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Bardstown City Council takes first steps to double the pay of city’s next mayor

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 10, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council discussed and overwhelmingly approved first reading of a measure to double the monthly pay of the mayor of Bardstown. The city’s mayor currently is paid $2,500 a month. The mayor’s pay has been adjusted just once in the […]

May 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves first reading of $58.4 million FY 2022-23 budget

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 3, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court held a first reading on the county’s $58.4 million budget at its first May meeting Tuesday morning, May 3rd. The budget was nearly twice as large as previous budgets. This is due to the inflow of federal rescue plan […]

May 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Heaven Hill unveils plans for $135 million state-of-the-art distillery in Bardstown

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 27, 2022 — Heaven Hill Distillery has announced plans to start construction on a state-of-the-art $135 million distillery on 61 acres at 1015 Bloomfield Pike in Bardstown. According to a company press release, Heaven Hill will have the new distillery in operation by 2024 to help meet […]

April 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News | Read More »

Thrasher: Handy Food Mart coupons violated campaign finance rules

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 5, 2022 — A local Republican judge executive candidate has cried “foul!” over another GOP candidate’s coupons that celebrate the 50th anniversary of his business. According to judge executive candidate Don Thrasher, Tim Hutchins’ Handy Foot Mart coupons being distributed at some of the Nelson […]

April 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Nelson County Gazette website back up after server issues cause 12-hour outage

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, March 25, 2022 — The Nelson County Gazette website was offline for approximately 12 hours after unknown issues arose with the site’s hosing company server farm. A range of sites were affected by the outage, according to tech support. The Gazette received numerous calls, texts and emails from […]

March 26th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Journalism,News | Read More »

Fiscal Court hears details of program that helps officers investigate, solve crimes

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 22, 2022 — A program to assist law enforcement’s ability to investigate crime and pursue criminals was introduced Tuesday duirng Nelson Fiscal Court’s regular meeting. The Bluegrass and Central Kentucky United Police Protection System — otherwise known as BACKUPPS — is a program that allows […]

March 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics | Read More »

Dave Says: Follow the financial plan that works and gets you to your long-term goal

Dear Dave, I just started Baby Step 3 of your plan. It took me about 12 months to pay off $8,000 in debt during Baby Step 2. I am 50, and I work in the printing industry making about $38,000 a year in a city with no local or state income tax. I have not […]

March 17th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Opinion | Read More »

Bardstown Bourbon Co. acquired by Chicago-based investment firm

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 8, 2022 — The Bardstown Bourbon Company, the nation’s largest custom spirits distiller, has been acquired by Chicago-based Pritzker Private Capitol, the companies announced Monday. Mark Erwin, the current president and CEO of Bardstown Bourbon, as well as his management team, will continue to guide the business. […]

March 8th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »

Fiscal Court opts to leave short-term rental regs alone; approves other amendments

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 1, 2022 — At its meeting Tuesday morning, Nelson Fiscal Court opted not to approve proposed changes to the county regulations that regulate short-term rentals and beds and breakfast. The changes would have added guidance in regard to the density of investor-owned short-term rentals in […]

March 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital honors employees with DAISY and BEE awards

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced its DAISY AND BEE award winners for the most recently completed quarter. DAISY AWARD. Jackie Spalding RN, surgical services, of Bardstown, was named recipient of the Daisy Award for extraordinance patient care. A Flaget Memorial Hospital patient nominated Jackie […]

February 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »