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Video: Bardstown City Council Finance Committee, Feb. 23, 2017 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 11:44 p.m. – The Bardstown City Council’s finance committee met Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, and discussed amending the current fiscal year budget, as well other topics that included police pay and officer turnover; sending officers to National Police Week in May; costs to replace […]…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »

Video: Nelson County Board of Education, Feb. 22, 2017 »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 3 p.m. – At the regular Feb. 22, 2017 meeting of the Nelson County Board of Education, the board approved a full-time assistant principal position at New Haven School, approved moving to two pay dates per month and accepted an offer of assistance from […]…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

McCoy: House OKs bills on pension transparency, school sports safety »

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By CHAD McCOY 50th District State Representative Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 3 p.m. — The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and floor votes have gone by. We have passed a variety of bipartisan legislation that will go far in increasing government transparency and caring for the […]…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

Four people arrested after drug bust Friday at Hubbards Lane home »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. — Four people were arrested on drug-related charges Friday after a search warrant was served on a home in the 900 block of Hubbards Lane. Detectives from the Bardstown Police Department, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task […]…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

Chief tells committee low pay makes it tough to hire, retain police officers »

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  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 — Two Bardstown Police officers will represent Bardstown at National Police Week in Washington, D.C. this May — provided the city’s police protection can be managed without them. Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram told the city’s finance committee his department’s low […]…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

Court gets update on ‘Rocket Docket’, sheriff’s office Narcan training »

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By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 1 p.m. — Nelson County residents who find themselves facing jail time for a low-level drug offense are taking advantage of a program that helps them get treatment and reduces their time in jail awaiting their day in court. The “Rocket Docket” […]…

Feb 23 2017 / Read More »

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 »
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Four people arrested after drug bust Friday at Hubbards Lane home »

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. — Four people were arrested on drug-related charges Friday after a search warrant was served on a home in the 900 block of Hubbards Lane. Detectives from the Bardstown Police Department, Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task […]

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

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 »

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Obituary: Joseph Elmer Livers, 70, Bardstown »

Joseph Elmer Livers, 70, of Bardstown, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born Dec. 16, 1946, in Nelson County. He was a business owner and operator of Livers Body Shop Inc. and Rhino Lining Central Kentucky with his wife Rita for 46 years. He was ordained in 1982 as…

Feb 27 2017 / Read More »
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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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McCoy: House OKs bills on pension transparency, school sports safety »

By CHAD McCOY 50th District State Representative Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 3 p.m. — The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and floor votes have gone by. We have passed a variety of bipartisan legislation that will go far in increasing government transparency and caring for the…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »
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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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McCoy: House OKs bills on pension transparency, school sports safety »

By CHAD McCOY 50th District State Representative Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 3 p.m. — The pace in Frankfort has picked up substantially, as another week of committee meetings, ceremonies, and…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

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

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Dear Dave, My husband and I have four kids, and I make $50,000 a year. He runs a small business that has…

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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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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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