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Local veteran offers details of proposed downtown Bardstown veterans park »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOZSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 — Bardstown businessman and veteran Jerry Janes was our studio guest on today’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on WBRT. Janes provided details of a proposed veterans park that he and a non-profit group of supporters would like to see built in downtown Bardstown. The […]…

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting incident Tuesday on Bloomfield Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday afternoon at 5:26 p.m. to an address in the 7000 block of Bloomfield Road for a report of a shooting. The investigation revealed that a gun was fired during an altercation among family members, and an adult […]…

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

Pair arrested after Task Force search of room at My Old Kentucky Home motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 — Earlier today, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force Wednesday with a search warrant on suspected narcotics traffickers at the Old Kentucky Home Motel at 414 W. Stephen Foster Ave. Amber Marie Elzy, 36, of Bardstown and James […]…

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

City of Bardstown receives clean audit opinion for its FY 2020-21 financials »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton opened Tuesday’s city council meeting with a moment of silence to honor former city employee and Chief Financial Officer Mike Abell. FISCAL YEAR 2021 AUDIT. The city council was presented the annual financial audit cover the past fiscal […]…

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

Update: Former city CFO charged with wire fraud in unsealed federal indictment »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 — In a 4 p.m. press conference, Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton confirmed that the Tracy Hudson, the city’s former chief financial officer, was arrested by federal agents earlier Tuesday and was facing charges related to her alleged embezzelment of $764,000 in city funds […]…

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

Local GOP chair files to challenge state Rep. Chad McCoy in May primary election »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 — The legislation to extend the candidate filing deadline and push the primary election from May to August was not approved by the Kentucky General Assembly, so 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 was the deadline for candidates to file for office for the May […]…

Jan 25 2022 / Read More »

Local GOP chair files to challenge state Rep. Chad McCoy in May primary election »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 — The legislation to extend the candidate filing deadline and push the primary election from May to August was not approved by the Kentucky General Assembly, so 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 was the deadline for candidates to file for office for the May […]…

Jan 25 2022 / Read More »

City of Bardtown’s former CFO arrested Tuesday morning by federal marshals »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 — The former chief financial officer for the City of Bardstown was arrested by U.S. Marshals on unnamed federal charges Tuesday morning. Tracy Hudson, 41, of Bloomfield, was arrested at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday morning and lodged in the Oldham County Detention Center. Hudson is facing […]…

Jan 25 2022 / Read More »

State data shows Nelson County remains in state Top 20 for new COVID-19 infections »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, 11 a.m. — The Omnicron variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to run rampant with record numbers of new infections being recorded in Nelson County. During the seven day period that ended Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, the Kentucky Department of Public Health reported a total […]…

Jan 25 2022 / Read More »

50th District update: House passes state spending plan and transportation budget »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representatives Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 — In an extraordinary move aimed at giving us enough time to consider tax modernization, I joined fellow members of the House in voting 85-8 to approve a budget proposal to fund our state agencies, programs, and services. The version of the bill we approved […]…

Jan 24 2022 / Read More »

Lawsuit over redistricting may extend filing deadline, move primary to August »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 — While the deadline to file as a candidate in the May primary election remains Tuesday, Jan. 25th, a lawsuit over the General Assembly’s redistricting plans are likely to cause a delay for Tuesday’s filing deadline and push back the date of the 2022 primary […]…

Jan 23 2022 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: County adds 445 new cases from Sunday to Wednesday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, 3:45 p.m. — The current variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to run rampant in Nelson County, prompting a substantial increase in the number of positive testing numbers provided by the Kentucky Department of Public Health. Between Sunday, Jan. 16th and Wednesday, Jan. 19th, Nelson […]…

Jan 20 2022 / Read More »

With filing deadline looming, primary voters will have a full slate of candidates »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 — The extended filing deadline for the May primary has resulted so far in one additional candidate to file for a magistrate’s seat on Nelson Fiscal Court. Tony Marie Wiley, 61, of the Hubbards Lane area, filed Tuesday as a Republican candidate for magistrate of […]…

Jan 20 2022 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court: 300 tons of road salt on its way to refill county stockpile »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 1 p.m. — At their virtual meeting Tuesday morning, Nelson Fiscal Court heard that the county’s road crews used approximately 278 tons of salt on the county’s road for the Jan. 6th snow event that hit the county. On that Thursday, the county’s […]…

Jan 18 2022 / Read More »

General Assembly legislation may delay county redistricting to May 2023 »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Rado Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 12:30 p.m. — Nelson Fiscal Court’s plan to redistrict the county this year may not take place in May as planned. While current state law requires county governments to reapportion their legislative districts in May of the second year after a census, House […]…

Jan 18 2022 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting incident Tuesday on Bloomfield Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday afternoon at 5:26 p.m. to an address in the 7000 block of Bloomfield Road for a report of a shooting. The investigation revealed that a gun was fired during an altercation among family members, and an adult […]

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

Pair arrested after Task Force search of room at My Old Kentucky Home motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 — Earlier today, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force Wednesday with a search warrant on suspected narcotics traffickers at the Old Kentucky Home Motel at 414 W. Stephen Foster Ave. Amber Marie Elzy, 36, of Bardstown and James […]

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

Update: Former city CFO charged with wire fraud in unsealed federal indictment »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 — In a 4 p.m. press conference, Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton confirmed that the Tracy Hudson, the city’s former chief financial officer, was arrested by federal agents earlier Tuesday and was facing charges related to her alleged embezzelment of $764,000 in city funds […]

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 »

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 25 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Jan. 21-23, 2022 »

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 24 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Jan. 18-20, 2022 »

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 21 2022 / Read More »

Rolling Fork Fire responds to reported structure fire on South Stillwell Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 — The Rolling Fork Fire Department spent several hours on the scene of a structure fire in the 1000 block of South Stillwell Road in the Boston area. Firefighters arrived on the scene before 7 p.m. and remained on the scene until about 10:45 p.m. […]

Jan 18 2022 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating death of man found Saturday in Melody Lake area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of man found Saturday afternoon in the area of Melody Lake in southern Nelson County. Deputies were dispatched to Melody Lake at 4:15 p.m. Saturday for a report of a deceased person. Based on the […]

Jan 17 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 »

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 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 »

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 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 »

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 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 »

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 14 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 »

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 13 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 »

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 12 2022 / Read More »

Video

  • Local veteran offers details of proposed downtown Bardstown veterans park

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  • Video: Jan. 11, 2022 Bardstown City Council meeting

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  • Video: WBRT ‘Bradford & Brooks’ Interview with Eric Shelburne, Dec. 22, 2021

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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court – Dec. 21, 2021

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  • Fiscal court debates cost of expanding animal control, taking over pet adoptions

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  • Video: NCS Superintendent Wes Bradley is guest Dec. 15, 2021 on ‘Bradford & Brooks’

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  • Video: Dec. 1st NCS LPC meeting and vote on draft of a district facility plan

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  • Video: NC CARE representatives are guests on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ show

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  • Video: Wally Dant as guest on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

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  • Video: Demographics, population growth presentation at county schools PLC

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  • Video: Bardstown City Schools board of education meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

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  • Video: Parents address city schools board of education on mask policy, vaccines, etc.

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  • Video: Bradford & Brooks hosts tourism director to discuss post-pandemic tourism

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UPDATED – Obituary: Michael ‘Mike’ Abell, 75, Bardstown »

Michael “Mike” Abell, 75, of Bardstown, passed peacefully after a brief and courageous battle with pneumonia, Jan. 18, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington. His wife, Sheila, and children, Eric and Laurie, were by his side. Mike’s life was one of service, both to the local community and abroad… Bellarmine Student Government, Peace Corp…

Jan 26 2022 / Read More »

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Letter: Writer defends earlier letter regarding political party loyalty »

To the editor, I recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Kentucky Standard about party loyalty. In my letter I stated that two of the gentlemen running for…

Jan 21 2022 / Read More »

Letter: Correcting ‘misleading’ and ‘false’ information stated about Tim Hutchins »

To the editor, Mr. Richard Hardin can support anyone he chooses (see Hardin’s letter posted below), however when his statements are inaccurate…

Jan 18 2022 / Read More »

Letter: Changing political parties prior to seeking office ‘invites lots of questions’ »

To The Editor: As a long time member of the Republican Party, I am concerned and a little confused that one of…

Jan 14 2022 / Read More »

The editor reflects on the memories of Christmases past, present, future »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 — It’s Christmas Eve here in Nelson County, and it goes without saying that…

Dec 24 2021 / Read More »

Tech

Radio club to administer FCC Amateur Radio examinations Saturday, Oct. 23rd »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 — American Legion Post 42 will conduct an Amateur Radio License Exam…

Oct 12 2021 / Read More »

61st 2021 Kiwanis Radio Auction set for Sunday, June 13th on WBRT AM/FM »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 11, 2021 — The 61sth Annual Kiwanis Radio Auction is 1 to 6 p.m. this…

Jun 12 2021 / Read More »

Magistrates hear plan to expand broadband to underserved areas of county »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 — Residents in parts of rural Nelson County will get…

Feb 2 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Gazette’s classified ad system temporarily offline »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 — A software update for the Nelson County Gazette’s classified ad system installed late Thursday has resulted in the classified…

Oct 15 2021 / Read More »

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