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Fiscal Court approves long-term lease for new veteran’s park near Justice Center

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 5, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court voted unanimously to enter into a long-term lease with the Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park organization for the property on US150 across from McDonald’s for development into a park honoring the sacrifices of our county’s veterans through the years. The […]

July 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Video | Read More »

Bardstown Bourbon announces purchase of Owensboro’s Green River Spirits

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 4, 2022 — The Bardstown Bourbon Co. announced plans last week to purchase Owensboro’s Green River Spirits. The purchase includes the historic Green River Distilling Co. in Owensboro, which is the 10th-oldest distillery in the state. The deal should close by the end of July, according to […]

July 4th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »

Two die in fiery head-on crash Monday morning on BG Parkway in Mercer County

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 4, 2022 — Two people died early Monday morning in a fiery head-on crash that happened in the area of the 53 mile marker of the Bluegrass Parkway in Mercer County. According to police, one of the drivers was driving the wrong way on the parkway when […]

July 4th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Higdon: Fentanyl is the leading culprit in Kentucky overdose deaths

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, July 2, 2022 — My friend and Senate colleague Dr. Ralph Alvarado joined a panel of guests a couple of weeks ago for an episode of “Kentucky Tonight,” which focused on the opioid epidemic. The informative discussion came on the heels of a new report from the Kentucky […]

July 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, July 1, 2022

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. […]

July 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

First Cedar Creek Baptist Church to celebrate its 241st birthday this weekend

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 1, 2022 — The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 241st birthday this Sunday, July 3, 2022. The church was constituted July 4, 1781 and is the oldest church congregation in Nelson County, and the second oldest west of the Allegheny Mountains, The First Cedar […]

July 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Bardstown native elected for third term to the Kentucky Personnel Board

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 1, 2022 — Former Bardstown resident Larry Gillis was recently elected to a third four-year term on the Kentucky Personnel Board. Two seats on the board are elected; the other five seats are appointed by the Governor. Ballots were sent to more than 22,000 eligible state employees […]

July 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,State government | Read More »

Bardstown City Council OKs $73.6 million FY 2023 budget, internet expansion plans

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council gave final approval Tuesday night to the city’s $73.6 million Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The budget includes $20 million in utility infrastructure projects, as well as $100,000 committed to the preliminary design and field work for a multipurpose […]

June 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 2022

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court got the first details of the proposed Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park that will be located on county-owned property across from McDonald’s restaurant on Springfield Road. -30-

June 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Video | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets details on the Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Judge Executive Dean Watts and Nelson Fiscal Court members got their first look Tuesday at the proposed Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park. The park will be built on property owned by the county on Springfield Road across from McDonalds. Jerry Janes, speaking for […]

June 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News | Read More »