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New Haven board of commissioners meeting set for 6 p.m. Dec. 21 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 — The New Haven Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at New Haven City Hall, 302 Center St. in New Haven. The meeting is open to the […]…

Dec 14 2017 / Read More »

Council welcomes new officers, receives cable TV retransmission rate update »

  By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017 — The City of Bardstown Police Department welcomed its two newest officers Tuesday night at the start of the city council’s regular meeting. Police Chief Kim Kraeszig introduced Officer Andrew Pile and Officer Jeff Decker. Pile’s first shift was […]…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

Watts files as candidate seeking another term as county judge executive »

  NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 — Judge Executive Dean Watts will seek another term as the county’s top elected official in the 2018 election cycle. Watts filed his paperwork Wednesday morning in the office of Nelson County Clerk Elaine Filiatreau as a Democratic candidate for judge executive. He […]…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

Commission delays decision on Woodlawn Springs golf course redevelopment »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 — At the end of nearly four hours of testimony, the Joint City-County Planning Commission decided to delay making a decision on a requested development use change that would allow the owners of the 140-acre Woodlawn Springs golf course to redevelop the […]…

Dec 13 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs, Dec. 11-12, 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. […]…

Dec 12 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Dec. 8-11, 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. […]…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Driver injured Sunday night when car strikes Caldwell Avenue home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 — A man was injured late Sunday night when the car he was operating failed to make a turn and struck a home. At about 10:50 p.m., Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the area of the intersection of […]…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Video: Nelson County Board of Education special meeting, Dec. 7, 2017 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 — The Nelson County Board of Education met Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in a special meeting. The board approved an amended contract with former superintendent Anthony Orr; listened to updates from the principals of the Early Learning Center and the Academy at Horizons; reviewed grant […]…

Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

County school board members voice support for moving to 4-day preschool »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 — Several members of the Nelson County Board of Education voiced support for shifting the district’s Early Learning Center (ELC) from a five-day preschool program to four days in order to give teachers the time to do the planning, training, and other […]…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

Board of education approves changes in its agreement with ex-superintendent Orr »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 — The Nelson County Board of Education approved an amended agreement that replaces the one it approved earlier this year when superintendent Anthony Orr resigned his post as superintendent, but remained a certified district employee. At the end of Thursday’s special-called […]…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

Letter: Checks & balances of elected officials at the heart of road name debate »

To the editor, Mr. Bogert raises excellent points in his letter, people could find something to be offended about in pretty much anything these days. I hope Mr. Bogert has an open mind to my points. Historically the northern section of the former Louisville Rd. was by default called “Bardstown Road” by some of the residents on […]…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

Letter: Parts of road name critic’s arguments ‘nothing short of laughable’ »

To the Editor, The December 5th article “Man Suing Judge Executive” shows the ridiculous lengths to which people will go to get their way. Mr. Thrasher’s offer to settle his dispute with Judge Watts and the Fiscal Court by choosing a road name he prefers or by appointing him to make-work county positions is nothing […]…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »
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Pedestrian injured Thursday evening after struck by vehicle on E. John Rowan »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 — A man believed to be in his late 40s was injured Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle on East John Rowan near the intersection with Kimberly Run. At about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a Nelson County deputy sheriff requested EMS for a […]

Dec 15 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs, Dec. 11-12, 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. […]

Dec 12 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs–Dec. 8-11, 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. […]

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Driver injured Sunday night when car strikes Caldwell Avenue home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 — A man was injured late Sunday night when the car he was operating failed to make a turn and struck a home. At about 10:50 p.m., Bardstown Police, Bardstown Fire and Nelson County EMS were dispatched to the area of the intersection of […]

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for machinery fire at NPR »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 11:45 p.m. — Manufacturing was interrupted at a Bardstown piston ring factory Monday night when a fire broke out in a machinery room. At about 10:48 p.m., the Bardstown Fire Department responded for a reported machinery fire at NPR Manufacturing, 680 Wilson Parkway. The […]

Dec 4 2017 / Read More »

Driver injured in rollover crash Friday night on Harry Rucker Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 — One person was injured in a single vehicle rollover accident Friday night on Harry Rucker Road in the Botland community. At about 11:11 p.m., the Nelson County Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched for an overturned […]

Dec 2 2017 / Read More »

Two injured in rollover crash Friday afternoon crash at BG’s Exit 34 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 30, 2017 — Two people were injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway involving an SUV and an overturned box truck with possible entrapment of the occupants. At about 1:28 p.m. Friday, the Northeast Nelson Fire Department, Nelson County EMS and police […]

Dec 2 2017 / Read More »

One injured in Thursday morning rollover crash near Hardin-Nelson County line »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 — One person was injured Thursday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Boston Road near the Hardin County Line. Nelson County EMS, the Boston Fire Department and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 13000 block of Boston Road about 9 […]

Nov 30 2017 / Read More »

City council honors city firefighters who took part in national firefighter challenge »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 — A four-member team of members of the Bardstown Fire Department were given special recognition Tuesday night by the Bardstown City Council for their participation in the Scott Firefighter World Combat Challenge. The event, held Oct. 28th in Louisville pitted 250 teams […]

Nov 28 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown firefighters respond for vehicle fire on West Stephen Foster »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 — The Bardstown Fire Department responded Tuesday afternoon for a vehicle on fire at an auto repair garage on West Stephen Foster Avenue. At 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, the fire department was dispatched for a vehicle fire in the 800 block of West Stephen Foster […]

Nov 28 2017 / Read More »

Bardstown man dies in head-on Sunday night crash in Floyd County, Ind. »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 — A Bardstown man was killed Sunday night in a head-on crash that happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Highway 111 near Gap Hollow Road in Floyd County, Ind. According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Simpson, 31, of Bardstown, died after his […]

Nov 27 2017 / Read More »

Three charged in Sunday vehicle break-ins in Corman’s Crossing neighborhood »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 — Two women and a male juvenile were taken into custody Sunday after an investigation Sunday into reports of thefts from vehicles in the Corman’s Crossing neighborhood. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, a number of Peabody Loop residents […]

Nov 26 2017 / Read More »

Family left homeless after fire ravages historic Stinson Drive home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 — A historic Stinson Drive home was heavily damaged by fire late Wednesday night, leaving a family without a home on Thanksgiving eve. At about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nelson County Dispatch received multiple calls regarding a home on fire at the corner of Stinson […]

Nov 23 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 »

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Obituary: Larry Curtsinger, 61, Bloomfield »

Larry Curtsinger, 61, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Baptist Health in Louisville. He was born Oct. 18, 1956, in Chaplin to the late Louis and Margie Chesser Curtsinger. He was an auto mechanic for the former Wilson Brothers dealership in Bardstown. He was a member of the New Hope Tabernacle in Taylorsville.…

Dec 15 2017 / Read More »

First Cedar Creek Baptist announces Christmas season performances, services »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 — The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will continue her Christmas traditions of more than 75 years beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. The stage production of the play “Christmas Show Spectacular,” by Mindy Starns Cark, will be performed by church youth,…

Dec 14 2017 / Read More »

Letter: Checks & balances of elected officials at the heart of road name debate »

To the editor, Mr. Bogert raises excellent points in his letter, people could find something to be offended about in pretty much anything these days. I hope Mr. Bogert has an open mind to my points. Historically the northern section of the former Louisville Rd. was by default called “Bardstown Road” by some of the residents on…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

McCoy joins effort to recover medical supplies to improve healthcare for poor »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 — State Rep. Chad McCoy will join other Kentucky attorneys from the Kentucky Justice Association (KJA) in a partnership with area physicians to improve the quality of medical care in impoverished countries through the Supplies Over Seas program. Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a Louisville-based non-profit […]…

Nov 30 2017 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs, Dec. 11-12, 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.…

Dec 12 2017 / Read More »

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Letter: Checks & balances of elected officials at the heart of road name debate »

To the editor, Mr. Bogert raises excellent points in his letter, people could find something to be offended about in pretty much anything these days. I hope Mr. Bogert has an…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

Letter: Parts of road name critic’s arguments ‘nothing short of laughable’ »

To the Editor, The December 5th article “Man Suing Judge Executive” shows the ridiculous lengths to which people will go to get…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Dave Says: Put that higher-paying new job to work eliminating debt »

Dear Dave, I just accepted a new job that will pay me $30,000 a year more than my old position. I’ve got…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Christmas coal, meet the government Grinches »

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 — ‘Tis the season for another edition of “Liberty Boosters…

Dec 3 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…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

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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