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Review: Budget-priced Hisense Chromebook packs a lot of value in small package

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 5 p.m. — Whenever I’m discussing computers with my 20-year-old son, I frequently am reminded of just how much technology has changed since I got my first personal computer — a Commodore C-64 in 1984. The decision to buy a computer […]

September 17th, 2016 | Posted in Tech | Read More »

Company seeks franchise to bring ‘microcell’ wireless tech to Bardstown

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5 p.m. — Residents and visitors to Bardstown will likely soon have access to improved cellphone and wireless data coverage when demand surges thanks to a company that wants to bring “microcell” technology to town. KY Backhaul Transmission Networks LLC has contacted […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Politics,Public Safety,Tech | Read More »

‘Dead’ and gone? AMC likely going dark Dec. 31 unless deal is reached

    By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — Fans of AMC’s “Walking Dead” are likely to miss seeing all of the series’ mid-season marathon if the channel goes dark at midnight Thursday as anticipated. Jeff Mills, city electrical engineer, told the Bardstown City Council Tuesday […]

December 30th, 2015 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Politics,Tech | Read More »

Safer shopping: Five places to never use your bank debit or credit card

NC GAZETTE/ WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 1 p.m. — According to ConsumerCredit.com, 80% of consumers use their debit cards for everyday purchases like gas, meals and groceries instead of cash. While a card is more convenient to simply swipe through a machine versus counting out change and worrying if you have […]

December 17th, 2015 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Tech | Read More »

Town & Country Bank ATMs hit by ‘skimmers’ on arts, crafts weekend

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 — Debit or credit card users who used two of Town & Country Bank and Trust ATMs had their card information stolen during a 24-hour period on the weekend of the Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antique Fair Oct. 10 and 11. […]

November 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Tech | Read More »

Ham radio club meeting Aug. 10, 26; conducts on-air training nets

Community News Sunday, July 26, 2015 — The Bardstown-based Kentucky Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the main Nelson County EMS Station 1 on Buchanan Boulevard off Bloomfield Road. All amateur radio operators and anyone interested in learning about amateur radio is encouraged to attend. […]

July 26th, 2015 | Posted in Community News,Tech | Read More »

Latest Nielsen ratings show WBRT leading other stations in listenership

By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, April 2, 2015 — The 2015 Nielsen ratings released March 30 show that WBRT is not only the most listened to radio station in Nelson County, but it achieved its highest listenership ratings ever. Not only does WBRT have the largest audience at any given time […]

April 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Tech | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Lessons from the high cost of high-speed failure

By JIM WATERS Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Saturday, March 21, 2015, 4 p.m. – While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and operate a broadband network at taxpayers’ expense, citizens who take a moment to look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places should […]

March 21st, 2015 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Tech | Read More »

A mix of old & new technology improves severe weather safety

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan’s message Monday night was clear: Don’t wait until severe weather is arriving to think about you and your family’s personal safety. Sullivan was in Bardstown for a weather spotter training class, attended by a mix […]

March 10th, 2015 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Tech | Read More »

Bardstown Police: Craigslist sellers need to be alert for fake check scam

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m. — The Bardstown Police Department are warning Craigslist users to be alert for a fake-check scam that is targeting sellers on the online classified ad system. The scam involves a potential buyer offering to send a check for more than the cost […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,News,Tech | Read More »