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Local GOP criticizes Rep. McCoy over support of gas tax, vote for bank tax break »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — In what may be a first for the local Republican party, the Nelson County GOP county committee issued a resolution during its meeting Tuesday that takes 50th District state Rep. Chad McCoy to task for his support for legislation that would have […]…

May 22 2019 / Read More »

Overturned semi hauling distillery slop stops traffic Monday on Bluegrass Parkway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — An overturned semi tanker truck that caught fire closed both the east and westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway for several hours Monday afternoon. At about 3:25, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for single-vehicle accident near the 16 mile marker eastbound on […]…

May 22 2019 / Read More »

Podcast: Primary election proves politics remains an unpredictable science »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — So what are your thoughts on the May primary election? Jim sounds off on his observations in a special post-election edition of The Jim Brooks Podcast. Click here to listen to Jim’s podcast! -30-…

May 22 2019 / Read More »

Video: May 21, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — Video from the Tuesday, May 21, 2019 meetng of Nelson Fiscal Court. Running time: 1 hour, 10 minutes. -30-…

May 22 2019 / Read More »

Election 2019: Gov. Bevin to face Andy Beshear in November general election »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was declared the winner of the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday evening with 38.06 percent of the vote form 84 of 120 counties reporting. As election returns were being counted after the polls closed, Rocky Adkins initially took the lead […]…

May 21 2019 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek WKU student among Hearst Journalism national finalists »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 20, 2019 — A Western Kentucky University student from Cox’s Creek is one of three WKU students who will compete in the national finals of the 59th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program this June 1-6, 2019, in San Francisco. Skyler Ballard, a senior from Coxs Creek, is […]…

May 20 2019 / Read More »

List of 2019 Memorial Day observances from around Nelson County »

Poplar Flat Cemetery observance is 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26th NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — The Poplar Flat Cemetery at Woodlawn, near Bardstown, will hold its annual Memorial Day Service at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the cemetery, located at the end of Poplar Flat Cemetery […]…

May 20 2019 / Read More »

Confederate statue in Bardstown City Cemetery splashed with red paint »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 20, 2019 — The 114-year-old Confederate monument in the Bardstown Cemetery was vandalized late last week. Red paint was splashed on the monument and its base, with some paint drops on the grass around the base of the monument. There was nothing spelled in paint on the […]…

May 20 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Candidate Rocky Adkins could reap millions in pension windfall »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions The primary election is upon us, turnout will be low; For those who vote Democratic, there’s something you should know: Much is at stake in your primary, perhaps more than meets the eye; Rocky Adkins really wants to be governor, did you ever wonder why? Adkins, a […]…

May 19 2019 / Read More »

Higdon: For the graduating Class of 2019, possibilities abound here in Kentucky »

By JIMMY HIDGON14th District State Senator Saturday May 18, 2019 — We are in the heart of high school graduation season so I wanted to congratulate the graduates from my district – and the whole of Kentucky. The graduates will undoubtedly be bombarded with advice. I’m not going to presume to know what’s best for […]…

May 18 2019 / Read More »

McCoy: Legislature acts to increase integrity of elections, access to process »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Saturday, May 18, 2019 — As voters across Kentucky head to the polls this week to vote in the Primary Election, I thought I would review for you some of the bills we passed into law regarding our election process here in the Commonwealth. I am pleased to share […]…

May 18 2019 / Read More »

Glasgow man walks away from drug rehab facility, breaks into homes, steals car »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 17, 2019 — A resident of the Isiaiah House drug rehabilitation center in Chaplin walked away from the facility Thursday morning, broke into two homes, stole one vehicle and attempted to steal a pickup truck before he was taken into custody by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. […]…

May 17 2019 / Read More »

Property owner loses appeal of HRB denial of his request to replace rotten windows »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, May 15, 2019 –– The owner of the building that houses Cafe Primo at 120 North Third St. lost his appeal of a decision by the Historic Review Board that turned down his request to replace his building’s second and third-floor windows with brand new windows. […]…

May 15 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council OKs letter in support of Itsuwa future expansion »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (Corrected 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019) — The Bardstown City Council approved a request from Kim Huston, president of Nelson County Economic Development Agency, to write a letter expressing the city’s support for a planned expansion by Itsuwa, a coatings company located […]…

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

Overturned semi hauling distillery slop stops traffic Monday on Bluegrass Parkway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — An overturned semi tanker truck that caught fire closed both the east and westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway for several hours Monday afternoon. At about 3:25, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for single-vehicle accident near the 16 mile marker eastbound on […]

May 22 2019 / Read More »

Glasgow man walks away from drug rehab facility, breaks into homes, steals car »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 17, 2019 — A resident of the Isiaiah House drug rehabilitation center in Chaplin walked away from the facility Thursday morning, broke into two homes, stole one vehicle and attempted to steal a pickup truck before he was taken into custody by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. […]

May 17 2019 / Read More »

Magistrates review next budget, push for purchase of a new EMS ambulance »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Corrected Tire Amnesty program dates) — Judge Executive Dean Watts and the magistrates took their first collective public reviews of the county’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Watts pointed out some numbers that had changed for next year’s budget, including the county’s $750,00 in […]

May 7 2019 / Read More »

One person injured in two-vehicle crash Monday on New Haven Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 6, 2019 — A Bardstown woman was injured Monday afternoon in a two-car crash on New Haven Road at Ritchie Lane. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Tawny Warren, 36, of Bardstown, was driving her 2014 Chevrolet Cruze north on New Haven […]

May 6 2019 / Read More »

Three injured in Balltown Road head-on collision Monday afternoon »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 6, 2019 — The driver of a Ford Mustang suffered severe injuries Monday afternoon when his vehicle struck hit a pickup truck head-on while traveling east on Balltown Road near Pascal Ballard Lane. According a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release, the Mustang crossed the center line […]

May 6 2019 / Read More »

Arkansas woman arrested as suspect in Friday afternoon bank robbery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 3, 2019 — An Arkansas woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly robbed the Wilson & Muir Bank branch on Culpepper Street just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. The woman, identified as Crystal Diane Gibbons, 28, of Monette, Arkansas, was arrested and faces charges that include robbery, […]

May 4 2019 / Read More »

Police arrest suspect in Friday afternoon Wilson & Muir Bank branch robbery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 3, 2019 — The Bardstown Police Department have apprehended a suspect who is believed to have robbed the Culpepper Street branch of Wilson & Muir Bank and Trust. City police and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were notified of the robbery just before 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. […]

May 3 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 »

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 »

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  • Video: May 21, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Historic Review Board appeal by Damir Samric before the city council

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  • Bradford & Brooks interview: Kelsey Hayes Coots, candidate for state auditor

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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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Obituary: Martha Elaine South, 67, Rineyville »

Martha Elaine South, 67 of Rineyville, died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was a native of Nelson County, a member of St. James Catholic Church and was a Kentucky Colonel. She worked for Communicare and was a past member of the National Hospital Financial Management…

May 23 2019 / Read More »

List of 2019 Memorial Day observances from around Nelson County »

Poplar Flat Cemetery observance is 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26th NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — The Poplar Flat Cemetery at Woodlawn, near Bardstown, will hold its annual Memorial Day Service at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the cemetery, located at the end of Poplar Flat Cemetery…

May 20 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Candidate Rocky Adkins could reap millions in pension windfall »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions The primary election is upon us, turnout will be low; For those who vote Democratic, there’s something you should know: Much is at stake in your primary, perhaps more than meets the eye; Rocky Adkins really wants to be governor, did you ever wonder why? Adkins, a…

May 19 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 Circuit Court Divorces — April 2019 »

The following marriage dissolutions have been recorded in the Nelson Circuit Clerk’s office during the month of April 2019. This information is public record. Hannah Nicole Ruley (maiden name restored), 32, New Haven, and Michael Scott Nalley, 31, of Springfield. Married seven years, seven months. Divorce final Feb. 22, 2019. Ashlye Jo Comley (maiden name…

May 2 2019 / Read More »

Opinion

Bluegrass Beacon: Candidate Rocky Adkins could reap millions in pension windfall »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions The primary election is upon us, turnout will be low; For those who vote Democratic, there’s something you should know: Much is…

May 19 2019 / Read More »

Higdon: For the graduating Class of 2019, possibilities abound here in Kentucky »

By JIMMY HIDGON14th District State Senator Saturday May 18, 2019 — We are in the heart of high school graduation season so…

May 18 2019 / Read More »

McCoy: Legislature acts to increase integrity of elections, access to process »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Saturday, May 18, 2019 — As voters across Kentucky head to the polls this week to…

May 18 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Couple should keep finances separate until they are married »

Dear Dave, My fiancé and I just started your class, but we’re having trouble getting our beginner emergency fund together. We both…

May 14 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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