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Prewitt named chair of healthcare emergency response coaltion

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 — Joe Prewitt, the Nelson County Emergency Services Director, has been named the interim chairman of the Healthcare Emergency Response & Advisory Coalition. As chairman, Prewitt will lead the coalition’s executive leadership committee, which includes representatives from public health, hospital, Emergency Management and other healthcare […]

November 19th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,Community News,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital reopens its 12-bed Skilled Nursing Unit

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 — Flaget Memorial Hospital recently reopened its Skilled Nursing Unit, a 12-bed unit that serves patients who need skilled nursing care after a hospital stay. The unit temporarily paused its services in September 2020 due to regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

October 17th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Health,News | Read More »

Fiscal court approves industrial revenue bonds for Heaven Hill Distilleries

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court gave final approval for Heaven Hill Distilleries’ $135 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds. The court gave its initial approval in June when the project was announced. The bonds will go toward the construction of a new distillery and bottling […]

October 5th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics | 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 »

Stoli CEO says new distillery, visitor complex still on track for Kentucky Owl

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 — Plans to develop the former rock quarry at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and KY245 are still in the works, according to the parent company’s CEO. Damian McKinny, chief executive officer of the Stoli Group International, said the plans are moving forward to build […]

September 16th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,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: 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 »

Nelson Fiscal Court sets lower property tax rate; discusses bourbon liquids tax

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved the county’s new property tax and tangibles tax rate at its regular meeting Tuesday morning. Last year’s tax rates were 13.9 cents per $100 value. This year’s real estate tax rate is 13.7 cents per $100 value, and […]

September 6th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,State government | 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 »