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Fiscal court approves industrial revenue bonds for Heaven Hill Distilleries

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court gave final approval for Heaven Hill Distilleries’ $135 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds. The court gave its initial approval in June when the project was announced. The bonds will go toward the construction of a new distillery and bottling […]

October 5th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: District 3 magistrate candidates take part in candidate forum

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 — The candidates for District 3 magistrate met in a debate Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Thomas Nelson High School. The debate was sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC and featured Kenny Fogle and Don Thrasher as moderators. Running time: 1 hour 12 minutes. […]

October 4th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,Politics,Politics,Video | Read More »

Hutchins, Shelburne to meet next week in debate at Nelson County Civic Center

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 — The candidates for Nelson County judge-executive will meet next Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 in a debate sponsored by the Bardstown Radio Team, owners and operators of WBRT and WOKH. The debate featuring Republican Tim Hutchins and Democrat Eric Shelburne kicks off at 6 p.m. […]

October 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,Politics | Read More »

District 2 magistrate candidates meet for Nelson County America First PAC forum

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 — The magistrate candidates for District 2 participated in town hall-style forum Wednesday at Thomas Nelson High School sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC. Incumbent 2nd District Magistrate Gary Coulter, who is completing his first term on Nelson Fiscal Court, and Republican […]

October 1st, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Deputy sheriff shot during domestic response on Greer Lane in Botland

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 — An officer was injured Friday afternoon after being shot by a subject in the area of Ivy Court on Greer Lane. At 3:27 p.m., the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home on Ivy Court for a report of a domestic disturbance […]

September 30th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

District 5 magistrate candidates square-off at Nelson Co. American First PAC forum

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 — Magistrate candidates for District 5 squared off Tuesday evening in a candidate forum sponsored by the Nelson County America First PAC. Kenny Fogle, chairman of the Nelson County Democratic Party, and Don Thrasher were co-moderators, and took turns questioning the candidates. DISTRICT […]

September 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 — Video of the Nelson Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2022. -30-

September 26th, 2022 | Posted in County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Video | Read More »

Video: Judge-exec candidates square-off at NC America First PAC political forum

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 — The candidates for Nelson County Judge-Executive — Democrat Eric Shelburne and Republican Tim Hutchins — squared off in a candidate forum Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC, the splinter Republican group led by former county chairman Don Thrasher. The […]

September 24th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,Politics,Video | Read More »

Judge-exec debate compares, contrasts, candidates for county’s highest office

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 — The candidates in the race for Nelson County judge-executive squared off Thursday evening at the Thomas Nelson High School auditorium in a forum sponsored by Nelson County American First PAC, led by Don Thrasher. Local journalist Dennis George served as moderator of […]

September 24th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Sept. 6, 2022 meeting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in the second floor meeting room of the Old Courthouse. Running time: 52 minutes, 33 seconds. -30-

September 22nd, 2022 | Posted in County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,Video | Read More »