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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 »

Legislative update: House moves to push priority legislation as session continues

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representatitve Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 — We returned to Frankfort on Tuesday following the long President’s Day weekend and hit the ground running on the second half of the 2022 General Assembly. In anticipation of the filing deadline on Tuesday of next week, members are filing the last of their […]

February 26th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

McCoy files bill to legalize distilleries’ ability to offer private barrel selections

By CHAD MCCCOY50th District State Representative Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 — House Majority Whip Chad McCoy filed a bill Monday to legalize private barrel selections at distilleries and boost Bourbon tourism with new programs to attract repeat visitors and enhance local communities. “Bourbon is more than a cultural icon. It is a proven economic powerhouse […]

February 16th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Local Huddle House now owned and operated by Bardstown native and his wife

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 — Bardstown’s Huddle House restaurant — a unique fast-food feature in town since 2005 — is now under ownership of a Bardstown native. Jamie Hicks, a veteran restauranteur and Huddle House franchise partner who operates six other Huddle House restaurants, is now the owner of […]

February 14th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »