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Sherry Ballard files wrongful death lawsuit against Brooks Houck in Rogers case

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 — Sherry Ballard, the mother of Crystal Rogers, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of herself and Rogers’ children against the man charged with Rogers’ alleged murder, Brooks W. Houck. In the lawsuit filed in Nelson Circuit Court Monday by Paducah attorney Gregory […]

December 21st, 2023 | Posted in Courts,News,Public Record | Read More »

Magistrates delay decision on Luxco’s Botland bourbon warehouse project

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court conducted public hearing Monday night regarding Luxco Inc.’s application to build whiskey warehouses on 182 acres of land in Botland community but delayed taking final action. After hearing testimony and public comments for just over 90 minutes, the magistrates […]

December 12th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Public Record | Read More »

Parents should pay kids’ student loan and not rely on federal ‘loan forgiveness’

Dear Dave,  My wife and I are debt-free except for our mortgage and two Parent PLUS loans for our daughters’ college educations. One of the loans totals $18,078, and the other is for $41,500. Both girls want to pay them off using the new extended plan being offered, but I’m 59 1/2, and I’ve got […]

November 20th, 2023 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

State Supreme Court judge returns motion to remove Simms back to Houck attorney

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 — Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Laurence B. VanMeter has returned a motion by Brooks Houck’s attorney to Nelson Circuit Court following a request by his attorney to remove Circuit Judge Charles Simms III from the Houck case. Houck’s attorney, Brian Butler, had filed the […]

October 26th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Courts,News,Public Record | Read More »

Obituary: Margaret Rodericks, SCN, 86, Nazareth

Margaret Rodericks, SCN, 86, of Nazareth, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. She was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Bandra, Bombay, India, to Rudolph Anthony Roderick and Florence G. Ferreira. She was one of six children and the couple’s only daughter. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. She said she […]

October 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Deaths,Public Record | Read More »

Houck enters not guilty plea, judge to review request to lower $10 million bond

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 — With a crush of state and national media in attendance physically and electronically, the man charged with the murder of Crystal Rogers entered a not guilty plea Thursday afternoon via video teleconference in Nelson Circuit Court. Appearing from the Hardin County Detention […]

October 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,Indictments,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »

Bardstown man arrested on trespassing charge at Martin County federal prison

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023 — A Bardstown man was arrested last Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, and charged with criminal trespassing at the Big Sandy federal penitentiary in Martin County near Inez. Marcus Alejandro Durbin, 19, of Bardstown, was found on the penitentiary property with a ski mask, hand restraints […]

October 4th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record | Read More »

Judge-executive creates committee to examine county fairgrounds improvements

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug.15, 2023 — Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins told Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday that he has created a Nelson County Fairgrounds Planning Committee that will examine the fairgrounds property as it is and look at ways to improve the fairgrounds in the future. According to Hutchins, […]

August 16th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

City police investigating cause of Tuesday morning Scotch court house fire

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 11, 2023 — The Bardstown Fire Department responded early Tuesday morning to a structure fire on Scotch Court in Bardstown. Firefighters responded at 4:15 a.m. to the 200 block of Scotch Court for fire on the outside of garage at a home there. The first firefighters on […]

July 12th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »

Effective July 1, law change means usage tax applies to all types of camping trailers

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 30, 2023 — Starting July 1st, a change in the Motor Vehicle Usage Tax means that all camping trailers, pull-behind, fifth-wheel, and pop-up camping vehicles that contain living quarters and must be licensed for use on state highways will now be subject to Kentucky’s 6 percent motor […]

June 30th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Entertainment,News,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

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