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Council OKs Bethany Haven grant; reviews ransomware attack in closed meeting

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council approved a donation request of $15,000 from Bethany Haven, the local non-profit organization that helps provide emergency shelter for men, women and children. The organization has added two staffers, one a rehousing specialist to help the […]

September 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News | 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 »

Council honors IT team for rapid response to cyberattack on city infrastructure

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 — Mayor Dick Heaton took time at Tuesday night’s Bardstown City Council meeting to recognize the city’s IT team that worked countless hours in the wake of a ransomware cyber attack on city computers that began at about 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2nd. […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Tech | Read More »

Mayor, council offer reward to ID vandals who damaged cemetery columbarium

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 — One or more vandals damaged the city’s new columbarium located in the rear portion of the Bardstown Cemetery. The columbarium is a structure made of granite panels that was added to the cemetery late last year as an optional final resting place […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News | 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 »

City continues to resolve internet outages, restore customer access to email

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 — More than 60 hours after the City of Bardstown’s internet service went offline, many of its customers still are reporting they do not have internet at their homes. In an update about the outage posted on the City of Bardstown’s Facebook page early Sunday […]

September 4th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Tech | Read More »

Bardstown using ‘third-party experts’ to help restore city internet services

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 — As of Saturday evening, internet access has been restored to most of the area’s Bardstown Connect customers following an outage that began early Friday morning. In an updated press release issued Saturday evening, the City of Bardstown stated that its IT team identified “a […]

September 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Tech | Read More »

City, county garbage collection on one-day delay due to Labor Day holiday weekend

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022 — Garbage collection for the City of Bardstown and county garbage collection routes will be run on a one-day delay due to Monday Labor Day holiday. Garbage customers are asked to have their garbage out by 7 a.m. Next Friday’s routes will be run on […]

September 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Holidays,News | Read More »

Ex-city CFO Tracy Hudson enters guilty plea to theft charges in federal court

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 — The former chief financial officer of the City of Bardstown pled guilty Wednesday to the federal charge of “fraud by wire, radio or television” regarding her alleged thefts from the city during her time as a city employee. In her plea, Tracy Hudson denied […]

August 26th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Planning, zoning explained during the election season

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 — It happens like clockwork every four years — when local candidates throw their hats into the ring to run for local office. And with each election cycle, the topic of planning and zoning comes up. And each election brings a wheelbarrel full […]

August 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »