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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 »

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 »

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 AM and 97.1 FM. Bidders can also tune in on the web at www.WBRTCountry.com. The auction this year is taking place at the Nelson County […]…

Jun 12 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, June 10, 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 11 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, June 9, 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 10 2021 / Read More »

Council resolution honors Bardstown’s role in upcoming National Bourbon Day »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 8, 2021 — In preparation for National Bourbon Day, the Bardstown City Council approved a proclamation at its council meeting Tuesday night. The proclamation recognizes that Kentucky is the birthplace of Bourbon and produces 95 percent of the world’s supply. With 11 unique distillery experiences […]…

Jun 9 2021 / Read More »

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

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 8, 2021 — The City of Bardstown’s mosquito fogging program will begin on the evening of 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 […]…

Jun 8 2021 / Read More »

Military exercises to shake, rattle and roll Nelson County, areas surrounding Fort Knox »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 8, 2021 — If you’ve think you’ve heard thunder when the skies were barely cloudy, think again. It isn’t thunder, but military troops on special maneuvers at Fort Knox. According to a notice from the Fort Knox military post, between June 7-18, troops will be training with […]…

Jun 8 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, June 7, 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 8 2021 / Read More »

American Legion Post 121 schedules blood drive set for Monday, June 14, 2021 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 7, 2021 — The American Legion Post 121 will be holding a blood drive for the American Red Cross from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Post’s armory loated at 206 W. Broadway. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment. -30-…

Jun 7 2021 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

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 »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, June 10, 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 11 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, June 9, 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 10 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, June 7, 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 8 2021 / Read More »

American Legion Post 121 schedules blood drive set for Monday, June 14, 2021 »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 7, 2021 — The American Legion Post 121 will be holding a blood drive for the American Red Cross from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Post’s armory loated at 206 W. Broadway. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment. -30-

Jun 7 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, June 6, 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 7 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, June 5, 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 6 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — June 3-4, 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 5 2021 / Read More »

Deputy sheriffs’ efforts help a young man rebound from tragic loss of his puppy »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 3, 2021 — Several weeks ago, 10-year-old Elijah Filiatreau experienced the type of heartache no young man should face. Elijah’s young German Shepherd puppy darted into the roadway out in front of his house on Thomas Lane off Stringtown Road, and was struck and killed by a […]

Jun 3 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown man stabbed late Wednesday during forced entry of N. First St. home »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 3, 2021 — A Bardstown man faces assault charges stemming from an altercation that took place late Wednesday evening. At 11:16 p.m. Wednesday, Bardstown Police officers responded to a reported assault in the 400 block of North First St. in Bardstown. Officers located Thomas J. Mudd, 56, […]

Jun 3 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — June 1-2, 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 3 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: Derek Justin Harless, 37, Bloomfield »

Derek Justin Harless, 37, of Bloomfield, died Sunday, June 13, 2021. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his mother, Robin Humphrey; and his grandparents, Vernon and Mary Helen Harless. He is survived by his father, George Harless (Lilian); three sisters, Amelia Early (Daniel), Valene Wheatley (Darin), and Ashley Bates;…

Jun 15 2021 / Read More »

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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…

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 »

Letter: District’s teacher turnover rate a valid reason for community concern »

Dear Editor, When people witness injustice where their children are concerned things tend to get heated and fast. Rightly so. Any parent…

May 21 2021 / Read More »

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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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