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Nelson Fiscal Court reviews bulky item pickup, storm debris disposal options

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 21, 2023 — Nelson County residents are still cleaning up from the recent high winds that ravished areas of the county, downing trees, and limbs and damaging buildings. Property owners who experienced damage are asked to sent photos and estimates of those damages to Nelson […]

March 22nd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,State government | Read More »

City’s ex-CFO sentenced for felony wire fraud in thefts from city coffers

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 21, 2023, — Tracy Hudson, the former chief financial officer for the City of Bardstown, was sentenced to 35 months in prison for her role in the theft of $764,093.39 of city funds while a city employee. Hudson pled guilty to felony wire fraud in U.S. District […]

March 21st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Courts,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Council hears that 911 board votes to become part of county government

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 21, 2023 — The Bardstown City Council discussed the future of the E-911 Dispatch Center at its meeting last Tuesday evening. The dispatch board that oversees the center voted unanimously at its last meeting to ask to be placed under the control of Nelson County government. Emergency […]

March 21st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Video: Nelson County Jailer Justin Hall is guest on ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, March 18, 2023 — Nelson County Jailer Justin Hall was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Hall discussed the county jail and his ongoing plans to improve conditions and programs the jail provides.

March 18th, 2023 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,News,Video | Read More »

Flaget Memorial recognized on 2023 ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ list

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, March 16, 2023 — Flaget Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a top employer on the 19th Annual “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” list. This is the sixth time the facility has made this list – the fifth time in the last six years. Each year, the […]

March 16th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Community News,Health,News | Read More »

Obituary: Lisa Ann Johnson, 61, Bardstown

Lisa Ann Johnson, 61, of Bardstown, died Monday, March 13, 2023, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She was born May 3, 1961, in Jefferson County and worked as an RN. She enjoyed going to bingo, yard sales, and playing with her cat, Max. She was a 1979 graduate of Nelson County Senior High and a member […]

March 15th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Massaroni update: House has approved HB 5, will phase-out the current barrel tax

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, March 14, 2023 — The Kentucky House has voted its approval of House Bill 5, the bill that will phase out the barrel tax that brought in nearly $9 million last year to help fund Nelson County schools and local governments. According to a statement from Rep. Candy […]

March 14th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Review: Talbott Tavern continues long history of offering great food & service

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, March 12, 2023 — Last week, my wife and I were both in downtown Bardstown at lunchtime, and we decided to “do lunch” — at the Old Talbott Tavern. Admittedly, I’m not a professional food critic. The only thing that qualifies me to write a restaurant […]

March 12th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Historic,News,Opinion | Read More »

Legislative update: General Assembly winding down the 2023 session

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, March 10, 2023 — The 2023 Legislative Session is in the home stretch, with only six more days before we enter the veto period. Next week we will be in session Monday through Thursday, with two days for the House and Senate chambers to find agreement on any […]

March 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Good policy, not divisive politics, must be the state’s priority

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, March 9, 2023 — How much more economically competitive and free – including from special interests – might Kentuckians be if government’s priority was sound policy rather than divisive politics? A few weeks ago, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear signed House Bill 1, which codified action the […]

March 9th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »