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John Downs named new president/COO of the NCEDA Partners for Progress »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — After a competitive three-month application process, the Nelson County Economic Development Agency (NCEDA) Board is pleased to announce John Downs, of Bardstown, will be joining the NCEDA team as President/COO effective May 15, 2024. Downs brings 40 years of experience working for local government […]…

Apr 16 2024 / Read More »

Town & Country Bank warns customers who may receive fake text messages »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. is warning customers of fake text messages being received by bank customers warning them of possible fraud charges on their bank debit cards. According to the bank, a number of bank customers have received text messages advising […]…

Apr 15 2024 / Read More »

Higdon, Massaroni secure $86 million in state funds for local road projects »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, April 13, 20224 — Senate Transportation Chair Jimmy Higdon, and 50th District state Rep. Candy Massaroni have secured millions of dollars over the next two years supporting local road projects in Nelson County. Included in the state’s two-year road plan, House Bill 266, Massaroni and Higdon helped secure […]…

Apr 13 2024 / Read More »

GOP voter registrations top Democratic voters for first time in county history »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, April 5, 2024 — The voter registration numbers in Nelson County broke a historic threshold last month when the county officially turned red, i.e., the majority of voters in the county are registered Republicans. After decades of the Democratic party being the dominant political party, the GOP — […]…

Apr 5 2024 / Read More »

Hutchins unveils 10 Commandments, other historic documents at fiscal court »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 2, 2024 — On Tuesday morning, Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins opened the fiscal court meeting by unveiling copies of what he said were important historical documents — copies of the Ten Commandments, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution […]…

Apr 2 2024 / Read More »

Crystal Rogers defendants appear in Nelson Circuit Court for case review »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, March 21, 2024 — The three defendants in the Crystal Roers case were in Nelson Circuit Court this afternoon for a status hearing and to allow the judge to consider a variety of motions filed by both the prosecutors and the three defense teams. Stephen Lawson […]…

Mar 21 2024 / Read More »

Friday afternoon police chase of stolen truck ends after hitting school bus »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, March 15, 2024 — A Bardstown man who stole a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was injured Friday afternoon following a police chase that ended when the stolen truck struck a school bus on Louisville Road near Cox’s Creek Elementary School. According to a press release, Nelson County […]…

Mar 16 2024 / Read More »

Baptist Health to accept Humana Medicare Advantage effective April 1, 2024 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, March 14, 2024 — Baptist Health Medical Group has reached a multi-year agreement with Humana Medicare Advantage, in addition to commercial insurance plans, effective April 1, 2024. The new contract with Humana means that all Baptist Health hospitals, physicians, clinics, and outpatient facilities are in network with Humana. […]…

Mar 14 2024 / Read More »

Prosecutor seeks to consolidate cases of the three Crystal Rogers defendants »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, March 14, 2024 — The prosecutor in the cases involving the three defendants in the Crystal Rogers case has asked the court to consolidate the cases. Special prosecutor Shane Young petitioned the court Wednesday to combine the trials of Brooks Houck, Steven Lawson, and his son Joseph Lawson […]…

Mar 14 2024 / Read More »

Video: NC Sheriff discusses recent scams on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 13, 2024 — Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa was the guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show to discuss recent scams that have recently taken advantage of Nelson County residents in the recent past. Sheriff Pineiroa shares tips for keeping safe and avoiding scammers who contact […]…

Mar 14 2024 / Read More »

Crystal Rogers case co-defendant joins Houck in request to change venue »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, March 10, 2024 — A second defendant in the Crystal Rogers murder case has filed for a change of venue. Stephen Eugene Lawson, 53, through his attorney, Ted H. Lavitt, filed to for a change of venue following a change of venue request from Brooks Houck […]…

Mar 10 2024 / Read More »

Legislative update: Sen. Higdon reviews Week 10 of the 2024 Legislative session »

By JIMMY HIGDON14 District State Senator Friday, March 8, 2024 — The Kentucky General Assembly has wrapped up the 10th legislative week of the 2024 Regular Session. The pace quickened this week with several measures seeking Senate approval. I collaborated closely with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet throughout the session and in week 10 we passed […]…

Mar 8 2024 / Read More »

Candidate announces he’ll withdraw from 50th District state representative race »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, March 8, 2024 — Don Thrasher, a candidate for 50th District state representative, announced early Friday that he plans to withdraw from the race. Thrasher said his decision came down to his need to be available for the care of his mother, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s […]…

Mar 8 2024 / Read More »

Brooks Houck’s attorneys ask judge to consider change of venue for possible trial »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, March 7, 2024 — The attorneys representing Brooks Houck haved filed a request for a change of venue with Nelson Circuit Court. The filing requests that the court grant the defense’s motion to move the case to either Boyd County or Daviess County due to the extensive pretrial […]…

Mar 7 2024 / Read More »

Video: NC Forward interview on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 6, 2024 — Jessica Hogue and Jamie Miracle, both with Nelson County Forward, a group focused on county school board accountability and providing equity and quality education for all students, sat it with Jim and Margie for the Wednesday, March 6, 2024 broadcast of WBRT’s “Bradford & […]…

Mar 6 2024 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs — April 15-19, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 20 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, April 14, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 15 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — April 12-13, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 14 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, April 11, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 12 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — April 10-11, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 11 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, April 9, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 10 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — April 7-8, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 8 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, April 6, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 7 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, April 5, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 6 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, April 4, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 5 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, April 3, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 4 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, April 2, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 3 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, April 1, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 2 2024 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, March 31, 2024 »

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 Correctional Center. 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. Everyone booked into the […]

Apr 1 2024 / Read More »

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Obituary: Martha Ann Sims Mahoney, 82, Bardstown »

Martha Ann Sims Mahoney, 82, of Bardstown, died at her home with her family by her side. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, a former member of St. Catherine Church in New Haven. She worked for Barton Distilleries with 20 years of service and also retired from American Greetings with 26 years of…

Apr 20 2024 / Read More »

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Letter: Thankful for Massaroni’s help with bill establishing IAN alert system »

Dear Editor I just had to take a moment to thank 50th District State Rep. Candy Massaroni for making House Bill 682, the IAN Alert System a reality. Ever since…

Apr 1 2024 / Read More »

Letter: HB 5 addresses crime but overlooks one prevention measure — churches »

To the editor, House Bill 5 before the legislature calls for more incarceration and longer prison sentences. A local writer listed some…

Feb 20 2024 / Read More »

Letter: Look local, not to Frankfort, for solutions to the whiskey fungus problem »

To the editor, Less than a year ago, the Kentucky House of Representatives voted to remove the Barrel Tax to the benefit…

Feb 18 2024 / Read More »

Opinion: City Council should consider sale’s impact on cable TV, internet subscribers »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2024 — The Bardstown City Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening includes…

Feb 13 2024 / Read More »

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Hearing canceled for anaerobic digester facility; will be scheduled for March »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 — The public hearing scheduled this week regarding the proposed anaerobic digester…

Feb 17 2024 / Read More »

Video: Sale of city’s cable TV, internet discussed on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 — Aaron Boles, the City of Bardstown administrator, was the studio guest…

Feb 16 2024 / Read More »

Bardstown council votes to sell municipal city cable TV, internet to Spectrum »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 — Following a closed executive session, the Bardstown City Council…

Feb 14 2024 / Read More »

Town & Country Bank warns customers who may receive fake text messages »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. is warning customers of fake text messages being received by bank customers…

Apr 15 2024 / Read More »

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