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County’s COVID-19 update with details on the new Wednesday, Thursday cases »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 — Nelson County had 26 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, bringing the county’s overall total to 1,034 cases. Two county residents are hospitalized due to the virus, and 273 people are quarantined at home. Of the […]…

Oct 29 2020 / Read More »

COVID update: 82 new cases Wednesday puts Nelson among top 7 worst counties »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 7 p.m. — Nelson County recorded the second-highest new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the day after the county set its record for new cases on Tuesday. Nelson County had 82 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday by the Lincoln Trail Health Department. The new […]…

Oct 28 2020 / Read More »

Two day total of 118 new COVID-19 cases puts Nelson solidly in ‘critical’ category »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Editor’s note: The total number of new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday evening has been revised from 97 to 96. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 — There were 96 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday afternoon by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Added to Monday’s total of 22 new […]…

Oct 28 2020 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council OKs raising loan amount, OKs water line service requests »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 — Meeting via Zoom videoconferencing software, the Bardstown City Council voted to approve increasing the amount of an existing loan granted the city by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to cover the cost of improvements to the Pottershop Road sewer pump station and replacing […]…

Oct 28 2020 / Read More »

Council discusses COVID-19 after 97 new cases reported Tuesday in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 — Nelson County hit a record of 97 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as reported by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The number comes on top of Monday’s total of 23 new COVID-19 cases. Nelson County has recorded 928 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday […]…

Oct 27 2020 / Read More »

Increasing COVID cases postpone re-opening of Woodson-Rogers Park »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, 5 p.m. — Mayor Dick Heaton announced Thursday afternoon that due to Gov. Andy Beshear’s new recommednations for counties with increasing COVID-19 cases, the previously announced grand re-opening event of Woodson-Rogers Park on Wednesday, Oct. 28th has been postposned. The event is expected to be […]…

Oct 27 2020 / Read More »

Drive-thru trick-or-treating set for 3-6 p.m. Saturday at Guthrie Opportunity Center »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 — On Saturday, Oct 31st, from 3 to 6 p.m., the community is invited to a drive-through trick-or-treat event at the Guthrie Opportunity Center, 900 Nutter Drive in Bardstown. Because a large number of vehicles are expected, traffic control will be important to make sure […]…

Oct 26 2020 / Read More »

City of Bardstown to resume disconnects for customer’s unpaid utility bills »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 — Seven months ago, the City of Bardstown followed the governor’s orders to suspend customer disconnects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the governor issued new executive orders which will allow us to resume disconnects beginning Nov. 6, 2020. Therefore, the City of Bardstown will […]…

Oct 26 2020 / Read More »

Video: Mayor announces additional COVID testing available in November »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton provides details of free COVID-19 testing that is being offered by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department starting next month in his end-of-week COVID-19 update from his office at Bardstown City Hall. Heaton’s office releases these video updates each week for […]…

Oct 24 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Health dept. reports 21 new cases Thursday in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 –– Nelson County continued the trend Thursay fordouble-digit new COVID-19 positive test results with 21 new cases reported by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. So far, there have been 106 new cases reported this week, giving us a total of 776 confirmed COVID cases […]…

Oct 23 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: New cases numbers highlight importance of masking up »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 — Despite ancedotal reports that more people are wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines while out in public places, the number of new positive COVID-19 test results show no sign that the numbers are decreasing. WEDNESDAY REPORT. There were 21 new COVID-19 cases reported […]…

Oct 22 2020 / Read More »

Town & Country announces limited access to New Haven, Plaza banking center lobbies »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 — Town & Country Bank and Trust announced Wednesday that access to the bank’s New Haven Banking Center lobby and the Plaza Banking Center lobby will be by apppointment only. Limited access to the New Haven Banking Center lobby begins today, Oct. 21st. Limited access […]…

Oct 21 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 Valjon Fejzuli, 27, Bardstown, sexual abuse, first-degree, victim under 12 years of age; kidnapping minor. Bond is $50,000. Jenna Renee Hall, 30, Fairdale, receiving stolen property under $10,000. Bond is $1,000. Jeremy D. Gibson, 40, Fairdale, contempt of […]…

Oct 21 2020 / Read More »

More than 4,200 people have early voted; 2/3 of absentee ballots returned so far »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 — Early voting ahead of the Nov. 3rd presidential election is proving to be a big hit among the county’s registered voters. Nelson County Clerk Jeanette Sidebottom told Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday that as of 4 p.m. Monday, 4,282 had voted early since […]…

Oct 20 2020 / Read More »

Fiscal Court reverses planning commission, OKs Log Still Distillery zoning request »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 — Following a brief discussion period, Nelson Fiscal Court voted unanimously to approve a rezoning request that had been denied by the Joint City-County Planning Commission in September. The rezoning request involved a home and 1.15 acres adjacent to the Log Still Distillery […]…

Oct 20 2020 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 26-28, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 Christopher Jyjuan Taylor, 29, Bardstown, probation violation. Bond is $10,500. Shane David Helm, 27, Bardstown, criminal possession of a forged instrument, third-degree; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, all others under $500. Bond not listed. Tuesday, Oct. 27, […]

Oct 29 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Jessica Nicole Browning, 32, Bardstown, failure to appear. Bond is $2,000. Anthony Wayne Weaver, 27, Updon, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.; wanton endangerment, first-degree; possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle; no insurance. No bond […]

Oct 26 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Justin R. Hymel, 28, Hodgenville, possession controlled substances, first-degree (methamphetamine). William Andrew Wathen, 41, Bardstown, failure to appear (2 counts). Bond is $1,000. Robert Andrew Wathen, 45, New Haven, failure to appear (3 counts). Bond is $1,500. -30-

Oct 25 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 Jeffrey Scott Martin, 40, New Haven, strangulation, second-degree; intimidating a participant in the legal process; assault, fourth-degree (domestic violence) minor injury. Bond is $5,000. James Edward Hayes Jr. 25, Shepherdsville, probation violation (for felony offense). No bond listed. […]

Oct 24 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 Valjon Fejzuli, 27, Bardstown, sexual abuse, first-degree, victim under 12 years of age; kidnapping minor. Bond is $50,000. Jenna Renee Hall, 30, Fairdale, receiving stolen property under $10,000. Bond is $1,000. Jeremy D. Gibson, 40, Fairdale, contempt of […]

Oct 21 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 15-19, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 Shaun Pabst Clark Jr., 28, Bardstown, murder. Bond not listed. Jesse Tyler Nethery, 29, Bardstown, possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; contempt of court; failure to appear. Bond total $600. Ronald Ray […]

Oct 19 2020 / Read More »

Carter Co. man arrested Friday night on drug charges at KY245 Dollar General store »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 — Evan Dean Ratcliff, 27, of Carter County, Ky., was arrested late Friday night, Oct. 16th, after the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Rooster Run Dollar General Store for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. According to the sheriff’s […]

Oct 19 2020 / Read More »

Dollar General robbery suspect admits to other robberies in Kentucky »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 — The man arrested for the Sept 26, 2020 robbery of the Dollar General Store off US31E in Cox’s Creek has admitted to police he was involved in three additional robberies in Kentucky. Anthony Butler, 37, of Georgetown, who is charged with the local Dollar […]

Oct 5 2020 / Read More »

Louisville teen arrested after high-speed police pursuit in stolen vehicle »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 — A Louisville man was arrested early Thursday morning after a police chase that began in Cox’s Creek and ended in downtown Bardstown. According to a sheriff’s office press release, on Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, 2020, at 11:18 p.m., Nelson County Dispatch received a call […]

Oct 1 2020 / Read More »

Suspect takes police on high-speed pursuit after robbing Dollar General at gun point »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 — A Georgetown man was arrested early Sunday morning following an armed robbery of the Dollar General Store at the intersection of KY 509 and US31E in Cox’s Creek. At 10:09 p.m. Saturday night, Nelson County Dispatch received a 911 call stating that the Dollar […]

Sep 27 2020 / Read More »

Teen arrested following Aspen Street shooting incident on Friday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 — Jonathan Silva, 18, was arrested Friday evening following a police investigation of a shooting incident that took place earlier Friday on Aspen Street. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Silva allegedly fired a pistol at Jordan Keene and his family near the intersection […]

Sep 19 2020 / Read More »

After 6 hours of testimony, grand jury no true bill in Jamie Keene death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 — A Nelson County Grand Jury heard six hours of testimony on Wednesday related to the April 2020 death of Jamie Keene and declined to issue an indictment in the case against the alleged perpetrator. During the testimony, members of the grand jury heard from […]

Sep 18 2020 / Read More »

Taylorsville woman injured in single-vehicle crash Saturday near Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 — A Taylorsville woman was injured early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Springfield Road near Bloomfield. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, Nelson County EMS and the Northeast Nelson Fire Department were dispatched at about 12:53 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, […]

Sep 8 2020 / Read More »

Bloomfield man injured in early Tuesday morning single-vehicle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 — A Bloomfield man suffered multiple injuries early Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in the 6600 block of Bloomfield Road. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Dalyn Cecil, 34, of Bloomfield, was operating a Ford Mustang at about […]

Sep 3 2020 / Read More »

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Obituary: Mary Sue Crady Holt, 83, New Haven »

Mary Sue Crady Holt, 83, of New Haven, went to be with her Heavenly Father Wednesday October 28, 2020 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 19, 1937, in Louisville to the late Beaven H. and Suda Miller Crady. She was a former employee of AT&T. She taught Sunday…

Oct 29 2020 / Read More »

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Letter: Republican-appointed justices voted in favor of Roe v. Wade »

To the Editor, For 47 years, Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land in regard to the abortion issue. Did you ever study the decision? In factual…

Oct 26 2020 / Read More »

Letter: McGrath has ‘clear and solid plans’ for Kentucky, the nation »

To the Editor, Senatorial candidate Amy McGrath presented an impressive and comprehensive legislative agenda at her Bullitt County rally on October 19.…

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Opinion: Your vote this election cycle is critical to making rural voices heard »

By MARK HANEYKentucky Farm Bureau PresidentBy CHRIS PERRYKentucky Electric Cooperatives President & CEO Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 — In communities across the…

Oct 16 2020 / Read More »

Letter: Attorney ask voters to vote ‘no’ on victims’ rights constitutional amendment »

To the editor: I have been a prosecutor for more than 20 years. I am an advocate for victims and victims’ rights,…

Oct 7 2020 / Read More »

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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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