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Special Bloomfield City Council meeting seeks public on recent city issues

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 31, 2023 — A special meeting of the Bloomfield City Council is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1st, at the Northeast Nelson County Firehouse, 130 Perry St., in Bloomfield. Bloomfield residents who have signed up will have an opportunity to speak to the council on the […]

May 31st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

Clarification: Senior discount on county garbage rate includes a means test

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, May 18, 2023 — On Thursday, May 11th, I wrote and posted a news story about Nelson Fiscal Court’s approval of new garbage rates that will be effective July 1st, 2023. In that story, I mentioned that a discounted garbage rate (50 percent off the standard […]

May 18th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves four magistrates’ road maintenance requests

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 16, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved the road paving requests from four of the county’s five magistrates at its meeting Tuesday. Magistrate M.T. Harned had not yet finalized his paving list in time for Tuesday evening’s fiscal court meeting. BONUS FUNDING. Nelson County Judge-Executive […]

May 17th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »

Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins unveils first draft of 2023-24 county budget

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 1, 2023 — Nelson County Judge Executive Tim Hutchins unveiled his proposed 2023-24 budget at a special-called meeting Monday afternoon of Nelson Fiscal Court. PAY RAISES. Hutchins called his draft budget a conservative one, though it does include at least a 6.5 percent raise for county employees, […]

May 1st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

New Haven man arrested on alcohol charges following vehicle, foot pursuit

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 26, 2023 — A New Haven man was arrested Monday after a police pursuit in southern Nelson County and faces alcohol charges related to a complaint of shots fired at a construction crew in the St. Thomas area south of Bardstown. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]

April 26th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »

Group seeks resignation of NC Board of Ed chair for misconduct, ethics violations

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, March 26, 2023 — A group of concerned parents, community members and local educators have called a press conference Tuesday to highlight what they alleged are ethical violations, misconduct and neglect of duty of Nelson County Schools Board Chair Diane Berry. The group is demanding Berry’s resignation. Berry […]

March 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

Legislative update: General Assembly winding down the 2023 session

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, March 10, 2023 — The 2023 Legislative Session is in the home stretch, with only six more days before we enter the veto period. Next week we will be in session Monday through Thursday, with two days for the House and Senate chambers to find agreement on any […]

March 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Senate approves bills as session continues its fifth week

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, March 3, 2023 — During the General Assembly’s fifth week of the 30-day legislative session, March came in like a lion, with over 30 bills clearing the Senate chamber. However, the legislative forecast is not calling for March to go out like a lamb, as plenty […]

March 3rd, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

10 percent of voters now registered as ‘Other’ rather than Democrat, Republican

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 — Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that Friday, that in December — and for the first time — Kentucky voter registration under “other” political affiliations has broken the 10 percent mark. In December, Kentucky saw 6,103 new voters register, for a net gain of […]

January 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

Harrodsburg man faces attempted murder, kidnapping charges for chase ending here

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 — A Harrodsburg man was jailed in the Nelson County Jail Thursday after he tried to murder a woman while he was involved in a police chase. James Allen Goodlett, 26, of Harrodsburg, is facing charges of attempted murder; wanton endangerment; kidnapping; unlawful imprisonment; fleeing […]

October 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »