South […]

May 18 2017 / Read More »

Sheriff: Escaped inmate may still be in Maple Hill neighborhood »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT May 17, 2017, 3:45 p.m. — Police are searching for an inmate who escaped police custody while being transferred from Muhlenberg County to the Nelson County Jail. At about 12:36 Wednesday afternoon, Anthony White, 49, was in the back of Deputy Keith Riley’s cruiser being driven to the […]

May 17 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–May 12-14, 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. […]

May 15 2017 / Read More »

Update: Two in police custody as investigation of teen’s shooting death continues »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, May 15, 2017, 9 a.m. (updated 2:30 p.m.) —  Two people are in police custody and two others are being questioned in the fatal early morning shooting of Cameron Wes Williamson, 17, of Bardstown. Williamson’s Facebook page stated he attended Bardstown High School and was self-employed. Bardstown Police […]

May 15 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–May 8-12, 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. […]

May 14 2017 / Read More »

KSP releases identities of victims in Thursday’s fatal BG Parkway crash »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, May 13, 2017 — The Elizabethtown Kentucky State Police post has released the identities of the three victims of Thursday’s fatal head-on crash that happened near the 25 mile marker of the Bluegrass Parkway. According to KSP, a 2014 Peterbilt tractor trailer operated by Richie Warren, […]

May 13 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–May 1-8, 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. […]

May 12 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters called for Wednesday morning vehicle fire »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:33 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched at 9:15 Wednesday morning for a report of a car fire outside the John Fitch Professional Office Building at 206 West John Fitch Ave. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the fire, which was limited to the […]

May 10 2017 / Read More »

EMS, firefighters respond for woman injured Tuesday night in moped accident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:33 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department and Nelson County EMS responded Tuesday evening for a moped accident on North Salem Drive near Dairy Queen. First-responders were dispatched at 10:21 p.m. for the accident with the victim then on the ground. She was treated […]

May 10 2017 / Read More »

Firefighters called to investigate possible illegal burn off Sutherland Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:44 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched Tuesday evening to the area of Hudson Drive off Sutherland Road for a reported illegal burn. Firefighters were dispatched at 6:34 p.m. to investigate the call. They determined the burn pile was an authorized controlled […]

May 10 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: George Lee Walker, 81, formerly of Bardstown »

George Lee Walker, 81, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at his residence and farm. He was born in 1935 in Tell City, Ind., and spent part of his childhood in Bardstown. He later moved to Louisville where he attended St. Columba Grade School. During his sophomore and junior years of high school, he attended…

May 28 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. Monday at city cemetery »

  Community news Thursday, May 25, 2017 — The annual Memorial Day observance at the Bardstown City Cemetery is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 29 at the gazebo next to the flag pole. Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Kenny Fogle will serve as emcee. Following a welcome message from Mayor Dick Heaton, state…

May 25 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. Monday at city cemetery »

  Community news Thursday, May 25, 2017 — The annual Memorial Day observance at the Bardstown City Cemetery is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 29 at the gazebo next to the flag pole. Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Kenny Fogle will serve as emcee. Following a welcome message from Mayor Dick Heaton, state…

May 25 2017 / Read More »

Cannabis Phrog opens selling legal hemp and hemp-oil products »

  By KENNY JAMES Special to the Nelson County Gazette Saturday, May 27, 2017 — So I was driving down the street last week with my wife and we see a new sign in the window of the old tattoo shop on Bloomfield Road. I couldn’t believe what we were reading: “Cannabis” it said in […]…

May 27 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–May 19-25, 2017 »

Friday, May 19, 2017 Joe Clark, 55, possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession controlled substance, first-degree (drug unspecified); prescription controlled substance not in proper container; possession of drug paraphernalia. Tamara Jants, 58, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, shoplifting under $500. Jonathon D. Eldridge, 34, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, shoplifting under $500. Jessica…

May 26 2017 / Read More »

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Bardstown Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. Monday at city cemetery »

  Community news Thursday, May 25, 2017 — The annual Memorial Day observance at the Bardstown City Cemetery is set for 11 a.m. Monday, May 29 at the gazebo next…

May 25 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Stay on track, don’t overlook creating an emergency fund »

Dear Dave, My husband and I are in our 50s, and we have just $12,000 to pay off before we’re debt-free. We’ve…

May 23 2017 / Read More »

AG Beshear: Substance abuse is the greatest threat facing Kentuckians »

By ANDY BESHEAR Commonwealth of Kentucky Attorney General April 10, 2017, 2 p.m. — The single greatest threat to Kentucky is our…

Apr 10 2017 / Read More »

Legislative update: Kentucky senate wraps up a productive 2017 session »

By SEN. JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 2 p.m. — Long nights, intense debate, and media attention from…

Apr 4 2017 / Read More »

Tech

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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