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Walter Hall Road to close Thursday for culvert replacement work

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 5, 2021 — The culvert near 2690 Walter Hall Road is to be replaced Thursday, May 6, 2021. Work will begin about 8:30 a.m. that day, and should take about a day to complete. During the work, Walter Hall Road will be closed at the work site […]

May 5th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Sheriff’s request for additional deputy roils fiscal court’s 2021-22 budget discussion

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 4, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court spent time reviewing a draft of the county’s 2021-22 budget that included a sometimes testy exchange between Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa and Judge Executive Dean Watts. Pineiroa asked Nelson Fiscal Court to fund an additional deputy position for the county […]

May 5th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Higdon: REAL ID deadline extended; now available in the region by appointment

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, April 29, 2021 — As Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, I want to provide you a reminder and update on Kentucky’s new federally compliant REAL IDs or Voluntary Travel ID. Suppose you do not have an alternative form of ID such as a passport by May 3, […]

April 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Video: Wes Bradley explains rationale behind merging the middle, high schools

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 21, 2021 — Nelson County Schools Superintendent Wes Bradley presented the rationale behind a plan to bring the district’s middle schools into the two high schools at the board’s Tuesday, April 20, 2021 meeting at Cox’s Creek Elementary. Running time: About 42 minutes, 12 seconds. -30-

April 21st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Education,News | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court agrees to help fund study for multi-purpose sports complex

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to help fund a study that will evaluate the cost to build and operate a multi-purpose recreation facility to serve the residents of Bardstown and Nelson County. The county will join the City of Bardstown and the […]

April 20th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,Entertainment,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Log Still Distillery to create 126 new jobs with $24 million Phase 2 investment

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the Dant family’s Log Still Distillery, a startup reviving a historic site in southern Nelson County, expects to create 126 full-time jobs with a $24 million Phase 2 investment as they open Dant Crossing, a 300-acre campus that […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

City Council pursues new study of need for an indoor multi-use sports complex

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — Mayor Dick Heaton announced Tuesday night that the city plans to partner with county government and the local economic development authority to fund a new study regarding a multi-use indoor sports and recreation facility. Such a facility could include features long-desired in […]

April 14th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS | Read More »

Local media recognized for helping public learn of COVID vaccination clinic

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 5, 2021, 3 p.m. — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts took time at the start of Tuesday’s meeting of Nelson Fiscal Court to publicly thank the Nelson County Gazette and WBRT Radio. Watts told the court that last Thursday, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department director […]

April 6th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Community News,County government,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Fiscal court: Bulky item pickup continues, pace slowing due to greater use

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 5, 2021 (Revised Wednesday, April 6, 2021) — While Nelson County’s bulky item pickup is in its final phase, progress is slow because the amount of items picked up has increased. John Greenwell, the county’s solid waste coordinator, told Nelson Fiscal Court in its meeting […]

April 6th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: General Assembly votes to override two dozen of Gov. Beshear’s vetos

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, April 2, 2021 — The final two days of this year’s 30-day legislative session required the burning of the midnight oil. Before adjourning sine die, the legislative process also required a lot of “hurry up and wait.” However, I did enjoy the brief windows of opportunity to enjoy […]

April 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,Election News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

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