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City Council seeks detailed labor breakdown for Rec. Center flooring repairs »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 — The Bardstown City Council devoted a substantial part of its meeting Tuesday night discussing a substantial change order concerning repairs of the city’s Rec. Center gym behind Spalding Hall on Xavier Drive. The project involved repairs to the floor and subfloor of […]…

Nov 25 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Brianna Marie Ellick, 25, Louisville, trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (2 or more grams methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond listed. Michael Quincy Parrott-Blaine, 24, Bardstown, contempt of court. No bond listed. William Cody […]…

Nov 25 2020 / Read More »

Trash pick-up Thursday, Friday delayed one day due to Thanksgiving holiday »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 — Garbage pickup up in the city and county will be delayed one day later this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. No garbage routes will be run on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday’s routes will be run on Friday, Nov. 27th; Friday’s routes will be run […]…

Nov 24 2020 / Read More »

Three men charged in connection with March 2020 drug overdose death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 24, 20200 — Three people were arrested late Saturday, Nov. 22, 2020, on charges stemming from the March 2020 overdose death of a Bardstown man. According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, the department’s investigation of the man’s death revealed he died of a heroin overdose. […]…

Nov 24 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 22-24, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Miranda Elizabeth Ragg, 31, Bardstown, parole violation (for technical violation). No bond listed. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 Ricky Clinton Simpson, 37, Bardstown, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.; no insurance; possession of open alcohol beverage […]…

Nov 24 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: Health dept. reports 55 new cases Monday in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 — While Nelson County’s incidence rating has dropped slightly since Friday’s figures, the county’s 79.7 rating keeps it well into the “red zone” range. In the six-district Lincoln Trail District, only Marion County has a higher incidence rating than Nelson County (94.9). Washington County is […]…

Nov 23 2020 / Read More »

Mayor Dick Heaton provides weekly COVID-19 update from Bardstown City Hall »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton provides an end-of-week COVID-19 update from his office at Bardstown City Hall. Heaton’s office releases these video updates each week for the benefit of the Bardstown community. Running time: 5 minutes, 14 seconds. -30-…

Nov 23 2020 / Read More »

As COVID numbers grow, only 3 Ky. counties escape “red zone” designation »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 — As COVID-19 cases increase exponentially across the state, 117 of the state’s 120 counties received the “red zone” designation on the state’s COVID incidence map. The incidence rating is determined by a rolling 7-day average of a county’s new COVID-19 cases factored into the […]…

Nov 23 2020 / Read More »

Flaget Memorial’s Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit receives 5-star rating from CMS »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 — Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is among a select group of facilities nationwide and in Kentucky to receive an overall five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of its 2020 Nursing […]…

Nov 22 2020 / Read More »

COVID update: County adds 48 new COVID-19 cases Thursday for total of 1,769 »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 — Nelson County had 48 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. The new cases bring the county’s COVID case total to 1,769, of which 363 are quarantined at home, and 4 people are hospitalized. The county has […]…

Nov 19 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 18-19, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 Austin James Fulkerson, 18, New Haven, possession controlled substance, second-degree, drug unspecified; possession or sale simulated controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; prescription controlled substance not in proper container. No bond listed. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 James Ryan […]…

Nov 19 2020 / Read More »

Legislative update: Remember those who can’t gather together for Thanksgiving »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 — Autumn air will soon turn to a winter’s frost. A difficult year is drawing to a welcomed close. The hustle and bustle of the holidays feels different this year. Despite the many struggles and uncertainties, we remain full of gratitude for the many blessings […]…

Nov 18 2020 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: County incidence rate now in top 8 of Kentucky’s 120 counties »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 — As of Tuesday, only 14 of Kentucky’s 120 counties were not in the “red zone” regarding the spread of COVID-19, according to the state’s COVID incidence map. Only 7 counties in Kentucky have a higher incidence rate than Nelson County, which is […]…

Nov 18 2020 / Read More »

Court seeks bids to clear industrial park tracts; county clerk’s office to reopen »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a motion to request bids to clear two heavily wooded tracts in the Nelson County Industrial Park. The park property was logged more than a dozen years ago, but Judge Executive Dean Watts said that there is developable […]…

Nov 17 2020 / Read More »

Steady increase in COVID cases prompts Flaget to create new visitor restrictions »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 — In response to the increasing community spread of COVID-19, Flaget Memorial Hospital has implemented new visitor restrictions effective Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Visiting hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Overnight visitors are not allowed and each visitor must wear a mask at […]…

Nov 17 2020 / Read More »
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Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Brianna Marie Ellick, 25, Louisville, trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (2 or more grams methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond listed. Michael Quincy Parrott-Blaine, 24, Bardstown, contempt of court. No bond listed. William Cody […]

Nov 25 2020 / Read More »

Three men charged in connection with March 2020 drug overdose death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 24, 20200 — Three people were arrested late Saturday, Nov. 22, 2020, on charges stemming from the March 2020 overdose death of a Bardstown man. According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, the department’s investigation of the man’s death revealed he died of a heroin overdose. […]

Nov 24 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 22-24, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Miranda Elizabeth Ragg, 31, Bardstown, parole violation (for technical violation). No bond listed. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 Ricky Clinton Simpson, 37, Bardstown, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.; no insurance; possession of open alcohol beverage […]

Nov 24 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Paul Steven LeGrande, 43, New Hope, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. -30-

Nov 21 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 18-19, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 Austin James Fulkerson, 18, New Haven, possession controlled substance, second-degree, drug unspecified; possession or sale simulated controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; prescription controlled substance not in proper container. No bond listed. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 James Ryan […]

Nov 19 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 Sara Marie Shelburne, 28, Bardstown, criminal trespassing, third-degree; assault, fourth-degree (minor injury); disorderly conduct, second-degree; terroristic threatening, third-degree. No bond listed. -30-

Nov 18 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Timothy Wayne Vittitow, 56, Bardstown, failure to appear (2 counts). Bond is $10,500. -30-

Nov 16 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Derrick Delasale Walker, 45, Bardstown, assault, third-degree (EMS, Fire, Rescue Squad). No bond listed. Shanna Marie Peake, 29, Bardstown, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc.; possession of marijuana. No bond listed. Jeremy Wayne Jackson, 29, Bardstown, violations of conditions […]

Nov 15 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Margaret Amelia Hamilton, 34, Bloomfield, trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (2 or more grams methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; endangering the welfare of a minor. Bond is $25,000. Matthew Todd Wiseman, 32, Boston, criminal mischief, first-degree; criminal trespassing, third-degree; […]

Nov 14 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 11-12, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 George Willie Hillard, 39, Bardstown, failure to appear. Bond is $250. Amber Yvonne Clark, 32, Bardstown, hold for another county. No bond listed. Daniel Jene Lacy, 37, Boston, receiving stolen property (firearm); possession of a firearm by a […]

Nov 13 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 9-10, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 Billy Paul Tonge, 41, Springfield, failure to appear. Bond is $500. Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 Laron Tonge, 31, Bardstown, trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (4 or more grams cocaine); possession of marijuana; fleeing or evading police, second-degree (on […]

Nov 10 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Nov. 6-7, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 Gregory Steven Meyers, 42, Bardstown, drinking alcohol beverage in a public place. No bond listed. Allison Smothers, 23, Lebanon, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 Elizabeth Jane Honadel, 26, Bardstown, contempt […]

Nov 8 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Jeffrey Leonard Ellis, 44, Bardstown, trafficking in controlled substance, first-degree (2 or more grams methamphetamine); trafficking in marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond listed. Jacob VIncent Norris, 37, Bardstown, assault, fourth-degree (domestic violence) no visible injury. No bond listed. Ashley Chantel […]

Nov 6 2020 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 »

Editor’s Note: A record of an arrest is not an indication of guilt. Joseph Michael Payne Jr., 36, Bardstown, alcohol intoxication in a public place; disorderly conduct, second-degree. No bond listed. Keely Marie Logsdon, 36, Bardstown, possession controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); trafficking in marijuana. No bond listed. Phillip Wayne Young, 43, Bardstown, possession controlled substance, […]

Nov 5 2020 / Read More »

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Three men charged in connection with March 2020 drug overdose death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Nov. 24, 20200 — Three people were arrested late Saturday, Nov. 22, 2020, on charges stemming from the March 2020 overdose death of a Bardstown man. According to a Bardstown Police Department press release, the department’s investigation of the man’s death revealed he died of a heroin overdose.…

Nov 24 2020 / Read More »

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Legislative update: Remember those who can’t gather together for Thanksgiving »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 — Autumn air will soon turn to a winter’s frost. A difficult year is drawing to a welcomed close. The…

Nov 18 2020 / Read More »

Court rules on Beshear’s emergency powers while legislature prepares for 2021 »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 — Like many across the state, I am reviewing the opinion issued…

Nov 16 2020 / Read More »

K-12 schools’ federal finance reports raise more questions than provide answers »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 — Public education is big business, costing Kentucky taxpayers $5…

Nov 12 2020 / Read More »

Opinion: No amount of voter fraud will change outcome of the Nov. 3rd election »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 — While votes in the 2020 presidential election are still being counted —…

Nov 10 2020 / Read More »

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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 »

My Old Kentucky Drone: City plans to use drones to inspect city infrastructure »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 — Starting Aug. 31, 2020, the City of Bardstown will begin using…

Aug 27 2020 / Read More »

American Legion Post 42 amateur radio club to meet Monday, Jan. 13th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 — The Nelson County American Legion Post 42 Radio Club will meet…

Jan 1 2020 / 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 Gazette announcing the change. What change? The City…

Oct 8 2020 / Read More »

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