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Jailer: Efforts to reduce jail operational costs are having early success

By JUSTIN HALLNelson County Jailer Saturday, June 3, 2023 — I am pleased to announce that today I have officially turned over a total of $28,832.45 in fees collected over the last three months from Booking, Housing, HIP, and Medical fees at the Nelson County Correctional Center to Nelson County Fiscal Court. This marks a […]

June 3rd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Judge-executive provides five-month update on issues facing county government

By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Saturday, May 27, 2023 — It is hard to believe that we are almost halfway through 2023. My first five months as your Nelson County Judge-Executive has been busy, enlightening, gratifying, challenging, and sometimes aggravating. With my previous experience as a magistrate, I was aware of many aspects of this […]

May 27th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Video: NC Judge-Exec is guest on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 25, 2023 — Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Hutchins discussed many of the changes he’s made in county government to improve employee pay, retain employees and reduce waste. Tim also talked […]

May 25th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

Legislative update: Bills aimed at improving state’s juvenile justice system

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Wednesday, May 17, 2023 — Reforming the state’s dysfunctional and dangerous juvenile justice system was one of our top priorities going into the 2023 Regular Session. Incidents at our juvenile facilities – including riots, arson, and breakouts – escalated dramatically over the past couple of years with personnel and […]

May 18th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves four magistrates’ road maintenance requests

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 16, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved the road paving requests from four of the county’s five magistrates at its meeting Tuesday. Magistrate M.T. Harned had not yet finalized his paving list in time for Tuesday evening’s fiscal court meeting. BONUS FUNDING. Nelson County Judge-Executive […]

May 17th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »

Fiscal Court moves to raise garbage, 911 fees during 2023-24 budget review

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, May 11, 2023 (Corrected second graf regarding senior discount qualifications) — Prior to their review of the county’s proposed 2023-24 fiscal year budget, Nelson Fiscal Court approved the first reading of ordinances that will increase residential garbage collection rates and increase the 911 fee collected on […]

May 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Council OKs garbage rate hike; promises continued dispatch financial support

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 9, 2023 — Garbage rates for City of Bardstown customers will be going up now that the Bardstown City Council gave final approval Tuesday night to an ordinance that raises garbage fees for residential and commercial customers. Class I users — residential customers with three cans (or […]

May 10th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Former inmate heading for rehab escapes custody while being transported

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 9, 2023 — A former Nelson County Jail inmate who was on his way to rehab escaped the custody of the contract company that was transporting him. Charles Brandon Noe, 37, of Shepherdsville, had been given parole and was on his way to rehab when he exited […]

May 9th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Bardstown man injured in Tuesday morning fatal crash on Joe Prather Highway

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 9, 2023 — A Bardstown was injured early Tuesday morning in a fatal two-vehicle crash on Joe Prather Highway in Hardin County. According to the Kentucky State Police, at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, KSP received a call regarding a two-vehicle fatal crash near the 5 mile-marker on the […]

May 9th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

New Haven man arrested on alcohol charges following vehicle, foot pursuit

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 26, 2023 — A New Haven man was arrested Monday after a police pursuit in southern Nelson County and faces alcohol charges related to a complaint of shots fired at a construction crew in the St. Thomas area south of Bardstown. According to the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]

April 26th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »