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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 »

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 »

Bluegrass Beacon: Government can calm inflation fears with meaningful policies

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 7, 2022 — Welcome to the scary return of inflation, which Ronald Reagan famously described “as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” While Transportation Secretary Jim Gray isn’t quite as intense in portraying the […]

July 7th, 2022 | Posted in News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bardstown City Council OKs $73.6 million FY 2023 budget, internet expansion plans

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council gave final approval Tuesday night to the city’s $73.6 million Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The budget includes $20 million in utility infrastructure projects, as well as $100,000 committed to the preliminary design and field work for a multipurpose […]

June 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Politics | Read More »

B&B: Sheriff lays out reasons to improve pay, benefits for road patrol deputies

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 24, 2022 — Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa was the guest host recently on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” to discuss the need for Nelson Fiscal Court to consider paying the road patrol deputies salaries which are competitive with other agencies and also reward them for their years […]

June 24th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

Video: Bardstown City Council meeting of Tuesday, June 14, 2022

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 18, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council met in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the council chambers next to the Rec Center gym on Xavier Drive. Running time: About 1 hour, 22 minutes. -30-

June 18th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,City Government,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Election 2022: Filing deadline passes, the non-partisan races are set for November

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 8, 2022 — Now that the deadline to file for non-partisan races passed at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7th, we now have a clear picture of the candidates who will be on the November General Election ballot. BARDSTOWN MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL. Incumbent Mayor Dick […]

June 9th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Tired of ‘beating a dead horse,’ sheriff urges court to upgrade officer pay, benefits

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 7, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court’s meeting ended on a tense note Tuesday morning after Nelson County Sheriff’s Ramon Pineiroa thanked the court for its 7 percent across-the-board employee raise, but told the magistrates the raises fell short of a salary that will retain his […]

June 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Heaven Hill breaks ground on new distillery named for one lost in 1996 blaze

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 6, 2022 — Bardstown’s Heaven Hill broke ground Monday on its new $135 million distillery, bestowing it with the name of the company’s original distillery that was destroyed by fire in 1996. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear joined Heaven Hill President Max Shapira and the company’s master distiller, […]

June 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »