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KSP arrests Botland man following shooting incident involving deputy sheriff

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 — The man who shot and injured a Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Friday was arrested early Saturday by Kentucky State Police and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. Christoper Steward Curtis, 49, of Bardstown, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer; wanton endangerment, […]

October 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | 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 »

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 »

Letter: Former mayor asks if council members’ iPads affected by cyber attack

Letter to the Editor: On January 3, 2017, City Clerk Bryant distributed an I-Pad to each of the City Council Members – Joe Buckman (absent), Kecia Copeland, Dick Heaton, John Kelley, Bill Sheckles and Roland Williams. As Mayor, I reminded the council members that personal use of the I-Pad was strongly discouraged. On February 7, […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,City Government,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,Tech | Read More »

Sheriff’s office investigating Wednesday shooting death on Quarry Lane

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 — A Bardstown man died of a gunshot wound during an altercation Wednesday evening at a home on Quarry Lane. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at 5:30 p.m. to the 1100 block of Quarry Lane for a 911 call of a shooting. Deputies […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Mayor: City hasn’t paid ransom over Bardstown Connect cyberattack

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 (CORRECTED Saturday, Sept. 9, 2022, 12:20 p.m.) — Mayor Dick Heaton met with members of the media Thursday afternoon and provided an update on the network disruption that knocked the city’s Bardstown Connect internet service offline starting at about 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. […]

September 8th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Public Safety,Tech | Read More »

Two arrested Saturday night during police response for suspicious vehicle

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 — Two New Haven residents were arrested Saturday night after Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Monks Road. Police spoke with Amanda Elmore, 30, who told officers she and Joseph Sepulvado, 39, were arguing […]

August 30th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

General Assembly takes swift action to support Eastern Ky. flood recovery

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 — Kentucky officials, residents and many from outside our state’s borders turned their full attention to the desperate needs of our fellow Kentuckians when historic flooding ravaged eastern Kentucky in July. Millions of donations poured in to aid in rescue and recovery efforts. Volunteers from far […]

August 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Community News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Hutchins: Deputy sheriff pay issue has become ‘black eye’ for the community

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 — Tim Hutchins, the former magistrate running as a Republican for Nelson County Judge Executive, spoke to members of the media briefly Thursday morning in front of the Old Courthouse about the sheriff’s complaints about inadequate pay for his deputies. Hutchins said he’s […]

August 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Legislative update: Changes should improve school safety, quality this year

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 — It is a busy time of year for Kentucky families as students get back into the school routine, and the many after-school activities get into full gear. I wish all the students, teachers, school staff and parents a great year. With each new school […]

August 4th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »