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Jailer update on progress, programs at Nelson County Correctional Center »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 27, 2024 — As the weather warms and schools let out for summer breaks, I hope everybody takes time to enjoy this part of the year with your families and loved ones. The inmate work program is now in its 16th month since I started it last […]…

May 28 2024 / Read More »

Veterans, families attend annual Memorial Day observance at city cemetery »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, 2024 — Following a weekend of heavy rains and stormy weather, the Bardstown Cemetery was blessed with bright, beautiful blue skies in time for Monday morning’s local observance of Memorial Day. Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Kenny Fogle served again as emcee, and […]…

May 27 2024 / Read More »

Bradford & Brooks: Massaroni is guest following landslide primary re-election win »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, May 25, 2024 — State Rep. Candy Massaroni was the studio guest with Jim and Margie on the Wednesday, May 22, 2024 edition of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Massaroni was fresh off her landslide re-election win, defeating challenger Andy Stone despite the fact Stone […]…

May 26 2024 / Read More »

Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. Monday at Bardstown Cemetery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2024 — The annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the City of Bardstown will be held at 11 a.m Monday, May 27, ,2024, at its usual spot, at the gazebo in the Bardstown City Cemetery. Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton will welcome guests and honored speakers. Nelson County […]…

May 22 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County voters give Massaroni a landslide win in 50th District primary »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 21, 2024 — Incumbent State Rep. Candy Massaroni won her bid for re-election in a landslide win over challenger Andy Stone. As the first precinct totals were being counted, Massaroni jumped to an early lead and never looked back. In the end, Massaroni amassed more […]…

May 22 2024 / Read More »

Woodlawn Poplar Flat Memorial Day service set for Sunday, May 26, 2024 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 20, 2024 — The Woodlawn Poplar Flat Memorial Day service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2024. All are invited to attend. -30-…

May 20 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Writer says Gazette editor’s Republican candidate bias is showing »

To the editor, Showing Lee Watts’s video about Andy Stone is another example of Jim Brooks’ obvious bias towards Candy Massaroni. I feel I’m not alone in my viewpoint. By the way, Lee Watts lost in his election. Michael WheatleyBardstown Editor’s Note: The video referred to here was a snippet from Lee Watts’ own YouTube […]…

May 18 2024 / Read More »

Judge Hutchins offers update on county government progress, future plans »

Due to my illness over the last several months, I have not communicated as much as I would have liked to the citizens of Nelson County. Day-to-day responsibilities and planning for future projects in Nelson County have been extremely time-consuming. But I said that I would communicate and be transparent to the citizens of Nelson […]…

May 16 2024 / Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Video attempts to answer ‘Who’s the RINO’ in 50th District »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Wednesday, May 15, 2024 — I ran across a video posted a couple of weeks ago by Lee Watts. Watts was a Republican primary candidate for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District in 2022, and he has a YouTube channel called Patriot Point. Determining which candidate is a RINO — Republican in […]…

May 15 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Stone’s ‘B’ NRA rating casts doubt on his support for conservative values »

To the editor, Over the years, the level of a politician’s support for one of our most fundamental rights, that of having the means of self-defense, has clearly been shown to correlate closely with their positions on other issues, both foreign and domestic. State Representative candidate Andy Stone only received a “B” score from the […]…

May 15 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Writer says third-party PAC mailers are a ‘sinister effort to defame’ Stone »

To the editor, I would like to respond to Mr. Nolan Massaroni’s recent letter addressing the “tactics and rhetoric” of Mr. Andy Stone during the 50th District primary campaign. I understand Mr. Massaroni’s desire to defend his wife, but to attack Mr. Stone’s character is pretty rich given the mailers I’ve received for his wife’s […]…

May 14 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Says Andy Stone is a ‘proven leader’ who’ll move county forward »

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the many mailers I have received lately from Candy Massaroni and the PACs that support her.  They have decided to put a lot of labels on Andy Stone. As a matter of fact, the last one mentions books that are not in the Bardstown School libraries. […]…

May 14 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Objects to Andy Stone’s ‘tactics and rhetoric’ in House campaign »

To the editor, Andy Stone’s tactics and rhetoric throughout his campaign are unacceptable. Recent mailers paid for by Mr. Stone, with graphical misrepresentation of Candy’s image, lies, and his verbal assaults during debates have ended my silence. I wonder how he would respond if someone treated his wife the way he has mine. I believe […]…

May 13 2024 / Read More »

Video: Rep. Massaroni is guest on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 9, 2024 — Incumbent state Rep. Candy Massaroni was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Massaroni is a candidate for re-election as the 50th District state representative and faces fellow Republican Andy Stone in the May 21, 2024, […]…

May 10 2024 / Read More »

Pro golfers to compete for $13,000 in Bourbon Open tournament prize money »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 9, 2024 — Local sports fans will have the opportunity to see some of the best professional golfers in Kentucky battle it out for the top prize of $6,000 when the Bourbon Open tees it up on Saturday. Thirty golfers will begin teeing off at 12:30 p.m. […]…

May 9 2024 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs — May 24-29, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 30 2024 / Read More »

Jailer update on progress, programs at Nelson County Correctional Center »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 27, 2024 — As the weather warms and schools let out for summer breaks, I hope everybody takes time to enjoy this part of the year with your families and loved ones. The inmate work program is now in its 16th month since I started it last […]

May 28 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, May 23, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 24 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — May 21-22, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 23 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, May 20, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 21 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, May 19, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 20 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, May 18, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 19 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, May 17, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 18 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, May 16, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 17 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — May 14-15, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 16 2024 / Read More »

" rel="bookmark">Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, May 13, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 14 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, May 12, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 13 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, May 11, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone […]

May 12 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, May 9, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

May 10 2024 / Read More »

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Obituary: Roy Patton, 81, formerly of Chaplin »

Roy Patton, 81, of Bardstown, formerly of Chaplin, died Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1942, to the late Jasper and Virginia Patton. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #6, and most people would remember him being a greeter at Walmart. He was preceded in death by…

May 30 2024 / Read More »

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Letter: An uncle ponders advice for his niece at her high school graduation »

By CHARLIE MCCLAINSpecial to the Nelson County Gazette To my niece There’s a photo, recently posted on my social media. Well, technically, its two photos side by side. On the…

May 30 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Writer says Gazette editor’s Republican candidate bias is showing »

To the editor, Showing Lee Watts’s video about Andy Stone is another example of Jim Brooks’ obvious bias towards Candy Massaroni. I…

May 18 2024 / Read More »

Judge Hutchins offers update on county government progress, future plans »

Due to my illness over the last several months, I have not communicated as much as I would have liked to the…

May 16 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Stone’s ‘B’ NRA rating casts doubt on his support for conservative values »

To the editor, Over the years, the level of a politician’s support for one of our most fundamental rights, that of having…

May 15 2024 / Read More »

Tech

Hearing canceled for anaerobic digester facility; will be scheduled for March »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 — The public hearing scheduled this week regarding the proposed anaerobic digester…

Feb 17 2024 / Read More »

Video: Sale of city’s cable TV, internet discussed on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 — Aaron Boles, the City of Bardstown administrator, was the studio guest…

Feb 16 2024 / Read More »

Bardstown council votes to sell municipal city cable TV, internet to Spectrum »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 — Following a closed executive session, the Bardstown City Council…

Feb 14 2024 / Read More »

Town & Country Bank warns customers who may receive fake text messages »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. is warning customers of fake text messages being received by bank customers…

Apr 15 2024 / Read More »

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