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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 […]

July 8th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record,Public Safety | 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 […]

July 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,Holidays,News,State government | 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 […]

June 28th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | 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 […]

June 26th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Entertainment,News | 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 […]

June 26th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

County adds health clinic offering to its employee health insurance options

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 19, 2024 — Nelson County Fiscal Court employees will have a new health insurance option during next week’s open enrollment period. Nelson Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to offer its employees access to BluMine Health, a direct primary care provider that will offer county employees […]

June 19th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Health,News | Read More »

Voters will determine if medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed in county

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 19, 2024 — Nelson County residents will have the chance during the November General Election to decide if they want to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Nelson County. Nelson Fiscal Court discussed medical marijuana at Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting, and if the […]

June 19th, 2024 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Pennsyvlania man arrested on alcohol charges following Friday afternoon crash

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2024 — Late Friday afternoon, a Pennsylvania man was arrested on alcohol charges after police determined he was responsible for a two-vehicle crash on Springfield Road at Bardstown Auto Wreckers. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, David Pearson, 46 of Womelsdorf, Pa., was operating a […]

June 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Motorcycle rider injured Friday afternoon in accident on Louisville Road

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2024 — Just before 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, Nelson County deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Louisville Road and Old Louisville Road for a possible injury accident involving a motorcycle. According to the sheriff’s office,, the motorcycle was traveling south on Louisville Road […]

June 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

One dead in a single-vehicle early Friday morning crash on Poplar Flat Road

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2024 — One person died early Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash in the area of 3000 block of Poplar Flat Road. Deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched at 6:30 a.m. Friday for a single-vehicle crash involving a Toyota pickup truck. First responders […]

June 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record | Read More »

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