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Parents tell board of their opposition to Bardstown City Schools’ masking mandate »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 — A group of parents attended Tuesday’s noon-time meeting of the Bardstown Board of Education to sound their opposition to the district’s policy to require the wearing of masks in the schools. The group of parents talked about the health issues of wearing […]…

Sep 22 2021 / Read More »

E’town NARFE chapter will meet Monday, Oct. 4th at American Legion Post 113 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 — The Elizabethtown National Active and Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1050 will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at American Legion Post 113, 1251 Ring Road in Elizabethtown. The speaker will be from MASA (Medical Air Services Association). . -30-…

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Health dept. reports 82 new cases reported in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 — Nelson County reported 82 new COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. This is on top of the 74 new cases reported last Thursday afternoon. The new cases bring the county’s case total to 7,358, with 344 of those active and being tracked. The county has recorded […]…

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

‘Back to Homemakers Fair’ set for Sept. 30, 2021 at the Nelson County Civic Center »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 — Don’t miss the “Back to Homemakers Fair”, a free first-time event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at the Nelson County Civic Center. This new event is sponsored by the Nelson County Homemakers. Participants can expect to discover what is new […]…

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

Local GOP party official elected youth chairman on Kentucky’s 2nd district »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 — The vice chairman of the Republican Party of Nelson County was recently elected to serve as youth chairman for the state GOP’s 2nd Congressional District. On Sept. 11th, James Victery was elected to serve as youth chairman for the GOP’s 2nd Congressional District as […]…

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

Interim joint committees meeting in preparation of 2022 legislative session »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 — With the special session behind us, House and Senate members turned our attention back to preparing for the upcoming session. With just slightly more than a hundred days until we convene on January 4, this week’s committee meetings provided us with food for thought […]…

Sep 18 2021 / Read More »

Legislative update: Session session addressed pandemic-related issues »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 — The Kentucky General Assembly got to work during a three-day extraordinary session that ended just before midnight on Thursday, Sept. 9th. Upon the Governor’s call for a session, we passed bills dealing with many aspects of the pandemic, ranging from education to public health […]…

Sep 18 2021 / Read More »

KHEAA tuition tip: What students need to know about student loan interest rates »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOEducation News Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 — If currently enrolled or college-bound Kentucky students are considering borrowing money for tuition, it pays for them to first do a little homework in regard to loan interest rates. The time students spend learning the basics about interest rates and annual percentage rates will […]…

Sep 16 2021 / Read More »

Heavy rains flood North Third St. at cemetery; area under flash flood warning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 9:45 a.m. — Due to the heavy rains this morning, North Third Street in the area in front of the Bardstown City Cemetery is closed due to high water. If you are planning to drive into Bardstown from the north, plan on a different route […]…

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council proposes to slightly lower the city’s property tax rate »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council held the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday evening that will slightly lower the city’s property tax rate for 2021 compared to the previous year. The reason is due to the increase is property values in the city […]…

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council hears couple’s plans for pedal-powered taxi service »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 — If you’re in Bardstown this week during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, you may see a new mode of transportation available for hire. A new company called Bourbon City Pedalers will operate a pedicab, which is a pedal-operated vehicle that serves as a […]…

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Monday update: County clerk reports computer system is back up and running »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 — The statewide computer outage that affected the ability of Nelson County Clerk Jeanette Sidebottom’s office to conduct the usual transactions came to an end late Monday afternoon. According to an email from Sidebottom, the computers were back up and running by Monday afternoon. Customers […]…

Sep 13 2021 / Read More »

Heaven Hill employees vote to strike on eve of Kentucky Bourbon Festival »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 — On the eve of the state’s signature Bourbon event — the Kentucky Bourbon Festival — the employees of the family-owned Bardstown-based Heaven Hill Distillery have gone on strike. Early Saturday morning, a handful of striking employees were already on the picket line in front […]…

Sep 12 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown Police arrest 3 in connection with Tuesday morning’s shooting death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — Three people were arrested late Wednesday in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of a 20-year-old Bardstown man. According to a the Bardstown Police Department Facebook page, Andrew Toogood, 19, of Elizabethtown, was arrested by detectives on a single charge of murder. He was […]…

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown man found with cash in hand following rental business burglary »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — Bardstown Police officers were dispatched early Wednesday morning to the area of 1220 East John Rowan Blvd for an active burglary alarm at American Rental. At 12:06 a.m., Wednesday, officers responded to the business location and located a man standing in the wooded area […]…

Sep 8 2021 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 21 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 20 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 18 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 17 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 16 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 14 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 13 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 12 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sept. 9-10, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 11 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 »

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 […]

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown Police arrest 3 in connection with Tuesday morning’s shooting death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — Three people were arrested late Wednesday in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of a 20-year-old Bardstown man. According to a the Bardstown Police Department Facebook page, Andrew Toogood, 19, of Elizabethtown, was arrested by detectives on a single charge of murder. He was […]

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

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  • Bradford & Brooks video: NAACP president Jeff Stone interview of July 21, 2021

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  • Local GOP resolution honors Rep. Chad McCoy for service in state legislature

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Obituary: Jo Ann Pardue Oglesby, 82, Buffalo »

Jo Ann Pardue Oglesby, 82, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Taylor Regional Hospital. She was born in Louisville Nov. 28, 1939, to the late Mattie Elizabeth Phelps. She was a loving mother, sister and friend. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Julie Oglesby. She is…

Sep 21 2021 / Read More »

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McCoy update: Interim Joint Committees hear about COVID’s impact on Kentucky »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 — Last week, six legislative committees gathered at the annual Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. It was great to see…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

Dave Says: Parents’ financial gifts should be included in a family’s monthly budget »

Dear Dave, I brought about $15,000 in student loan debt into our marriage. I’m 26, my wife is 27, and we’ve been…

Sep 4 2021 / Read More »

Higdon: Court ruling creates opportunity for governor, legislature to cooperate »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 — Kentucky has remained in a perpetual state of emergency since March…

Aug 28 2021 / Read More »

Today’s look back at automotive history: Whatever happened to Rain Dance wax? »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / Shade Tree Engineering Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 — In my much younger days, I was a…

Aug 9 2021 / Read More »

Tech

Magistrates hear plan to expand broadband to underserved areas of county »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 — Residents in parts of rural Nelson County will get…

Feb 2 2021 / Read More »

City launches rebranding of its cable TV and high-speed internet service »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 — You may have seen the banner ad on the Nelson County…

Oct 8 2020 / Read More »

Chamber unveils new website aimed to build local workforce development »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 — On Wednesday, the Bardstown – Nelson County Chamber of Commerce announced…

Aug 28 2020 / Read More »

61st 2021 Kiwanis Radio Auction set for Sunday, June 13th on WBRT AM/FM »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 11, 2021 — The 61sth Annual Kiwanis Radio Auction is 1 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, June 13, 2021, only on WBRT AM/FM, 1320…

Jun 12 2021 / Read More »

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