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BCS board of education gives Clark high marks after first year as superintendent »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — The Bardstown Board of Education gave high marks to its superintendent on the job he is doing in his first year leading the school district forward. At the end of Tuesday’s board meeting, the school board met in executive session to conduct […]…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Helping someone is often more than just giving them a cash donation »

Dear Dave, My husband and I met a young woman through an outreach program at church. She is a single mother with a small child, and recently she asked us for money, so she could buy baby food and diapers. This isn’t the first time she has asked us for money. In the past, she […]…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Fiscal Court splits 3-2 to allow special energy efficiency financing district »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — Nelson Fiscal Court narrowly approved a measure that will allow sdevelopers of large construction projects to tap into additional funding to help improve the project’s energy efficiency. The court approved by a 3-2 vote an ordinance that would allow special financing option […]…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Legislative update: Defining good government in the 2019 legislative session »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, June 17, 2019 — While the 2019 General Assembly adjourned more than two months ago, I appreciate the opportunity to continue sharing details about the laws we passed. This series of columns, which began in early April, is still relevant as legislation passed this year goes into effect […]…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Fairfield Homecoming activites set for Saturday, June 22, 2019 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, June 16, 2019 — The Fairfield Homecoming is Saturday, June 22, 2019, throughout the city Fairfield. The Homecoming activities scheduled include: Yard sales throughout town beginning at 8 a.m. Displays in City Hall and the old Jail, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Whiskey City Cruisers Car Show, 10 […]…

Jun 16 2019 / Read More »

Upton man dies in early Sunday morning Bluegrass Parkway single-vehicle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:05 p.m. — The victim who died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway has been identified as Neal R. Bowers, 73, of Upton. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Bowers was driving his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound […]…

Jun 16 2019 / Read More »

Two arrested in Bullitt County after police pursuit begins in Boston area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:55 p.m. — An investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office of a reported stolen vehicle landed two people in jail following a police pursuit that began on Boston Road and ended on I-65 at the Cedar Grove Road exit. At 2:08 p.m. Friday, the […]…

Jun 15 2019 / Read More »

Two people injured in Thursday evening two-vehicle crash on Burg Hill »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2019 — Two people were injured Thursday evening in a two vehicle accident on US150, the Springfield Road, at the bottom of Burg Hill. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:08 p.m. Thursday, William Greer, 60, of Bardstown, was making a left-hand turn […]…

Jun 14 2019 / Read More »

Podcast: Bar owners seeking expanded sale hours need to first follow existing rules »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2019, 2 a.m. In this edition of The Jim Brooks Podcast, Jim examines the request by city bar owners who want to expand their sales hours to 2 a.m., and the elephant in the room that was publicly addressed at the city council’s safety committee meeting […]…

Jun 14 2019 / Read More »

Committee examines issues facing approval of expanded alcohol sales hours »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tursday, June 13, 2019 — The Bardstown City Council’s safety committee met Thursday afternoon to discuss how to move forward with a plan to allow bars to remain open until 2 a.m. that the council members may be willing to approve. Jerry Lear, representing Xavier’s Bar, Detra […]…

Jun 14 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Courage, leadership needed to enact reform in state legislature »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, June 13, 2019 –– What’s happened to the decisive, conservative and determined leadership we saw that resulted in Republicans taking majority control of the state House in the November 2016 election and then passing monumental legislation during the first week of the 2017 session that brought […]…

Jun 13 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council approves signage request from Bardstown Bourbon Co. »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — The Bardstown City Council approved a request from the Bardstown Bourbon Co. for a large sign that will be affixed to their building facing in the direction of the Bluegrass Parkway. The requests falls under a special provision of the city’s sign […]…

Jun 12 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Save your money and don’t invest your cash in a stock trading class »

Dear Dave, I was recently offered an opportunity to participate in a hands-on stock trading class. The problem is we don’t have the $6,500 registration fee just lying around. My husband and I are on Baby Step 4 of your plan, so what would you think about us borrowing that amount from our emergency fund? […]…

Jun 11 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested on indictment warrants for local trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 8, 2019 — The Bardstown man indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for the theft of equipment trailers was arrested Saturday by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell Ray Ramsey, 38, was arrested at 7:24 a.m. according to the uniform citation. Ramsey was indicted […]…

Jun 8 2019 / Read More »

Higdon: 61st season of ‘The Stephen Foster Story’ kicks off this weekend »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, June 8, 2019 — Over the years, I have had the distinct pleasure of attending The Stephen Foster Story in historic Bardstown. The talented cast is always incredibly entertaining and the night flies by. The musical is truly a great Kentucky story about the life and music of […]…

Jun 8 2019 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Upton man dies in early Sunday morning Bluegrass Parkway single-vehicle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12:05 p.m. — The victim who died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway has been identified as Neal R. Bowers, 73, of Upton. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Bowers was driving his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound […]

Jun 16 2019 / Read More »

Two arrested in Bullitt County after police pursuit begins in Boston area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:55 p.m. — An investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office of a reported stolen vehicle landed two people in jail following a police pursuit that began on Boston Road and ended on I-65 at the Cedar Grove Road exit. At 2:08 p.m. Friday, the […]

Jun 15 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested on indictment warrants for local trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 8, 2019 — The Bardstown man indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for the theft of equipment trailers was arrested Saturday by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell Ray Ramsey, 38, was arrested at 7:24 a.m. according to the uniform citation. Ramsey was indicted […]

Jun 8 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man indicted by Nelson County grand jury on sodomy charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (Updated Friday, June 7, 2019)— A Bardstown man was indicted by a Nelson County grand jury Wednesday on five counts of third-degree sodomy. James Phillip Cecil, 63, was charged with five counts of third-degree sodomy that the indictment alleges took place on unspecified dates between […]

Jun 5 2019 / Read More »

Grand jury indicts Arkansas woman for her role in Wilson & Muir bank robbery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — The Arkansas woman who robbed the Wilson & Muir Bank branch on Culpepper Street on Friday, May 3, 2019, was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury. Crystal Diane Gibbons, 28, of Monette, Ark., was indicted on charges that include robbery, second-degree; possession […]

Jun 5 2019 / Read More »

Resident who walked away from Isaiah House indicted on numerous charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 5, 2019 — The Glasgow man who walked away from the Isaiah House drug rehabilitation center in Chaplin on May 16, 2019, was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury. James Joshua Robinson, 27, was indicted Wednesday on charges that stem from his theft of one […]

Jun 5 2019 / Read More »

Wilson Parkway anhydrous ammonia leak prompts Sunday safety precautions »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 3, 2019 — First-responders were called to NPR Manufacturing, 680 Wilson Parkway, Sunday afternoon about 3:34 p.m. for an ammonia leak. According to an Emergency Management press release, approximately 5,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia were released at NPR. As a result of the leak, residents who lived […]

Jun 3 2019 / Read More »

Boston man faces charges after Wednesday night domestic assault »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 30, 2019 — A Boston area man was arrested on assault-related charges following a police investigation of a domestic incident that happened Wednesday night at a home on Nat Rogers Road. George William Vittitoe, 69, of Boston, was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with second-degree assault, […]

May 30 2019 / Read More »

Juvenile faces murder charge in Saturday night Bard Ave. shooting death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, May 26, 2019 — A man died in a shooting late Saturday night at an apartment on Bard Avenue. According to a Bardstown Police press release, officers were dispatched at about 11:41 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 100 block of Bard Avenue for a shooting. […]

May 26 2019 / Read More »

Overturned semi hauling distillery slop stops traffic Monday on Bluegrass Parkway »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — An overturned semi tanker truck that caught fire closed both the east and westbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway for several hours Monday afternoon. At about 3:25, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched for single-vehicle accident near the 16 mile marker eastbound on […]

May 22 2019 / Read More »

Glasgow man walks away from drug rehab facility, breaks into homes, steals car »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 17, 2019 — A resident of the Isiaiah House drug rehabilitation center in Chaplin walked away from the facility Thursday morning, broke into two homes, stole one vehicle and attempted to steal a pickup truck before he was taken into custody by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. […]

May 17 2019 / Read More »

Magistrates review next budget, push for purchase of a new EMS ambulance »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Corrected Tire Amnesty program dates) — Judge Executive Dean Watts and the magistrates took their first collective public reviews of the county’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Watts pointed out some numbers that had changed for next year’s budget, including the county’s $750,00 in […]

May 7 2019 / Read More »

One person injured in two-vehicle crash Monday on New Haven Road »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 6, 2019 — A Bardstown woman was injured Monday afternoon in a two-car crash on New Haven Road at Ritchie Lane. According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Tawny Warren, 36, of Bardstown, was driving her 2014 Chevrolet Cruze north on New Haven […]

May 6 2019 / Read More »

Three injured in Balltown Road head-on collision Monday afternoon »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 6, 2019 — The driver of a Ford Mustang suffered severe injuries Monday afternoon when his vehicle struck hit a pickup truck head-on while traveling east on Balltown Road near Pascal Ballard Lane. According a Nelson County Sheriff’s Office press release, the Mustang crossed the center line […]

May 6 2019 / Read More »

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  • Video: June 4, 2019 Bardstown City Council working session

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  • Video: ‘Bradford & Brooks’ interview w/county GOP chair Don Thrasher

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Obituary: Margaret Doris Elam, 94, Louisville »

Margaret Doris Elam, 94, of Louisville, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at Baptist Health in Louisville. She was born Jan. 21, 1925, in Louisville to the late Sylvester and Bertha Stapp Beierle. She was a homemaker, a former bookkeeper for Belknap Hardware and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Fairfield Homecoming activites set for Saturday, June 22, 2019 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, June 16, 2019 — The Fairfield Homecoming is Saturday, June 22, 2019, throughout the city Fairfield. The Homecoming activities scheduled include: Yard sales throughout town beginning at 8 a.m. Displays in City Hall and the old Jail, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Whiskey City Cruisers Car Show, 10…

Jun 16 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Helping someone is often more than just giving them a cash donation »

Dear Dave, My husband and I met a young woman through an outreach program at church. She is a single mother with a small child, and recently she asked us for money, so she could buy baby food and diapers. This isn’t the first time she has asked us for money. In the past, she…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital honors employees with Daisy, Rose Awards »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 24, 2019 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has named its Daisy and Rose Award winners for the first quarter of 2019. Barbara Leake, RN, Outpatient Treatment, received the Daisy Award, while Lori Abell, Executive Assistant, received the Rose Award. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates […]…

May 24 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown man arrested on indictment warrants for local trailer thefts »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, June 8, 2019 — The Bardstown man indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury for the theft of equipment trailers was arrested Saturday by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell Ray Ramsey, 38, was arrested at 7:24 a.m. according to the uniform citation. Ramsey was indicted…

Jun 8 2019 / Read More »

Opinion

Dave Says: Helping someone is often more than just giving them a cash donation »

Dear Dave, My husband and I met a young woman through an outreach program at church. She is a single mother with a small child, and recently she asked us…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Legislative update: Defining good government in the 2019 legislative session »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, June 17, 2019 — While the 2019 General Assembly adjourned more than two months ago,…

Jun 18 2019 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Courage, leadership needed to enact reform in state legislature »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, June 13, 2019 –– What’s happened to the decisive, conservative and determined leadership…

Jun 13 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Best bet is to avoid 30-year mortgage when shopping for a new home »

Dear Dave, Is there ever a time when a 30-year mortgage is better than a 15-year mortgage? Julie Dear Julie, Let’s see,…

Jun 3 2019 / Read More »

Tech

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 »

Get a new phone for Christmas? Here’s how to add the Gazette icon to it »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 — Fifty years ago this week, I was an…

Dec 28 2018 / Read More »

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 “phishing” incident recently that nearly cost a district…

Apr 16 2019 / Read More »

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