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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 »

American Legion Post 121 hosting blood drive on Monday, Aug. 9th

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 — American Legion Post 121 will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, a the American Legion Hall, 206 West Broadway. Please help and save a life by donating. -30-

August 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Health,News,Public Safety | 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 »

Lincoln Trail health department reports 19 new COVID-19 cases in Nelson County

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — As variants of COVID-19 infect Kentuckians who have not been vaccinated, the number of positive COVID cases continues to increase, pushing the average daily new cases per 100,000 population in two neighboring counties — Marion and Washington — into the “red” zone. CASES INCREASING. […]

July 27th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Utility line tree trimming scheduled this week for McGowen Avenue area

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, July 25, 2021 — The City of Bardstown Electric Department has scheduled utility easement tree trimming work on McGowan Ave starting Monday, July 26, 2021, and continuing for at least one week and possibly two. Our tree trimming contractor, Asplundh, will be performing the work. The address impacted […]

July 25th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,News,Public Safety | 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 »

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 »

Video: State Rep. Chad McCoy provides legislative update at local GOP meeting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 13, 2021`– State Rep. Chad McCoy provided a legislative update to the executive committee of the Republican Party of Nelson County at the group’s meeting on Monday, July 12, 2021. The group approved a resolution that recognized McCoy’s contributions as state representative. The resolution also rescinded prior […]

July 13th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

KSP investigating Wednesday two-vehicle fatal crash on US31E in LaRue County

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 8, 2021 — Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown post investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash on US31E in LaRue County Wednesday morning. According to a KSP press release, troopers were requested at 10:10 a.m. by the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a fatal crash. The […]

July 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Public Safety,Video | 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 »

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