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Council OKs resolution observing October as domestic violence awareness month

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night recognizing the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tuesday’s virtual council meeting featured Shonna Sheckles, who serves as a legal court advocate for Springhaven, a domestic violence shelter based in Elizabethtown. […]

October 13th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,State government | Read More »

Radio club to administer FCC Amateur Radio examinations Saturday, Oct. 23rd

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 — American Legion Post 42 will conduct an Amateur Radio License Exam session at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at the Bingo Center, 126 Keystone Ave in Bardstown. Testing candidates must preregister with the FCC and obtain an FRN number. Candidates must bring the […]

October 12th, 2021 | Posted in Community News,News,Public Safety,State government,Tech | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 — complete meeting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 — Video of Nelson Fiscal Court’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in person. The court approved a list of surplus equipment; approved after discussion giving the county’s essential workers a performance bonus from the county’s share of ARPA funds. Running time 40 minutes, 47 seconds. […]

October 9th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,State government,Video | Read More »

Legislative update: Permanent mail-in renewal of drivers’ licenses now available

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 — As Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation and Co-chair of the Interim Joint Committee on Transportation, I want to keep you up to date on the transition of driver’s licensing services from Circuit Clerk’s offices to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) regional offices. […]

October 9th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bardstown Bourbon co-founder to oversee Kentucky Owl Distillery, Park development

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 — Louisville Business First reported Monday that David Mandell, co-founder of Bardstown Bourbon Co., has been hired to oversee the development of the Kentucky Owl Distillery and Park, located on 420 acres at the former rock quarry at US62 and KY245. Stoli announced plans for […]

October 5th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,State government | Read More »

28 Nelson County high school students named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2021 — Twenty-eight 2021 high school graduates from Nelson County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and score at […]

September 28th, 2021 | Posted in Education,News,State government | Read More »

Nelson reports 42 new cases; county ranks 19th in total number of COVID-19 cases

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 — With all but four counties in the “red” on the state COVID-19 incidence rate map, Nelson and surrounding counties are seeing lower numbers of new cases being reported. Of the state’s 120 counties, Nelson County still ranks 19th in the number of total COVID-19 […]

September 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

City schools receive $10 million grant for career, tech center renovations, programs

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 — The Bardstown City Schools have been awarded a $10 million grant that will be used to renovate the district’s existing elementary school into a local area vocational education center. At Tuesday’s board of education meeting, Tim Beck, the district’s director of curriculum, […]

September 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,State government | Read More »

Parents tell board of their opposition to Bardstown City Schools’ masking mandate

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 — A group of parents attended Tuesday’s noon-time meeting of the Bardstown Board of Education to sound their opposition to the district’s policy to require the wearing of masks in the schools. The group of parents talked about the health issues of wearing […]

September 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Health,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

‘Back to Homemakers Fair’ set for Sept. 30, 2021 at the Nelson County Civic Center

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 — Don’t miss the “Back to Homemakers Fair”, a free first-time event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at the Nelson County Civic Center. This new event is sponsored by the Nelson County Homemakers. Participants can expect to discover what is new […]

September 20th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Community News,Entertainment,Health,News,Recreation News,State government | Read More »