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Legislative update: Budget review process prepping for an uncertain fiscal year »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District House Representative Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 — The January portion of this year’s legislative session was extremely productive. We adjourned on Wednesday, January 13, after sending seven bills to the Governor and beginning work on the budget and other important legislation. Without a doubt, the budget is the biggest challenge we […]…

Jan 21 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]…

Jan 20 2021 / Read More »

Lincoln Trail health depart. taking COVID vaccination sign-ups on Wednesday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2020 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department will begin taking online Phase 1B registrations Wednesday for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination for individuals who live in Nelson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade and Washington counties. Individuals eligible for the vaccine under Phase 1A and 1B include healthcare […]…

Jan 20 2021 / Read More »

Passing the torch: Watts reflects on nearly 3 decades as Nelson Co. judge-executive »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts made it crystal clear after winning his last election in 2018: This will be his last term at the head of county government. People who know Watts say he’s implied that me might not run for […]…

Jan 19 2021 / Read More »

2021 bulky item postcard may confuse residents which area will be serviced first »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, 11 a.m. — The county’s free landfill passes and the postcard showing the 2021 bulky item pickup schedule will be found in your current Salt River Electric bill. The bills began arriving this week. But if you look quickly at the bulky item […]…

Jan 16 2021 / Read More »

City garbage pick-up delayed one day due to Martin Lurther King Jr. holiday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 — Garbage routes in the City of Bardstown will run one day late next week due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. City residents are asked to have their cans curbside by 7 a.m. each morning for garbage pickup. COUNTY GARBAGE. Garbage […]…

Jan 15 2021 / Read More »

Mayor Dick Heaton provides weekly COVID-19 update from Bardstown City Hall »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton provides an end-of-week COVID-19 update from his office at Bardstown City Hall. Heaton’s office releases these video updates each week for the benefit of the Bardstown community. -30-…

Jan 15 2021 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial honors employees with Daisy, BEE Awards for outstanding care »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced it latest Daisy and Rose Award recipients for the second and third quarters of 2020. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skills and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Flaget Memorial Hospital […]…

Jan 14 2021 / Read More »

Legislative update: Sen. Higdon offers update on week 2 of Ky. General Assembly »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 — As state senator, I take pride in staying engaged with the 14th Senate District community. As an elected official, this usually occurs by speaking face-to-face during meetings or community events. This past week I had the honor of speaking to constituents at several legislative […]…

Jan 13 2021 / Read More »

Council considering legal action against restauranteur for ongoing HRB violation »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 –– The Bardstown City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pursue legal action against a city restauranteur who is in violation of an agreement with the city regarding an improperly built exhaust vent. In September, the council met with Bullitt’s Winery and Bistro […]…

Jan 13 2021 / Read More »

Opinion: Trump betrayed supporters, GOP for his role in violent Capitol riots »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 — I don’t think I’m the only Republican who feels a deep sense of betrayal following last Wednesday’s events when Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Betrayal? Absolutely. The man I supported as president the past four years fell victim to his own set of exaggerations, […]…

Jan 12 2021 / Read More »

Boston man facing manslaughter charge following suspected overdose death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — A Boston man is facing second-degree manslaughter and drug charges after a police investigation of a possible death cause by a drug overdose on Sunday. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday deputies were dispatched to an address on Nat Rogers Road […]…

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Nelson County reports 81 new cases on Thursday, Jan. 7th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — Nelson County reported 81 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The county’s total of COVID-19 cases is 3,138 cases, with 304 people quarantined. The county has recorded 26 COVID-related deaths. MARION COUNTY. Marion County had […]…

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »

2021 session working on COVID, police reforms and governor’s executive powers »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — Allow me to begin by wishing you a happy New Year. The year 2020 was a challenging year for everyone. Given the recent unfortunate behavior at the nation’s capitol, it is hard to say that 2021 has started better. Despite some’s sad behavior, I […]…

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Capitol riots prove liberty and lawlessness cannot co-exist »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — This week’s column was supposed to analyze Gov. Andy Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth and Budget address. However, that speech was delayed by the chaos that erupted on Capitol Hill during Congress’ attempt to certify the Electoral College votes cast in the […]…

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jan 20 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jan 19 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jan 17 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jan 16 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Jan. 14-15, 2021 »

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Carrie Denise Thompson, 30, Bardstown, possession controlled substance, first-degree (cocaine); possession controlled substance, second-degree (drug unspecified); possession of marijuana. No bond listed. Booked at 12:04 a.m. Ben Thomas Nalley, 25, Mount Eden, failure to appear (3 counts). No […]

Jan 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 »

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Joseph William Hamilton, 42, Bardstown, fleeing or evading police, second-degree (motor vehicle); fleeing or evading police (second-degree) (on foot); trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (heroin); possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia; tampering with physical evidence; […]

Jan 14 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 »

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Jason Ray Dunn, 43, Cox’s Creek, violation of a Kentucky protective order (2 counts). Bond is $5,000 cash. Booked at 10:17 a.m. Matthew Steven Simpson, 34, Taylorsville, failure to appear. Bond is $575 cash. Booked at 11:51 a.m. […]

Jan 13 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 »

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 33, Radcliff, failure to appear (2 counts). Bond total is $200. Booked at 2:40 p.m. Jamie Latish Burch, 31, Bardstown, assault, second-degree (domestic violence). Bond is $9,500. Booked at 7:23 p.m. Christopher Dean O’Daniel, 54, […]

Jan 12 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Jan. 10-11, 2021 »

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 Susan Michelle Browning, 51, Bardstown, failure to appear. Bond is $415. Booked at 3:36 a.m. Wesley Stephen Heintz, 27, Boston, manslaughter, second-degree; trafficking in controlled substance (heroin); trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces); […]

Jan 11 2021 / Read More »

Boston man facing manslaughter charge following suspected overdose death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — A Boston man is facing second-degree manslaughter and drug charges after a police investigation of a possible death cause by a drug overdose on Sunday. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday deputies were dispatched to an address on Nat Rogers Road […]

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. This information is public record. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 Dakota Ray Bartley, 20, Bardstown, assault, fourth-degree (domestic violence) minor injury; intimidating a participant in the legal process. Bond is $2,500. Booked at 4:12 a.m. Richard Harold Childers, 65, Louisville, failure to appear […]

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 Derek Anthony Cissell, 32, New Haven, non-payment of court costs, fees or fines. Bond is $253 cash. Booked at 12:09 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 Anthony Terry Proctor Jr., 35, Bardstown, probation violation (for felony offense) (2 counts). […]

Jan 8 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 Christopher Lee Mazur, 49, Kalamazoo, Mich., probation violation (for technical violation); probation violation (for felony offense)(2 counts). Bond total is $15,500. Booked at 1:33 p.m. Michael Scott Norman, 52, New Haven, possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine). No bond […]

Jan 8 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 Tracy Lynn Downs, 44, Bardstown, non-payment of court costs, fees or fines. Bond is $38,320.43 cash. Booked at 9:15 p.m. -30-

Jan 7 2021 / Read More »

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Obituary: Joseph C. King Jr., 99 »

Joseph C. King Jr., 99, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2020. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp., and was a Bardstown resident for more than 70 years. He was an alumnus of the University of Kentucky Engineering School, and commuted daily from Bardstown to Henry Vogt Machine Company for…

Jan 21 2021 / Read More »

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Legislative update: Budget review process prepping for an uncertain fiscal year »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District House Representative Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 — The January portion of this year’s legislative session was extremely productive. We adjourned on Wednesday, January 13, after sending…

Jan 21 2021 / Read More »

Opinion: Trump betrayed supporters, GOP for his role in violent Capitol riots »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 — I don’t think I’m the only Republican who feels a deep sense…

Jan 12 2021 / Read More »

2021 session working on COVID, police reforms and governor’s executive powers »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — Allow me to begin by wishing you a happy New Year.…

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Capitol riots prove liberty and lawlessness cannot co-exist »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — This week’s column was supposed to analyze Gov. Andy…

Jan 10 2021 / Read More »

Tech

Chamber unveils new website aimed to build local workforce development »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 — On Wednesday, the Bardstown – Nelson County Chamber of Commerce announced…

Aug 28 2020 / Read More »

My Old Kentucky Drone: City plans to use drones to inspect city infrastructure »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 — Starting Aug. 31, 2020, the City of Bardstown will begin using…

Aug 27 2020 / Read More »

American Legion Post 42 amateur radio club to meet Monday, Jan. 13th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 — The Nelson County American Legion Post 42 Radio Club will meet…

Jan 1 2020 / Read More »

City launches rebranding of its cable TV and high-speed internet service »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 — You may have seen the banner ad on the Nelson County Gazette announcing the change. What change? The City…

Oct 8 2020 / Read More »

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