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Higdon: Here’s how to get help to the flood victims in Eastern Kentucky

By JIMMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 — Thursday’s flooding in eastern Kentucky exacted a devastating and deadly toll. As of Friday morning, 15 were confirmed dead, with the number expected to rise. Approximately 33,000 homes were left without power. A state of emergency was declared. Emergency management personnel and the Kentucky […]

August 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Journalism,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Recycling apparently a sign of the (campaign) times

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Saturday, March 26, 2022 — As is often the case in small town journalism, there are times that news items and events of interest don’t warrant a full-blown news story. With the May primary election just weeks away, Jim’s Political Notebook will offer politic news items and my personal observations […]

March 26th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Journalism,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Nelson County Gazette website back up after server issues cause 12-hour outage

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, March 25, 2022 — The Nelson County Gazette website was offline for approximately 12 hours after unknown issues arose with the site’s hosing company server farm. A range of sites were affected by the outage, according to tech support. The Gazette received numerous calls, texts and emails from […]

March 26th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Journalism,News | Read More »

Nelson County Gazette website servers are back online after Monday outage

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 — The web servers that host the Nelson County Gazette website were brought back online after 7-1/2 hour outage that began at about 9:30 Monday morning. The hosting company acknowledged the outage and reported they were working to restore the sites affected by the server […]

January 10th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Journalism,News,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

Ky. Standard, rest of Landmark papers purchased by Paducah-based Paxton Media

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — The Paducah-based Paxton Media Group announced Wednesday the purchase of the entire chain of Landmark Community Newspapers — including the Kentucky Standard, Lebanon Enterprise, Springfield Sun, Pioneer News and the E’town News-Enterprise. Landmark, based in Shelbyville, owned 47 newspapers, mostly community weeklies and a […]

May 27th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Journalism,News | Read More »

Gary West book signing event set for 9 a.m. Wednesday downtown at Fresh

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 — WBRT AM/FM will be hosting a book signing event with author Gary West at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at Fresh, 114 N. Third St. West will be there signing copies of his latest book, “Murder on Youngers Creek Road.” West’s latest book is based […]

September 16th, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Journalism,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Surge in COVID-19 cases should prompt officials to rethink in-person meetings

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Monday, June 29, 2020 — The shutdown of the economy has been tough on everyone; local businesses have been especially hit hard, particularly those that were not deemed to be “essential” by order of Gov. Andy Beshear. It was tough to drive through downtown any hour of any day of […]

June 29th, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Health,Historic,Journalism,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Chamber director: ‘Software glitch’ led to member listing errors in Nelson Co. Guide

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — The Kentucky Standard has agreed to republished the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce membership directory that was recently published in the Nelson County Guide after the member directory contained incorrect information. According to an email to chamber members sent Wednesday, April 29, 2020, by […]

April 30th, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Journalism,News | Read More »

Cox’s Creek WKU student among Hearst Journalism national finalists

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 20, 2019 — A Western Kentucky University student from Cox’s Creek is one of three WKU students who will compete in the national finals of the 59th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program this June 1-6, 2019, in San Francisco. Skyler Ballard, a senior from Coxs Creek, is […]

May 20th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Journalism,News | Read More »

Video: Oct. 2, 2018 U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie interview with NC Gazette / WBRT Radio

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO STAFF REPORT Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 — Video of the Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, interview with 2nd District Congressman Brett Guthrie at the WBRT studios in Bardstown.   Running time: About 33 minutes.     -30-

October 5th, 2018 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Journalism,News,Politics,Video | Read More »