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County government releases guidelines on discounted garbage collection fees

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 6, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court has released the guidelines to qualify for a discount rate regarding the county’s mandatory garbage collection rates. TO QUALIFY FOR LOW INCOME. Any customer who is over age 65 and has a household income of: Number in Household Monthly […]

June 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Fiscal Court moves to self-insured health insurance, gives employees more options

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 6, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court voted Tuesday morning to move its employee health insurance from Anthem to a county-funded self-insured system. The transition will be managed by Assured Partners, a national insurance services provider. The move will mean more insurance policy choices for employees, […]

June 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bloomfield residents vent frustration over Mayor’s firing of city clerk, police chief

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 2, 2023 — Bloomfield residents spent more than an hour voicing their concerns and criticism at Mayor Chris Dudgeon — including calls for his resignation — following his recent firing of Police Chief Steve Cambron and City Clerk Karen Biederman. The special-called meeting […]

June 2nd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics | Read More »

Special Bloomfield City Council meeting seeks public on recent city issues

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 31, 2023 — A special meeting of the Bloomfield City Council is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1st, at the Northeast Nelson County Firehouse, 130 Perry St., in Bloomfield. Bloomfield residents who have signed up will have an opportunity to speak to the council on the […]

May 31st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

Video: American Legion Memorial Day observance at Bardstown Cemetery

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 29, 2023 — Video of the Memorial Day service sponsored by the local American Legion posts at the Bardstown Cemetery. Running time: About 38 minutes. -30-

May 30th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,Politics,Video | Read More »

Judge-executive provides five-month update on issues facing county government

By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Saturday, May 27, 2023 — It is hard to believe that we are almost halfway through 2023. My first five months as your Nelson County Judge-Executive has been busy, enlightening, gratifying, challenging, and sometimes aggravating. With my previous experience as a magistrate, I was aware of many aspects of this […]

May 27th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Memorial Day holiday to change garbage collection schedules in city, county

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 25, 2023 — Garbage collection routes will change next week due to the Memorial Day holiday for both city and county customers. CITY GARBAGE. Bardstown City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023, in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage collection for city customers will be […]

May 25th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Holidays,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: NC Judge-Exec is guest on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 25, 2023 — Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Hutchins discussed many of the changes he’s made in county government to improve employee pay, retain employees and reduce waste. Tim also talked […]

May 25th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

Massaroni: Reflect this Memorial Day on what we can never forget

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Saturday, May 20, 2023 — Over the past few weeks, I have used my column to share with you some of the legislation we passed during the 2023 Regular Session. This week, I would like to take a break from that and reflect on Memorial Day and those who […]

May 20th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Memorial Day a time to remember those who paid the price for our freedom

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, May 20, 2023 — The arrival of Memorial Day has come to feel like the start of summer, especially with so many students’ school years ending across the commonwealth. During the holiday weekend, families across our state will begin their yearly traditions and the memory-making we all enjoy. […]

May 20th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »