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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 »

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 »

Bradford & Brooks video: NAACP president Jeff Stone interview of July 21, 2021

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 21, 2021 — Jeff Stone, the president of the local branch of the NAACP, was the studio guest Wednesday on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Stone had spoke a day earlier to Nelson Fiscal Court in regards to the problems at the Nelson County Jail, which […]

July 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,County government,Courts,Misc,News,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

Fiscal court OKs projects that include paving roads, work at Dean Watts Park

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 20, 2021 — With the new fiscal year now underway, Nelson Fiscal Court magistrates have been preparing their road repair wish lists while awaiting state road repair funds. Magistrate Jeff Lear, who represents the county’s 4th District, submitted his paving list at Nelson Fiscal Court’s […]

July 21st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

NAACP president calls for immediate action for ‘unsafe’ conditions at county jail

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 20, 2021 — NAACP President Jeff Stone called on Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday to insure sufficient funding for the proper and safe operation of the Nelson County Jail. Stone told the court he toured the jail on Monday, and said that in the jail’s current […]

July 21st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Health,News,Politics,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

Local GOP resolution honors Rep. Chad McCoy for service in state legislature

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 13, 2021 — The newly reorganized Republican Party of Nelson County unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that honored state Rep. Chad McCoy his years of service to Nelson County. The resolution cited four specific bills McCoy sponsored during the most recent session of the […]

July 13th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Community News,County government,News,State government,Video | Read More »

Computer outage means clerk’s office cannot perform vehicle transfers, renewals

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 8, 2021, 12:15 p.m. — Nelson County Clerk Jeanette Sidebottom reports that due to a statewide computer outage, the clerk’s office motor vehicle licensing department is closed. The office cannot complete vehicle transfers or registration renewals until the computers are back online. Those who wish to get […]

July 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News | Read More »

Video: NAACP president concerned about lack of information about jail death

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 7, 2021 — NAACP President Jeff Stone addresses Nelson Fiscal Court’s regular meeting on Tuesday, July 6, 2020, regarding a death at the Nelson County Jail.  Running time 6 minutes, 40 seconds. -30-

July 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

NAACP president addresses fiscal court regarding investigation of county jail death

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 6, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court’s Tuesday meeting ended with a request from local NAACP President Jeff Stone to be placed on the court’s next meeting agenda. Stone spoke to the court in regard to the March 19, 2021, death of LaBrent Maddox, a state […]

July 7th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Deaths,News,Public Safety | Read More »

City, county garbage pickup routes will not change because of 4th of July holiday

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 30, 2021 — Garbage pickup routes in the City of Bardstown and in the county will not change next week due to the 4th of July holiday. Routes in the city and county will run their usual schedule, Monday through Friday. For questions about garbage pickup in […]

June 30th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Holidays | Read More »

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