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KHEAA tuition tip: What students need to know about student loan interest rates »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOEducation News Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 — If currently enrolled or college-bound Kentucky students are considering borrowing money for tuition, it pays for them to first do a little homework in regard to loan interest rates. The time students spend learning the basics about interest rates and annual percentage rates will […]…

Sep 16 2021 / Read More »

Heavy rains flood North Third St. at cemetery; area under flash flood warning »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 9:45 a.m. — Due to the heavy rains this morning, North Third Street in the area in front of the Bardstown City Cemetery is closed due to high water. If you are planning to drive into Bardstown from the north, plan on a different route […]…

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council proposes to slightly lower the city’s property tax rate »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 — The Bardstown City Council held the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday evening that will slightly lower the city’s property tax rate for 2021 compared to the previous year. The reason is due to the increase is property values in the city […]…

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council hears couple’s plans for pedal-powered taxi service »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 — If you’re in Bardstown this week during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, you may see a new mode of transportation available for hire. A new company called Bourbon City Pedalers will operate a pedicab, which is a pedal-operated vehicle that serves as a […]…

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Monday update: County clerk reports computer system is back up and running »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 — The statewide computer outage that affected the ability of Nelson County Clerk Jeanette Sidebottom’s office to conduct the usual transactions came to an end late Monday afternoon. According to an email from Sidebottom, the computers were back up and running by Monday afternoon. Customers […]…

Sep 13 2021 / Read More »

Heaven Hill employees vote to strike on eve of Kentucky Bourbon Festival »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 — On the eve of the state’s signature Bourbon event — the Kentucky Bourbon Festival — the employees of the family-owned Bardstown-based Heaven Hill Distillery have gone on strike. Early Saturday morning, a handful of striking employees were already on the picket line in front […]…

Sep 12 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown Police arrest 3 in connection with Tuesday morning’s shooting death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — Three people were arrested late Wednesday in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of a 20-year-old Bardstown man. According to a the Bardstown Police Department Facebook page, Andrew Toogood, 19, of Elizabethtown, was arrested by detectives on a single charge of murder. He was […]…

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown man found with cash in hand following rental business burglary »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — Bardstown Police officers were dispatched early Wednesday morning to the area of 1220 East John Rowan Blvd for an active burglary alarm at American Rental. At 12:06 a.m., Wednesday, officers responded to the business location and located a man standing in the wooded area […]…

Sep 8 2021 / Read More »

Baptist Health Hardin advises where to go for local COVID-19 testing, treatment »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Nelson and surrounding counties, an increasing number of people are seeking to be tested to determine if they have the coronavirus. But according to Baptist Health Hard, unless the individual is experiencing severe symptoms, the hospital […]…

Sep 8 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown Police investigate Tuesday shooting death in Camptown Road area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 — The Bardstown Police Department is investigating a shooting death that happened Tuesday in the 200 block of Camptown Road in Bardstown. Officers were dispatched to the area on a complaint of shots fired. While investigating the call, they discovered a male subject with a […]…

Sep 7 2021 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: 145 new cases in Nelson County reported in Tuesday update »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 — The number of new COVID-19 cases has surpassed the peak numbers from December 2020/January 2021, and they continue to rise in the Lincoln Trail Health Department service area. In Nelson County the district health department reported 145 new COVID cases reported Tuesday. Of the […]…

Sep 7 2021 / Read More »

Fiscal court discusses future funding options for Nelson County Fire Dept. »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 — Meeting again via video teleconference Tuesday morning, Nelson Fiscal Court discussed the future funding needs of the Nelson County Fire Department. The department has a paid staff that mans the station during the day. The department depends largely on its 30-plus volunteers […]…

Sep 7 2021 / Read More »

New Haven Youth Day 2021 set for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at St. Catherine »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOCommunity News Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 — The New Haven Youth Day 2021 is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, on the grounds of St. Catherine Church in New Haven. The goal of the event is to provide a free, fun event for kids of all ages. Activities include […]…

Sep 6 2021 / Read More »

McCoy update: Interim Joint Committees hear about COVID’s impact on Kentucky »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 — Last week, six legislative committees gathered at the annual Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. It was great to see people from all across the Commonwealth gathering to see the exhibits, attend concerts, and eat tasty fair food. In this week’s legislative update, I would […]…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

Dave Says: Parents’ financial gifts should be included in a family’s monthly budget »

Dear Dave, I brought about $15,000 in student loan debt into our marriage. I’m 26, my wife is 27, and we’ve been married a little over a year. During that time, our parents have helped us out with financial gifts occasionally. Whenever this happens, my wife and I get into an argument. She likes to […]…

Sep 4 2021 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Nelson County Jail Logs — Thursday, Sept. 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 […]

Sep 17 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Sept. 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 […]

Sep 16 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Tuesday, Sept. 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 […]

Sep 15 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Sept. 13, 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 […]

Sep 14 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Sept. 12, 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 […]

Sep 13 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Saturday, Sept. 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 […]

Sep 12 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sept. 9-10, 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 […]

Sep 11 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Wednesday, Sept. 8, 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 […]

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown Police arrest 3 in connection with Tuesday morning’s shooting death »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — Three people were arrested late Wednesday in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of a 20-year-old Bardstown man. According to a the Bardstown Police Department Facebook page, Andrew Toogood, 19, of Elizabethtown, was arrested by detectives on a single charge of murder. He was […]

Sep 9 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown man found with cash in hand following rental business burglary »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 — Bardstown Police officers were dispatched early Wednesday morning to the area of 1220 East John Rowan Blvd for an active burglary alarm at American Rental. At 12:06 a.m., Wednesday, officers responded to the business location and located a man standing in the wooded area […]

Sep 8 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown Police investigate Tuesday shooting death in Camptown Road area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 — The Bardstown Police Department is investigating a shooting death that happened Tuesday in the 200 block of Camptown Road in Bardstown. Officers were dispatched to the area on a complaint of shots fired. While investigating the call, they discovered a male subject with a […]

Sep 7 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Monday, Sept. 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 […]

Sep 7 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Sept. 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 […]

Sep 6 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, Sept. 3, 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 […]

Sep 4 2021 / Read More »

Video

  • Tim Hutchins talks about judge-executive race with WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’

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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021

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  • Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

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  • Bradford & Brooks video: NAACP president Jeff Stone interview of July 21, 2021

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  • NAACP president calls for immediate action for ‘unsafe’ conditions at county jail

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  • Local GOP resolution honors Rep. Chad McCoy for service in state legislature

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  • KSP investigating Wednesday two-vehicle fatal crash on US31E in LaRue County

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  • Video: NAACP president concerned about lack of information about jail death

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  • Video: Bardstown City Council meeting, Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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  • Video: Bardstown City Council meeting, Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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  • 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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Obituary: Virginia Sams, 83, Bardstown »

Virginia Sams, 83, of Bardstown, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Louisville. She was preceded by her husband, Charles Bryson Sams Jr.; her parents, Floyd and Florence Robinson; one sister, Cheryl Robinson; and two brothers, Bransford Robinson and David Robinson. She is survived by one daughter,…

Sep 17 2021 / Read More »

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McCoy update: Interim Joint Committees hear about COVID’s impact on Kentucky »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 — Last week, six legislative committees gathered at the annual Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. It was great to see…

Sep 5 2021 / Read More »

Dave Says: Parents’ financial gifts should be included in a family’s monthly budget »

Dear Dave, I brought about $15,000 in student loan debt into our marriage. I’m 26, my wife is 27, and we’ve been…

Sep 4 2021 / Read More »

Higdon: Court ruling creates opportunity for governor, legislature to cooperate »

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 — Kentucky has remained in a perpetual state of emergency since March…

Aug 28 2021 / Read More »

Today’s look back at automotive history: Whatever happened to Rain Dance wax? »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / Shade Tree Engineering Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 — In my much younger days, I was a…

Aug 9 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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