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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 »

Correction: Columbarium to replace small gazebo in Bardstown City Cemetery

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (Corrected Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 1 p.m.) — The Bardstown Cemetery’s historic gazebo will remain untouched by plans to install a columbarium to house cremated remains. Due to a misunderstanding, the Nelson County Gazette’s original story about Tuesday’s night’s Bardstown City Council meeting […]

March 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Passing the torch: Watts reflects on nearly 3 decades as Nelson Co. judge-executive

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts made it crystal clear after winning his last election in 2018: This will be his last term at the head of county government. People who know Watts say he’s implied that me might not run for […]

January 19th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Council considering legal action against restauranteur for ongoing HRB violation

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 –– The Bardstown City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pursue legal action against a city restauranteur who is in violation of an agreement with the city regarding an improperly built exhaust vent. In September, the council met with Bullitt’s Winery and Bistro […]

January 13th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Historic,News | Read More »

Obituary: Martha Lucille Heineken-Cummins, 95, formerly of New Hope

Martha Lucille Heineken-Cummins, 95, of Noordwijk, Netherlands, formerly of New Hope, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 at Noordwijk. She was the widow of beer magnate Freddy Heineken She was born Oct. 29, 1925 in New Hope, and she was the daughter of a Kentucky bourbon manufacturer and was a fashion model. She met her future […]

December 30th, 2020 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Business News,Deaths,Historic,News | Read More »

COVID vaccine’s arrival at Flaget Tuesday called ‘the best Christmas present ever’

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 — Local media were on hand Tuesday to witness what could only be called “a Christmas miracle” — the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines at Flaget Memorial Hospital and the launch of vaccinations for the hospital staff. A shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 […]

December 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,Health,Historic,News | Read More »

City Council votes to give business owner time to comply with the HRB guidelines

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 — After nearly an hour and a half of testimony and discussion, the Bardstown City Council voted unanimously to allow a Bardstown businessman time to change a pizza oven exhaust system he installed without the approval of the Historic Review Board. Last year, […]

September 22nd, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Historic,News | Read More »

Preservation of historic Anatok home is topic for today’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — The preservation of Anatok, the historic 1847 Bardstown home threatened with demolition, will be discussed today at 11 a.m. on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks.” Hosts Margie Bradford and Jim Brooks will be joined by members of the Anatok Preservation Committee, who are raising money […]

July 15th, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,County government,Education,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

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