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Letter: Former mayor asks if council members’ iPads affected by cyber attack

Letter to the Editor: On January 3, 2017, City Clerk Bryant distributed an I-Pad to each of the City Council Members – Joe Buckman (absent), Kecia Copeland, Dick Heaton, John Kelley, Bill Sheckles and Roland Williams. As Mayor, I reminded the council members that personal use of the I-Pad was strongly discouraged. On February 7, […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,City Government,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,Tech | Read More »

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: 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 continues to resolve internet outages, restore customer access to email

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 — More than 60 hours after the City of Bardstown’s internet service went offline, many of its customers still are reporting they do not have internet at their homes. In an update about the outage posted on the City of Bardstown’s Facebook page early Sunday […]

September 4th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Tech | Read More »

Bardstown using ‘third-party experts’ to help restore city internet services

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 — As of Saturday evening, internet access has been restored to most of the area’s Bardstown Connect customers following an outage that began early Friday morning. In an updated press release issued Saturday evening, the City of Bardstown stated that its IT team identified “a […]

September 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Tech | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves sale of 24-acre tract to Bardstown Bourbon Co.

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 24, 2022 — Bardstown Bourbon Co. is growing again. Tuesday morning, May 24th, Nelson Fiscal Court agreed to sell the company a 24-acre tract in Nelson County Industrial Park the company says it will eventually use for construction of rickhouses. The tract is located on […]

May 24th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government,Tech | Read More »

Nelson County Gazette’s classified ad system temporarily offline

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 — A software update for the Nelson County Gazette’s classified ad system installed late Thursday has resulted in the classified ad system going offline. As a result of the loss, all ad data posted recently has been lost. The Gazette is in contact with the […]

October 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Tech | Read More »

Radio club to administer FCC Amateur Radio examinations Saturday, Oct. 23rd

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 — American Legion Post 42 will conduct an Amateur Radio License Exam session at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at the Bingo Center, 126 Keystone Ave in Bardstown. Testing candidates must preregister with the FCC and obtain an FRN number. Candidates must bring the […]

October 12th, 2021 | Posted in Community News,News,Public Safety,State government,Tech | Read More »

61st 2021 Kiwanis Radio Auction set for Sunday, June 13th on WBRT AM/FM

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 11, 2021 — The 61sth Annual Kiwanis Radio Auction is 1 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, June 13, 2021, only on WBRT AM/FM, 1320 AM and 97.1 FM. Bidders can also tune in on the web at www.WBRTCountry.com. The auction this year is taking place at the Nelson County […]

June 12th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,Charitable Events,Community News,Entertainment,News,Tech | Read More »

Magistrates hear plan to expand broadband to underserved areas of county

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 — Residents in parts of rural Nelson County will get access to broadband internet access sooner than later, thanks to a project being organized by Charter/Spectrum Communications. Approximately 2,600 households in rural areas of Nelson County will be served  by a project Charter […]

February 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Tech | Read More »