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Botland residents concerned about 182-acre Luxco bourbon warehouse project

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 –– Botland residents had the chance to sound off at a recent special meeting of the Joint City-County Planning Commission about an 182-acre site in Botland for a proposed distilled spirits warehouse complex. The tracts involved are in the heart of Botland and […]

September 19th, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Health,News | Read More »

Legislative update: ‘Right to repair,’ other initiatives aimed at helping state farmers

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 — As another week in the legislative interim is behind us, my colleagues and I have been hard at work discussing issues important to our Commonwealth and forming our agenda for the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. At the heart of our society […]

August 11th, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves first reading of bourbon rickhouse zoning changes

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 23, 2023 — In a special-called meeting Friday morning, Nelson Fiscal Court approved first reading of zoning regulations regarding the placement and construction of distilled spirits warehouses in Nelson County. The changes remove what is often referred to as “the 2015 100-acre rule” that added […]

June 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,News | Read More »

What’s the buzz? Workers uncover massive beehive in Old Courthouse ceiling

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 21, 2023 — While the Old Courthouse in the center of Bardstown has long been a hive of activity in the community, workers trying to repair plaster in the ceiling of the building’s stairwell found a hive of another kind — a bee hive. And […]

June 21st, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,County government,Historic,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Animal rights group plans protest during Clydesdales Thursday Bardstown parade

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, May 3, 2023 — The famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be in Nelson County now through Sunday, where they will be featured at the post–Derby My Old Kentucky Home Barbecue at the state park. Tomorrow, Thursday, the team will parade through downtown at about 5 p.m., pausing […]

May 3rd, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,Entertainment,Historic,News | Read More »

Legislative update: House continues to pass bills to better the Commonwealth

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Tuesday, March 7, 2023 — As my colleagues and I wrapped up yet another productive week doing the work for our district, I had the pleasure of casting a vote for several pieces of legislation that will put the commonwealth on a better course for the future. As the […]

March 7th, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Opinion: Kentucky’s booming Bourbon industry doesn’t need another tax cut

By PAM THOMASKentucky Center for Economic Policy Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, –– Kentucky’s bourbon and spirits industry had a banner year in 2022, with announcements of a record $2.1 billion in new investments. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA), 2.4 million full bourbon barrels now roll out of distilleries each year. As they say […]

February 28th, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

2022 Nelson County Fair Pageant results

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July 29th, 2022 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Community News,Entertainment,News | Read More »

Two local ag teachers receive honorary state FFA Degrees at state convention

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 14, 2022 — Two Bardstown teachers were recent awarded Honorary State FFA Degrees during the 93rd State FFA Convention in Lexington. John Martin and John Hammond, both of Bardstown received the honorary degree during a special ceremony at the state convention. The Honorary Degree is awarded to […]

June 14th, 2022 | Posted in Agriculture,Community News,Education,News | Read More »

Nelson County Beekeepers offering ‘A Year of Sustainable Beekeeping’ on March 12th

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 — The Nelson County Beekeepers are offering a free beekeeping class experience, “A Year of Sustainable Beekeeping,” on Saturday, March 12, 2022. It consists of a series of nine classes that are 25 minutes each. Classes start at 9 a.m. and run until 2:25 p.m., […]

February 28th, 2022 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Education,News | Read More »

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