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Watts press conference defends fiscal court’s record on sheriff’s office pay

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 28, 2022 — With just four days left before he leaves office, Judge Executive Dean Watts held a press conference Thursday afternoon to push back on what he labeled as unfair criticism of Nelson Fiscal Court and the pay the court provides to road patrol […]

July 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Video: ‘Bradford & Brooks’ interview with Jeff Lear, candidate for Dist. 4 magistrate

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 27, 2022 — Incumbent District 4 magistrate Jeff Lear was the studio guest today on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Lear discussed future issues facing the county and his thoughts on managing the county’s budget. Running time: 46 minutes, 49 seconds. -30-

July 27th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,Politics,Video | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court discusses distilled spirits tax issue at special-called meeting

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 26, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court meet Tuesday morning for a special-called meeting in what Judge Executive Dean Watts said would definitely be his final meeting. Most of the meeting focused on a discussion about the taxes placed on aging whiskey while it sits in […]

July 26th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Jailer switches political party, endorses Republicans for county judge, jailer

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 21, 2022 — Nelson County Jailer John “Buck” Snellen, a lifelong Democrat, changed his party registration to Republican Thursday afternoon at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. “I think the Republican party works more for people in general,” he said. Snellen is also endorsing two Republicans […]

July 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting, July 19, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 — The July 19, 2022 meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court was the final meeting for Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts, who will step down as judge executive on July 31, 2022. -30-

July 19th, 2022 | Posted in County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Video | Read More »

Judge Executive Deans Watts’ final fiscal court meeting is business as usual

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 19, 2022 — Judge Executive Dean Watts led the final fiscal court meeting of his career Tuesday morning. During the meeting, Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa presented Watts with a shadow box that featured the emblems representing the magistrates and the various county departments Watts […]

July 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Historic,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

City has resolved issue that caused discolored water to some utility customers

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 14, 2022 — Some Bardstown water customers have been experience discolored water from their taps in recent weeks. According to the City of Bardstown, the discoloration is the result of manganese levels being higher than normal due to Sympson Lake’s low level. The water intake structure at […]

July 14th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Bardstown council honors Watts, approves Elm Grove zoning change request

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 12, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night declaring that July 31, 2022 will be Judge Executive Dean Watts Day. Mayor Dick Heaton said the he and the council wanted to honor Watts’ many years of service as an elected official. […]

July 13th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News | Read More »

Health condition prompts Watts to step down early as Nelson Co. judge executive

By JIM BROOKSNElson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 7, 2022 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts announced Thursday morning that due to recent health issues, he will step down as judge executive effective July 31, 2022. Watts’ press release states that he has sent a letter to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear advising […]

July 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

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 »