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City council approves county project to extend Brothers Lane water main »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — The Bardstown City Council approved a request to provide city water to homes on Brothers Lane. The project is one proposed by Nelson Fiscal Court using the county’s American Rescue Plan Act monies. According to City Engineer Jessica Filiatreau, the county is […]…

Jan 24 2023 / Read More »

House update: General Assembly prepares to reconvene Tuesday, Feb. 7th »

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — As lawmakers prepare to reconvene the 2023 Regular Session, legislative committees are continuing to lay the framework for the legislation we will consider during the remaining 26 legislative days. While the past several sessions have been consumed by major issues like the budget, tax […]…

Jan 24 2023 / Read More »

Report: Special prosecutor named to investigate Rogers, Ballard, Ellis cases »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 — A special prosecutor has been appointed for the investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, the murder of her father, Tommy Ballard, and the 2013 murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. WLKY TV reports that Shane Young, Hardin County’s Commonwealth Attorney, has been […]…

Jan 21 2023 / Read More »

Video: County school board discussion of TNHS bids, New Haven renovations »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — The Nelson County Board of Education met in a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17th to approve the bids on the revisions necessary at Thomas Nelson High School to implement the Community Campus plan to move middle schoolers there. This video begins at the start […]…

Jan 20 2023 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Legislature should lift restrictions on home-based ‘learning pods’ »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — Legislative leaders envision a more traditional, non-budget session during the 2023 General Assembly and are discouraging major policy changes and spending requests. House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect, told Spectrum News that such an approach will allow “us to pump the brakes a […]…

Jan 19 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County board of ed votes against Community Campus before voting for it »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — At the end of a special board meeting that included more than 2-1/2 hours of fiery public comment, the Nelson County Board of Education voted 3-2 to reject the bids for the $24.8 million Thomas Nelson High School expansion project before later […]…

Jan 19 2023 / Read More »

Fiscal Court approves IRBs for new $125 million bourbon warehouse complex »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution in support of $125 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds sought by Project Spirits. The company is planning to build up to 22 new bourbon warehouses on 186 acres in Nelson County. Each warehouse would store approximately […]…

Jan 13 2023 / Read More »

Free session offers information on becoming a CASA volunteer »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 — Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer can attend a CASA Informational Night, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the CASA Office, 219 East Muir Ave. on the third floor. What does it means to be […]…

Jan 13 2023 / Read More »

City council fetes firefighter’s swift water rescue, Bardstown Tiger football team »

By JIM AND ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 (Corrected 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023) — Lt. Cory Lanham of the Bardstown Fire Department was honored at the start of Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting for his swift water rescues he conducted on January 3rd on Springfield Road in […]…

Jan 11 2023 / Read More »

Massaroni: House members convene, pass tax, veterans legislation »

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative A “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” All 100 members of the Kentucky House took this oath as we officially convened the 2023 Regular Session […]…

Jan 6 2023 / Read More »

Higdon: Senate address state tax rate, looks at juvenile justice reform »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 — As we convene the 2023 regular session, I would like first to wish you a happy new year. I hope your holidays were filled with joy and laughter while spending quality time with family and friends. To start, I want to acknowledge an historical moment […]…

Jan 6 2023 / Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Jan. 3, 2023 meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court held its first meeting of 2023 with the county’s first Republican judge-executive and Republican-dominated Fiscal Court.. The meeting included a thorought review of the departments and agencies connected to the county, and lasted more than 4 hours. Running time: 4 hours […]…

Jan 5 2023 / Read More »

Rep. Massaroni gets key Kentucky General Assembly committee appointments »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 — Rep. Candy Massaroni of Bardstown will serve on the House Education, House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, and House Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection committees during the current session of the Kentucky General Assembly. “As a member of these committees, I am committed to […]…

Jan 5 2023 / Read More »

New judge-executive, fiscal court kick off 2023 with marathon 4-hour meeting »

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 — The first Nelson Fiscal Court of 2023 ran for nearly 4 hours on Tuesday, thanks in part to a detailed, single-spaced 3-page agenda that included a review of virtually every agency connected to Nelson County government. Leading his first court […]…

Jan 4 2023 / Read More »

Road condition updates available on local police, sheriff’s office Facebook pages »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 — Before you decide to leave home in your vehicle, you may want to check out the Bardstown Police Department or Nelson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook pages. This evening, BPD officers are posting periodic Facebook Live videos showing and discussing the deteriorating road conditions. The […]…

Dec 22 2022 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 »

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 27 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 »

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 26 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Jan. 21-22, 2023 »

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 22 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 »

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 22 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 »

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 15 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 »

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 2023 / Read More »

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  • Video: Eric Shelburne interviewed on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

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  • Video: Judge executive candidates meet in final debate at Nelson Co. Civic Center

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  • Video: Ten of 12 city council candidates participate in Our Commonwealth debate

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Obituary: Phyllis Gritton, 74, Bloomfield »

Phyllis Gritton, 74, of Bloomfield, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Windsor Gardens in Bardstown. She was born May 8, 1948, in Bloomfield to the late Edward “Ed” and Wilma “Shorty” Whitehouse Gritton. She was a retired teacher for Eli Brown and Cox’s Creek Elementary School. She was a member of Bloomfield Christian Church. She…

Jan 26 2023 / Read More »

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Letter: Writer sees unnecessary divide created by ongoing county school debate »

Dear Editor, The recent uproar in Nelson County Schools about merging Thomas Nelson High School together with Nelson County High School has left me wondering if splitting into two counties…

Jan 19 2023 / Read More »

Letter: Thanks to Salt River crews who restored power outages »

To the editor, Just wanted to give a shout-out to the contractors for Salt River RECC. Very windy day today and apparently…

Jan 19 2023 / Read More »

Massaroni: House members convene, pass tax, veterans legislation »

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative A “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and…

Jan 6 2023 / Read More »

Higdon: Senate address state tax rate, looks at juvenile justice reform »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 — As we convene the 2023 regular session, I would like first to…

Jan 6 2023 / Read More »

Tech

Letter: Former mayor asks if council members’ iPads affected by cyber attack »

Letter to the Editor: On January 3, 2017, City Clerk Bryant distributed an I-Pad to each of the City Council Members –…

Sep 15 2022 / Read More »

Council honors IT team for rapid response to cyberattack on city infrastructure »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 — Mayor Dick Heaton took time at Tuesday night’s Bardstown…

Sep 15 2022 / Read More »

Mayor: City hasn’t paid ransom over Bardstown Connect cyberattack »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 (CORRECTED Saturday, Sept. 9, 2022, 12:20 p.m.) — Mayor Dick…

Sep 8 2022 / Read More »

CommonSpirit Health, Flaget Hospital, recovering from randsomware attack »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 — CommonSpirit, the parent company of the CHI St. Joseph Health System and CHI Flaget Memorial Hospital, confirmed Wednesday that…

Oct 15 2022 / Read More »

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