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Council honors IT team for rapid response to cyberattack on city infrastructure

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 — Mayor Dick Heaton took time at Tuesday night’s Bardstown City Council meeting to recognize the city’s IT team that worked countless hours in the wake of a ransomware cyber attack on city computers that began at about 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2nd. […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Tech | Read More »

Mayor, council offer reward to ID vandals who damaged cemetery columbarium

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 — One or more vandals damaged the city’s new columbarium located in the rear portion of the Bardstown Cemetery. The columbarium is a structure made of granite panels that was added to the cemetery late last year as an optional final resting place […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News | Read More »

Video: M.T. Harned candidate interview with WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 — Republican candidate for District 3 magistrate, M.T. Harned, was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show for Wednesday, Sept. 14th. Harned will face Democrat David Avis in the November election to determine who will fill the seat on Nelson Fiscal Court […]

September 14th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Politics,Video | Read More »

Letter: Democrat leadership ‘cowardly’ for avoiding debate partnership with GOP

To the editor, For our candidates, and those associated with campaigns, it can become easy to believe that every likely voter is familiar with the individuals on the ballot and his/her positions. Some voters opt to vote straight ticket, and in small communities like ours, personal relationships have already cemented decisions for others. However, the […]

September 12th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Video: Mayor’s press conference re: Bardstown Connect outage of Sept 2nd

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton held a press conference Thursday afternoon, Sept. 8th to talk about the ransomware attack that took Bardstown Connect services offline in the early morning hours of Sept. 2nd. Running time: 17 minutes, 30 seconds. -30-

September 8th, 2022 | Posted in Bardstown CIty Council,Breaking News,News,Politics | Read More »

Mayor: City hasn’t paid ransom over Bardstown Connect cyberattack

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 (CORRECTED Saturday, Sept. 9, 2022, 12:20 p.m.) — Mayor Dick Heaton met with members of the media Thursday afternoon and provided an update on the network disruption that knocked the city’s Bardstown Connect internet service offline starting at about 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. […]

September 8th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Public Safety,Tech | Read More »

City confirms internet, email service outage due to ransomware cyberattack

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 — The City of Bardstown confirmed Thursday morning that the internet outage that began Sept. 2, 2022 was the result of a ransomware attack on the City of Bardstown’s computer infrastructure. In a press release issued Thursday morning, the city said the majority of customers […]

September 8th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Video: Kenny Downs interviewed on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 — Kenny Downs was the studio guest of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Downs talked about his background and experience and how they combine to make him an excellent choice to serve the 5th District as magistrate. -30-

September 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Politics,Video | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court sets lower property tax rate; discusses bourbon liquids tax

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved the county’s new property tax and tangibles tax rate at its regular meeting Tuesday morning. Last year’s tax rates were 13.9 cents per $100 value. This year’s real estate tax rate is 13.7 cents per $100 value, and […]

September 6th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,State government | Read More »

UPDATE: Most users’ internet restored; work continues to restore city websites

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, 11 p.m. — Most of the city’s internet customers have had their access restored as of Sunday evening. That’s the latest update from the City of Bardstown posted at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday regarding the internet outage that began early Friday morning. There may still […]

September 4th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »