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Judge Simms delays ruling on motions filed by defendants in Crystal Rogers case

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 17, 2024 — One of the defendants charged in the murder of Crystal Rogers appeared in Nelson Circuit Court briefly Thursday afternoon. Joseph Lawson is facing charges that include complicity to murder and tampering with evidence in the disappearance and presumed murder of Crystal rogers. Nelson Circuit […]

July 18th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Man arrested here on prostitution-related charges faces similar charges in Richmond

BY JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, July 12, 2024 — A Louisville man arrested by Bardstown Police in February 2023 in the wake of a human traffickiing and prostitution investigation at Asian spas in Bardstown was recently arrested on similar charges in Richmond. Shizhe Jin, 54, of Louisville, was arrested Thursday, July […]

July 13th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Jailer: Inmate’s story is proof that state’s mental health system is broken

By JUSTIN HALLNelson County Jailer Friday, June 14, 2024 — In August 2023, I encountered a woman whose plight has become emblematic of the severe issues plaguing our mental health system in Kentucky. This woman, whom I’ll call Jane for the sake of privacy, was arrested and found to be severely mentally ill. Recognizing her […]

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

KSP investigate fatal Tuesday crash on WK Parkway in Grayson County

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 4, 2024 — On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, just before 1:30 p.m. Central time, the Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown was requested by the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Office to investigate a two-vehicle fatal collision on the Western Kentucky Parkway near the 116 mile-marker. The preliminary […]

June 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Fiscal Court delays taking action on New Hope Fire request to raise annual dues $20

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 4, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court discussed and debated a request by the New Hope Fire Department to raise its annual fire protection dues from $40 to $60. Magistrate Keith Metcalfe argued that a $20 increase was too much for his constituents to accept, especially […]

June 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

City issues boil water advisory for large area for customers south of Bardstown

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 4, 2024 **UPDATED** — The City of Bardstown has significantly expanded its original boil water advisory to include the southern half of Bardstown, southern Nelson County to just south of Balltown and west to the Boston area. See the new map for details. Duie to a major […]

June 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

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