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Fiscal court approves industrial revenue bonds for Heaven Hill Distilleries »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court gave final approval for Heaven Hill Distilleries’ $135 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds. The court gave its initial approval in June when the project was announced. The bonds will go toward the construction of a new distillery and bottling […]…

Oct 5 2022 / Read More »

Video: ‘Jay for PVA’ interview on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 — Jason Williams, the Republican candidate for Nelson County PVA, was the guest on the Wednesday, Sept. 28th broadcast of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Williams faces off against Democrat incumbent PVA Tracey Bonzo in the November general election. Running time: About 42 minutes, […]…

Oct 4 2022 / Read More »

Video: District 3 magistrate candidates take part in candidate forum »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 — The candidates for District 3 magistrate met in a debate Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Thomas Nelson High School. The debate was sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC and featured Kenny Fogle and Don Thrasher as moderators. Running time: 1 hour 12 minutes. […]…

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Video: District 2 magistrate candidates face-off at local candidate forum »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 — The candidates for District 2 magistrate met for a debate sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. Don Thrasher and Kenny Fogle served as moderators. Running time: 1 hour, 3 minutes. -30-…

Oct 4 2022 / Read More »

Hutchins, Shelburne to meet next week in debate at Nelson County Civic Center »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 — The candidates for Nelson County judge-executive will meet next Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in a debate sponsored by the Bardstown Radio Team, owners and operators of WBRT and WOKH. The debate featuring Republican Tim Hutchins and Democrat Eric Shelburne kicks off at 6 p.m. […]…

Oct 3 2022 / Read More »

KSP arrests Botland man following shooting incident involving deputy sheriff »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 — The man who shot and injured a Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Friday was arrested early Saturday by Kentucky State Police and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. Christoper Steward Curtis, 49, of Bardstown, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer; wanton endangerment, […]…

Oct 1 2022 / Read More »

District 2 magistrate candidates meet for Nelson County America First PAC forum »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 — The magistrate candidates for District 2 participated in town hall-style forum Wednesday at Thomas Nelson High School sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC. Incumbent 2nd District Magistrate Gary Coulter, who is completing his first term on Nelson Fiscal Court, and Republican […]…

Oct 1 2022 / Read More »

Deputy sheriff shot during domestic response on Greer Lane in Botland »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 — An officer was injured Friday afternoon after being shot by a subject in the area of Ivy Court on Greer Lane. At 3:27 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home on Ivy Court for a report of a domestic disturbance […]…

Sep 30 2022 / Read More »

Council OKs Bethany Haven grant; reviews ransomware attack in closed meeting »

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council approved a donation request of $15,000 from Bethany Haven, the local non-profit organization that helps provide emergency shelter for men, women and children. The organization has added two staffers, one a rehousing specialist to help the […]…

Sep 29 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County America First PAC hosts candidates for District 4 magistrate »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 — The candidates for magistrate in Nelson County District 4 met for a candidate forum Tuesday night at Thomas Nelson High School. The event was sponsored by the Nelson County American First PAC. Incumbent Republican Jeff Lear and Democrat Brent Brey answered questions […]…

Sep 28 2022 / Read More »

District 5 magistrate candidates square-off at Nelson Co. American First PAC forum »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 — Magistrate candidates for District 5 squared off Tuesday evening in a candidate forum sponsored by the Nelson County America First PAC. Kenny Fogle, chairman of the Nelson County Democratic Party, and Don Thrasher were co-moderators, and took turns questioning the candidates. DISTRICT […]…

Sep 28 2022 / Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 — Video of the Nelson Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2022. -30-…

Sep 26 2022 / Read More »

Video: Judge-exec candidates square-off at NC America First PAC political forum »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 — The candidates for Nelson County Judge-Executive — Democrat Eric Shelburne and Republican Tim Hutchins — squared off in a candidate forum Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC, the splinter Republican group led by former county chairman Don Thrasher. The […]…

Sep 24 2022 / Read More »

Judge-exec debate compares, contrasts, candidates for county’s highest office »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 — The candidates in the race for Nelson County judge-executive squared off Thursday evening at the Thomas Nelson High School auditorium in a forum sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC, led by Don Thrasher. Local journalist Dennis George served as moderator of […]…

Sep 24 2022 / Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Sept. 6, 2022 meeting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in the second floor meeting room of the Old Courthouse. Running time: 52 minutes, 33 seconds. -30-…

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

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Oct. 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Oct. 3, 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 […]

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KSP arrests Botland man following shooting incident involving deputy sheriff »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 — The man who shot and injured a Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Friday was arrested early Saturday by Kentucky State Police and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. Christoper Steward Curtis, 49, of Bardstown, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer; wanton endangerment, […]

Oct 1 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Sept. 30, 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Sept. 27-29, 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Sept. 26-27, 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Sept. 25, 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Sept. 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Sept. 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 […]

Sep 24 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sept. 22-23, 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Sept. 21-22, 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 […]

Sep 22 2022 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sept. 19-20, 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Sept. 19, 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 […]

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Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Sept. 18, 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 […]

Sep 19 2022 / Read More »

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  • Video: Judge-exec candidates square-off at NC America First PAC political forum

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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Sept. 6, 2022 meeting

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  • Video: Justin Hall interview with ‘Bradford & Brooks’ on WBRT

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  • Video: Mayor’s press conference re: Bardstown Connect outage of Sept 2nd

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  • Video: Bradford & Brooks interview with magistrate candidate Gary Coulter

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Obituary: Doyle Hill Bleemel, 86, Shepherdsville »

Doyle Hill Bleemel, 86, of Shepherdsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. He was a lifelong farmer and operated the Slow Poke farm with his family. He was a former employee of General Electric Co., a former Bullitt County Deputy Jailer, and a former member of the Mount Washington Lions Club. He was a U.S. Army…

Oct 5 2022 / Read More »

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Letter: Debate organizer promises fairness in Oct. 6th school board candidate forum »

To the editor, On October 6, 2022 at 6 p.m., the Nelson County America First PAC will be holding a Town Hall-style debate for the Nelson County School Board candidates.…

Sep 29 2022 / Read More »

Letter: Fair, honest debates require fairness, honesty between political parties »

To the editor, Almost two weeks ago, the vice chair of the Nelson County Republican Party — a man most people in…

Sep 22 2022 / Read More »

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 »

Letter: Thrasher sets the record straight on Eric Shelburne and the Pledge »

To the editor, I think it is time to shed some honesty and light on the issue with Eric Shelburne and the…

Sep 15 2022 / Read More »

Tech

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 »

City continues to resolve internet outages, restore customer access to email »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 — More than 60 hours after the City of Bardstown’s internet service…

Sep 4 2022 / Read More »

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 – Joe Buckman (absent), Kecia Copeland, Dick Heaton, John…

Sep 15 2022 / Read More »

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