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Higdon introduces bill to expand driver licensing options across the state

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 — The second week of the 2024 Legislative Session concluded Friday, and week three will begin on Tuesday following the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I want to start this week’s update by informing you about a great resource you can use […]

January 12th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Crystal Rogers defendant’s bond reduction hearing delayed until February court date

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 5, 2024 — Joseph Lawson, 32, the first person arrested in connection with the Crystal Rogers investigation, appeared Friday in Nelson Circuit Court before Circuit Judge Charles Simms III. Lawson’s defense team had filed to lower his bond from $500,000, though his attorneys asked Simms to delay […]

January 6th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Courts,News,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »

Sherry Ballard files wrongful death lawsuit against Brooks Houck in Rogers case

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 — Sherry Ballard, the mother of Crystal Rogers, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of herself and Rogers’ children against the man charged with Rogers’ alleged murder, Brooks W. Houck. In the lawsuit filed in Nelson Circuit Court Monday by Paducah attorney Gregory […]

December 21st, 2023 | Posted in Courts,News,Public Record | Read More »

Magistrates delay decision on Luxco’s Botland bourbon warehouse project

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court conducted public hearing Monday night regarding Luxco Inc.’s application to build whiskey warehouses on 182 acres of land in Botland community but delayed taking final action. After hearing testimony and public comments for just over 90 minutes, the magistrates […]

December 12th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Public Record | Read More »

Parents should pay kids’ student loan and not rely on federal ‘loan forgiveness’

Dear Dave,  My wife and I are debt-free except for our mortgage and two Parent PLUS loans for our daughters’ college educations. One of the loans totals $18,078, and the other is for $41,500. Both girls want to pay them off using the new extended plan being offered, but I’m 59 1/2, and I’ve got […]

November 20th, 2023 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

State Supreme Court judge returns motion to remove Simms back to Houck attorney

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 — Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Laurence B. VanMeter has returned a motion by Brooks Houck’s attorney to Nelson Circuit Court following a request by his attorney to remove Circuit Judge Charles Simms III from the Houck case. Houck’s attorney, Brian Butler, had filed the […]

October 26th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Courts,News,Public Record | Read More »

Obituary: Margaret Rodericks, SCN, 86, Nazareth

Margaret Rodericks, SCN, 86, of Nazareth, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. She was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Bandra, Bombay, India, to Rudolph Anthony Roderick and Florence G. Ferreira. She was one of six children and the couple’s only daughter. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 60 years. She said she […]

October 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Deaths,Public Record | Read More »

Houck enters not guilty plea, judge to review request to lower $10 million bond

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 — With a crush of state and national media in attendance physically and electronically, the man charged with the murder of Crystal Rogers entered a not guilty plea Thursday afternoon via video teleconference in Nelson Circuit Court. Appearing from the Hardin County Detention […]

October 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,Indictments,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record,Public Safety | Read More »

Bardstown man arrested on trespassing charge at Martin County federal prison

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023 — A Bardstown man was arrested last Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, and charged with criminal trespassing at the Big Sandy federal penitentiary in Martin County near Inez. Marcus Alejandro Durbin, 19, of Bardstown, was found on the penitentiary property with a ski mask, hand restraints […]

October 4th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Jail Logs,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Record | Read More »

Judge-executive creates committee to examine county fairgrounds improvements

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug.15, 2023 — Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins told Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday that he has created a Nelson County Fairgrounds Planning Committee that will examine the fairgrounds property as it is and look at ways to improve the fairgrounds in the future. According to Hutchins, […]

August 16th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

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