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Bluegrass Beacon: Poverty is no excuse to refuse parents right to school choice »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5 p.m. – Achievement gaps aren’t even mentioned by Martin Solomon, a retired University of Kentucky professor of business and economics who represented the opposition in the Bluegrass Institute’s recently published online debate: “Does Kentucky need charter schools?” But ignoring academic-achievement gaps […]…

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Copeland is third to file for a seat on the Bardstown City Council »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:30 p.m. – A second resident of Maple Hill has thrown her hat in the ring for a seat on the Bardstown City Council. Kecia Copeland, a resident of West Stephen Foster Avenue, filed Tuesday as a council candidate. Copeland’s filing is […]…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

Grimes makes Bardstown the first stop on road to Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1 p.m. – Kicking off her “Road to Fancy Farm” bus tour, Democratic senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes made her first stop Wednesday morning at the Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown. In an event that took on an air and energy of […]…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

Planning commission, Bardstown leaders agree to work on sign ordinance »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:56 p.m. –  Signs point to a settlement in the disagreement between the Joint City-County Planning Commission and the City of Bardstown regarding the enforcement and administration of the city’s sign ordinance. The commission’s special meeting Tuesday night was  prompted by a request […]…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

Letter: Planning commission won’t handle sign ordinance after city council vote »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, July 28, 2014, 11 p.m. – The Joint City-County Planning Commission put Mayor Bill Sheckles and the city council on notice last Thursday by hand-delivered letter the commission would no longer administer the city’s much-debated sign ordinance. The letter followed the city council’s vote last […]…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Institute releases educator-written debate on charter schools »

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The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions www.BIPPS.org Monday, July 28, 2014, 10 p.m. – Kentucky’s leading free-market think tank has released a completely written debate on school choice and charter schools featuring educators arguing both sides of the charter school dbate. The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions released the third debate in its […]…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Election 2014: Richard Nest files as candidate for Bardstown City Council »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 28, 2014 – Maple Hill resident Richard Nest filed Monday morning to run as a candidate for a seat on the Bardstown City Council. Nest ran in 2012 as a candidate for city council. In a press release issued at that time, Nest notes his experience […]…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Nelson Circuit Court Indictments–July 2 & 16, 2014 »

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Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Thursday, June 18, 2014 – The following people were indicted by a Nelson County grand jury on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. They are scheduled for arraignment Thursday, Aug. 7, […]…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Man injured Friday night in altercation at New Hope bar »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1 a.m. – A 23-year-old man was injured Friday night after he was cut outside the Four Corners Bar in New Hope in an altercation with another man. Nelson County EMS and two sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a report that a man was […]…

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Opinion: Fiscal court dropped the ball on its decision on coroner ethics case »

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Editor’s Note: The writer is the Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive. Dear Editor: With a victory for ethics and law, the Joint City-County Ethics Board took deliberate action to correct the abuses of office by Field Houglin as Nelson county coroner.  The Ethics Board recommended a recovery of several thousands of dollars from […]…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Court rejects part of ethics board’s recommendation in coroner nepotism case »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, July 25, 2014 (Edited 11:30 p.m.) – Nelson Fiscal Court met in special session Thursday morning to weigh the Joint City-County Ethics Board’s recommendations in regard to County Coroner Field Houghlin’s decision to hire his daughter, Rebecca Houghlin, as a deputy coroner earlier this year. […]…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Cure or curse? Online debate explores charter schools »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 24, 2014 – There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine unawareness; the other is willful. Rational Wiki defines “willful ignorance” as “the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one’s inner model of reality.” Anti-choice politicians possess “inner […]…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

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Police looking for truck that downed cable, phone lines in Boston area »

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Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11 p.m. – The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report that a semi tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load knocked down numerous telephone and cable TV lines on Lebanon Junction Road at Boston, and along Boston Road from Boston to the area of Lick Creek Lane. Nelson County Dispatch received […]

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Stinson Drive mobile home damaged in Thursday evening fire »

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Thursday, July 31, 10:05 p.m. – A mobile home in the 200 block of Stinson Drive was damaged by a fire at about 8 p.m. Thursday evening. The Bardstown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire at that address, with possible residents still inside the home. When the fire department’s incident commander […]

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Man burned Thursday evening when drill creates sparks, ignites fuel »

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Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10 p.m. – One person was burned in a vehicle fire at a home in the 4000 block of Dixie Lane off Old Nazareth Road Thursday at about 5:38 p.m. The Bardstown Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Dixie Lane home for a report of […]

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown Fire responds to reported dryer fire on North Aspen Drive »

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Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:45 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called Thursday afternoon just after 2 p.m. for a dryer on fire at 203 North Aspen. When firefighters arrived, they found a small amount of fire behind the dryer. The fire was extinguished and firefighters checked the home to be sure the fire […]

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Two teens injured in rollover crash Thursday on US 150 at Springhill Dr. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9 p.m. – Two teenagers were injured Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Springhill Drive and US 150, the Springfield Road. Police and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the intersection at 1:04 p.m. after another officer drove up […]

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 29, 2014 »

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. […]

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 28-29, 2014 »

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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. […]

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 25-27, 2014 »

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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. […]

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating copper thefts from Bluegrass cell towers »

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Monday, July 28, 2014 – The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating copper thefts from two Bluegrass Cellular cell towers in Nelson County. At about 10:45 Monday morning a deputy sheriff was dispatched to the cell tower in the 2300 block of New Haven Road for a report of missing copper. At 12:40 p.m. a […]

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Bardstown fire called for active alarm at Bardstown Methodist »

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Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called to The Bardstown United Methodist Church, 116 East Flaget, for an active fire alarm at 1:17 Sunday morning after severe thunderstorms swept through Nelson County. Firefighters checked over the church complex but where unable to get inside the building. After a visual […]

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »

Firefighters called to fire caused by tree limb on power lines »

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Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:35 a.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called to the 3400 block of Samuels Road for a report of a fire caused by a tree limb on a power line. Firefighters received the call at 11:45 Saturday night. The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived. Firefighters stayed on […]

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »

Firefighters respond to burning port-a-john reported on East Muir »

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Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:50 p.m. – The Bardstown Fire Department was called to the rear of Foster Heights Elementary, 211 East Muir, for a report of a portable toilet on fire Saturday night. Bardstown Police and firefighters were dispatched to the school at about 8:54 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters found that toilet paper had been […]

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Police respond to cash register theft from Chambers Blvd. business »

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Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:50 p.m. – The Bardstown Police Department responded to a report of a theft at Village Green, 987 Chambers Blvd, at about 12:20 p.m. According to an employee, while she was outside the store helping a customer, someone entered the cash register and took all the bills from the register. -30-

Jul 26 2014 / Read More »

Jail Logs–July 24, 2014 »

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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. […]

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

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Obituary: Margaret Ann Hummel S.L., 82, Nerinx »

Margaret Ann Hummel S.L., 82, of Nerinx, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was born March 17, 1932, in Louisville to the late Margaret Maloney and Norbert Daniel Hummel Sr. She entered religious life in 1955 with the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in Charleston, S.C. She…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »
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E’town chapter of NARFE will meet Monday, Aug. 4 at Nolin RECC »

Friday, July 25, 2014 – The Elizabethtown Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met in July to hear an information program from Paul Wimp, owner of Heartland Better Hearing, as well as updates from member chair Sally Watkins and president Mary Tom Haun. The August NARFE meeting will be the quarterly pot…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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Bluegrass Beacon: Poverty is no excuse to refuse parents right to school choice »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5 p.m. – Achievement gaps aren’t even mentioned by Martin Solomon, a retired University of Kentucky professor of business and economics who represented the opposition in the Bluegrass Institute’s recently published online debate: “Does Kentucky need charter schools?” But ignoring academic-achievement gaps…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »
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Gazette Tech: Software makes it easy to upgrade your PC’s hard drive »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Friday, Nov. 21, 2013 – One of the truths of computer technology is that “state-of-the-art” is only a brief moment in time. Today’s latest-and-greatest hardware is tomorrow’s aging junk. For those of us who try to maximize the lifespan of our computers, one of the common problems you run […]…

Nov 22 2013 / Read More »
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Jail Logs–July 29, 2014 »

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.…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

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Gazette Tech: Software makes it easy to upgrade your PC’s hard drive »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Friday, Nov. 21, 2013 – One of the truths of computer technology is that “state-of-the-art” is only a brief moment in time. Today’s latest-and-greatest…

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Nelson ATC students earn 2nd-place finish at state robotics competition »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 – A team of students from the Nelson County Area Technical Center…

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Gazette implements eco-friendly print method that puts user in control »

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STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 8:30 p.m. – Nelson County Gazette readers who opt to print the Gazette’s stories will now…

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Scam alert: Don’t fall for telephone call from ‘Windows’ service technicians »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 11:30 a.m. — If you receive a phone call regarding viruses, errors…

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Gazette Tech: Turn to the web to simplify prescription refills »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Sunday, July 28, 2013 – My wife and I have been customers of Crume Drug Store…

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Editor’s Notebook: Urban legend hoaxes still circulating widely on Facebook »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette Saturday, April 13, 2013 – The phenomenon recently has been poked fun of in a variety of…

Apr 13 2013 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Institute releases educator-written debate on charter schools »

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The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions www.BIPPS.org Monday, July 28, 2014, 10 p.m. – Kentucky’s leading free-market think tank has released…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Opinion: Fiscal court dropped the ball on its decision on coroner ethics case »

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Editor’s Note: The writer is the Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive. Dear Editor: With a victory for ethics and law,…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Cure or curse? Online debate explores charter schools »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 24, 2014 – There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine…

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Bluegrass Beacon: ‘Business-friendly’ and ‘right-to-work’ are no coincidence »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Tuesday, July 21, 2014 – “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it,…

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Rep. Guthrie: Democratic opponent’s opinion piece was ‘dead wrong’ »

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By BRETT GUTHRIE U.S. Representative, Ky-2 Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:10 p.m. – An opinion piece recently appeared in the Nelson County…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Poverty is no excuse to refuse parents right to school choice »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5 p.m. – Achievement gaps aren’t even mentioned by Martin Solomon, a retired University of Kentucky professor…

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