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Fiscal court gives final OK for distilleries’ industrial revenue bonds »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court gave final approval for industrial revenue bonds for the construction projects at Lux Row Distillers and Heaven Hill Brands. The bands for Heaven Hill are for the ongoing construction of rickhouses out on US31E between Cox’s Creek and High Grove. […]…

Nov 21 2017 / Read More »

Bethlehem social justice class fundraiser will help Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 — A Bethlehem High School Social Justice class is putting their class studies into action with a planned fundraiser to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The U.S. island possession was recently ravaged by back-to-back hurricanes — Irma and Maria — leaving its […]…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

Alcohol suspected in Saturday night Loretto Road single-vehicle injury crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 — One person was injured Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident on KY 49, Loretto Road near its intersection with Terrapin Lane. According to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release, officers arrived at the scene of the accident at about 9:49 p.m. Witnesses […]…

Nov 19 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown man injured in early morning Quarry Lane crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 — A Bardstown man was injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Quarry Lane. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Hite, 41, of Bardstown was injured Saturday morning about 5:48 a.m. when his vehicle left the […]…

Nov 18 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Drug pricing — bustling marketplace or stifling monopoly? »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 — You probably sense that few drug makers can compete in arenas with the likes of a mega-pharmaceutical giant like AbbVie, which employs 30,000, raked in $26 billion last year alone and deserves blame for some of those irksome TV prescription-drug commercials. You’ll […]…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

TNHS drama students performing ‘Harvey’ this Friday, Saturday night »

  Community News Nov. 17, 2017 — The Thomas Nelson Drama Company will perform “Harvey,” by Mary Chase tonight, Nov. 17, 2017, and Saturday, at 7 pm. in the brand new performing arts center at Thomas Nelson High School. This will be the first TNHS performance in the center. Admission is $7 for TNHS students […]…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

City of Bardstown Thursday, Friday garbage collection delayed one day »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Nov. 17, 2017 — Garbage collection in the City of Bardstown will not take place on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Therefore, Thursday’s garbage collection will take place on Friday, Nov. 24, while Friday’s collection will take place Saturday, Nov. 25. Garbage pickup on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will operate […]…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Column: Mating season means more deer are crossing Kentucky roadways »

Rep. Tommy Turner 85th District State Representative Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 — Deer season is upon us and that means Kentucky drivers must be particularly aware of their surroundings while traveling along Kentucky’s streets and highways. As an avid outdoorsman, I know how critical it is to pay attention to deer crossing the road during […]…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Christmas parade organizers seeking donations for children’s books »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 — The organizers of the Bardstown Kiwanis Club 2017 Christmas Parade are looking for businesses, individuals, and civic groups to help sponsor an effort to promote literacy and provide books to the children of families who attend the Christmas parade Thursday, Dec. 7. […]…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Norman resigns his seat representing 1st District on county board of education »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 — Nelson County Board of Education member David Norman submitted his resignation from the school board at the end of Tuesday night’s board of education meeting. “I am disappointed to announce that I am resigning from the Nelson County School Board,” Norman’s resignation began. […]…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council takes first step to create franchise for ‘microcell’ provider »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 11:45 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council unanimously approved creating a non-exclusive telecommunications franchise within the city limits that will allow a telecommunications company to install its equipment in the city’s right-of-way. The non-exclusive, 10-year franchise will allow the Newport Beach, Calif-based […]…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

Mayor and council welcome city police department’s new assistant chiefs »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 11 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council welcomed its new newest police officers during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Retired Major Kevin Thompson and retired Lt. Joe Seelye, both formerly of the Louisville Metro Police Department, were sworn-in by Mayor Dick […]…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »
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Alcohol suspected in Saturday night Loretto Road single-vehicle injury crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 — One person was injured Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident on KY 49, Loretto Road near its intersection with Terrapin Lane. According to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release, officers arrived at the scene of the accident at about 9:49 p.m. Witnesses […]

Nov 19 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown man injured in early morning Quarry Lane crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 — A Bardstown man was injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Quarry Lane. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Hite, 41, of Bardstown was injured Saturday morning about 5:48 a.m. when his vehicle left the […]

Nov 18 2017 / Read More »

Botland car break-ins prompt suggestions to thwart thieves who steal from vehicles »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that there were several thefts from vehicles in the area of Manton Road during the overnight hours between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The thefts were reported between 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday. Most of these […]

Nov 14 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Nov. 10-12, 2017 »

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. […]

Nov 14 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown man perishes Friday afternoon in backyard shed blaze »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 — Fire and police officials investigated the death of a Bardstown man who is believed to have perished Friday afternoon in a fire that destroyed a shed in the 100 block of Sunset Drive. According to a press release from the Bardstown Fire Department, […]

Nov 13 2017 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek area home destroyed in Friday morning blaze »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Friday morning to a reported structure fire on Gambrell Lane, a private road located off Hobbs Lane in the Cox’s Creek community. At about 10 a.m. Friday, a Cox’s Creek Lane resident reported seeing a possible structure fire […]

Nov 10 2017 / Read More »

New Haven man injured in early morning Balltown Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 — A New Haven man was injured early Friday morning in an single-vehicle crash in the 2900 block of Balltown Road. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:30 Friday morning, police, the New Hope Fire Department and […]

Nov 10 2017 / Read More »

KSP: Bowling Green teen dies in head-on Bluegrass Parkway crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 — A Bowling Green teenager died Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash that happened on the Bluegrass Parkway near its intersection with Interstate 65. At 3:38 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle accident near the BG Parkway’s 0 mile marker east […]

Nov 6 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2017 »

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. […]

Nov 5 2017 / Read More »

Willisburg woman injured in rollover crash on the BG Friday morning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 — A Willisburg woman was injured Friday morning after she lost control of her vehicle and it crashed near the 38 mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway. According to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release, at about 8:30 a.m. Skyler McCarty, 18, of […]

Nov 3 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 30-31, 2017 »

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. […]

Oct 31 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 27-29, 2017 »

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. […]

Oct 30 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Oct. 26-27, 2017 »

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. […]

Oct 27 2017 / Read More »

Update: Ex-fire chief’s wife confirms the couple are returning to Florida »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 — According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by Mayor Dick Heaton’s office, City Hall personnel have learned that former Bardstown Fire Chief Randy Walker and his wife are returning to Florida. Walker resigned as the city’s fire chief earlier this week without […]

Oct 26 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: Sister Susan Howard, S.L., 89, Nerinx »

Sister Susan Howard, S.L., 89, of Nerinx, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary. She was born Aug. 28, 1928, to John W. and Mary Annette Madden Howard of Springfield and was raised in Lebanon. She entered religious life in 1947 and received her final vows in 1953. She earned her a…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

TNHS drama students performing ‘Harvey’ this Friday, Saturday night »

  Community News Nov. 17, 2017 — The Thomas Nelson Drama Company will perform “Harvey,” by Mary Chase tonight, Nov. 17, 2017, and Saturday, at 7 pm. in the brand new performing arts center at Thomas Nelson High School. This will be the first TNHS performance in the center. Admission is $7 for TNHS students…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Drug pricing — bustling marketplace or stifling monopoly? »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 — You probably sense that few drug makers can compete in arenas with the likes of a mega-pharmaceutical giant like AbbVie, which employs 30,000, raked in $26 billion last year alone and deserves blame for some of those irksome TV prescription-drug commercials. You’ll…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Nelson Co. EMS director honored with KAPA Lifetime Achievement Award »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 — The Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association recently presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Nelson County EMS Director Joe Prewitt “for his many contributions to furthering the mission of Emergency Medical Services over several decades of service.” The award is sponsored by the Kentucky […]…

Oct 2 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Nov. 10-12, 2017 »

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.…

Nov 14 2017 / Read More »

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Bluegrass Beacon: Drug pricing — bustling marketplace or stifling monopoly? »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 — You probably sense that few drug makers can compete in arenas with the likes of a mega-pharmaceutical…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Column: Mating season means more deer are crossing Kentucky roadways »

Rep. Tommy Turner 85th District State Representative Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 — Deer season is upon us and that means Kentucky drivers…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Opinion: Preservation is good economic sense; keep the federal historic tax credit »

By BETSY HATFIELD Guest columnist Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 — In 1986 when the Federal Historic Tax Credit was permanently included in…

Nov 11 2017 / Read More »

Letter: Local lawsuits against drug companies shouldn’t overlook impact of alcohol »

To the Editor, There are approximately 2.1 million opiate addicts in America. Of those, approximately 1 million are heroin users. The majority…

Nov 10 2017 / Read More »

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Newspaper website anniversary part of my ‘long, strange trip’ through technology »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 9, 2017 — A recent editorial in The Kentucky Standard heralded…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

Don’t fall for bogus email offering search engine registration for your website »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:20 p.m. — The email looked reasonably official and…

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Bloomfield Legion post offering free ham radio license class April 8-9 »

Community news Friday, March 17, 2017 — American Legion Post 288 of Bloomfield is offering a free licensing class for those who…

Mar 17 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 morning on a request by Bluegrass Networks for…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

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