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Council approves ‘Bourbon Capital’ paint scheme for Louisville Road water tank »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — The Bardstown City Council approved a bid to repaint the city’s water tower on the west side of Louisville Road just south of Nazareth using the city’s new logo and a unique “Bourbon Capital of the World” paint scheme. Due to the […]…

Apr 24 2019 / Read More »

NCHS senior named winner of 2nd District Congressional art competition »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — Katie Hankins, a Nelson County High School senior, was the top winner announced Tuesday in the 2nd Congressional District Art Competition. U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie hosted a reception Tuesday afternoon for the participating student artists and their parents at the Great Hall […]…

Apr 24 2019 / Read More »

Four routes unveiled for rebuild of US150E Springfield Road to county line »

Judge Executive Dean Watts talks with an engineer while reviewing maps of possible routes for a rebuilt US150E, the Springfield Road. By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — Consultants with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled maps that detailed four proposed possible routes for an expanded and much improved US150 […]…

Apr 24 2019 / Read More »

BBB’s Louisville office offers tips to avoid being ripped off by Derby ticket scammers »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 22, 2019 — The Louisville office of the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to take steps to avoid falling victim to scam artists who say they have Kentucky Derby tickets for sale. Consumers may wish to see if the seller — particularly one that promotes themself […]…

Apr 22 2019 / Read More »

Local E911 dispatcher completes EKU communications training program »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, April 20, 2019 — A Nelson County dispatcher was among 19 public safety dispatchers from across the state who graduated this past week from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Public Safety Dispatch Academy on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Nate Hornback graduated this […]…

Apr 20 2019 / Read More »

New assisted living slated to begin construction this summer in Bardstown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, April 19, 2019 — A new $14 million assisted living community is being planned to locate in Bardstown at the intersection of Templin Avenue and Lincoln Way. Trilogy Management Services and DMK Development Group announced plans Friday to build an assisted living and memory care facility that will […]…

Apr 19 2019 / Read More »

Video: Netherland family press conference at KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — Video from the press conference held Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown to mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of Kathy Netherland and her 16-year-old daughter, Samantha. Running time: 14 minutes. -30-…

Apr 17 2019 / Read More »

Family asks public’s help to solve 2014 murders of teacher and her daughter »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — The family of Kathy and Samantha Netherland issued a plea Wednesday (this) morning for the public’s help in solving the 2014 murder of Kathy and her 16-year-old daughter in their Botland home. The murder investigation is still ongoing and active, according […]…

Apr 17 2019 / Read More »

Board OKs plan to add artificial turf at storied Garnis Martin Field »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — Historic Garnis Martin Field will soon get a major upgrade that will replace the natural grass field with artificial turf. The Bardstown Board of Education approved the first documents needed that to start the process to install artificial turf at the storied […]…

Apr 17 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 “phishing” incident recently that nearly cost a district employee a paycheck. Phishing is a cybercrime in which an individual is contacted by email, phone or text by someone posing as a representative of […]…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Budget billing for utilities can help smooth out the payment year »

Dear Dave, I’m just starting my debt-free journey and trying to lay out a budget. What are your thoughts on budget billing for utilities? Ryan Dear Ryan, I think it’s wonderful! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. For a lot of folks, especially those in your situation, it helps smooth out utility payments […]…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Court paves way for road funds; cuts speed limit on South St. Gregory Church Road »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved agreements with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that will net the county a total of $1.43 million in money for maintenance of the county’s roads. The court unanimously approved signing the County Road Aid agreement, which will provide the […]…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Video: April 2, 2019, Nelson Fiscal Court »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Nelson Fiscal Court meeting of Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Running time: 30 minutes. -30-…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

Video: April 9, 2019, Cable & Electric Committee meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Cable & Electric Committee meeting held before the Bardstown City Council meeting of Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes. -30-…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

Video: April 9, 2019, Bardstown City Council meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Bardstown City Council meeting of Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Running time: 58 minutes. -30-…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Local E911 dispatcher completes EKU communications training program »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, April 20, 2019 — A Nelson County dispatcher was among 19 public safety dispatchers from across the state who graduated this past week from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Public Safety Dispatch Academy on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Nate Hornback graduated this […]

Apr 20 2019 / Read More »

Family asks public’s help to solve 2014 murders of teacher and her daughter »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — The family of Kathy and Samantha Netherland issued a plea Wednesday (this) morning for the public’s help in solving the 2014 murder of Kathy and her 16-year-old daughter in their Botland home. The murder investigation is still ongoing and active, according […]

Apr 17 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office, EMS, respond Monday night to report of accidental shooting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 16, 2019 –– The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Nelson County EMS responded Monday night to the area of Walnut Creek subdivision for what was reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At about 11:30 p.m., police and EMS were dispatched to an address off Walnut Creek […]

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Driver suffers injuries in Monday afternoon crash near Heaven Hill Distillery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — A Bardstown man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Loretto Road near the Heaven Hill Distillery. At about 3:50 p.m. Monday afternoon, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for a single-vehicle crash near Heaven Hill Distillery with possible […]

Apr 9 2019 / Read More »

Identity of human skeletal remains found Wednesday still unknown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 4, 2019 — The identity of the skeletal remains located Wednesday in a wooded area behind Windsor Gardens is still unknown while the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville conducts its examination of those remains. Bardstown police responded just after 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to a call […]

Apr 5 2019 / Read More »

Amber Alert issued by KSP Post 2 for missing Dawson Springs teen »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 2:09 a.m. — Kentucky State Police have issued an Amber Alert for 16-year-old Lauryn Sizemore who was last seen Saturday at her home in Dawson Springs. The alert was issued just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Sizemore was last seen at just past midnight […]

Apr 2 2019 / Read More »

Apparent smoke from controlled burn blankets parts of north Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — A heavy grayish smoke covered northern Nelson County Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. from Deatsville Road all the way to Fairfield. The smoke smelled like the result of a possible forest or woods fire in the area. There were numerous reports of […]

Mar 27 2019 / Read More »

Man arrested in connection with break-ins at Wayne-O’s, 1st Baptist Church »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — A Nelson County man faces burglary charges in connection with break-ins at a New Haven church and business. On March 9, 2019, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary at Wayne-O’s Garage in New Haven. During that investigation, deputies were notified that […]

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

Springfield man charged, arrested for alleged role in road rage incident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — A Springfield man operating a tractor-trailer rig was arrested Tuesday following a road rage incident in Spencer County. Kevin Ray Bewley, 30, of Springfield, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after he allegedly fired shots with a handgun at another driver, identified by […]

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

Firefighters respond Sunday night for active alarm at Bruckheimer ice rink »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 18, 2019, 1:30 a.m. — The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called to the Bruckheimer farm’s ice skating rink at 1039 Taylorsville Road for an active fire alarm called in by the alarm company. Firefighters were dispatched to the ice rink just before midnight Sunday night. […]

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Council proclamation honors Banshee’s Sweet 16 bid; welcomes new police officer »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — The Bethlehem High School Banshees girls basketball team was honored at Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting by a proclamation by Mayor Dick Heaton declaring Wednesday, March 13, 2019, as “Bethlehem Banshees Day.” The Banshees were given a police escort out of […]

Mar 13 2019 / Read More »

Three arrested following investigation of break-ins at Balltown, Culvertown stores »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, March 10, 2019 — Three people were arrested Friday, March 8, 2019, following a break-in at the M&M Get N Go food mart in the Balltown community, and an attempted break-in at Culver’s Country Kwik Mart in Culvertown. Marco Contrevas Vasquez, Melissa Bartolomei and Theresa Bartolomei were […]

Mar 11 2019 / Read More »

LaRue teenager rescued after pickup truck runs off road into Rolling Fork floodwaters »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, March 3, 2019 — A LaRue County youth was rescued late Saturday night by first-responders after the pickup truck he was in ran off the highway in the area of the 1700 block of Stiles Road, went down a steep embankment and landed in the Rolling Fork […]

Mar 3 2019 / Read More »

Escaped jail inmate apprehended by deputies near Maple Hill motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7:35 p.m. — David W. Works, 40, the Nelson County Jail inmate who broke free of the bailiff earlier Thursday during a prisoner transport, was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy as officers were following up on sightings of the man by Maple Hill residents. […]

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

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  • Video: Netherland family press conference at KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown

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  • Video: April 2, 2019, Nelson Fiscal Court

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  • Video: April 9, 2019, Cable & Electric Committee meeting

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  • Video: April 9, 2019, Bardstown City Council meeting

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  • Video: Rep. Rocky Adkins interview on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio

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  • Video: March 19, 2019, Nelson Fiscal Court meeting

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  • Video: Chris Tobe interivew on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ March 6, 2019

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  • Video: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 Bardstown City Council meeting

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  • VIDEO: December 2018 city, county school board meetings

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  • Video: 14th District State Senate debate, Jimmy Higdon and Stephanie Compton

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  • Video: Candidate debate, Todd Harper & Ramon Pineiroa, candidates for Nelson County sheriff

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  • Oct. 11 2018 Video of the Nelson County Board of Education work session

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Obituary: George William Cardin, 92, Sonora »

George William Cardin, 92, of Sonora, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at his home. He was born on the family farm between Upton and Sonora Feb. 18, 1927. He attended elementary school at the old Sullivan one-room school and graduated from Sonora High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until…

Apr 24 2019 / Read More »

Local E911 dispatcher completes EKU communications training program »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, April 20, 2019 — A Nelson County dispatcher was among 19 public safety dispatchers from across the state who graduated this past week from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Public Safety Dispatch Academy on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Nate Hornback graduated this…

Apr 20 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Budget billing for utilities can help smooth out the payment year »

Dear Dave, I’m just starting my debt-free journey and trying to lay out a budget. What are your thoughts on budget billing for utilities? Ryan Dear Ryan, I think it’s wonderful! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it at all. For a lot of folks, especially those in your situation, it helps smooth out utility payments…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

New assisted living slated to begin construction this summer in Bardstown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, April 19, 2019 — A new $14 million assisted living community is being planned to locate in Bardstown at the intersection of Templin Avenue and Lincoln Way. Trilogy Management Services and DMK Development Group announced plans Friday to build an assisted living and memory care facility that will […]…

Apr 19 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Marriage Licenses — March 2019 »

Editor’s Note: The following individuals have applied for marriage licenses during the month of March 2019 at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. Marriage licenses are valid for 30 days after the date they are issued. The individual who conducts the marriage ceremony has 30 days to return the completed license to the clerk’s office. The…

Apr 13 2019 / Read More »

Opinion

Dave Says: Budget billing for utilities can help smooth out the payment year »

Dear Dave, I’m just starting my debt-free journey and trying to lay out a budget. What are your thoughts on budget billing for utilities? Ryan Dear Ryan, I think it’s…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Finding a work/life balance requires deliberate intent »

Dear Dave, As a business owner, how do you find a life balance between work and home? I have my own small…

Apr 9 2019 / Read More »

Opinion: Lawmakers need to address road repair funding with gas tax reform »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, April 7, 2019 — My wife and I drove to visit our daughter…

Apr 7 2019 / Read More »

Opportunity costs of pleasing unions tragically high for charter-less minorities »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 4, 2019 — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is claiming…

Apr 4 2019 / Read More »

Tech

Video: April 9, 2019, Cable & Electric Committee meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Cable & Electric Committee meeting held before the…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

Wish website connects world’s buyers with the vast Chinese marketplace »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, April 1, 2019 — Many of you have probably either used or…

Apr 1 2019 / Read More »

Get a new phone for Christmas? Here’s how to add the Gazette icon to it »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 — Fifty years ago this week, I was an…

Dec 28 2018 / 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 “phishing” incident recently that nearly cost a district…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

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