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Dave Says: That first $1,000 emergency fund is the first step to future savings »

Dear Dave, Does the amount you advise saving for a beginner emergency fund in Baby Step 1 double for a couple, or does it stay the same? Charlie Dear Charlie, Whether you’re single or married, Baby Step 1 of my plan is to save $1,000 as quickly as possible for a starter emergency fund. This […]…

Nov 12 2019 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital awarded “A” rating by Leapfrog for hospital safety »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 –– The Leapfrog Group has awarded Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade scale for exceptional patient safety. This rating recognizes Flaget Memorial Hospital’s commitment to providing the latest and safest methods of […]…

Nov 11 2019 / Read More »

Holy Trinity Catholic church hosting American Red Cross blood drive Nov. 17 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 — Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 in the church basement. All regular blood donors are invited to attend and donate blood. -30-…

Nov 10 2019 / Read More »

Lawsuit dismissals mean Bardstown Medical Plaza will be part of Baptist Health »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 10, 2019 — Hardin Memorial Hospital — and the recently opened Bardstown Medical Plaza on KY 245 near Corvins — will soon become a part of Baptist Health now that a lawsuit seeking to block the sale will be dropped. The sale of HMH to Baptist was […]…

Nov 9 2019 / Read More »

Elizabethtown woman dies in Thursday afternoon High Grove Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 — An Elizabethtown woman with Nelson County ties died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a crash on High Grove Road with a semi tractor-trailer. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Samantha D. Smith, 31, formerly of Bardstown, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacificia […]…

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Conservatives need balanced perspective on election »

By JIM WATERSPresident, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 — Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino once complained about Wildcat fans who were “consumed by (the University of) Louisville,” meaning a loss to their rivals in November leaves a permanent asterisk next to an entirely otherwise successful 30-win season […]…

Nov 7 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Achieve financial success by breaking your old spending habits »

Dear Dave, I’ve gotten out of debt before following your plan, but I always seem to fall right back in. I find myself spending more than I mean to whenever I go out shopping or running errands. I’m tired of all this, and I want to stop busting my budget and get control of my […]…

Nov 7 2019 / Read More »

Video: President Trump’s comments at rally at Lexington’s Rupp Arena »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 5, 2019 — Video of President Donald Trump’s rally at Lexington’s Rupp Arena. Nearly 20,000 supporters packed Rupp to the rafters to listen as Trump touted the accomplishments of Gov. Matt Bevin as well as his own. Running time: About 1 hour 23 minutes. -30-…

Nov 5 2019 / Read More »

Magistrate’s request to rotate bulky item pickup areas fails in Nelson Fiscal Court »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 — A move by Magistrate Gary Coulter to change the order that areas are picked up during the county’s bulky item pickup failed at Tuesday’s meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court. Coulter said that part of his district are in the area that is […]…

Nov 5 2019 / Read More »

Bevin wins Nelson, loses Ky.; Republican downticket candidates sweep state races »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 — Gov. Matt Bevin and the Republican downticket carried Nelson County — with the exception of the Secretary of State’s races with Heather French Henry outpacing Republican Michael G. Adams by a slim 208 vote margin. Voter turnout in Nelson County was a […]…

Nov 5 2019 / Read More »

Column: Assault rifle ban ignores statistics on weapons used to commit violent crime »

By WALTER WILLIAMS Syndicated Columnist Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 — Gun control did not become politically acceptable until the Gun Control Act of 1968 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law’s primary focus was to regulate commerce in firearms by prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers and importers. Today’s […]…

Nov 1 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 30-31, 2019 »

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Jerry Brandon Parkerson, 36, non-payment of court costs, fees or fines. Zachary David Goodlett, 38, failure to appear. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 Joshua Wade Steele, 31, failure to appear (2 counts). Austin Ray Ramsey, 20, failure to appear […]…

Oct 31 2019 / Read More »

Veteran’s Day is an opportunity to honor those who sacrificed for our freedom »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 — Every Nov. 11 Americans observe Veterans Day to honor the millions of men and women who have served, or are serving, in the nation’s armed forces. No holiday says “America” the way Veterans Day does. We celebrate not just our freedom, independence and democracy, […]…

Oct 31 2019 / Read More »

Bischoff plans to challenge Rep. Chad McCoy in May 2020 Republican primary »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 — The man who won the Republican primary for magistrate and nearly beat the incumbent in 2018 announced his intention to challenge state Rep. Chad McCoy for the Republican nomination for 50th District state representative. Boston-area resident Philip H. Bischoff Jr. announced in a press […]…

Oct 29 2019 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 9-11, 2019 »

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Lonnie Christopher Jones, 37, wanton endangerment, first-degree; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.; one headlight. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 Sierra Brooke Scheich, 18, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol under 21 years […]

Nov 11 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 8-9, 2019 »

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Garland Kenneth Travis, 37, contempt of court. James Garland Green, 44, receiving stolen property (firearm); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); probation violation (for felony offense); failure to appear. James Daniel […]

Nov 9 2019 / Read More »

Elizabethtown woman dies in Thursday afternoon High Grove Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 — An Elizabethtown woman with Nelson County ties died Thursday afternoon from injuries sustained in a crash on High Grove Road with a semi tractor-trailer. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Samantha D. Smith, 31, formerly of Bardstown, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacificia […]

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 7, 2019 »

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. April Lynn Hill-Mingus, 54, possession controlled substanc, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; license to be in possession; one headlight; failure to appear. Steven S. Luvisi, 44, contempt of court. James Edward Peel, 28, contempt of […]

Nov 8 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 5-6, 2019 »

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Joseph Anthony Smith Jr., 41, contempt of court. LaShawn Tonge, 30, failure to appear Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 Cory Hamilton Hood, 34, contempt of court. Brandy Nicole Meredith, 37, failure to appear. Susan Lynn Marshall, 31, contempt of […]

Nov 7 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 4-5, 2019 »

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Jacqueline Rennee Bartley, 27, probation violation (for felony offense). Kris Earl McFadden, 38, contempt of court. David Christopher West, 37, contempt of court. William Julian Clark, 28, possession controlled substances, first-degree (heroin); rear license not illuminated. Tuesday, Nov. […]

Nov 5 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 1-3, 2019 »

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Bonnie Jean Wheeler, 43, non-payment of court costs, fees or fines (4 counts); probation violation (for misdemeanor offense) (2 counts); failure to appear (2 counts). Steven Eric Brown, 36, failure to appear. Steven Michael Mattingly, 29, operating a […]

Nov 4 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 30-31, 2019 »

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Jerry Brandon Parkerson, 36, non-payment of court costs, fees or fines. Zachary David Goodlett, 38, failure to appear. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 Joshua Wade Steele, 31, failure to appear (2 counts). Austin Ray Ramsey, 20, failure to appear […]

Oct 31 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 28-29, 2019 »

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. James Christopher Montgomery, 46, contempt of court. Jackie Lynn Allen, 40, failure to appear. Laura Lynnette Braghini, 34, criminal trespass, first-degree. Zachery Levi Perkins, 30, contempt of court. Shawn Lee Armstrong, 20, operating a motor vehicle under the […]

Oct 29 2019 / Read More »

Kentucky State Police welcome three new Troopers from recent academy class »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 — The Kentucky State Police Post 4 welcomed three new Troopers to their ranks: Troopers Matt Johnson, Dillon Spencer and John Goldsborough. The three were among 48 cadets to graduate the training academy in Frankfort on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. The graduates consisted of […]

Oct 29 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct 25-28, 2019 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Friday Oct. 25, 2019 Roger Lee Davis, 37, sell of a simulated controlled substance; possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine). Jordan Isabella Jones, 18, sell of a simulated controlled substance; possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine). Anthony Patrick Hurst, 34, no registration plates; operating […]

Oct 28 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 23, 2019 »

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Christopher Jyjuan Taylor, 28, failure to appear. Emily Brooke Duncan, 29, failure to appear (4 counts); non-payment of court costs, fees or fines. Brian Chrisothe Mattingly, 46, failure to appear. Wayd Hart Jr., 43, disorderly conduct, second-degree. -30-

Oct 25 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 23, 2019 »

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Vincent Earl Beavers, 35, probation violation (for felony offense). Lanes Cubi Green, 20, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, all others, $500 or more but under $10,000. Matena Jean Thurman, 24, failure to appear. Clarissa Lavonne Douglas, 44, […]

Oct 24 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 22, 2019 »

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. John Robert Gray, 36, non-payment of court costs, fees or fines. Devonte Deshon Conner, 26, failure to appear. Timothy Dean Bartley, 25, failure to appear. -30-

Oct 23 2019 / Read More »

Video

  • Video: President Trump’s comments at rally at Lexington’s Rupp Arena

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  • Video: Oct. 15, 2019 — Nelson County Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Oct. 15, 2019 NC Board of Education regular meeting

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  • Bradford & Brooks Video: Oct. 9, 2019, Heather French Henry interview

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  • Video: Nelson County Schools Board of Education regular meeting

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  • Video: Sept. 17, 2019 Bardstown City Schools Board of Education meeting

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  • Video: Sept. 17, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Sept. 10, 2019 Bardstown City Council meeting

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  • Video: Bradford & Brooks interview w/Sheri Donahue, state auditor candidate

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  • Video: Aug 20, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Aug. 20, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court – Don Thrasher and Eric Shelburne

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  • Bradford & Brooks Video: Aug. 14, 2019 – Mike Caperton, court of appeals candidate

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  • Video: Aug. 1, 2019 NC Board of Education working session

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  • Video: Aug. 6, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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Obituary: Ricky Neal Piper, 57, Bardstown »

Ricky Neal Piper, 57, of Bardstown, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 22, 1961, to the late Roberta Piper. He was a former employee of the Courier Journal and Rob Hibbs Trucking. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Stansbury Piper;…

Nov 12 2019 / Read More »

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Dave Says: That first $1,000 emergency fund is the first step to future savings »

Dear Dave, Does the amount you advise saving for a beginner emergency fund in Baby Step 1 double for a couple, or does it stay the same? Charlie Dear Charlie,…

Nov 12 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Conservatives need balanced perspective on election »

By JIM WATERSPresident, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 — Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino…

Nov 7 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Achieve financial success by breaking your old spending habits »

Dear Dave, I’ve gotten out of debt before following your plan, but I always seem to fall right back in. I find…

Nov 7 2019 / Read More »

Column: Assault rifle ban ignores statistics on weapons used to commit violent crime »

By WALTER WILLIAMS Syndicated Columnist Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 — Gun control did not become politically acceptable until the Gun Control Act…

Nov 1 2019 / Read More »

Tech

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…

Apr 16 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…

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 »

‘Hacked’ email message displayed for a short time to Gazette readership »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — The text of a common email scam was inadvertently posted on the Nelson County Gazette for a short period…

Jul 16 2019 / Read More »

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