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Opinion: Electric cooperatives overcome the challenges of severe weather

By JOE ARNOLDVice President, Strategic CommunicationsKentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives. Monday, March 8, 2021 — Imagine scaling a 40 foot ice-covered utility pole to perform highly technical and physically demanding tasks in a dangerous environment knowing that countless people were depending on you. That’s a typical moment for the heroic electric cooperative line technicians who […]

March 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion,Public Safety,Weather | Read More »

Ice storm leaves thousands of Nelson County utility customers in the dark

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb . 11, 2021 — The wintry mix that coated Nelson County with varying layers of ice and a dusting of snow left hundreds of homes in the dark overnight as tree limbs fell and power lines broke under the weight of accumulated ice. Salt River Electric crews […]

February 11th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Public Safety,Weather | Read More »

Nelson Co. Board of Adjustments postpones Thursday meeting to Feb. 18th

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 — Due to inclement weather, the Nelson County Board of Adjustment meeting/hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the Nelson County Civic Center has been postponed to 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at the Civic Center. -30-

February 10th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Weather | Read More »

Nelson County 5-Day Forecast

August 25th, 2020 | Posted in News,Weather | Read More »

First-responders to be tested following exposure Monday to COVID-19 patient

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 2, 2020 — Nineteen local firefighters are scheduled for COVID-19 testing on Friday after they were in contact with a 49-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 and was reported in the latest update today from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. According to Joe Prewitt, director […]

July 2nd, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Health,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety,Weather | Read More »

EF-1 tornado damages homes, barns late Wednesday in northern Nelson County

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, April 11, 2020 — The National Weather Service confirmed yesterday that an EF-1 tornado touched down in northern Nelson County Wednesday night April 8, damaging several homes and barns. Despite several homes being damaged, there were no injuries or deaths reported due to the tornado. At […]

April 11th, 2020 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,County government,News,Public Safety,Weather | Read More »

Saturday night storm brings high winds, downed trees, across Nelson County

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 — The strong winds that accompanied a line of thunderstorms that passed through Nelson County Saturday night downed a number of trees and tree limbs around the county. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of trees down blocking roadways, including: — the 2700 […]

January 11th, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Weather | Read More »

County government lifts burn ban after region receives significant rain

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 (UPDATED Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019) — Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office lifted the burn ban that was issued on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Judge Executive Dean Watts’ office announced that its burn ban was lifted Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Watts’ order also reminds Nelson County […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety,Weather | Read More »

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