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Nelson County Marriage Licenses — November 2018 »

Editor’s Note: The following individuals have applied for marriage licenses during the month of November 2018 at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. Marriage licenses are valid for 30 days after the date they are issued. The individual who conducts the marriage ceremony has 30 days to return the completed license to the clerk’s office. The […]…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Police arrest local man in connection with Friday morning WesBanco robbery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 — Bardstown Police arrested a local man in connection with the robbery Friday morning at the North Third Street WesBanco bank branch. Ledrick Shuntay Edwards, 39, of Bardstown, was detained and questioned by police in the hours following the robbery, which happened just after […]…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown Kiwanis Club announce Christmas parade judging results »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 — The trophy for the best overall float in Thursday’s 2018 Bardstown Kiwanis Club “200 Years of Christmas” Christmas parade was the entry by Wee Care Learning Center. Floats were divided into categories that included business, non-profit or school, and judged on a variety […]…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Former GOP judge-executive candidate named chairman of the local party »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 — The Republican Party of Nelson County this week elected Don Thrasher, the former candidate for Nelson County Judge Executive, to serve as the party’s chairman. Thrasher replaces Robert Augustine, who resigned his role as chairman effective Nov. 30, 2018. The county executive committee […]…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

North Third Street WesBanco branch robbed for second time in three weeks »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 — The North Third Street WesBanco bank branch was robbed Friday morning for a second time — three weeks after it was robbed on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The suspect was reported to be a black man who arrived at the bank on a […]…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Board reviews advances in nutrition, safety, wellness; OKs bus purchase »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 — The December meeting of the Nelson County Board of Education began with recognition for a student who is completing her studies at the Academy at Horizons. Victoria Watson was recognized by Scott Rouse, the Academy at Horizons principal, for her dedication […]…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Education standards squabble another reason to support school choice »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 — Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, in his eulogy for President George H.W. Bush, talked about some of the dramatic international shifts which occurred during the 41st president’s term in office and also were among the most important in modern American history. […]…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Stash cash now and build savings to pay cash for that home »

Dear Dave, My husband and I are completely debt-free, and we’re saving up for our first house. We currently have about $90,000 in savings, and we’d like to buy a home with cash in the next few years. Where should we put our money, so it will work for us while we save more? Aimee […]…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

College bound? There’s five things you really need to know about the FAFSA »

By ANTHONY O’NEAL Syndicated Columnist Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 — Parents, do you have a rising or current college student? Have you filled out this year’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) yet? You might be thinking, “Nope. We don’t have time to fill out another form,” But trust me, the potential savings are worth […]…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

The holidays are not always a cheerful time for those fighting depression »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Health News Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 — The holiday season is in full swing, and while it can be a cheerful time for many families, it can also be a lonely time for those fighting depression. While depression can occur at any time of the year, it is often amplified […]…

Dec 5 2018 / Read More »

Haydon sworn-in as city attorney; council reviews fire department plans »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 — As the calendar year comes to a close, the Bardstown City Council met briefly Tuesday to take care of some necessary business prior to the end of the year. CITY ATTORNEY. Bardstown attorney Audrey Haydon was sworn-in by Mayor Dick Heaton […]…

Dec 5 2018 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court reviews changes to county road construction standards »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 — Nelson Fiscal Court again discussed changes to the county road standards that could add more than $1,000 to the cost of a building lot in new county subdivisions. The magistrates reviewed changes they suggested to the standards document at their last […]…

Dec 5 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Circuit Court Divorces — November 2018 »

The following marriage dissolutions have been recorded at the Nelson Circuit Clerk’s office during the month of November. This information is public record. Nathaniel Lynn Phillips, 32, Bloomfield, and Alison Nicole Phillips, 28, Ekron. Married 7 years; divorce final Nov. 2, 2018. Danielle Chavez, 29, Bardstown, and Patrick Landry Jr., 24, Iowa County, Louisianna. Married […]…

Dec 3 2018 / Read More »

Lincoln National, HMH Health are chamber’s newest distinguished investors »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 — Lincoln National Bank and Hardin Memorial Hospital Health were recognized Friday afternoon to celebrate their decision to become Distinguished Investors in the Bardstown Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. According to Chamber Director Samantha Brady, the distinguished investors program allow local businesses […]…

Nov 30 2018 / Read More »

President Trump’s media critics were wrong about the migrant caravan »

By RICH LOWERY National Review editor Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 — It’s been about three weeks since CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly told President Trump at a news conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion.” Acosta strenuously objected to a Trump ad that showed migrants climbing […]…

Nov 30 2018 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Police arrest local man in connection with Friday morning WesBanco robbery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 — Bardstown Police arrested a local man in connection with the robbery Friday morning at the North Third Street WesBanco bank branch. Ledrick Shuntay Edwards, 39, of Bardstown, was detained and questioned by police in the hours following the robbery, which happened just after […]

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Motorcycle passenger injured in Sunday single-vehicle Stoner Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 — One person was injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident that took place on Stoner Road near its intersection with Plum Run Road. At 4:26 p.m., Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 2000 block of […]

Dec 2 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 26-30, 2018 »

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 […]

Nov 30 2018 / Read More »

Two local men face drug-related charges after routine traffic stop Monday night »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 — A Bardstown man and his passenger were arrested Monday night on drug-related charges following a routine traffic stop. At about 10:22 p.m. Monday, Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Levi Preston conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Michael Ramsey, 36, of Bardstown […]

Nov 27 2018 / Read More »

One dead after Monday morning crash on Nelsonville Road near Boston »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 — One person died Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Nelsonville Road about a half mile from its intersection with Boston Road, US62. At 8:52 a.m., the Nelson County Fire Department, Nelson County EMS, Boston Fire and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were […]

Nov 26 2018 / Read More »

Updated: Tower fire smoke affects neighboring TBKY, GO Center facilities »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 — (UPDATED 7 P.M. NOV. 21, 2018) A reported ventilation fire at the Tower Automotive building on Nutter Drive caused the building to be evacuated just after midnight Wednesday morning. At 12:26 a.m., the Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to Tower’s Nutter Drive facility for […]

Nov 23 2018 / Read More »

Victim of Thursday’s fatal US31E county line crash was from Louisville »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 1 p.m. — The victim of Thursday evening’s fatal crash on US31E at the Nelson-Bullitt County line has been identified as a Louisville man. Charles Couch, of the Fern Creek area of Louisville, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash that happened about […]

Nov 16 2018 / Read More »

One dead, two injured in two-vehicle crash Thursday at US31E county line bridge »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 — One person died Thursday evening and two were injured in a two vehicle crash at the Bullitt County line on US31E north in the High Grove area. At about 6:18 p.m., the Nelson County Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County […]

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 13-15, 2018 »

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 […]

Nov 15 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown teen identified as victim in Wednesday night’s fatal Stoner Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 — The victim in Wednesday night’s fatal single-vehicle crash has been identified as Braden Karr, 19, of Bardstown. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Karr was driving a 2014 Chrysler 300 in the 400 block of Stoner Road when […]

Nov 8 2018 / Read More »

Driver dies Wednesday night from injuries sustained after his car strikes tree »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 — The driver of a vehicle died from injuries sustained Wednesday night when the car he was operating struck a tree in the area of the 400 block of Stoner Road. Nelson County Fire & Rescue, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]

Nov 7 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 5-6, 2018 »

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 […]

Nov 6 2018 / Read More »

Storms push creeks out of banks; flash flooding strands motorists near Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 — The long line of thunderstorms that dumped heavy rain on Nelson County also pushed local creeks out of their banks, and caught a number of motorists by surprise late Monday night on Springfield Road between Bloomfield and the “y”. The line of thunderstorms […]

Nov 6 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Nov. 1-4, 2018 »

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 […]

Nov 5 2018 / Read More »

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Obituary: Shirley Ann Weakley Montgomery, 64, Springfield »

Shirley Ann Weakley Montgomery, 64 of Bloomfield Road, Springfield, died at 9:03 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Sam Montgomery; one son, Sam (Carrie) Montgomery Jr. of Lexington; one sister, Debbye (Randy) Scott of Louisville; one brother, Billy Ray (Bethany) Holderman Jr. of Louisville; and four grandchildren.…

Dec 9 2018 / Read More »

Bardstown Kiwanis Club announce Christmas parade judging results »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 — The trophy for the best overall float in Thursday’s 2018 Bardstown Kiwanis Club “200 Years of Christmas” Christmas parade was the entry by Wee Care Learning Center. Floats were divided into categories that included business, non-profit or school, and judged on a variety…

Dec 7 2018 / Read More »

Education standards squabble another reason to support school choice »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 — Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, in his eulogy for President George H.W. Bush, talked about some of the dramatic international shifts which occurred during the 41st president’s term in office and also were among the most important in modern American history.…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

The holidays are not always a cheerful time for those fighting depression »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Health News Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 — The holiday season is in full swing, and while it can be a cheerful time for many families, it can also be a lonely time for those fighting depression. While depression can occur at any time of the year, it is often amplified […]…

Dec 5 2018 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Dec. 7-8, 2018 »

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…

Dec 8 2018 / Read More »

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Education standards squabble another reason to support school choice »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 — Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, in his eulogy for President George H.W. Bush, talked about some…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

Dave Says: Stash cash now and build savings to pay cash for that home »

Dear Dave, My husband and I are completely debt-free, and we’re saving up for our first house. We currently have about $90,000…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

College bound? There’s five things you really need to know about the FAFSA »

By ANTHONY O’NEAL Syndicated Columnist Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 — Parents, do you have a rising or current college student? Have you filled…

Dec 6 2018 / Read More »

President Trump’s media critics were wrong about the migrant caravan »

By RICH LOWERY National Review editor Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 — It’s been about three weeks since CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly…

Nov 30 2018 / Read More »

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County coroner candidates interviewed today on ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 — Don’t miss today’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show at 11 a.m.…

Sep 26 2018 / Read More »

City cable will drop WHAS, WLKY at midnight Dec. 31 if retransmission talks fail »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — Retransmission agreements with two Louisville broadcast stations are set…

Dec 27 2017 / Read More »

Fiscal Court delays action on telecom franchise for Kentucky Wired »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court delayed taking action Tuesday…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

USDA grants, loans, to help bring high-speed broadband to rural Kentucky »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — The United States Department of Agriculture has announced investments in a dozen states aimed at improving broadband connectivity,…

Nov 13 2018 / Read More »

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