News

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 »

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 »

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 the candidates for Nelson County Judge-Executive, Billy Gentry, recently changed his party registration from Democrat to Republican. This was done only days before registering to run in the Republican Primary. I feel that […]…

Jan 14 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Beekeepers to meet Jan. 20 at Nelson County extension office »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 — The Nelson County Beekeepers will have their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 South Third St. in Bardstown. New to beekeeping or interested in learning how to keep bees? Come and join us and […]…

Jan 13 2022 / Read More »

Election 2022: More candidates file for magistrate, county attorney, city council »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 — The deadline to file to be a candidate on the May 2022 primary ballot was extended last week by the Kentucky General Assembly. The legislature moved the deadline from 4 p.m. last Friday to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Potential candidates have more […]…

Jan 12 2022 / Read More »

City, county residential garbage routes will run on schedule on MLK Jr. holiday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — Bardstown City Hall will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The city’s residential garbage routes will be run on their regular schedule on that week with no delays. City garbage customers are asked to […]…

Jan 12 2022 / Read More »

Surging COVID-19 cases prompts council discussion of future meetings going virtual »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — With the number of COVID-19 cases surging in the community, Mayor Dick Heaton polled the members of the Bardstown City Council about continuing their in-person meetings. The discussion followed a announcement late Tuesday by Nelson County Judge Executive that the next few […]…

Jan 11 2022 / Read More »

Primary 2022: Former magistrate files to run as Republican for judge executive »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — Former 4th District magistrate Tim Hutchins filed Saturday, Jan. 8th to be a Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive in the upcoming May 2022 primary. Hutchins, 62, of Mobley Mill Road, had discussed running for the office for several months, and he has […]…

Jan 11 2022 / Read More »

Brescia University names local students to Fall 2021 Dean’t List »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — Brescia University in Owensboro has announced that the following local students were named to the 2021 Fall Dean’s List for completing at least 12 credit hours and maintaining a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA. Bardstown: John Clements, Senior, Psychology. Coxs Creek: Savannah Jackson, Senior, Communication […]…

Jan 11 2022 / Read More »

COVID update: Nelson County setting records for number of new COVID-19 cases »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — The latest mutation of the COVID-19 virus continues to run rampant across most of Kentucky, including Nelson County. Nelson County is 9th highest county in the state for reports of new COVID cases. On Monday, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department reported 283 new […]…

Jan 11 2022 / Read More »

House budget focuses on state’s needs: education, justice, and infrastructure »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly has come a long way in a few short years. For decades, the legislature waited for the Governor to present his spending plan to begin working on a state budget. The Governor’s Office would literally hand them a budget, they […]…

Jan 10 2022 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

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 »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Jan. 10, 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 11 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Jan. 7-9, 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 10 2022 / Read More »

Mayor: Expect difficult , icy road conditions in city, county Friday morning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton is advising local residents to expect difficult road conditions across the county Friday morning, including in the City of Bardstown. “People should consider delay in opening tomorrow for those businesses that must be open,” Heaton advised. Bardstown City Hall will […]

Jan 7 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 6, 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 6 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Jan. 4, 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 5 2022 / Read More »

Video

  • 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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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 — complete meeting

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Obituary: Leslie Kenneth ‘Les’ Backherms, 83, Bardstown »

Leslie Kenneth “Les” Backherms, 83, of Bardstown, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at Landmark of Bardstown. He was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Louisville to the late Harry Kenneth and Thelma Lee Barrow Backherms. He was a former employee of Ky-Indiana Lumber Company. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member…

Jan 21 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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