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WOKH 102.7 FM to carry all Bethlehem Eagles football games this season »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REORT Thursday, July 17, 2024 — The Bardstown Radio Team, owner and operator of WOKH FM, announced this week that in cooperation with Bethlehem High School athletics and Bethlehem High School alumni, that all of the Bethlehem High School Eagle football games will be broadcast on WOKH FM, 102.7, The […]…

Jul 18 2024 / Read More »

Judge Simms delays ruling on motions filed by defendants in Crystal Rogers case »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 17, 2024 — One of the defendants charged in the murder of Crystal Rogers appeared in Nelson Circuit Court briefly Thursday afternoon. Joseph Lawson is facing charges that include complicity to murder and tampering with evidence in the disappearance and presumed murder of Crystal rogers. Nelson Circuit […]…

Jul 18 2024 / Read More »

‘Little Mermaid’ opens Wednesday live on stage at J. Dan Talbott amphitheatre »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, July 14, 2024 — Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” comes to life this Wednesday evening, July 17, 2024, and Friday evening, July 19, 2024, at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre at My Old Kentucky Home State Park. With eight performances lined up this summer, there are plenty of opportunities […]…

Jul 15 2024 / Read More »

Shopping center owners asks Whiskey City Cruisers to cease use of parking lot »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, July 14, 2024 — The Whiskey City Cruisers have been advised that the owners of Kentucky Home Square shopping center no longer will allow the car group to hold its twice-monthly cruises in their parking lot. For years, the group has held one or two car cruises a […]…

Jul 14 2024 / Read More »

Man arrested here on prostitution-related charges faces similar charges in Richmond »

BY JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, July 12, 2024 — A Louisville man arrested by Bardstown Police in February 2023 in the wake of a human traffickiing and prostitution investigation at Asian spas in Bardstown was recently arrested on similar charges in Richmond. Shizhe Jin, 54, of Louisville, was arrested Thursday, July […]…

Jul 13 2024 / Read More »

Video: Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks completion of expanded Mayor’s Park »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, July 11, 2024 — Dozens turned out Thursday afternoon in the mid-afternoon sun for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the expanded Mayor’s Park at the corner of North third Street and Broadway. Running time: About 19 minutes. -30-…

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Dozens turn out to celebrate completion of the city’s expanded Mayor’s Park »

By ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 11, 2024 — The recently completed and expanded Mayor’s Park at the corner of North Third Street and Broadway was officially dedicated Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and comments marking this historic occasion. A crowd of local officials, organizations, and residents turned out for […]…

Jul 11 2024 / Read More »

Video: Dixie Hibbs is guest on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 10, 2024 — Local historian Dixie Hibbs was the guest Wednesday, July 10, 2024, on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Dixie talked about the history of Bourbon making here in Nelson County, and how the industry found new popularity in the 1990s. Running time: 39 minutes. […]…

Jul 11 2024 / Read More »

Video: Judge hears Houck’s motions for a trial separate from co-defendants »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, July 8, 2024 — Nelson Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms III heard arguments kMonday, July 8, 2024, by attorneys defending Crystal Rogers defendant Brooks Houck in regard a request to sever his trial from that of his co-defendants, Steve Lawson and Joey Lawson. Houck’s attorneys argued that […]…

Jul 9 2024 / Read More »

Judge denies Steve Lawson’s motion to dismiss charges in Crystal Rogers case »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, July 8, 2024 — Nelson Circuit Judge Charles Simms III last week denied a request from Steve Lawson to dismiss the charges against him in the Crystal Rogers murder case. Lawson’s attorney, Ted Lavitt, argued before the court last month that his client had given investigators […]…

Jul 8 2024 / Read More »

Brooks Houck’s attorneys argue for separate trail in Crystal Rogers case »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, July 8, 2024 — Nelson Circuit Judge Charles Simms III heard arguments in court this morning to hear arguments by Brooks Houck’s attorneys regarding a motion for a separate trial in the Crystal Rogers murder case. Prosecutors have asked the court to try the three co-defendants […]…

Jul 8 2024 / Read More »

County votes to place medical marijuana question on November election ballot »

By JIM BROOKS & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 2, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution that will allow county residents to vote on the question of allowing medical marijuana businesses to operate in Nelson County. The resolution will place the following question on the November ballot: “Are you […]…

Jul 2 2024 / Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Biden’s debate performance a hard-to-watch train wreck »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, June 27, 2024 — The first presidential debate ended about an hour ago, and it was one of the hardest political broadcasts I’ve ever watched. Former President Trump, well, he turned in his expected performance of over-the-top descriptions of his administration, along with a heaping helping of lies and […]…

Jun 28 2024 / Read More »

Acclaimed Nelson County author to take part in book discussion tomorrow at library »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 26, 2024 — Noted Nelson County native and author Fenton Johnson will be visiting the main branch of the Nelson County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2024, as part of the 63rd annual Kentucky Reads program. Join Johnson and participants in the library’s […]…

Jun 26 2024 / Read More »

City council reviews its options regarding medical marijuana businesses in city »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 26, 2024 — The Bardstown City Council discussed how the city should handle the possibility of a medical marijuana dispensary that might wish to be located in the Bardstown city limits. County and city governments have the option to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their […]…

Jun 26 2024 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, July 20, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 20 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, July 19, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, July 18, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 19 2024 / Read More »

Judge Simms delays ruling on motions filed by defendants in Crystal Rogers case »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 17, 2024 — One of the defendants charged in the murder of Crystal Rogers appeared in Nelson Circuit Court briefly Thursday afternoon. Joseph Lawson is facing charges that include complicity to murder and tampering with evidence in the disappearance and presumed murder of Crystal rogers. Nelson Circuit […]

Jul 18 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, July 17, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 17 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, July 16, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, July 15, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 16 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, July 14, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 14 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, July 13, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 14 2024 / Read More »

Man arrested here on prostitution-related charges faces similar charges in Richmond »

BY JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, July 12, 2024 — A Louisville man arrested by Bardstown Police in February 2023 in the wake of a human traffickiing and prostitution investigation at Asian spas in Bardstown was recently arrested on similar charges in Richmond. Shizhe Jin, 54, of Louisville, was arrested Thursday, July […]

Jul 13 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, July 12, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 13 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, July 11, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 12 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, July 10, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 11 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — July 7-9, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

Jul 10 2024 / Read More »

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Obituary: Therese Martin Thompson Lawson, 89, Bardstown »

Therese Martin Thompson Lawson, 89, of Bardstown, died Wednesday, July 17, 2024, surround by her loved ones. She was born Feb. 9, 1935, in New Haven. Family would like to thank everyone for sharing in her care, and a special thanks to Joann Hutchins and Rose Perkins. She was preceded in death by her husband,…

Jul 20 2024 / Read More »

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Jim’s Political Notebook: Biden’s debate performance a hard-to-watch train wreck »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, June 27, 2024 — The first presidential debate ended about an hour ago, and it was one of the hardest political broadcasts I’ve ever…

Jun 28 2024 / Read More »

Jailer: Inmate’s story is proof that state’s mental health system is broken »

By JUSTIN HALLNelson County Jailer Friday, June 14, 2024 — In August 2023, I encountered a woman whose plight has become emblematic…

Jun 15 2024 / Read More »

Legislative Update: Lawmakers return to Frankfort for the 2024 Interim session »

By Sen. JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, June 8, 2024 — Lawmakers returned to Frankfort this week for the start of…

Jun 9 2024 / Read More »

Letter: An uncle ponders advice for his niece at her high school graduation »

By CHARLIE MCCLAINSpecial to the Nelson County Gazette To my niece There’s a photo, recently posted on my social media. Well, technically,…

May 30 2024 / Read More »

Tech

Hearing canceled for anaerobic digester facility; will be scheduled for March »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 — The public hearing scheduled this week regarding the proposed anaerobic digester…

Feb 17 2024 / Read More »

Video: Sale of city’s cable TV, internet discussed on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 — Aaron Boles, the City of Bardstown administrator, was the studio guest…

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Bardstown council votes to sell municipal city cable TV, internet to Spectrum »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 — Following a closed executive session, the Bardstown City Council…

Feb 14 2024 / Read More »

Town & Country Bank warns customers who may receive fake text messages »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. is warning customers of fake text messages being received by bank customers…

Apr 15 2024 / Read More »

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