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City council approves county project to extend Brothers Lane water main

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — The Bardstown City Council approved a request to provide city water to homes on Brothers Lane. The project is one proposed by Nelson Fiscal Court using the county’s American Rescue Plan Act monies. According to City Engineer Jessica Filiatreau, the county is […]

January 24th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Politics | Read More »

House update: General Assembly prepares to reconvene Tuesday, Feb. 7th

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — As lawmakers prepare to reconvene the 2023 Regular Session, legislative committees are continuing to lay the framework for the legislation we will consider during the remaining 26 legislative days. While the past several sessions have been consumed by major issues like the budget, tax […]

January 24th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Report: Special prosecutor named to investigate Rogers, Ballard, Ellis cases

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 — A special prosecutor has been appointed for the investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, the murder of her father, Tommy Ballard, and the 2013 murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. WLKY TV reports that Shane Young, Hardin County’s Commonwealth Attorney, has been […]

January 21st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Video: County school board discussion of TNHS bids, New Haven renovations

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — The Nelson County Board of Education met in a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17th to approve the bids on the revisions necessary at Thomas Nelson High School to implement the Community Campus plan to move middle schoolers there. This video begins at the start […]

January 20th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Legislature should lift restrictions on home-based ‘learning pods’

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — Legislative leaders envision a more traditional, non-budget session during the 2023 General Assembly and are discouraging major policy changes and spending requests. House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect, told Spectrum News that such an approach will allow “us to pump the brakes a […]

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson County board of ed votes against Community Campus before voting for it

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — At the end of a special board meeting that included more than 2-1/2 hours of fiery public comment, the Nelson County Board of Education voted 3-2 to reject the bids for the $24.8 million Thomas Nelson High School expansion project before later […]

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics | Read More »

City council fetes firefighter’s swift water rescue, Bardstown Tiger football team

By JIM AND ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 (Corrected 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023) — Lt. Cory Lanham of the Bardstown Fire Department was honored at the start of Tuesday’s Bardstown City Council meeting for his swift water rescues he conducted on January 3rd on Springfield Road in […]

January 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Legislative update: Higdon details ways to track 2023 General Assembly activity

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 — As we usher in the New Year and the regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, I’m honored to represent the 14th Senate district. 2023 begins my 21st year in the state legislature. It is my hope you and your family enjoy a blessed […]

December 20th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

UofL’s Kentucky One Health loan was an unnecessary expense for taxpayers

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 — The University of Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball squad gave its fans a timely stocking stuffer on Wednesday with the team’s first win of the season, beating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on E.A. Diddle Arena’s hardwood. UofL’s health care system should follow suit […]

December 15th, 2022 | Posted in Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets a demo of the next generation voting machines

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court got its first preview of the new voting machines offered by Harp Enterprises at its meeting Tuesday morning. Harp representative Ross Robertson previewed the latest model voting machines to the court, including the latest machines designed for voters with […]

December 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »