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Letter: The value of accepting defeat and civic engagement

To the editor,, As March Madness captivated the nation, the disappointment of University of Kentucky’s loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament echoed among fans, myself included. This defeat prompted a profound reflection: would the game hold the same thrill if victory were guaranteed each time? The unequivocal answer is no. This notion […]

April 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

John Downs named new president/COO of the NCEDA Partners for Progress

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — After a competitive three-month application process, the Nelson County Economic Development Agency (NCEDA) Board is pleased to announce John Downs, of Bardstown, will be joining the NCEDA team as President/COO effective May 15, 2024. Downs brings 40 years of experience working for local government […]

April 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Community News,County government,News | Read More »

50th District state rep. debate set for Thursday at TNHS auditorium

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — Nelson County America First will sponsor a debate between the two Republican candidates for 50th District state representative. The debate, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2024, at the Thomas Nelson Hjigh School auditorium, will feature both Republican candidates, incumbent state Rep. Candy […]

April 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News | 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 warning them of possible fraud charges on their bank debit cards. According to the bank, a number of bank customers have received text messages advising […]

April 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Tech | Read More »

Higdon, Massaroni secure $86 million in state funds for local road projects

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, April 13, 20224 — Senate Transportation Chair Jimmy Higdon, and 50th District state Rep. Candy Massaroni have secured millions of dollars over the next two years supporting local road projects in Nelson County. Included in the state’s two-year road plan, House Bill 266, Massaroni and Higdon helped secure […]

April 13th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

GOP voter registrations top Democratic voters for first time in county history

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, April 5, 2024 — The voter registration numbers in Nelson County broke a historic threshold last month when the county officially turned red, i.e., the majority of voters in the county are registered Republicans. After decades of the Democratic party being the dominant political party, the GOP — […]

April 5th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Hutchins unveils 10 Commandments, other historic documents at fiscal court

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 2, 2024 — On Tuesday morning, Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins opened the fiscal court meeting by unveiling copies of what he said were important historical documents — copies of the Ten Commandments, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution […]

April 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Crystal Rogers defendants appear in Nelson Circuit Court for case review

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, March 21, 2024 — The three defendants in the Crystal Roers case were in Nelson Circuit Court this afternoon for a status hearing and to allow the judge to consider a variety of motions filed by both the prosecutors and the three defense teams. Stephen Lawson […]

March 21st, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — March 18-20, 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 booked into the […]

March 21st, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,Police / Fire / EMS | Read More »

Friday afternoon police chase of stolen truck ends after hitting school bus

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, March 15, 2024 — A Bardstown man who stole a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was injured Friday afternoon following a police chase that ended when the stolen truck struck a school bus on Louisville Road near Cox’s Creek Elementary School. According to a press release, Nelson County […]

March 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Public Safety | Read More »

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