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County’s 201 plan update to examine future industry, residential sewer needs

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday approved hiring HDR Engineering to conduct an update of the existing 201 sewer plan. The 201 plan takes a look into the future to estimate where sewers are needed for future industrial and residential growth. The plan will […]

October 3rd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics | Read More »

Hutchins: October 2023 Nelson County government update

By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 — Friday Night lights are in full swing, pumpkins and mums are on porches, chili is on the stove, and the leaves are starting to change. Fall has arrived in Nelson County. With the work of the FBI and local law enforcement, the support of our […]

September 30th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS | Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

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 Jail. 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. This information is public record. […]

September 30th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,Police / Fire / EMS | Read More »

Jury finds Richard Gray guilty of murdering girlfriend at her Bardstown home

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 — Richard Samuel Gray Jr., 33, was found guilty of the murder his 33-year-old girlfriend, Tabitha Murray, in February 2022 at her Bardstown home. On Tuesday, a Nelson County jury found Gray guilty of murder as well as unlawful imprisonment, second-degree. The jury recommended Gray […]

September 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Courts,Indictments,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Indictment charges Brooks Houck with the murder of Crystal Rogers

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2023 (updated) — Brooks William Houck, 41, of Bardstown, was arrested Wednesday morning by the FBI and was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Crystal Rogers, who disappeared in July 2015. He was also charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence. He was […]

September 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Council OKs 90-moratorium on new short-term rentals, bed-&-breakfasts in city

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 — The Bardstown City Council gave its initial approval to a 90-day moratorium on applications for new short-term rentals and bed-and-breakfasts in the city limits. The move comes at the request of the Joint City-County Planning Commission and the Bardstown Board of Adjustments, […]

September 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Advocates question city council on need for ordinance ‘criminalizing’ homelessness

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 — The Bardstown City Council approved an ordinance that prohibits camping on city-owned public property at its meeting Tuesday night. The ordinance is designed to allow police to remove the homeless from staying overnight on city property, like the Farmer’s Market pavillion. Before […]

September 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Health,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Luxco warehouse application on planning commission Tuesday night agenda

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 — The Joint City-County Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, to continue their review of the application and evidence submitted by Luxco Inc. to build distilled spirits storage warehouses on a 182-acre tract in the Botland community east of Bardstown. […]

September 25th, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Fiscal court lowers property tax rate; sheriff receives statewide honor

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 — Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa was honored by Nelson County Judge Executive Tim Hutchins and Nelson Fiscal Court for his selection as Sheriff’ of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association. PROPERTY TAX FINAL APPROVAL. Nelson Fiscal Court gave final approval on […]

September 24th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Video: Bradford & Brooks Sierra Enlow interview Ag Commissioner candidate

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 — Sierra Enlow, the Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, was the guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. Enlow is a LaRue County native with strong ties to Nelson County, and brings economic development and ag experience to […]

September 22nd, 2023 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Politics,Video | Read More »