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Bardstown City Council’s vote to investigate the mayor fails in 3-3 tie »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10 p.m. — The Bardstown City Council’s vote to begin an investigation of Mayor John Royalty failed Tuesday evening in a 3-3 tie. Because the vote was about the mayor, he could not vote to break the tie, so the motion […]…

May 3 2016 / Read More »

911 fee likely to move from landlines phones to resident’s garbage bills »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11 a.m,. — Nelson Fiscal Court discussed a proposal today to shift the 911 fees currently collected on landline phone bills to county residents’ garbage bills. The move is an effort to stabilize funding for the E-911 dispatch service, which currently […]…

May 3 2016 / Read More »

KLC letter: Police dept. restructuring did not violate officers’ rights »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, May 2, 2016, 9 p.m. — Bardstown Mayor John Royalty’s restructuring of the Bardstown Police Department did not violate KRS 15.520, otherwise known as “The Police Officer’s Bill of Rights.” That sums up the content of a May 2 letter written by James D. Chaney, […]…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

Dave Says: Use common sense when selecting an executor for your estate »

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Dear Dave, I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t ask a family member to be the executor of your will. What are your feelings about this? Joyce Dear Joyce, I don’t necessarily agree with this line of thinking. In my mind, a family member who is competent and has integrity can definitely be the executor. “Executor” […]…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

Dave Says: College graduate’s income not dependent on school choice »

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Dear Dave, I’m a senior in high school here in Arkansas, and I think I want to study business in college. I’ve gotten an unusual offer from a small, out-of-state school. It revolves around a $3,000 student loan program, where the loan converts to a scholarship if I maintain a grade point average of 3.3 […]…

Apr 30 2016 / Read More »

Opinion: Smith is the prescription for a better state pension board »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, April 30, 2016 — I recently stood in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where 55 delegates gathered in May 1787 to create the U.S. Constitution and form a new government. While that hallowed room is filled with desks and other period fixtures, the only original piece of […]…

Apr 30 2016 / Read More »

Officer demoted in mayor’s restructuring resigns from Bardstown Police Dept. »

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NELSON COUNTY GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, April 29, 2016, 4 p.m. — Recently demoted Bardstown Police Officer Chris Brandon submitted his resignation on Friday, making a total of four officers who are leaving or have left the department since Mayor John Royalty restructured the police department. Brandon — a 14-year department veteran […]…

Apr 29 2016 / Read More »

Sheriff’s email asked city council: ‘Don’t let this man destroy our community’ »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4 p.m. — In an email sent to Bardstown City Council members prior to their meeting Tuesday, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly called on the council to stand up and take action regarding the actions of Mayor John Royalty. “Don’t let this […]…

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

County school board approves bus driver pay raises, discusses BMS HVAC needs »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 10 p.m.  — With two construction projects under way, the Nelson County Board of Education started looking ahead at its next project — an upgrade for the heating and cooling system at Bloomfield Middle School. At the district’s meeting Tuesday evening, Tim […]…

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

Dispatch director responds to recent complaints about 911 dispatchers »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2 p.m. — Dispatch Director Debbie Carter issued a response Wednesday to local media bout recent negative comments about Nelson County Dispatch and its employees by Mayor John Royalty. Carter referred to Mayor John Royalty’s statements in his Feb. 10, 2016, letter […]…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council meeting, April 26, 2016 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 8 a.m. – The Bardstown City Council meeting of  Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2016, included discussion of an investigation of Mayor John Royalty’s recent police restructuring, and public comment following Sunday’s protest rally of the mayor’s actions.   -30-…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More »

Council to decide Tuesday on investigation of mayor for possible misconduct »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 10 p.m. (UPDATED to add video, April 27, 2016, 8 a.m.) — With the crowd of onlookers overflowing into the hallway and Louisville media in attendance, the Bardstown City Council agreed Tuesday night to meet next week to discuss hiring a […]…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs–May 3-4, 2016 »

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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. […]

May 4 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 28-29, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 29 2016 / Read More »

Sheriff’s email asked city council: ‘Don’t let this man destroy our community’ »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4 p.m. — In an email sent to Bardstown City Council members prior to their meeting Tuesday, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly called on the council to stand up and take action regarding the actions of Mayor John Royalty. “Don’t let this […]

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 21-27, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 18-20, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 14-17, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

Victim airlifted from scene after truck overturns in creek on Pottershop »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT April 14, 2016, 5 p.m. — A man was injured Thursday afternoon when the truck he was driving left Pottershop Road and rolled over, landing upside down in Mill Creek. Police, EMS and Nelson County Fire & Rescue were dispatched at about 1 p.m. for the single-vehicle injury […]

Apr 14 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 13-14, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 14 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 11-12, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 12 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 8-11, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 11 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 8, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 10 2016 / Read More »

Firefighters respond Saturday for vehicle fire in Kroger’s parking lot »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2 a.m. — The Bardstown Fire Department was called out Saturday afternoon for a vehicle fire in the Kroger parking lot near the gas pumps. Firefighters were dispatched at 3:08 after dispatchers received multiple calls due to the number of vehicles parked in close […]

Apr 10 2016 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–April 4-7, 2016 »

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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. […]

Apr 7 2016 / Read More »

EMS, police respond for reported overdose at home on Sandstone Ct. »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 3 p.m. — Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at about 8:22 Tuesday evening to reported overdose at a home on West Sandstone Court. A family member reportedly found an individual in their mid-to-late 20s in the floor of […]

Apr 6 2016 / Read More »

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Obituary: James Robert ‘Bob’ Crews, 80, formerly of Marion County »

James Robert “Bob” Crews, 80, of Lawrenceburg, a native of Marion County, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the Signature Healthcare Center in Lawrenceburg. He was born May 26, 1935, in Marion County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Pomeroy and Iva Followell Crews; one sister, Theresa Marlowe; and three brothers, Marion…

May 4 2016 / Read More »
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Letter: National Day of Prayer activities set for Wednesday, Thursday »

To the Editor, When the nation was young, the President would call for a day Of Prayer; the people would respond, and often miracles would ensue. See 32 Miracles In American History by Suzie Federer! With the nation mature and needing prayer badly, we have occasion next Wednesday and Thursday to cry out to God…

Apr 29 2016 / Read More »
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Dave Says: Use common sense when selecting an executor for your estate »

Dear Dave, I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t ask a family member to be the executor of your will. What are your feelings about this? Joyce Dear Joyce, I don’t necessarily agree with this line of thinking. In my mind, a family member who is competent and has integrity can definitely be the executor. “Executor”…

May 2 2016 / Read More »
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Nelson County Food Service Inspections, December 2015-March 2016 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT EDITOR’S NOTE: The food service inspection data shown was obtained from the Lincoln Trail Health Department. The scores listed may not reflect the latest inspection data. The results will be updated as they become available from the Lincoln Trail Health Department. Attention mobile users: The food inspection chart […]…

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Nelson County Jail Logs–May 3-4, 2016 »

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.…

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Dave Says: Use common sense when selecting an executor for your estate »

Dear Dave, I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t ask a family member to be the executor of your will. What are your feelings about this? Joyce Dear Joyce, I don’t…

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Dave Says: College graduate’s income not dependent on school choice »

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Dear Dave, I’m a senior in high school here in Arkansas, and I think I want to study business in college. I’ve…

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Opinion: Smith is the prescription for a better state pension board »

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By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, April 30, 2016 — I recently stood in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where…

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Letter: National Day of Prayer activities set for Wednesday, Thursday »

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To the Editor, When the nation was young, the President would call for a day Of Prayer; the people would respond, and…

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Safer shopping: Five places to never use your bank debit or credit card »

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NC GAZETTE/ WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 1 p.m. — According to ConsumerCredit.com, 80% of consumers use their debit…

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Town & Country Bank ATMs hit by ‘skimmers’ on arts, crafts weekend »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 — Debit or credit card users who used…

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Ham radio club meeting Aug. 10, 26; conducts on-air training nets »

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Community News Sunday, July 26, 2015 — The Bardstown-based Kentucky Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday,…

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

    By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Fans of AMC’s “Walking Dead” are likely to miss seeing all of…

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