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Veterans, families attend annual Memorial Day observance at city cemetery

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, 2024 — Following a weekend of heavy rains and stormy weather, the Bardstown Cemetery was blessed with bright, beautiful blue skies in time for Monday morning’s local observance of Memorial Day. Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Kenny Fogle served again as emcee, and […]

May 27th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,County government,Historic,Holidays,News | Read More »

Memorial Day observance set for 11 a.m. Monday at Bardstown Cemetery

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 22, 2024 — The annual Memorial Day Ceremony in the City of Bardstown will be held at 11 a.m Monday, May 27, ,2024, at its usual spot, at the gazebo in the Bardstown City Cemetery. Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton will welcome guests and honored speakers. Nelson County […]

May 22nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Historic,Holidays,News | Read More »

Judge Hutchins offers update on county government progress, future plans

Due to my illness over the last several months, I have not communicated as much as I would have liked to the citizens of Nelson County. Day-to-day responsibilities and planning for future projects in Nelson County have been extremely time-consuming. But I said that I would communicate and be transparent to the citizens of Nelson […]

May 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting, Tuesday, May 7, 2024

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — Video of the Tuesday, May 7, 2024, meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court. In addition to regular county business, the meeting featured St. Joseph School 4th graders who led the Pledge of Allegiance and opened the meeting with prayer. Running time: About 2 hours. -30- […]

May 7th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Video | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: PAC money heating up 50th District primary battle

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — With the primary election two weeks away, we’re starting to see the impact of the Jefferson County Teachers Union PAC money that is being spent to support Andy Stone in his bid to unseat 50th District state Rep. Candy Massaroni. During the local candidate debates, […]

May 7th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

County OKs Log Still’s incentives, upholds planning commission decision

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court opened its first May meeting Tuesday morning with the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer led by a group of 4th-grade students from St. Joseph School. The court also received an update on the programs available to assist […]

May 7th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Former Mayor Dixie Hibbs honored on 20th anniversary of Farmer’s Market pavilion

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Fdriday, April 26, 2024 — Local elected officials and members of the community turned out Friday morning for a ceremony to honor the 20th anniversary of the Farmer’s Market Pavillion and to a former mayor whose vision and dedication made it possible — Dixie Hibbs. Bardstown Mayor […]

April 26th, 2024 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Historic,News | Read More »

State DOT will remove political, other signs from state-maintained rights-of-way

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 25, 2024 — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising political candidates, and individuals wishing to advertise yard sales or moving sales to be aware that placing signs in state-maintained rights-of-way is illegal. With summer comes the need for state highway crews to mow state rights-of-way, Residents, Residents, […]

April 25th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

John Downs named new president/COO of the NCEDA Partners for Progress

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 15, 2024 — After a competitive three-month application process, the Nelson County Economic Development Agency (NCEDA) Board is pleased to announce John Downs, of Bardstown, will be joining the NCEDA team as President/COO effective May 15, 2024. Downs brings 40 years of experience working for local government […]

April 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Community News,County government,News | Read More »

Higdon, Massaroni secure $86 million in state funds for local road projects

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, April 13, 20224 — Senate Transportation Chair Jimmy Higdon, and 50th District state Rep. Candy Massaroni have secured millions of dollars over the next two years supporting local road projects in Nelson County. Included in the state‚Äôs two-year road plan, House Bill 266, Massaroni and Higdon helped secure […]

April 13th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

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