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House update: General Assembly prepares to reconvene Tuesday, Feb. 7th

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — As lawmakers prepare to reconvene the 2023 Regular Session, legislative committees are continuing to lay the framework for the legislation we will consider during the remaining 26 legislative days. While the past several sessions have been consumed by major issues like the budget, tax […]

January 24th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Report: Special prosecutor named to investigate Rogers, Ballard, Ellis cases

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 — A special prosecutor has been appointed for the investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, the murder of her father, Tommy Ballard, and the 2013 murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. WLKY TV reports that Shane Young, Hardin County’s Commonwealth Attorney, has been […]

January 21st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Free session offers information on becoming a CASA volunteer

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 — Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer can attend a CASA Informational Night, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the CASA Office, 219 East Muir Ave. on the third floor. What does it means to be […]

January 13th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Courts,Public Safety | Read More »

City council fetes firefighter’s swift water rescue, Bardstown Tiger football team

By JIM AND ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 (Corrected 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023) — Lt. Cory Lanham of the Bardstown Fire Department was honored at the start of Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting for his swift water rescues he conducted on January 3rd on Springfield Road in […]

January 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Road condition updates available on local police, sheriff’s office Facebook pages

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 — Before you decide to leave home in your vehicle, you may want to check out the Bardstown Police Department or Nelson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook pages. This evening, BPD officers are posting periodic Facebook Live videos showing and discussing the deteriorating road conditions. The […]

December 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Public Safety | Read More »

Nelson County Civic Center open this weekend as a temporary warming shelter

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 — With bitter cold wind chill temperatures in the forecast, Nelson County residents who may find themselves without heat or electric for their heat can go to the Nelson County Civic Center, 310 S. Third St. in Bardstown. The civic center will be open through […]

December 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Public Safety,Weather | Read More »

Police, ATF investigating explosive device found in 300 block of North First Street

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 — Bardstown Police, assisted by the Louisville Metro Police Department’s bomb squad and Kentucky State Police, investigated what appeared to be a improvised explosive device located in the 300 block of North First Street in Bardstown Friday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area at […]

December 16th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

New city council, mayor sworn-in; local youth honored for life-saving actions

By JIM AND ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 — Before the start of Tuesday evening’s Bardstown City Council meeting, Nelson District Judge Jack Kelley conducted the swearing-in ceremony for the six incumbent council members who were re-elected in November and for Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton was re-elected without opposition. […]

December 16th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets a demo of the next generation voting machines

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court got its first preview of the new voting machines offered by Harp Enterprises at its meeting Tuesday morning. Harp representative Ross Robertson previewed the latest model voting machines to the court, including the latest machines designed for voters with […]

December 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Prewitt named chair of healthcare emergency response coaltion

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 — Joe Prewitt, the Nelson County Emergency Services Director, has been named the interim chairman of the Healthcare Emergency Response & Advisory Coalition. As chairman, Prewitt will lead the coalition’s executive leadership committee, which includes representatives from public health, hospital, Emergency Management and other healthcare […]

November 19th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,Community News,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »