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Legislative Update: Education a primary issue for 2020 General Assembly »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 — One look at the calendar will show you how quickly this year is slipping away. We have only 9 Sundays until Christmas, 10 until we welcome in the New Year and less than 80 days until the Kentucky General Assembly convenes the 2020 Regular […]…

Oct 21 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 18-20, 2019 »

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Charles Nichols Drury, 28, alcohol intoxication in a public place; criminal trespassing, third-degree; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, contents from vehicle under $500. Julie May Owens, 36, contempt of court. Gary Jerome Woods, 35, non-payment of court […]…

Oct 21 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 17, 2019 »

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Ann Marie Dearinger, 37, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.; fleeing or evading police, first-degree (motor vehicle); careless driving; operating on a suspended or revoked operators license; rear license not illuminated; no insurance card; license […]…

Oct 18 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Governor’s debate focusing on budget priorities »

By JIM WATERSPresident, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 — The second of five gubernatorial campaign debates held recently at the University of Kentucky featured a statement you rarely hear uttered by a politician of either party, but especially one who portrays himself as a progressive with a spending wish list long […]…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court discusses garbage rates with an eye for future solid waste needs »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019 — The county’s garbage collection rates were on the agenda for Tuesday’s Nelson Fiscal Court meeting, with a look at the capital needs for county government’s solid waste department. Judge Executive Dean Watts told the court that the county’s garbage rates have been […]…

Oct 15 2019 / Read More »

Columnist questions the advancements brought by the Sexual Revolution »

By ROGER HINES35th District Georgia State Representative Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 — It’s doubtful that I would have had a keen awareness of the Sexual Revolution had I not been around 16- to 20-year olds for the past 52 years. I capitalize the two words because just as surely as the Industrial Revolution, the American […]…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

City of Bardstown issues boil water advisory for Templin, Sunset Drive areas »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 — The City of Bardstown issued a Boil Water Advisory Monday afternoon for the residents of the following street addresses: 1301-1405 Templin Ave. Bivens Lane Roby Drive Sunset Drive Floyd Court Isaac Greer Court Customers may experience low or intermittent water pressure, and, therefore, drinking […]…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

Bradford & Brooks Video: Oct. 9, 2019, Heather French Henry interview »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 — Video of Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, “Bradford & Brooks” show featuring an interview by co-host Margie Bradford with Heather French Henry, the Democratic nominee for Kentucky Secretary of State. Running time: About 34 minutes. -30-…

Oct 9 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council honors essay winner; OKs water tank paint, repair bids »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 — Bardstown Fire Chief Billy Mattingly said the department is kicking off a new pet program that will give city residents a chance to let first-responders know of the number and type of pets inside a home. Mattingly said firefighters will try to […]…

Oct 9 2019 / Read More »

Mayor fires CFO in wake of investigation of ‘irregularities’ in the city’s finances »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 — Mayor Dick Heaton announced Tuesday evening that he has removed Tracy Hudson as the City of Bardstown’s chief financial officer and terminated her as a city employee. In Hudson’s termination letter dated last Tuesday, Oct. 1, Heaton wrote that the reason for […]…

Oct 8 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Time to cut expenses while out-of-work husband finds a new job »

Dear Dave, My husband lost his job last week. The good news is we’re completely debt-free, and we have a six-month emergency fund saved up. I work part-time, since we have young children, and I’ve been bringing home about $800 a month. Should we cut our budget down to bare bones now, or do you […]…

Oct 8 2019 / Read More »

County government lifts burn ban after region receives significant rain »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 (UPDATED Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019) — Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office lifted the burn ban that was issued on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office announced that its burn ban was lifted Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Watts’ order also reminds Nelson County […]…

Oct 8 2019 / Read More »

Local GOP women hosting ‘Heart of Kentucky’ regional Republican picnic »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 — The Heart of Kentucky Regional Republican Picnic is set for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, on the lawn of the historic Wickland estate, the home of three governors, in Bardstown. The event is hosted by the Nelson County Organization of Republican Women. Come […]…

Oct 7 2019 / Read More »

Two people die in Saturday afternoon collision on New Haven Road near Balltown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 — Two people died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision on New Haven Road near Balltown Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday, a white Dodge Caravan driven by Mark Phelps of Radcliff was traveling south on US31E when […]…

Oct 6 2019 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 18-20, 2019 »

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Charles Nichols Drury, 28, alcohol intoxication in a public place; criminal trespassing, third-degree; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, contents from vehicle under $500. Julie May Owens, 36, contempt of court. Gary Jerome Woods, 35, non-payment of court […]

Oct 21 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 17, 2019 »

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Ann Marie Dearinger, 37, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.; fleeing or evading police, first-degree (motor vehicle); careless driving; operating on a suspended or revoked operators license; rear license not illuminated; no insurance card; license […]

Oct 18 2019 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Oct. 16, 2019 »

Oct. 16, 2019 Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tashina Louise Downs, 30, possession of drug paraphernalia; possession controlled substances, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana. Kayla Dawn Madden, 31, burglary, second-degree; theft of identity of another without consent; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, all others, $10,000 or […]

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

County government lifts burn ban after region receives significant rain »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 (UPDATED Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019) — Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office lifted the burn ban that was issued on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office announced that its burn ban was lifted Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Watts’ order also reminds Nelson County […]

Oct 8 2019 / Read More »

Two people die in Saturday afternoon collision on New Haven Road near Balltown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 — Two people died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision on New Haven Road near Balltown Road. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday, a white Dodge Caravan driven by Mark Phelps of Radcliff was traveling south on US31E when […]

Oct 6 2019 / Read More »

Attorney: Deputy was helping a customer carry items when accused of shoplifting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 (UPDATE: Added Sheriff’s statements 3:30 p.m.) — The Nelson County deputy who was charged with shoplifting was only trying to help a fellow patron of a auction warehouse business carry her items out of the store. In a statement released by Keith Sparks, the attorney […]

Sep 28 2019 / Read More »

Nelson Co. deputy sheriff arrested Friday on shoplifting charge in Hardin County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 — A Nelson County deputy sheriff was arrested Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, on theft-related charges in Hardin County. Kaelen P. Matthews, 39, of Bardstown, was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center on Friday on a single charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition […]

Sep 28 2019 / Read More »

Friday afternoon brush fires threaten homes, burn 50 acres in Deatsville area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 — The Bardstown Fire Department spent several hours working to extinguish a series of brush fires reported along the R.J. Corman railroad tracks in the Samuels and Deatsville areas on Friday afternoon. Police shut down traffic on Deatsville Road and Samuels Loop in the area […]

Sep 27 2019 / Read More »

Mount Washington teen dies in two-vehicle Louisville Road crash near High Grove »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 — A Mount Washington teen died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that happened at about 3:15 p.m. on Louisville Road near its intersection with Deatsville Road, KY 523. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Kalli Dobson, 18, of Mount Washington, died at the […]

Sep 23 2019 / Read More »

Video: Bradford & Brooks interview with Nelson Co. Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 — Video of the Bradford & Brooks interview with Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Running time: About 45 minutes. -30-

Sep 20 2019 / Read More »

Cox’s Creek man dies following Wednesday morning two-vehicle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 — A Cox’s Creek man died Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in the 6100 block of New Shepherdsville Road in the area of the new Five Star Food Mart. According to the Kentucky State Police, troopers responded to the two-vehicle crash at 7:40 a.m. […]

Sep 19 2019 / Read More »

Five injured after domestic dispute in vehicle causes crash in Bloomfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 — Five people were injured in Bloomfield after a single-vehicle crash that allegedly resulted after the driver and her passenger had an argument while the vehicle was moving. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Katie Cook, 35, of Bloomfield was driving her 2015 Kia […]

Sep 16 2019 / Read More »

Flaget Hospital offering lunch to honor first-responders on 9/11 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 — In recognition of 9/11, Flaget Memorial Hospital on Wednesday is hosting a special free lunch for our community’s first-responders. EMS, fire, law enforcement and other emergency personnel are invited to take part in the lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the […]

Sep 9 2019 / Read More »

Male suspect still sought in break-in at local pharmacy, high-speed pursuit »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 — Police are searching for a suspect who they believe was involved in a break-in early Thursday morning at Scripts Pharmacy, 101 Blankenrod Blvd. Security video helped police identify the suspect as Charles Jeremy Webb, of Lebanon. According to the video, Webb drove to the […]

Aug 22 2019 / Read More »

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  • Video: Nelson County Schools Board of Education regular meeting

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  • Video: Sept. 17, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Sept. 10, 2019 Bardstown City Council meeting

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  • Video: Bradford & Brooks interview w/Sheri Donahue, state auditor candidate

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  • Video: Aug 20, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Aug. 20, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court – Don Thrasher and Eric Shelburne

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  • Bradford & Brooks Video: Aug. 14, 2019 – Mike Caperton, court of appeals candidate

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  • Video: Aug. 1, 2019 NC Board of Education working session

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  • Video: Aug. 6, 2019 Nelson Fiscal Court regular meeting

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  • Video: Aug. 6, 2019 Bardstown City Council work session

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  • Video: Aug. 1, 2019 Bardstown City Schools tax rate meeting

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Obituary: Christine Dones Duncan, 89, Boston »

Christine Dones Duncan, 89, of Boston, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown after a short illness. She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Louisville. She worked for Dyer’s Store in Boston for 50 years and then continued by serving breakfast at the Hampton and Holiday Inn’s in Elizabethtown for 18 years.…

Oct 20 2019 / Read More »

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Legislative Update: Education a primary issue for 2020 General Assembly »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 — One look at the calendar will show you how quickly this year is slipping away. We have only 9…

Oct 21 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Governor’s debate focusing on budget priorities »

By JIM WATERSPresident, Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 — The second of five gubernatorial campaign debates held recently…

Oct 17 2019 / Read More »

Columnist questions the advancements brought by the Sexual Revolution »

By ROGER HINES35th District Georgia State Representative Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 — It’s doubtful that I would have had a keen awareness…

Oct 14 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Time to cut expenses while out-of-work husband finds a new job »

Dear Dave, My husband lost his job last week. The good news is we’re completely debt-free, and we have a six-month emergency…

Oct 8 2019 / Read More »

Tech

District’s quick action prevents financial loss after successful ‘phishing’ attempt »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — The Bardstown City Schools were the victim of a…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

Video: April 9, 2019, Cable & Electric Committee meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2019 — Video from the Cable & Electric Committee meeting held before the…

Apr 15 2019 / Read More »

Wish website connects world’s buyers with the vast Chinese marketplace »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, April 1, 2019 — Many of you have probably either used or…

Apr 1 2019 / Read More »

‘Hacked’ email message displayed for a short time to Gazette readership »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — The text of a common email scam was inadvertently posted on the Nelson County Gazette for a short period…

Jul 16 2019 / Read More »

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