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Fiscal Court approves long-term lease for new veteran’s park near Justice Center

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 5, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court voted unanimously to enter into a long-term lease with the Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park organization for the property on US150 across from McDonald’s for development into a park honoring the sacrifices of our county’s veterans through the years. The […]

July 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Video | Read More »

B&B: Sheriff lays out reasons to improve pay, benefits for road patrol deputies

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 24, 2022 — Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa was the guest host recently on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” to discuss the need for Nelson Fiscal Court to consider paying the road patrol deputies salaries which are competitive with other agencies and also reward them for their years […]

June 24th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 2022

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court got the first details of the proposed Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park that will be located on county-owned property across from McDonald’s restaurant on Springfield Road. -30-

June 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Video | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets details on the Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Judge Executive Dean Watts and Nelson Fiscal Court members got their first look Tuesday at the proposed Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park. The park will be built on property owned by the county on Springfield Road across from McDonalds. Jerry Janes, speaking for […]

June 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court discusses pay hikes for sheriff’s road patrol deputies

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 17, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, to discuss Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa’s request for more competitive pay for the road patrol deputies, whose salary and benefits are funded by Nelson Fiscal Court. -30-

June 17th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Fiscal Court, sheriff talk pay raises; judge to check pay at other police agencies

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (Corrected 7:33 p.m.) –– Nelson Fiscal Court and the county’s department heads met at a special fiscal court meeting Tuesday to discuss Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa’s request for higher pay for deputies. Nelson Fiscal Court subsidizes the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office to the tune […]

June 14th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS | Read More »

Magistrates finalize their proposed road paving lists for 2022-23 budget cycle

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 6, 2022 — All five magistrates submitted their asphalt paving requests for their districts at Tuesday’s Nelson Fiscal Court meeting. The magistrates made their decisions in consultation with County Engineer Brad Spalding. DISTRICT 1 – KEITH METCALFE 2.14 mile section of Hall-Simpson Loop 0.82 mile […]

June 7th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Tired of ‘beating a dead horse,’ sheriff urges court to upgrade officer pay, benefits

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 7, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court’s meeting ended on a tense note Tuesday morning after Nelson County Sheriff’s Ramon Pineiroa thanked the court for its 7 percent across-the-board employee raise, but told the magistrates the raises fell short of a salary that will retain his […]

June 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Dozens attend city’s annual Memorial Day observance at city cemetery gazebo

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, May 30, 2022 — Dozens of family, friends and neighbors gathered once again this Memorial Day around the gazebo in the Bardstown Cemetery to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Kenny Fogle once again emceed the annual observance, which featured […]

May 30th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Holidays,News | Read More »

Video: Post-primary update with Tim Hutchins, GOP county judge nominee

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 27, 2022 — Tim Hutchins was the studio guest on the May 25, 2022 edition of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Hutchins talks about the primary race and looks ahead to the November General election. -30-

May 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Video | Read More »