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Sale of newspaper building marks end of a century of community journalism history

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, July 29, 2021 — A historic property with more than 100 years of journalism tradition recently went on the real estate market in Bardstown. The Kentucky Standard building, 110 West Stephen Foster Ave., was recently listed for sale by its owners, a unit of what used to be Landmark […]

July 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Historic,News,Opinion | Read More »

2021 Cocanougher-Connour reunion set for July 25 at Perryville American Legion Hall

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOReunion News Monday, July 5, 2021 — The Cocanougher- Connour Reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2021, at The Perryville American Legion Hall, with a potluck lunch at about 12:45 p.m. The Cocanougher Reunion has been held annually since 1976 and other years before […]

July 5th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Historic,News | Read More »

COVID-19 pandemic gives new reason to celebrate freedom this Fourth of July

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, June 25, 2021 — Since the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, the Fourth of July has been observed as a day for Americans to stand in unity and recognition of our nation’s founding. On this day, 245 years ago, exemplary visionaries dared to create a unique […]

June 25th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,Holidays,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Full day of events set for this Saturday’s Fairfield Homecoming

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 24, 2021 — You won’t want to miss the 2021 Fairfield Homecoming all day Saturday, June 26, 2021, at various locations in Fairfield. The Fairfield Cemetery Committee will be cooking with all sales proceeds going for maintenance and restoration of the Fairfield Cemetery. Additional homecoming attractions include: […]

June 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,Entertainment,Historic | Read More »

Effort underway to rename Fort Benning for Bardstown’s Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, wife

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — An online petition is gaining momentum in an effort to rename Fort Benning after Bardstown-born military leader Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and his wife, Julie Moore. The Fort Benning military base in Georgia is being renamed, and a petition now is gathering signatures to […]

June 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Historic,News | Read More »

Rains hold off for official opening of new African American Heritage Museum

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, June 6, 2021 — Rain showers held off early Sunday afternoon long enough for the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the Bardstown-Nelson County African-American Heritage Museum in the historic Union Church building at 315 North Second St. Rev. Jewel Brock opened the ceremony by […]

June 6th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,County government,Education,Historic,News | Read More »

GOP reorganization gathering packs Nelson County library main meeting room

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 5, 2021 — The reorganization meeting of the Republican Party of Nelson County brought a capacity crowd to the Nelson County Public Library’s main meeting room Saturday morning. More than 100 Republicans from 23 of the county’s 24 voting precincts were represented at Saturday’s meeting. Cars driven […]

June 5th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

County school board to review plan to move middle schoolers to high schools

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 20, 2021 — The Nelson County Board of Education will meet this evening to discuss a plan that will transform the districts two high schools into “community campuses” that will shift many of the county’s middle schoolers to the high schools. The plan will expand both high […]

April 20th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Historic,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 »

Bardstown City Council works to find middle ground in appeal of HRB decision

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, April 1, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council voted Thursday evening to require Bardstown businessman Bill Conway to work with the city’s Historic Review Board and replace parts of the original historic windows that were removed from the home at 215 West Stephen Foster Ave. The […]

April 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Historic,News | Read More »

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