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Fiscal court to leave property tax rate the same; will study jail’s environment

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court plans to leave the county’s property tax rate the same for 2022 as it was for 2021. The 2021 rate was 13.9 per $100 value for real estate. Judge Executive Dean Watts noted that leaving the rate the same […]

August 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

American Legion Post 121 hosting blood drive on Monday, Aug. 9th

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 — American Legion Post 121 will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, a the American Legion Hall, 206 West Broadway. Please help and save a life by donating. -30-

August 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

COVID-19 update: New cases push Nelson County infection rate into “red” category

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 — On Wednesday, Nelson County’s COVID-19 incidence rate rose to 25.3, which put the county back into the “red” category due to the sudden surge of new cases being reported by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. On Friday, the county’s incident rate had jumped […]

August 1st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Health,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Sale of newspaper building marks end of a century of community journalism history

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, July 29, 2021 — A historic property with more than 100 years of journalism tradition recently went on the real estate market in Bardstown. The Kentucky Standard building, 110 West Stephen Foster Ave., was recently listed for sale by its owners, a unit of what used to be Landmark […]

July 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Historic,News,Opinion | Read More »

So much for unity: Former GOP county chair forms splinter Republican group

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Wednesday, July 28, 2021 — Former Republican Party chairman Don Thrasher’s recent letter to the editor offering an apology and call for unity within the Nelson County Republic Party seems to have been a very short-lived sentiment. This week, local Republicans began receiving a mailer that blasted the newly reorganized […]

July 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Bardstown City Council approves festival requests,demolition of Vic-Tone building

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — The building that was home to one of the Bardstown’s longtime businesses was approved for demolition by the Bardstown City Council Tuesday evening. The council approved a Historic Review Board recommendation to allow the demolition of the former Vic Tone Cleaners building […]

July 28th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News | Read More »

Federal Rowe development offers luxury living in walking distance of downtown

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — A new concept in luxury real estate is now on the market — and it isn’t found in a subdivision on the edges of town or out in the county. It’s within easy walking distance of Court Square. Federal Rowe is a […]

July 27th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »

Lincoln Trail health department reports 19 new COVID-19 cases in Nelson County

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — As variants of COVID-19 infect Kentuckians who have not been vaccinated, the number of positive COVID cases continues to increase, pushing the average daily new cases per 100,000 population in two neighboring counties — Marion and Washington — into the “red” zone. CASES INCREASING. […]

July 27th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

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 »

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