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Fiscal court to leave property tax rate the same; will study jail’s environment

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court plans to leave the county’s property tax rate the same for 2022 as it was for 2021. The 2021 rate was 13.9 per $100 value for real estate. Judge Executive Dean Watts noted that leaving the rate the same […]

August 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Gov. Beshear marks grand opening of Heaven Hill’s new Bourbon Experience

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 14, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear was on hand Monday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience at the distillery’s location in Bardstown, and to present a proclamation declaring June 14th and National Bourbon Day in Kentucky. The expansion, renovation and renaming […]

June 14th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,State government | Read More »

61st 2021 Kiwanis Radio Auction set for Sunday, June 13th on WBRT AM/FM

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 11, 2021 — The 61sth Annual Kiwanis Radio Auction is 1 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, June 13, 2021, only on WBRT AM/FM, 1320 AM and 97.1 FM. Bidders can also tune in on the web at www.WBRTCountry.com. The auction this year is taking place at the Nelson County […]

June 12th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,Charitable Events,Community News,Entertainment,News,Tech | Read More »

Council resolution honors Bardstown’s role in upcoming National Bourbon Day

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 8, 2021 — In preparation for National Bourbon Day, the Bardstown City Council approved a proclamation at its council meeting Tuesday night. The proclamation recognizes that Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon and produces 95 percent of the world’s supply. With 11 unique distillery experiences […]

June 9th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,City Government | Read More »

Council continues review of FY2021 budget, gets update on new fire apparatus

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — Tuesday’s meeting of the Bardstown City Council included a moment of silence in rembrance of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, who was murdered in the early morning hours of May 25, 2013. BUDGET REVIEW. The council continued its review of the proposed […]

May 25th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Holidays,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Governor, local officials mark opening of Log Still tasting room with ribbon cutting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear was in southern Nelson County Tuesday with members of the Dant family who lead Log Still Distillery and local officials in Nelson County to cut the ribbon on the distillery’s tasting room. The event represented a major step forward for a […]

May 12th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,Community News,County government,News,State government | Read More »

Bardstown City Council begins its review of proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 11, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council spent considerable time at its meeting Tuesday evening reviewing the General Fund portion of the draft of the city’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget. Chief Financial Officer Aaron Boles led the review, noting that the city is budgeting […]

May 12th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,City Government,News | Read More »

Log Still Distillery to create 126 new jobs with $24 million Phase 2 investment

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the Dant family’s Log Still Distillery, a startup reviving a historic site in southern Nelson County, expects to create 126 full-time jobs with a $24 million Phase 2 investment as they open Dant Crossing, a 300-acre campus that […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

Magistrates praise county road crews for work during recent ice storm, snow events

By  JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 2, 2021 — The recent ice storm and snow falls required continuous efforts by the county road department to keep the roadways passable; those efforts also consumed a substantial amount of the county’s supply of road salt. That was the report Nelson Fiscal Court received […]

March 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Mayor Heaton says multi-purpose sports facility is on city’s two-year priority list

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 — Mayor Dick Heaton laid out the City of Bardstown’s priorities for the next two years at the end of Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. One of the items on list of future projects isn’t a new one, but one whose “time has […]

January 27th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

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