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Obituary: Phyllis Shircliff Mattingly of Bardstown

Phyllis Shircliff Mattingly of Bardstown died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Louisville. She was a native of Nelson County, growing up on Monk’s Road in Culvertown and treasured regular visits to the Abbey of Gethsemani. Phyllis served in the Nelson County Clerk’s Office for 56 years and was elected as Nelson County Clerk in 1973. […]

August 6th, 2022 | Posted in Deaths,Historic | Read More »

Judge Executive Deans Watts’ final fiscal court meeting is business as usual

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 19, 2022 — Judge Executive Dean Watts led the final fiscal court meeting of his career Tuesday morning. During the meeting, Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa presented Watts with a shadow box that featured the emblems representing the magistrates and the various county departments Watts […]

July 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Historic,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Health condition prompts Watts to step down early as Nelson Co. judge executive

By JIM BROOKSNElson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 7, 2022 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts announced Thursday morning that due to recent health issues, he will step down as judge executive effective July 31, 2022. Watts’ press release states that he has sent a letter to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear advising […]

July 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

Full day of events set for 2022 Fairfield Homecoming on Saturday, June 26th

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 16, 2022 — You won’t want to miss the 2022 Fairfield Homecoming all day Saturday, June 25, 2022, 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 16th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Community News,Entertainment,Historic,News | Read More »

Jim’s Spotters Guide to the Whiskey City Cruisers’ monthly cruise event

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT radio Friday, April 22, 2022 — For people unfamiliar with the classic car cruises, the sights of row after row of gorgeously painted and chromed cars and trucks can be a little overwhelming. So here’s a Car Cruise Spotters Guide that might help you know the type of […]

April 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Entertainment,Historic,News | Read More »

Local veteran offers details of proposed downtown Bardstown veterans park

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOZSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 — Bardstown businessman and veteran Jerry Janes was our studio guest on today’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on WBRT. Janes provided details of a proposed veterans park that he and a non-profit group of supporters would like to see built in downtown Bardstown. The […]

January 26th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Education,Historic,News,Video | Read More »

City council approves financial settlement regarding damages in historic zoning suit

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 — Following an executive session regarding litigation at its meeting Tuesday night, the Bardstown City Council approved a settlement of $87,500 between the city, its Historic Review Board, and PIMIMA, a limited liability company owned by Bardstown businessman Bill Conway and his wife, […]

December 16th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Historic,News | Read More »

Committee votes 15-3 to recommend Community Campus district facilities plan

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 — The Nelson County Schools’ Local Planning Committee voted Wednesday night to accept the Community Campus model as its recommendation for the school district’s District Facilities Plan (DFP). The committee’s 15-to-3 vote in favor of the Community Campus model — if approved by […]

November 18th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Historic,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

John Fitch Chapter DAR hosts elementary school children at Log School House

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 — On Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, the members of the John Fitch Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the kindergarten and first-grade classes of Foster Heights Elementary School at the Log School House on South Fourth Street in Bardstown. The children heard first-hand […]

October 27th, 2021 | Posted in Community News,Historic,News | Read More »

FBI searching Howard Street properties with cadaver dogs in Crystal Rogers case

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, 9:20 a.m. — The FBI is actively searching three locations in the area of North and South Howard Street in the Woodlawn Springs subdivision as part of the ongoing Crystal Rogers investigation. An FBI spokesman said their crews arrived at about 7:30 Tuesday […]

August 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »