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Veterans, families attend annual Memorial Day observance at city cemetery

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, 2024 — Following a weekend of heavy rains and stormy weather, the Bardstown Cemetery was blessed with bright, beautiful blue skies in time for Monday morning’s local observance of Memorial Day. Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Kenny Fogle served again as emcee, and […]

May 27th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,County government,Historic,Holidays,News | Read More »

Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. Monday at Bardstown Cemetery

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2024 — The annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the City of Bardstown will be held at 11 a.m Monday, May 27, ,2024, at its usual spot, at the gazebo in the Bardstown City Cemetery. Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton will welcome guests and honored speakers. Nelson County […]

May 22nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Historic,Holidays,News | Read More »

Pro golfers to compete for $13,000 in Bourbon Open tournament prize money

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 9, 2024 — Local sports fans will have the opportunity to see some of the best professional golfers in Kentucky battle it out for the top prize of $6,000 when the Bourbon Open tees it up on Saturday. Thirty golfers will begin teeing off at 12:30 p.m. […]

May 9th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Historic,News | Read More »

Former Mayor Dixie Hibbs honored on 20th anniversary of Farmer’s Market pavilion

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Fdriday, April 26, 2024 — Local elected officials and members of the community turned out Friday morning for a ceremony to honor the 20th anniversary of the Farmer’s Market Pavillion and to a former mayor whose vision and dedication made it possible — Dixie Hibbs. Bardstown Mayor […]

April 26th, 2024 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Historic,News | Read More »

GOP voter registrations top Democratic voters for first time in county history

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, April 5, 2024 — The voter registration numbers in Nelson County broke a historic threshold last month when the county officially turned red, i.e., the majority of voters in the county are registered Republicans. After decades of the Democratic party being the dominant political party, the GOP — […]

April 5th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Stephen Foster Drama Association to present Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 — The Stephen Foster Drama Association announced Thursday that the 2024 Summer Broadway Musical will be Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Tickets will go on sale Mon., Jan. 8th. The show, set to be performed in July 2024, will take place at the J. Dan Talbott […]

January 5th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Entertainment,Historic,News | Read More »

Fiscal court votes down Luxco’s proposed Botland warehouse complex

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 — After more than 15 minutes of discussion among the magistrates, the members of Nelson Fiscal Court voted 3-2 to deny Luxrow Inc.’s application to build distilled spirits warehouses on 182 acres of land in the Botland community. The decision came after the […]

December 20th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,Historic | Read More »

Bardstown Baptist Church hosts Live Nativity scene this weekend, Dec. 15-17

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Bardstown Baptist Church will once again present its time-honored Christmas Live Nativity on the front lawn of the church from 6 to 8 p.m. on the evenings of Dec. 15-17, 2023. Members and live animals will be re-enacting the manger scene and the birth of the baby Jesus. Following […]

December 10th, 2023 | Posted in Community News,Entertainment,Historic,News,Religion News | Read More »

City council takes first steps to sell off city’s cable TV, internet business

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 — Tuesday night the Bardsdtown City Council approved a move that will lead to the sale of its cable TV and internet business known as Bardstown Connect. A press release from City Hall explained that the city’s public utilities require ongoing infrastructure upgrades and those […]

November 29th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Historic,Politics,Tech | Read More »

Higdon: Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate blessings and family with gratitude

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 — When I think about Thanksgiving, the traditional family gathering for a turkey dinner comes to mind. But this season brings other traditions that also contribute to the fabric of this great state—and nation. Thanksgiving has endured since the time of the Pilgrims. It started […]

November 18th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,Holidays,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

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