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Board OK’s full-time assistant principal for New Haven, part-time for Boston »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, 10 p.m. — The Nelson County Board of Education approved the staffing changes it discussed at its working session about assistant principal positions for the 2017-18 school year at the Boston and New Haven schools. At the board’s January working session, […]…

Feb 23 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown school board hires facilitator to assist with district strategic plan »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 11 p.m. — The Bardstown City Schools will begin the process of creating a district wide strategic plan in the near future after the board of education approved hiring a facilitator to guide the way forward. At its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, […]…

Feb 22 2017 / Read More »

Council denies mayor’s Open Meetings complaint, says closed meeting proper »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 3 p.m. — Citing previous Kentucky Attorney General opinions, the Bardstown City Council says it did nothing wrong and followed the Open Meetings Act to the letter when it went into a closed meeting with its investigator during the Jan. 24, 2017 […]…

Feb 21 2017 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, 11 p.m. – At its regular Feb. 14, 2017 meeting, the Bardstown City Council discussed the existing funding limit for city council member training and how those limits affect council attendance to Kentucky League of Cities events. The council approved a cemetery mowing bid; […]…

Feb 20 2017 / Read More »

Higdon: Senate passes bills addressing drugs, smoke-free schools, bicycle safety »

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By SEN. JIMMY HIGDON 14th District State Senator Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, 2 p.m. — A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and fast-paced third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short […]…

Feb 20 2017 / Read More »

McCoy: State house taking legislative action to fight opioid addiction crisis »

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By CHAD McCOY 50th District State Representative Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, 1 p.m. — The House has just concluded our third week of the 2017 session. As the days continue to pass, I am constantly reminded of how great our Commonwealth can be and how dedicated our General Assembly is to making it even better. […]…

Feb 20 2017 / Read More »

Feeding American food distribution set for Wednesday at the fairgrounds »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 6 a.m. – The Feeding America food distribution program will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Nelson County Fairgrounds. The Feeding America food distribution program is for anyone who is low-income and in need. Individuals should bring with them proof of […]…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Open Meetings complaint seeks to void council vote to expand investigation »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 1 a.m. — The complaint filed Wednesday alleging the Bardstown City Council violated state law and the Kentucky Open Meetings Act seeks to nullify the council’s unanimous vote to expand its investigation of city government and to make any contracts resulting from that […]…

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Complaint: Council’s closed meeting with investigator violated Open Meetings Act »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 — A Bardstown attorney has filed a complaint on behalf of Mayor John Royalty alleging the Bardstown City Council violated the Kentucky Open Meetings Act when it voted to convene a closed executive session at its Jan. 24, 2017 council meeting. […]…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

City Council moves forward without iPads; recognizes city officers’ heroism »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, 11 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council’s meeting Tuesday night was relatively short and all business — even though it was the council’s first meeting since January 2015 it did not have use of its city-issued iPads. The council’s iPads were […]…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

Council returning to paper documents tonight after iPads’ access ended »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, 2 p.m.– Tonight’s Bardstown City Council meeting will mean a return to paper documents in the wake of last week’s municipal order the council approved to gain independent control over their city-provided Apple iPads. The day after the vote, the council’s iPads access to […]…

Feb 14 2017 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council, Feb 7, 2017 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 1 p.m. – The Bardstown City Council approved a municipal order establishing council control over portions of its use of the city-provided iPads. The council also questioned Mayor John Royalty about publication of the “whistleblower” ordinance the council had previously given final approval. The council […]…

Feb 13 2017 / Read More »
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Rape suspect arrested Thursday also wanted in Louisville, five other states »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 4 p.m. — A man wanted for sexual assaults in five other states was arrested on rape charges in Thursday, Jan. 9, 2017, at an apartment in Bardstown. According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, Nathan Larry Loebe, 36, who has addresses from Louisville […]

Feb 10 2017 / Read More »

Board recommends Milt Spalding for dispatch director; city, county vote Tuesday »

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  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m. — Interim E-911 Dispatch Director Milt Spalding will be the new director of the joint city-county 911 dispatch center. In a special E-911 Dispatch Board meeting Monday afternoon, the board voted unanimously to hire Spalding as director. The move will require […]

Feb 6 2017 / Read More »

Police chase through Bardstown ends in crash near Heaven Hill Distillery »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, 7 p.m. — Bardstown Police were led on a pursuit Saturday afternoon through parts of Bardstown that ended in a crash at the intersection of Gilkey Run Road and Loretto Road near Heaven Hill Distillery. At about 2:44 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, a […]

Feb 4 2017 / Read More »

One injured in rollover crash on Parkview Drive near McDonald’s »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, 2 p.m. — One person was injured in a two-vehicle rollover crash Saturday morning on Parkview Drive near McDonald’s restaurant. Bardstown fire and police and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to Parkway Drive at about 8:33 Saturday morning for a 2-vehicle injury crash with […]

Jan 28 2017 / Read More »

Local man seriously injured in rollover crash early Saturday morning »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, 11 a.m. — A Nelson County man was seriously injured early Saturday morning when the pickup truck he was driving ran off Louisville Road, overturned and caught fire. At about 3:36 a.m., Nelson County Dispatch received a report of a 2000 Ford F-150 overturned […]

Jan 28 2017 / Read More »

One dead, one injured in Sunday single-vehicle crash north of Bloomfield »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, 8 p.m. — One person died and one person was injured Sunday evening in a single-vehicle accident on KY 55 north of Bloomfield at Stephens Lane near the Spencer County line. The Northeast Nelson Fire Department, Nelson County Sheriff  and Nelson County EMS responded […]

Jan 22 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Police Dept. blotter, Jan. 11-16, 2017 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested or cited to Nelson District Court by local officials. The information below is compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017 […]

Jan 20 2017 / Read More »

Poplar Flat Road home damaged by fire early Sunday morning »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, 3 p.m. — A home near the Woodlawn community was damaged by fire early Sunday morning. Nelson County Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched at about 6 a.m. to a fire reported at a home in the 2500 block of Poplar Flat Road, […]

Jan 15 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown Police Department blotter, Jan. 1-8, 2017 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested or cited to Nelson District Court by local officials. The information below is compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017 […]

Jan 14 2017 / Read More »

County firefighters respond for overheating breaker box on Woodside Drive »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Friday evening to a home on Woodside Drive for a report that the breaker box was smoking and sparking. County firefighters were dispatched at 6:33 p.m. Firefighters determined the main breaker was overloaded and the utility company […]

Jan 8 2017 / Read More »

Two injured in single-vehicle crash in Boston »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, 2 p.m. — Two people were injured Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident in the Boston community. Just after 4 p.m., Friday, Nelson County EMS and the Boston Fire Department were dispatched the US 62 just past the Boston Food Mart for a pickup […]

Jan 8 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County firefighters called Monday to home for furnace problem »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, 5 p.m. — The Nelson County Fire Department responded Monday morning at about 8 a.m. to a residence on Old Bloomfield Road for a reported fire in a furnace. The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived, and crews used their equipment to […]

Jan 2 2017 / Read More »

City firefighters respond for odor investigation at local restaurant »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, 5 p.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Monday morning at about 8 a.m. to Cracker Barrel on Filiatreau Lane for the smell of something burning in the building. An employee reported hearing a pop and then detecting the smell of something electrical burning. Firefighters […]

Jan 2 2017 / Read More »

Unresponsive man found in Walmart faces public intoxication charge »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, 11:15 a.m. — Nelson County EMS, the Bardstown Fire Department and Bardstown Police responded early Monday morning to the Bardstown Walmart for a report of an unresponsive male in the  men’s clothing section of the store.  First-responders were dispatched at about 3:28 a.m. The […]

Jan 2 2017 / Read More »

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Obituary: Martha Ann Douglas, 73, New Haven »

Martha Ann Douglas, 73, of New Haven, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at University Hospital in Louisville. She was a Christian by faith and attended Little Mission Church. She loved gardening, fishing, casino boats, and any activities that involved her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gonza and Lillian Culver Clark;…

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Dave Says: Get on same financial page to deal with hubby’s failing business »

Dear Dave, My husband and I have four kids, and I make $50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has been floundering for a while now, so we’re basically living off my income. Part of that income is going into the business. Plus, we don’t have much in savings, and we’re behind on…

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Dave Says: Get on same financial page to deal with hubby’s failing business »

Dear Dave, My husband and I have four kids, and I make $50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has been floundering for a while now, so we’re basically living off my income. Part of that income is going into the business. Plus, we don’t have much in savings, and we’re behind on…

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Hardin Memorial Hospital planning new ambulatory care building for Bardstown »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, 4 p.m. — Hardin Memorial Hospital is the company that is behind the new ambulatory care building proposed for a tract on East John Rowan between Corvin’s Furniture and the Bardstown Walmart. According to the plans filed with the Nelson County […]…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »
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Bardstown Police Dept. blotter, Jan. 11-16, 2017 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested or cited to Nelson District Court by local officials. The information below is compiled from the Bardstown Police Department’s uniform citations. This information is public record. THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017…

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Dave Says: Pre-pay letters are a great small business marketing idea »

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Dear Dave, I’m a small-business owner with a lawn care franchise. It’s common in our industry, after the season is over, to…

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Bluegrass Beacon: Congress needs to act for full, fast repeal of Obamacare »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, 12:01 a.m. — By keeping control of the Senate and House…

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Letter: Thanks to Sen. Higdon for supporting right-to-work legislation »

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Dear Editor: The Kentucky Chamber applauds Senate Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon on his leadership to make right-to-work legislation a reality during the…

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Review: Budget-priced Hisense Chromebook packs a lot of value in small package »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 5 p.m. — Whenever I’m discussing computers with…

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Company seeks franchise to bring ‘microcell’ wireless tech to Bardstown »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5 p.m. — Residents and visitors to Bardstown will…

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‘Dead’ and gone? AMC likely going dark Dec. 31 unless deal is reached »

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    By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Fans of AMC’s “Walking…

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C-J: Nelson County website ranked one of Louisville area’s top Google 2016 searches »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, 2 a.m. — Can you name the local website that is No. 4 in the list of the top…

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