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With marriage license issue settled, the gay rights question reappears here »

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By SYLVIA HORLANDER Special to The Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, 3 p.m. — Polarizing views on gay marriage continue in northeastern Kentucky and beyond. On Thursday, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was ruled to be in contempt of a U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order to issue marriage licenses […]…

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Ky. Baptist convention leader calls jailed Rowan County clerk ‘a martyr’ »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 — Paul Chitwood, the executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, issued a statement Thursday saying the courts have made Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis “a martyr” after a federal judge decided to send Davis to jail for her refusal to issue marriage licenses […]…

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County school board splits on vote to approve 4 percent tax revenue hike »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, 11 p.m. — In a split 3-2 vote, the Nelson County Board of Education approved raising the school property tax rate to generate a 4 percent increase in revenue. The board’s action raises the property tax rate from 71.4 to 74 […]…

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Three arrested Thursday following citizen report of possible DUI driver »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, 3:45 p.m. — Three people were arrested Thursday following a complaint that of a possible DUI driver Thursday morning. The arrests followed police following up on a call to told Nelson County Dispatch of a man driving a maroon four-door passenger car in the […]…

Sep 3 2015 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council special meeting & work sesson, Sept 1, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 — The Bardstown City Council met in a special meeting at 4:45 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015 to hold first reading of an amended ordinance to remove the restricted hours of operation placed on the 3rd Street Tap House outdoor seating area. After the special […]…

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Video: Human Rights Commission, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 — The Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, regular meeting of the Joint City-County Human Rights Commission. The commission meets on the first Tuesday every month at the Nelson County Public Library.   Video courtesy of WBRT Radio and The Nelson County Gazette. -30-…

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Video: Nelson County Fiscal Court, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 — The Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, regular meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court. The court gave final approval of its 2015 tax rate; announced the hiring of a new county recreation director; approves purchases of new garbage and landfill trucks; and reviews the county’s occupational […]…

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Your Community Bank honored as leader in support of charities, organizations »

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    NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 — Your Community Bank was recently named the “Most Philanthropic Company” among medium companies by Business First of Louisville. Representatives from the company accepted the award during the publication’s Partners in Philanthropy event on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. “Your Community Bank is […]…

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Council delays occupational tax moves until need assessments available »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 11:55 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council will soon receive updates from the city’s engineering staff on the amount of funding the city’s general fund needs to “catch up” with street paving and sidewalk repairs. Councilman Fred Hagan told the council the […]…

Sep 2 2015 / Read More »

Council asked to reconsider adding gay rights language to human rights ordinance »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 11 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council’s working session Tuesday included a request to revisit adding Fairness Ordinance language to the city’s human rights ordinance. Mike Yadon spoke the council about its decision not to take up Fairness Ordinance language proposed in […]…

Sep 2 2015 / Read More »

Council vote removes restrictions from new business’s outside seating area »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 9 p.m. — Prior to its monthly working session Tuesday, the Bardstown City Council met briefly in a special-called meeting to hold first reading on an amended zoning change that it previously approved in July. The council had approved a zoning change […]…

Sep 1 2015 / Read More »

Boston man arrested for failing to comply with sex offender registry »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, 8 p.m. — A Boston man was arrested Monday for violations of the Kentucky sex offender registry following an investigation by Detective Jason Woodson of the Bardstown Police Department. Police determined that Dustin D. Nelson, 29, had established a Facebook account which was not […]…

Sep 1 2015 / Read More »
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Radio club meeting to discuss Bourbon Festival, communications drill »

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Community News Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 — The Bardstown-based Kentucky Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at the main Nelson County EMS Station 1 on Buchanan Boulevard off Bloomfield Road. All amateur radio operators and anyone interested in learning about amateur radio […]

Aug 31 2015 / Read More »

One injured in two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on KY245 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 — One person was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on KY 245 at Samuels Loop. Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at 7:36 a.m. The collision involved a Chevrolet Malibu and a Dodge Caravan. EMS […]

Aug 25 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Aug. 21-23, 2015 »

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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. […]

Aug 25 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Aug. 18-20, 2015 »

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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. […]

Aug 24 2015 / Read More »

Two injured in 2-vehicle crash Thursday on East Stephen Foster »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, 1 p.m. — Three people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of East Stephen Foster and Bloomfield Road. Nelson County EMS, Bardstown Police and the Bardstown Fire Department’s EMTs responded to the reported crash at 3:24 p.m. A man […]

Aug 21 2015 / Read More »

Woman injured in single-vehicle crash Thursday on BG Parkway »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, 1 p.m. — One person was injured Thursday morning in a single-vehicle accident at the 18 mile marker in the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway. Nelson County EMS and police responded to the accident at 11:07 a.m. that involved a Honda Accord that […]

Aug 20 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Aug. 11-17, 2015 »

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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. […]

Aug 17 2015 / Read More »

Radio club meeting to discuss Bourbon Festival on-air event »

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Community News Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 — The Bardstown-based Kentucky Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at the main Nelson County EMS Station 1 on Buchanan Boulevard off Bloomfield Road. All amateur radio operators and anyone interested in learning about amateur radio is encouraged to attend.The […]

Aug 16 2015 / Read More »

Two injured Sunday afternoon in rollover crash on BG Parkway »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, 2:28 p.m. — Two women were injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover accident near the 19 mile marker in the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway. The 2007 Honda left the roadway and rolled over in a ditch. Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown […]

Aug 16 2015 / Read More »

Overturned semi closes Nelsonville Road Friday afternoon »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 1 p.m. — Nelsonville Road will be blocked Friday afternoon while an overturned semi tractor-trailer is unloaded and hoisted back onto its wheels. The accident happened at 9:15 a.m. in the area of 5980 Nelsonville Road. The accident was initially reported as an injury […]

Aug 14 2015 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Aug. 7-10, 2015 »

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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. […]

Aug 11 2015 / Read More »

One dead, one injured in Thursday crash on Bluegrass Parkway »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 1 a.m. — One person died and another person suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon in a multiple vehicle accident near the 15 mile marker in the westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway. At 4:26 p.m., Nelson County EMS, police and the Nelson County Fire […]

Aug 7 2015 / Read More »

Two injured in single-vehicle crash Thursday on Taylorsville Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 1 a.m. — Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident on Taylorsville Road near Big Springs Church in Bloomfield. At 4:05 p.m., Nelson County EMS, police, and the Northeast Nelson Fire Department were dispatched for an injury accident requiring extrication. EMS […]

Aug 7 2015 / Read More »

County fire responds to vehicle fire Thursday on Woodlawn Road »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 1 a.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Road Thursday afternoon. While police were working a non-injury accident near American Drive, one of the cars began smoking. The fire department was dispatched at […]

Aug 7 2015 / Read More »

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Obituary: Alice Marie Brothers Boone, 80, Bardstown »

Alice Marie Brothers Boone, 80, of Bardstown, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at her home. She was the former Alice Marie Wheatley. She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Washington County to the late Joseph Orville and Alma Josephine Hayes Wheatley. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church. She was…

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GOP chairman: 2016 caucus vote makes state relevant in national election »

By ROBERT AUGUSTINE Nelson County Republican Party Chairman Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, 9 a.m. — On Saturday, Aug. 22 the Republican State Central Committee (RSCC), a group made up of 350 statewide members, met to debate and vote on new rules for the Kentucky GOP. As Nelson County’s Republican Chairman, I am a voting member…

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Bardstown woman using social media to protest mosquito spraying program »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 4 p.m. — A Bardstown woman has organized a social media page to protest what she claims amounts to her being forced to leave her home because she cannot opt out of the City of Bardstown’s mosquito spraying program. On Tuesday, Ashley Patterson launched […]…

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With marriage license issue settled, the gay rights question reappears here »

By SYLVIA HORLANDER Special to The Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, 3 p.m. — Polarizing views on gay marriage continue in northeastern Kentucky and beyond. On Thursday, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was ruled to be in contempt of a U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order to issue marriage licenses…

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By ROBERT AUGUSTINE Nelson County Republican Party Chairman Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, 9 a.m. — On Saturday, Aug. 22 the Republican State Central Committee (RSCC), a group made up of…

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Editorial: With its budget set, city council has no choice but raise occupational tax »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 — My hat is off to those who showed…

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Letter: Mayor says fire department split isn’t cause for budget increase »

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To the Editor: I would like to clear up a misconception that some may have, that the recent separation of the city…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Transparency is best medicine for drug-pricing program »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12:33 p.m. – If ever a well-intentioned government program was…

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Latest Nielsen ratings show WBRT leading other stations in listenership »

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By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 2, 2015 — The 2015 Nielsen ratings released March 30 show that…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Lessons from the high cost of high-speed failure »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, March 21, 2015, 4 p.m. – While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban…

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A mix of old & new technology improves severe weather safety »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan’s message Monday…

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Ham radio club meeting Aug. 10, 26; conducts on-air training nets »

Community News Sunday, July 26, 2015 — The Bardstown-based Kentucky Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the main Nelson County…

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