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Bloomfield residents form group to oppose county schools’ community campus plan »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOEducation News Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 — In early November a group of Nelson County citizens launched the non-profit organization Nelson County Citizens Advocating Responsible Education (NCCARE) with the goal of protecting and promoting the quality of education in Nelson County, Kentucky. “Our singular focus is to advocate for the highest […]…

Nov 28 2021 / Read More »

Legislative update: Committees on ag, budget, education prepare for 2022 session »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 — As I review last week’s legislative activities, I think we are all looking forward to Thanksgiving and some time with family and friends. However, it is also a reminder that Christmas is just 36 days away, 2022 begins in 43 days, and the next […]…

Nov 25 2021 / Read More »

City council votes for 90-day moratorium on new short-term rental applications »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council voted in favor of a resolution and an ordinance that creates a three-month moratorium on new applications for short-term rentals within the city limits. The move came at the request of Jan Johnston-Crowe, director of the joint city-county […]…

Nov 24 2021 / Read More »

Sisters of Charity collect cash, food donations to benefit Bread for Life »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2021 — The Nazareth Food Drive — Nov. 8-19, 2021 — collected $1911 in monetary donations and 217 pounds of food for the St. Vincent de Paul Bread for Life Community Food Pantry in Bardstown. The community’s generosity was overwhelming! The SCN community expresses its appreciation […]…

Nov 23 2021 / Read More »

Superintendent reviews LPC process, the data reviewed, the concerns considered »

By WES BRADLEYSuperintendent, Nelson County Schools Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, — Not without controversy, the Nelson County Local Planning Committee (LPC) recently approved a draft plan that would unite middle school students on the east and west side at two 6-12 Community Campuses by as early as August 2024. The draft plan also includes major […]…

Nov 22 2021 / Read More »

Louisville man arrested on drug charges after being stopped Saturday for speeding »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 — A Louisville man was arrested on a variety of drug-related charges Saturday afternoon after he was stopped by a Nelson County Deputy Sheriff for driving his 2012 Ford Taurus at a high rate of speed north on New Shepherdsville Road. Jerry Cartage Jackson, 34, […]…

Nov 21 2021 / Read More »

Stratton files as second Republican seeking primary nomination as Nelson Co. Jailer »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 — Bardstown resident Michael Todd Stratton, 53, filed Friday as a Republican candidate for Nelson County Jailer. Stratton is the second Republican to file for the office of jailer. Justin Hall of New Haven filed as a candidate for jailer on the first filing day, […]…

Nov 21 2021 / Read More »

Fifth District magistrate files as Democratic candidate for Nelson Co. judge executive »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 — Eric Shelburne, currently the elected magistrate representing the county’s fifth magisterial district, filed Friday afternoon as a Democrat for the office of Nelson County judge executive. The 49-year-old Bloomfield resident is completing his first term as a magistrate, and said he’s been […]…

Nov 20 2021 / Read More »

Letter: Let the people vote on the county schools’ proposed merger plan »

Dear Editor, There is a large group of people in Nelson County that feel they don’t have a voice in government. The Nelson County Schools Local Planning Committee voted to approve a merger plan last night. The plan, if approved by the Kentucky Department of Education, will go to the board of education for a […]…

Nov 18 2021 / Read More »

Committee votes 15-3 to recommend Community Campus district facilities plan »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 — The Nelson County Schools’ Local Planning Committee voted Wednesday night to accept the Community Campus model as its recommendation for the school district’s District Facilities Plan (DFP). The committee’s 15-to-3 vote in favor of the Community Campus model — if approved by […]…

Nov 18 2021 / Read More »

Letter: Bradley and board of education ‘afraid to survey’ Nelson County families »

Dear Editor, Abraham Lincoln once said in a debate with Stephen A. Douglas, “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” That was on Aug. 21, 1858. Lincoln lost the Senate race to Douglas but it was the debates with Douglas that thrust him into the national spotlight […]…

Nov 17 2021 / Read More »

Fiscal Court gives final approval to distillery Industrial Revenue Bonds »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 – Nelson Fiscal Court took the final steps to approve Industrial Revenue Bonds for projects in Bardstown at the 1792 Barton Distillery and the Lux Row Distillery. The IRB for the 1792 Barton Distiller is $28.5 million, while the Lux Row Distillers IRB […]…

Nov 16 2021 / Read More »

Letter: Bloomfield attorney defends LPC chair, blasts superintendent’s leadership »

Dear Editor: The Nelson County Gazette did get one thing correct in its opinion piece it published online on November 13, 2021. Eric Shelburne believes one hallmark of true leadership is understanding you don’t always get the outcome you want. That is exactly what Eric Shelburne is trying to get across to his fellow local […]…

Nov 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Marriages, July 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The following individuals have applied for marriage licenses during the month of June 2021 at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. Marriage licenses are valid for 30 days after the date they are issued. The individual who conducts the marriage ceremony has 30 days to return the completed license to the clerk’s office. The issuance of […]…

Nov 14 2021 / Read More »

Opinion: PLC chairman should remember leadership isn’t always getting your way »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 — After attending the last couple of meetings of the Nelson County Schools’ Local Planning Committee, I feel compelled to sound off about what I see as a need to refocus its leadership. Fifth District Magistrate Eric Shelburne is a Bloomfield resident and chairman of the […]…

Nov 13 2021 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 28 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 25-26, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 26 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 22-24, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 25 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 21 2021 / Read More »

Louisville man arrested on drug charges after being stopped Saturday for speeding »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 — A Louisville man was arrested on a variety of drug-related charges Saturday afternoon after he was stopped by a Nelson County Deputy Sheriff for driving his 2012 Ford Taurus at a high rate of speed north on New Shepherdsville Road. Jerry Cartage Jackson, 34, […]

Nov 21 2021 / Read More »

Stratton files as second Republican seeking primary nomination as Nelson Co. Jailer »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 — Bardstown resident Michael Todd Stratton, 53, filed Friday as a Republican candidate for Nelson County Jailer. Stratton is the second Republican to file for the office of jailer. Justin Hall of New Haven filed as a candidate for jailer on the first filing day, […]

Nov 21 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 19 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 18 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 17 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 16 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 12-13, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 14 2021 / Read More »

Retired deputy files Friday afternoon as candidate for Nelson County Jailer »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 — Steven Campbell, a retired Nelson County deputy sheriff, filed Friday afternoon as a candidate for Nelson County Jailer. Campbell, 62, is the second candidate seeking the office of Nelson County Jailer. Republican Justin Hall of New Haven filed for jailer on Nov. 3rd. 2ND […]

Nov 12 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 10-11, 2021 »

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. […]

Nov 12 2021 / Read More »

Video

  • 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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  • Tim Hutchins talks about judge-executive race with WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’

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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021

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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

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  • Bradford & Brooks video: NAACP president Jeff Stone interview of July 21, 2021

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  • NAACP president calls for immediate action for ‘unsafe’ conditions at county jail

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  • Local GOP resolution honors Rep. Chad McCoy for service in state legislature

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  • KSP investigating Wednesday two-vehicle fatal crash on US31E in LaRue County

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Obituary: Mary Jane Lindsey Taylor, 71, Fredericktown »

Mary Jane Lindsey Taylor, 71, of Cane Run Rd., Fredericktown, died at 8:01 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. She is survived by one son, Steve (Jennifer) Taylor of Fredericktown; one sister, Sharon (Keith) Blandford of Louisville; two brothers, Danny (Pam) Lindsey and David Lindsey, both of Bardstown; six grandchildren;…

Nov 28 2021 / Read More »

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Letter: Let the people vote on the county schools’ proposed merger plan »

Dear Editor, There is a large group of people in Nelson County that feel they don’t have a voice in government. The Nelson County Schools Local Planning Committee voted to…

Nov 18 2021 / Read More »

Letter: Bradley and board of education ‘afraid to survey’ Nelson County families »

Dear Editor, Abraham Lincoln once said in a debate with Stephen A. Douglas, “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can…

Nov 17 2021 / Read More »

Letter: Bloomfield attorney defends LPC chair, blasts superintendent’s leadership »

Dear Editor: The Nelson County Gazette did get one thing correct in its opinion piece it published online on November 13, 2021.…

Nov 15 2021 / Read More »

Opinion: PLC chairman should remember leadership isn’t always getting your way »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 — After attending the last couple of meetings of the Nelson County Schools’…

Nov 13 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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