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Two county organizations to receive American Rescue Plan Grant funds

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 26, 2021 — Two Nelson County organizations have received part of a $800,382 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is part of $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden. The Kentucky Humanities ARP Grants […]

July 27th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,State government | Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers group will meet on Monday, Aug. 2 in Springfield

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 22, 2021 — The Washington County Beekeepers will meet 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Washington County Extension Office, 245 Corporate Drive, in Springfield. Due to current University of Kentucky restrictions, no food or beverage service will be provided, however attendees are welcome to bring […]

July 26th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,Community News,Education,News,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Elected school board members must have a say on curriculum

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Insitute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 15, 2021 — Renewed attention to who controls curriculum decisions is the equivalent of the sun starting to peek through the clouds in the stormy debate over the teaching of race in Kentucky’s public school classrooms. In well-intentioned but poorly executed efforts to bolster parental […]

July 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

State kindergarten funding will allow focus on reading, COVID-19 recovery

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, July 12, 2021 — As summer speeds by and we look towards to the start of school, students and teachers will trade masks and temperature checks for recess and high-fives. Throughout the pandemic, students, parents and teachers were faced with challenges, including changes to students’ routine, ability to […]

July 12th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

Nick Patterson tapped to lead as new principal of Bloomfield Middle School

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 29, 2021 — The Bloomfield Middle School SBDM team voted unanimously to name Nick Patterson as the school’s new principal beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021. Superintendent Wes Bradley announced that after a nearly five week selection process, Patterson was named as the permanent principal. Patterson has served […]

June 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News | Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers to visit Booker Road apiary for July 5 meeting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 25, 2021 — The Washington County Beekeepers will meet 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2021, at the Booker Road Bees Apiary, 2389 Booker Road, Springfield. Please note that this July’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. St. Catharine Farm is proving hamburgers for a cookout/social which will follow […]

June 25th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Community News,Education | Read More »

Gov. Beshear marks grand opening of Heaven Hill’s new Bourbon Experience

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 14, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear was on hand Monday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience at the distillery’s location in Bardstown, and to present a proclamation declaring June 14th and National Bourbon Day in Kentucky. The expansion, renovation and renaming […]

June 14th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,State government | Read More »

Rains hold off for official opening of new African American Heritage Museum

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, June 6, 2021 — Rain showers held off early Sunday afternoon long enough for the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the Bardstown-Nelson County African-American Heritage Museum in the historic Union Church building at 315 North Second St. Rev. Jewel Brock opened the ceremony by […]

June 6th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,County government,Education,Historic,News | Read More »

Video: Interview with Superintendent Wes Bradley on June 2nd Bradford & Brooks

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 3, 2021 — Superintendent Wes Bradley was our guest Wednesday, June 2, 2021, on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Bradley discussed work-based learning; the Community Campus model aimed at moving middle-schoolers to the high school campuses, and answered your questions submitted by text. He also discussed the […]

June 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,Video | Read More »

Video: NC Board of Education teacher turnover discussion, public comment

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 3, 2021 — Following criticism from parents at the May board meeting in regard to the district teacher turnover rate (as published by the Kentucky Department of Education), Superintendent Wes Bradley provided turnover numbers that more accurately reflect what’s happening in the district. Following that discussion at […]

June 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,State government | Read More »