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Man arrested in connection with break-ins at Wayne-O’s, 1st Baptist Church »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — A Nelson County man faces burglary charges in connection with break-ins at a New Haven church and business. On March 9, 2019, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary at Wayne-O’s Garage in New Haven. During that investigation, deputies were notified that […]…

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

Springfield man charged, arrested for alleged role in road rage incident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — A Springfield man operating a tractor-trailer rig was arrested Tuesday following a road rage incident in Spencer County. Kevin Ray Bewley, 30, of Springfield, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after he allegedly fired shots with a handgun at another driver, identified by […]…

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

Bardstown Arts group lobbies fiscal court for ‘selfie’ sign for south side of old library »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio March 19, 2019 — Nelson Fiscal Court heard more details Tuesday morning of a request by Bardstown for the Arts to create a “selfie” spot on the south side of the Bardstown Art Gallery building that faces the Old Talbott Tavern on West Stephen Foster Ave. […]…

Mar 19 2019 / Read More »

Firefighters respond Sunday night for active alarm at Bruckheimer ice rink »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 18, 2019, 1:30 a.m. — The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called to the Bruckheimer farm’s ice skating rink at 1039 Taylorsville Road for an active fire alarm called in by the alarm company. Firefighters were dispatched to the ice rink just before midnight Sunday night. […]…

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Applications now available for the Verna Richardson homemaker’s scholarship »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Monday, March 18, 2019 — Applications for the Verna Richardson Homemakers Scholarship are now available at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 South Third St., or on their website, http://nelson.ca.uky.edu/content/scholarship. All high school seniors or persons presently attending college or persons planning to return to college from Nelson […]…

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital honors employees with Daisy, Rose Awards »

By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, March 15, 2019 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has named its Daisy and Rose Award winners for the fourth quarter of 2018. The Daisy Award is a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Flaget Memorial Hospital is […]…

Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

House Update: General Ass’y sends bills to governor as 1 day remains in 2019 session »

By CHAD MCCOY 50th District State Representative Friday, March 15, 2019 — Members of the House finished business and walked off the floor late into the night of Thursday, March 14. Since it is late in the session, the majority of the bills we considered this week were from the Senate, or House bills that […]…

Mar 15 2019 / Read More »

Last week to remove items from gravesite decorations not permanently attached »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — The deadline to remove decorations of gravestones at the Bardstown City Cemetery has been extended until the end of this week. According to cemetery regulations, decorations that aren’t attached to the gravestone are prohibited from March through November due to the hazard they […]…

Mar 13 2019 / Read More »

College admissions scandal snags a founder of Bardstown’s Preservation Distillery »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — The nationwide college admissions scandal hit very close to the Bourbon Capital of the World this week when it was revealed that Marci Palatella, one of the founders of Preservation Distillery, was named in a federal indictment Tuesday. Palatella and her […]…

Mar 13 2019 / Read More »

Council proclamation honors Banshee’s Sweet 16 bid; welcomes new police officer »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — The Bethlehem High School Banshees girls basketball team was honored at Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting by a proclamation by Mayor Dick Heaton declaring Wednesday, March 13, 2019, as “Bethlehem Banshees Day.” The Banshees were given a police escort out of […]…

Mar 13 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Keep finances separate until after the two of you are actually married »

Dear Dave, I’m getting married this summer, and I’m on Baby Step 4 of your plan. My fiancé is getting onboard with your advice, too, and she’s currently in the process of paying down her student loan debt. Would it be a good idea to go ahead, and put most of my emergency fund savings […]…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Opinion: A fisherman’s plea for responsible fishing of Kentucky waterways »

  By MARK HEINZ Guest Columnist Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — Like many Kentuckians, I learned to fish with a cane pole in farm ponds as soon as I learned how to walk. For me, that was 60-odd years ago. There were three farm ponds on my grandparents’ farm in Oldham County. They all held […]…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Cox’s Station NSDAR presents Good Citizens awards to 3 high school seniors »

  By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, March 11, 2019 — The Cox’s Station chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented three area high school seniors with Good Citizen Awards Monday night at its monthly meeting. The awards recognize that the students have met or […]…

Mar 11 2019 / Read More »

Podcast: Friday’s local GOP dinner a success; Democratic dinner set for next month »

NC GAZETTEE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 11, 2019 — As we near the May primary, its time to consider the candidate or candidates for whom you are going to vote. Political dinners are a great way to meet the candidates and hear what they have to say. The local Republicans had their […]…

Mar 11 2019 / Read More »

Applications now available for the Verna Richardson homemaker’s scholarship »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Monday, March 11, 2019 — Applications for the Verna Richardson Homemakers Scholarship are now available at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 South Third St., or on their website, http://nelson.ca.uky.edu/content/scholarship. All high school seniors or persons presently attending college or persons planning to return to college from Nelson […]…

Mar 11 2019 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Man arrested in connection with break-ins at Wayne-O’s, 1st Baptist Church »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — A Nelson County man faces burglary charges in connection with break-ins at a New Haven church and business. On March 9, 2019, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary at Wayne-O’s Garage in New Haven. During that investigation, deputies were notified that […]

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

Springfield man charged, arrested for alleged role in road rage incident »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — A Springfield man operating a tractor-trailer rig was arrested Tuesday following a road rage incident in Spencer County. Kevin Ray Bewley, 30, of Springfield, was arrested by Kentucky State Police after he allegedly fired shots with a handgun at another driver, identified by […]

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

Firefighters respond Sunday night for active alarm at Bruckheimer ice rink »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, March 18, 2019, 1:30 a.m. — The Northeast Nelson Fire Department was called to the Bruckheimer farm’s ice skating rink at 1039 Taylorsville Road for an active fire alarm called in by the alarm company. Firefighters were dispatched to the ice rink just before midnight Sunday night. […]

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Council proclamation honors Banshee’s Sweet 16 bid; welcomes new police officer »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — The Bethlehem High School Banshees girls basketball team was honored at Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting by a proclamation by Mayor Dick Heaton declaring Wednesday, March 13, 2019, as “Bethlehem Banshees Day.” The Banshees were given a police escort out of […]

Mar 13 2019 / Read More »

Three arrested following investigation of break-ins at Balltown, Culvertown stores »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, March 10, 2019 — Three people were arrested Friday, March 8, 2019, following a break-in at the M&M Get N Go food mart in the Balltown community, and an attempted break-in at Culver’s Country Kwik Mart in Culvertown. Marco Contrevas Vasquez, Melissa Bartolomei and Theresa Bartolomei were […]

Mar 11 2019 / Read More »

LaRue teenager rescued after pickup truck runs off road into Rolling Fork floodwaters »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, March 3, 2019 — A LaRue County youth was rescued late Saturday night by first-responders after the pickup truck he was in ran off the highway in the area of the 1700 block of Stiles Road, went down a steep embankment and landed in the Rolling Fork […]

Mar 3 2019 / Read More »

Escaped jail inmate apprehended by deputies near Maple Hill motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7:35 p.m. — David W. Works, 40, the Nelson County Jail inmate who broke free of the bailiff earlier Thursday during a prisoner transport, was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy as officers were following up on sightings of the man by Maple Hill residents. […]

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

Raywick woman severely injured Monday in single-vehicle Balltown Road crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 — A Raywick woman suffered severe injuries early Monday morning when the 2006 Volkswagen she was driving ran off the road when she swerved to miss hitting a deer in the roadway and struck a tree at about 5:55 a.m. in the 3100 block […]

Feb 19 2019 / Read More »

Loretto man suffers severe injuries in New Hope Road motorcycle crash »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 — A Loretto man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon after the Kawasaki ZX600 motorcycle he was operating left New Hope Road, struck a fence, and came to rest in a creek. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Greathouse, 24, of Loretto, was […]

Feb 14 2019 / Read More »

911 call for help leads first-responders to the rescue of 93-year-old driver »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 — A 911 call from a passer-by Thursday night may have saved the life of a 93-year-old man whose car ran off US31E, the Louisville Road and down a steep embankment. Just before midnight Thursday, deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to […]

Feb 9 2019 / Read More »

Grand jury indicts five people for passing, possession of forged currency »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 — Five people were indicted Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, by a Nelson County grand jury for passing or possession of counterfeit $20 or $100 bills. The offense is a Class C felony punishable by one to five years in prison. 19-CR-48. MICHAEL GENE RAMSEY, […]

Feb 8 2019 / Read More »

Multi-county high-speed police pursuit ends after passing thru Bardstown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 — Officers with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office participated in a police pursuit of driver fled from a Kentucky State Police Columbia Post 15 Trooper during a routine traffic stop Saturday evening in Washington County. Just before 8 p.m. Saturday night, local law enforcement […]

Feb 3 2019 / Read More »

Boston Road armed robbery suspect apprehended by KSP in Elizabethtown »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 3 p.m. — The Kentucky State Police have arrested the man suspected of an armed robbery at a home in the 2000 block of Boston Road at about 2 p.m. Saturday. The robbery — and a victim with a gunshot wound at that address […]

Jan 26 2019 / Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating early Saturday morning robbery, shooting »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 3 a.m. — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is presently on the scene of what is believed to be a robbery or attempted robbery and a shooting at a home in the 2000 block of Boston Road. At about 2 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office and […]

Jan 26 2019 / Read More »

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Obituary: Pauline Hamilton O’Daniel, 95, Springfield »

Pauline Hamilton O’Daniel, 95, of Lebanon Hill, Springfield, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at her residence. Along with her husband she was co-owner of Springfield Furniture Co. in Springfield for 55 years. She is survived by four daughters, Ginny (Fred) Osborne of Bardstown, Betty Maresca of Louisville, Donna J. O’Daniel Smith of…

Mar 20 2019 / Read More »

Applications now available for the Verna Richardson homemaker’s scholarship »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Monday, March 18, 2019 — Applications for the Verna Richardson Homemakers Scholarship are now available at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 South Third St., or on their website, http://nelson.ca.uky.edu/content/scholarship. All high school seniors or persons presently attending college or persons planning to return to college from Nelson…

Mar 18 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Keep finances separate until after the two of you are actually married »

Dear Dave, I’m getting married this summer, and I’m on Baby Step 4 of your plan. My fiancé is getting onboard with your advice, too, and she’s currently in the process of paying down her student loan debt. Would it be a good idea to go ahead, and put most of my emergency fund savings…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Local organizations hosting Red Cross blood drives for January, February »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO Community News Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 — The American Red Cross is scheduling the following blood drives in January and February. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 – Town & Country Bank and Trust Co., downtown branch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 – Parkway Baptist Church, 2580 Springfield […]…

Jan 30 2019 / Read More »

Escaped jail inmate apprehended by deputies near Maple Hill motel »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7:35 p.m. — David W. Works, 40, the Nelson County Jail inmate who broke free of the bailiff earlier Thursday during a prisoner transport, was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy as officers were following up on sightings of the man by Maple Hill residents.…

Feb 21 2019 / Read More »

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Dave Says: Keep finances separate until after the two of you are actually married »

Dear Dave, I’m getting married this summer, and I’m on Baby Step 4 of your plan. My fiancé is getting onboard with your advice, too, and she’s currently in the…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Opinion: A fisherman’s plea for responsible fishing of Kentucky waterways »

  By MARK HEINZ Guest Columnist Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — Like many Kentuckians, I learned to fish with a cane pole…

Mar 12 2019 / Read More »

Dave Says: Look at options before you let an insurer manage your investments »

Dear Dave, I’m single and a firefighter, and we have a pension plus a 457(b) retirement plan. I’m not contributing to the…

Feb 26 2019 / Read More »

Finding your ‘why’ will help you stay motivated to reach your life’s goals »

By CHRISTY WRIGHT Certified Business Consultant Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 — Did you know that by the middle of February, 80 percent…

Feb 20 2019 / Read More »

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USDA grants, loans, to help bring high-speed broadband to rural Kentucky »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 — The United States Department of Agriculture has announced investments in…

Nov 13 2018 / Read More »

County coroner candidates interviewed today on ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 — Don’t miss today’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show at 11 a.m.…

Sep 26 2018 / Read More »

City cable will drop WHAS, WLKY at midnight Dec. 31 if retransmission talks fail »

By JIM BROOKS Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 — Retransmission agreements with two Louisville broadcast stations are set…

Dec 27 2017 / 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 excited 9 year old who wasn’t sure which…

Dec 28 2018 / Read More »

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