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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 seen a smartphone app called “Wish.” The app is basically a link to the Wish.com website. Wish is a marketplace for vendors offering inexpensive goods mostly manufactured in China or other Asian countries. […]

April 1st, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,Entertainment,News,Tech | Read More »

Get a new phone for Christmas? Here’s how to add the Gazette icon to it

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 — Fifty years ago this week, I was an excited 9 year old who wasn’t sure which present from Santa to be the most excited about — my Lost In Space B9 robot, or my new banana seat-equipped Schwinn Sting Ray bike. […]

December 28th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Tech | Read More »

USDA grants, loans, to help bring high-speed broadband to rural Kentucky

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — The United States Department of Agriculture has announced investments in a dozen states aimed at improving broadband connectivity, including two areas in Kentucky. The West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative was selected to receive a $3 million grant that will help construct a fiber-to-the-home […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,News,State government,Tech | Read More »

County coroner candidates interviewed today on ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 — Don’t miss today’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show at 11 a.m. on WBRT 1320 AM / 97.1 FM. Margie and Jim’s guests today are the candidates for Nelson County Coroner — incumbent Democrat Field Houghlin and Republican challenger Doug Alexander. Join us this morning […]

September 26th, 2018 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Tech | Read More »

City cable will drop WHAS, WLKY at midnight Dec. 31 if retransmission talks fail

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — Retransmission agreements with two Louisville broadcast stations are set to expire at midnight, Dec. 31, which may mean that Bardstown Cable TV subscribers may find WLKY and WHAS missing from their cable TV lineup Jan. 1. City Electrical Engineer Jeff Mills updated […]

December 27th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Entertainment,News,Tech | Read More »

Fiscal Court delays action on telecom franchise for Kentucky Wired

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 — Nelson Fiscal Court delayed taking action Tuesday morning on a request by Bluegrass Networks for the county to create a telecommunications franchise. The agreement is necessary before Bluegrass Networks can begin building the fiber optic infrastructure as part of the […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Historic,News,Tech | Read More »

Newspaper website anniversary part of my ‘long, strange trip’ through technology

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 9, 2017 — A recent editorial in The Kentucky Standard heralded the 20th anniversary of the launch of the newspaper’s website on May 21, 1997. It’s an anniversary I have kept track of too over the years; 20 years ago, I was the newspaper […]

June 9th, 2017 | Posted in Opinion,Tech | Read More »

Don’t fall for bogus email offering search engine registration for your website

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, March 18, 2017, 12:20 p.m. — The email looked reasonably official and just ominous enough to get my attention. The subject line “Re: nelsoncountygazette.com expiration” was indeed worrisome. The email stated this my Final Reminder of a “pending domain cancellation notice.” I was puzzled because […]

March 18th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Tech | Read More »

Bloomfield Legion post offering free ham radio license class April 8-9

Community news Friday, March 17, 2017 — American Legion Post 288 of Bloomfield is offering a free licensing class for those who wish to become licensed Amateur Radio operators. The class is free; students will be required to purchase a study guide at a cost of $29.95 unless the student has the most current edition […]

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Community News,Tech | Read More »

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 trending Google searches in 2016 (so far) in the Louisville area? The correct answer? The Nelson County Gazette. That’s according to reporter Justin Sayers’ story published […]

December 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Tech | Read More »

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