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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: […]…

Jun 24 2021 / Read More »

Don’t miss the Comedy Caravan’s stop Thursday night at Preservation Distillery »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 23, 2021 — Help the Bardstown Kiwanis Club laugh all the way to bank! Don’t miss the Comedy Caravan’s stop in Bardstown tomorrow evening at the beautiful Preservation Distillery, located just south of Bardstown on Sutherland Road! This event features nationally known comedians Bob Batch and Sean […]…

Jun 23 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council approves Fiscal Year 2022 budget, amends 2021 budget »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 22, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council opened its meeting Tuesday night with a moment of silence in regard to the death this past weekend of Franklin Hibbs III, the father of Councilman Franklin Hibbs IV. The council meeting — the second in-person meeting — […]…

Jun 23 2021 / Read More »

City council meets twice this week to complete FY 2021, 2022 budget process »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (Revised 1 p.m.) — The Bardstown City Council will meet this evening at 6 p.m. in the council chambers next to the Rec. Center gym on Xavier Drive. This is an in-person meeting that will not be livestreamed. The Nelson County Gazette will have pater […]…

Jun 22 2021 / Read More »

City of Bardstown mosquito fogging program to start Wednesday, June 23 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 22, 2021 — The City of Bardstown’s mosquito fogging program will begin tommorw evening, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, and will continue with fogging operations every three weeks until the first winter frost. The City will begin fogging, as weather permits, from dusk until dawn on the following […]…

Jun 22 2021 / Read More »

Louisville woman sought by NCSO for passing stolen, forged checks locally »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 18, 2021 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help to locate a Louisville woman suspected of passing stolen and forged checks at a local bank. Thanks to a WHAS TV story that aired Wednesday with surveillance video, detectives at the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]…

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial Hospital hosts ‘Blessing of the Rigs’ for local first-responders »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 18, 2021 — Flaget Memorial Hospital honored local first-responders Thursday with a “Blessing of the Rigs” ceremony. The event, which was held at all of the CHI Saint Joseph Health hospitals in Kentucky, was designed to honor and bless first responders who serve in the Bardstown area. […]…

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, June 17, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]…

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, June 16, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]…

Jun 17 2021 / Read More »

Fiscal Court changes jail healthcare provider in attempt to curb spiraling costs »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — In an effort to control spiraling medical cost at the Nelson County Jail, Nelson Fiscal Court a contract with Tennessee-based Southern Health Partners, a company that has a 26-year track record of providing medical services to jails and correctional facilities. Judge Executive […]…

Jun 15 2021 / Read More »

Bloomfield man charged in Monday night robbery of Bloomfield Road Speedy Mart »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — Bardstown Police have charged a Bloomfield man for robbing the Bardstown Speedy Mart, 603 Bloomfield Road, Monday night just before 10 p.m. Demetrius “Meece” Dewjun Watkins, 43, of Bloomfield, is charged with a single count of second-degree robbery. Monday night, city police officers were […]…

Jun 15 2021 / 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 […]…

Jun 15 2021 / Read More »

Bradley elected as chairman of a new county Republican Party leadership team »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 14, 2021 — The Nelson County Republican Party completed its reorganization process Monday evening and elected a new slate of officers. Trey Bradley was elected as the party’s chairman for the next four years. “The turnout for the precinct elections last week and the turnout for the […]…

Jun 15 2021 / Read More »

Legislative update: Justice reform, accountability measures enacted in 2021 »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, June 14, 2021 — Criminal justice and public safety are two of the most bedrock functions of government. After all, our ability to keep communities safe is critical to success in everything else. During the 2021 Regular Session, my colleagues and I made criminal justice one of our […]…

Jun 14 2021 / Read More »

Gov. Beshear marks grand opening of Heaven Hill’s new Bourbon Experience »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 14, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear was on hand Monday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience at the distillery’s location in Bardstown, and to present a proclamation declaring June 14th and National Bourbon Day in Kentucky. The expansion, renovation and renaming […]…

Jun 14 2021 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, June 24, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 25 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, June 23, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 24 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, June 22, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 23 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, June 21, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 21 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, June 20, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 21 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, June 19, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 20 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, June 18, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 19 2021 / Read More »

Louisville woman sought by NCSO for passing stolen, forged checks locally »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 18, 2021 — The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help to locate a Louisville woman suspected of passing stolen and forged checks at a local bank. Thanks to a WHAS TV story that aired Wednesday with surveillance video, detectives at the Nelson County Sheriff’s […]

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, June 17, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 18 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, June 16, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 17 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, June 15, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 15 2021 / Read More »

Bloomfield man charged in Monday night robbery of Bloomfield Road Speedy Mart »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — Bardstown Police have charged a Bloomfield man for robbing the Bardstown Speedy Mart, 603 Bloomfield Road, Monday night just before 10 p.m. Demetrius “Meece” Dewjun Watkins, 43, of Bloomfield, is charged with a single count of second-degree robbery. Monday night, city police officers were […]

Jun 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — June 13-14, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, June 11, 2021 »

Editor’s Note: The Nelson County Gazette believes the public has a right to know who has been arrested by local officials and lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The information below is a compiled list of daily booking logs from the jail. The bookings state the person(s) arrested and the charge(s) against them. This information is public record. […]

Jun 12 2021 / Read More »

Video

  • Video: Interview with Superintendent Wes Bradley on June 2nd Bradford & Brooks

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  • Video: Memorial Day observance May 31, 2021 at Bardstown Cemetery

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  • Video: Mayor Dick Heaton’s weekly COVID-19 update, Friday, May 29, 2021

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  • Video: U.S. Rep Brett Guthrie stops by WBRT studios Friday for interview

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  • Video: Mayor Dick Heaton provides the weekly COVID-19 update from City Hall

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  • Video: Superintendent Wes Bradley interview on WBRT’s Bradford & Brooks

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  • Video: Nelson County Board of Education full meeting, Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Obituary: Donna Howe, 65, Bardstown »

Donna Howe, 65, of Bardstown, died Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1955, in Jeffersonville, Ind. She was CEO of Bartenders Plus. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ben Howe; her parents, Donald and Patricia Patrick; and one brother, Vernon Ray Baker. She is survived by…

Jun 24 2021 / Read More »

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Outgoing party chair calls for unity, forgiveness within county Republican party »

To The Editor: I owe a humble, special debt of gratitude and thanks to some amazing people that worked tirelessly, during and prior to me becoming chair of the NCRPK.…

Jun 19 2021 / Read More »

Legislative update: Justice reform, accountability measures enacted in 2021 »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, June 14, 2021 — Criminal justice and public safety are two of the most bedrock…

Jun 14 2021 / Read More »

Letter: Writer supports more learning opportunities for district middle schoolers »

Dear Editor, In the 11 years my children have attended the Nelson County Schools, I have been an active parent in getting…

May 26 2021 / Read More »

Higdon: Remember the sacrifices service men and woman made this Memorial Day »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — At this time last year, we were all experiencing an absence…

May 25 2021 / Read More »

Tech

Magistrates hear plan to expand broadband to underserved areas of county »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 — Residents in parts of rural Nelson County will get…

Feb 2 2021 / Read More »

City launches rebranding of its cable TV and high-speed internet service »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 — You may have seen the banner ad on the Nelson County…

Oct 8 2020 / Read More »

Chamber unveils new website aimed to build local workforce development »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 — On Wednesday, the Bardstown – Nelson County Chamber of Commerce announced…

Aug 28 2020 / Read More »

61st 2021 Kiwanis Radio Auction set for Sunday, June 13th on WBRT AM/FM »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 11, 2021 — The 61sth Annual Kiwanis Radio Auction is 1 to 6 p.m. this Sunday, June 13, 2021, only on WBRT AM/FM, 1320…

Jun 12 2021 / Read More »

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