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Sewer upgrade project to close Mulberry Alley from Barber Ave. to W. Beall Ave. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 — The city’s downtown sewer rehabilitation project in downtown Bardstown will continue this week. Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, Seven Seas Construction will begin replacing sewer manholes and piping in the area of Mulberry Alley between Barber Avenue and West Beall Avenue. […]…

Aug 10 2020 / Read More »

Legislative update: Local school districts deserve kudos for back-to-school plans »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 — As our country and state continue to function in a COVID-19 world, citizens of Kentucky­­­—young and old–—are still dealing with the persisting effects of the pandemic, as well as the side effects of trying to mitigate its impacts. The COVID-19 pandemic and the unintended […]…

Aug 10 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for state’s childcare centers »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 — The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the repercussions of the state’s response have been felt deeply throughout Kentucky. Thousands of Kentuckians are still waiting for their unemployment insurance claims to be processed. More than a third of Kentuckians are now on Medicaid, and […]…

Aug 10 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: 19 total new Nelson County cases reported Thursday, Friday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 — Ten new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. As of Friday afternoon, 2 Nelson County COVID-19 patients were hospitalized; 39 were quarantined at home, and 190 have recovered. According to local sources, the county’s newest cases involve: a […]…

Aug 8 2020 / Read More »

Video: Mayor Heaton’s weekly COVID-19 update from Bardstown City Hall »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 –– Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton offers the end-of-week COVID-19 update via video from his office at Bardstown City Hall. Running time: 4 minutes, 12 seconds. -30-…

Aug 7 2020 / Read More »

Coronavirus pandemic forces Kentucky Bourbon Festival to go virtual »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 — For the first time in its 29-year history, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival will not bring thousands of bourbon aficionados to Bardstown to celebrate Kentucky’s signature drink. That doesn’t mean that bourbon fans won’t be able to enjoy the 2020 KBF virtually, however. Out of […]…

Aug 7 2020 / Read More »

Sewer upgrade project to close a block of N. Fourth from Templin to Barber Ave. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 — The city’s downtown water and sewer rehabilitation project will continue next week. Starting Monday, Aug. 10th, Seven Seas Construction will begin replacing sanitary sewer manholes and piping on North Fourth Street in the block between Templin and Barber Avenue. North Fourth Street will be […]…

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

City of Bardstown receives $1.4 million KIA loan for sewer infrastructure upgrades »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 — The City of Bardstown’s request for a $1.4 million loan from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA) was approved today after the authority’s meeting early Thursday afternoon. In addition to the loan for Bardstown, the KIA approved loans totalling $7.2 million for wastewater and sewer […]…

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Sheriff expresses thanks to his officers for their work on Crystal Rogers investigation »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 — In a press release released Thursday afternoon, Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa expressed his thanks to the sheriff’s office deputies for their many hours of work they had put into the investigation of the disappearance of Crystal Rogers over the past five years. “Shortly […]…

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Renewed hope for justice, closure arises after FBI takes over Rogers investigation »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Everyone in line at the Nelson County Clerk’s office for car tag renewals were buzzing about the news and the law enforcement’s execution today of search warrants that included the home of Nick Houck, his brother Brooks Houck’s Glenview home, and the Houck family’s farm on Pascal […]…

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Eight new cases reported Wednesday in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department reported 8 new COVID-19 cases in Nelson County on Wednesday, pushing the county’s total over the 200 case mark — 205. One Nelson County resident is hospitalized due to the virus. Forty-six are isolated at home, and 156 […]…

Aug 5 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: 6 new cases confirmed Tuesday afternoon in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 — Six new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday in Nelson County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, bringing the county’s total to 197 cases. Of those cases, one is hospitalized; 42 remain isolated at home, and 152 people have recovered. According to local sources, […]…

Aug 4 2020 / Read More »

Lincoln Trail health official provides Nelson Fiscal Court with a COVID-19 update »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, 11:45 a.m. — Milt Spalding, the director of Nelson County Dispatch, is resigning his position as director effective Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa made the announcement at the end of Tuesday’s Nelson Fiscal Court meeting. Pineiroa told the court […]…

Aug 4 2020 / Read More »

Developer to launch new distillery at site of historic T.W. Samuels Distillery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 — Georgia-based developer and builder Rick Puig is planning to launch a new distillery at the site of the former T.W. Samuels Distillery in Deatsville. The Nelson County Economic Development Agency announced Tuesday that Puig will create Old Samuels Distillery at the site of former […]…

Aug 4 2020 / Read More »

New COVID-19 cases reported in all six counties; six new in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 31, 2020 — All six of the counties in the Lincoln Trail district reported new COVID-19 cases on Friday, July 31, 2020. The district added 21 new cases, bringing the six-county case total to 978 confirmed cases. NELSON COUNTY. Six new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday in […]…

Jul 31 2020 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Sheriff expresses thanks to his officers for their work on Crystal Rogers investigation »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 — In a press release released Thursday afternoon, Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa expressed his thanks to the sheriff’s office deputies for their many hours of work they had put into the investigation of the disappearance of Crystal Rogers over the past five years. “Shortly […]

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Renewed hope for justice, closure arises after FBI takes over Rogers investigation »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Everyone in line at the Nelson County Clerk’s office for car tag renewals were buzzing about the news and the law enforcement’s execution today of search warrants that included the home of Nick Houck, his brother Brooks Houck’s Glenview home, and the Houck family’s farm on Pascal […]

Aug 6 2020 / Read More »

Bardstown man faces attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting teen »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 28, 2020 — A Bardstown man is facing attempted murder charges for a shooting he was allegedly involved in that happened Tuesday at the Bloomfield Road Speedy Mart. Bardstown Police responded just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night to the Speedy Mart for a report of shots fired. […]

Jul 29 2020 / Read More »

NCSO, FBI investigate possible human remains located near county line »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, July 25, 2020 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the location of possible human remains near the Nelson County – Washington County line. The sheriff’s office received a report on Thursday, July 23, 2020, and on Friday, due to the difficulty in reaching the location of […]

Jul 26 2020 / Read More »

Bardstown City Schools hire Tom Blair as the district’s new School Resource Officer »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 24, 2020 — The Bardstown City Schools announced today they have hired Bardstown City Police officer Tom Blair as the school’s new resource officer. Blair will begin his duties on the Bardstown campus on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Blair has been a police officer for more than […]

Jul 24 2020 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating several thefts from vehicles in the Cox’s Creek area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of thefts that took place overnight and which were reported Friday morning. Thefts were reported so far Friday morning from vehicles on Sherman Oaks Drive and Spring Court. The items stolen include personal […]

Jul 3 2020 / Read More »

First-responders to be tested following exposure Monday to COVID-19 patient »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 2, 2020 — Nineteen local firefighters are scheduled for COVID-19 testing on Friday after they were in contact with a 49-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 and was reported in the latest update today from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. According to Joe Prewitt, director […]

Jul 2 2020 / Read More »

Shepherdsville woman seriously injured in early Tuesday morning accident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — A Shepherdsville woman suffered serious injuries early Tuesday morning when her car ran off Louisville Road and struck a tree. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 2:37 a.m. Tuesday, deputies, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Fire Department were dispatched […]

Jun 23 2020 / Read More »

NCSO deputies receive donation to benefit Ky. Sheriff’s Association kids camp »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Tuesday, June 16, 2020 — The DOB Society motorcycle club visited Bardstown recently and presented the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office with a $2,310 donation for the for the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association Boys and Girls Ranch. The DOB Society riders visited the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and provided the donation […]

Jun 16 2020 / Read More »

Hodgenville man faces charges following hit-and-run crash that injures two people »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 16, 2020 — Kenneth Wayne Nichols, 48, of Hodgenville, was arrested Monday evening after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident on New Haven Road near Balltown. Deputies were dispatched Monday evening to the area of Balltown following reports of a possible intoxicated driver. Deputies observed a […]

Jun 16 2020 / Read More »

Deputies deliver baby boy early Friday morning in rural Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 12, 2020 — Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputies helped deliver a baby early Friday morning at a parking lot on Colonel Cox Road north of Cox’s Creek. At about 2:17 a.m. Friday, Deputies R. Jonathan Riley, Levi Preston and R. Downs responded to call for help from a […]

Jun 12 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Sheriff’s Office releases details of Monday’s fatal BG crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 10, 2020 — A Madison, Tenn., woman, 25, died and three people were injured Monday evening in a single-vehicle crash near Exit 21 on the Bluegrass Parkway. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at 9:33 p.m. Monday for an injury accident near the parkway’s 21 mile […]

Jun 10 2020 / Read More »

B’town man taken into custody Saturday after allegedly firing a gun at neighbor »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 6, 2020 — A Bardstown man was arrested early Saturday morning following an investigation by Bardstown Police of a shots fired call in the 100 block of Carey Court. When police arrived, they discovered that a resident, Kevin Thomas Smith, 34, had allegedly fired a weapon at […]

Jun 6 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — June 3-6, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Saturday, June 6, 2020 Kevin Thomas Smith, 34, Bardstown, wanton endangerment, first-degree. No bond listed. Friday, June 5, 2020 Jonathaon Christopher Burba, 39, New Haven, failure to appear; probation violation (for felony offense). Bond is $25,110. Robert Eugene Thacker, 30, Leitchfield, escape, […]

Jun 6 2020 / Read More »

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Obituary: Kevin ‘Kev’ Joseph Cooper, 43, Bardstown »

Kevin “Kev” Joseph Cooper, 43, of Bardstown, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. He was born June 1, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a member of United Steelworkers Local 1241 of Bardstown. Hen was the adored Opa of Hadley and she was the highlight of his life. He will be deeply missed, not only…

Aug 11 2020 / Read More »

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Legislative update: Local school districts deserve kudos for back-to-school plans »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 — As our country and state continue to function in a COVID-19 world, citizens of Kentucky­­­—young and old–—are still dealing…

Aug 10 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for state’s childcare centers »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 — The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the repercussions of the…

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Dave Says: Success in your small business is worth celebrating with others »

Dear Dave, So many companies and entrepreneurs are hurting right now. With everything that’s going on in the world, I find myself…

Jul 20 2020 / Read More »

Dave Says: What is the debt snowball and why is it important in getting out of debt? »

Dear Dave, What exactly is the debt snowball, and why is it such an important part of your plan? Lee Dear Lee,…

Jul 13 2020 / Read More »

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Review: Behringer HPX2000 headphones offer excellent quality for under $20 »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 — Those of you who know me are already…

Nov 16 2019 / Read More »

‘Hacked’ email message displayed for a short time to Gazette readership »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — The text of a common email scam was inadvertently posted on…

Jul 16 2019 / Read More »

District’s quick action prevents financial loss after successful ‘phishing’ attempt »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — The Bardstown City Schools were the victim of a…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

American Legion Post 42 amateur radio club to meet Monday, Jan. 13th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 — The Nelson County American Legion Post 42 Radio Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at…

Jan 1 2020 / Read More »

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