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COVID-19 update: 33 new cases reported Thursday in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 — COVID cases continue their upward trend in Nelson County with 33 new cases reported Thursday by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. Nelson County had the second highest number of new cases in the six-county Lincoln Trail district. The new cases bring the county […]…

Aug 5 2021 / Read More »

Masks required in county buildings; hospitals to require employee vaccinations »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 — As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to spiral upward, local governments and businesses are taking steps to slow the spread of the virus. MASKS REQUIRED. On Thursday, Nelson County Judge Executive issued an executive order that will require masks or face coverings […]…

Aug 5 2021 / Read More »

Grand jury indicts New Haven man Wednesday on incest, rape charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 — A New Haven man was indicted Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, on charges that include rape, incest, sodomy and sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12. John Daniel Rister, 36, of New Haven, was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County Grand Jury […]…

Aug 5 2021 / Read More »

Fiscal court to leave property tax rate the same; will study jail’s environment »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court plans to leave the county’s property tax rate the same for 2022 as it was for 2021. The 2021 rate was 13.9 per $100 value for real estate. Judge Executive Dean Watts noted that leaving the rate the same […]…

Aug 3 2021 / Read More »

American Legion Post 121 hosting blood drive on Monday, Aug. 9th »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 — American Legion Post 121 will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, a the American Legion Hall, 206 West Broadway. Please help and save a life by donating. -30-…

Aug 2 2021 / Read More »

COVID-19 update: New cases push Nelson County infection rate into “red” category »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 — On Wednesday, Nelson County’s COVID-19 incidence rate rose to 25.3, which put the county back into the “red” category due to the sudden surge of new cases being reported by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. On Friday, the county’s incident rate had jumped […]…

Aug 1 2021 / Read More »

Sale of newspaper building marks end of a century of community journalism history »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, July 29, 2021 — A historic property with more than 100 years of journalism tradition recently went on the real estate market in Bardstown. The Kentucky Standard building, 110 West Stephen Foster Ave., was recently listed for sale by its owners, a unit of what used to be Landmark […]…

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

So much for unity: Former GOP county chair forms splinter Republican group »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Wednesday, July 28, 2021 — Former Republican Party chairman Don Thrasher’s recent letter to the editor offering an apology and call for unity within the Nelson County Republic Party seems to have been a very short-lived sentiment. This week, local Republicans began receiving a mailer that blasted the newly reorganized […]…

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

Bardstown City Council approves festival requests,demolition of Vic-Tone building »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — The building that was home to one of the Bardstown’s longtime businesses was approved for demolition by the Bardstown City Council Tuesday evening. The council approved a Historic Review Board recommendation to allow the demolition of the former Vic Tone Cleaners building […]…

Jul 28 2021 / Read More »

Federal Rowe development offers luxury living in walking distance of downtown »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — A new concept in luxury real estate is now on the market — and it isn’t found in a subdivision on the edges of town or out in the county. It’s within easy walking distance of Court Square. Federal Rowe is a […]…

Jul 27 2021 / Read More »

Lincoln Trail health department reports 19 new COVID-19 cases in Nelson County »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — As variants of COVID-19 infect Kentuckians who have not been vaccinated, the number of positive COVID cases continues to increase, pushing the average daily new cases per 100,000 population in two neighboring counties — Marion and Washington — into the “red” zone. CASES INCREASING. […]…

Jul 27 2021 / Read More »

Two county organizations to receive American Rescue Plan Grant funds »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 26, 2021 — Two Nelson County organizations have received part of a $800,382 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is part of $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden. The Kentucky Humanities ARP Grants […]…

Jul 27 2021 / Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers group will meet on Monday, Aug. 2 in Springfield »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 22, 2021 — The Washington County Beekeepers will meet 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Washington County Extension Office, 245 Corporate Drive, in Springfield. Due to current University of Kentucky restrictions, no food or beverage service will be provided, however attendees are welcome to bring […]…

Jul 26 2021 / Read More »

Utility line tree trimming scheduled this week for McGowen Avenue area »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, July 25, 2021 — The City of Bardstown Electric Department has scheduled utility easement tree trimming work on McGowan Ave starting Monday, July 26, 2021, and continuing for at least one week and possibly two. Our tree trimming contractor, Asplundh, will be performing the work. The address impacted […]…

Jul 25 2021 / Read More »

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

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 21, 2021 — Jeff Stone, the president of the local branch of the NAACP, was the studio guest Wednesday on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Stone had spoke a day earlier to Nelson Fiscal Court in regards to the problems at the Nelson County Jail, which […]…

Jul 22 2021 / Read More »
Police / Fire / EMS

Grand jury indicts New Haven man Wednesday on incest, rape charges »

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 — A New Haven man was indicted Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, on charges that include rape, incest, sodomy and sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12. John Daniel Rister, 36, of New Haven, was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County Grand Jury […]

Aug 5 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Aug. 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. […]

Aug 5 2021 / Read More »

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

Aug 3 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Sunday, Aug. 1, 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. […]

Aug 2 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — July 29-30, 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. […]

Jul 30 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — July 26-28, 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. […]

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, July 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. […]

Jul 24 2021 / Read More »

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

Jul 23 2021 / Read More »

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

Jul 22 2021 / Read More »

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

Jul 21 2021 / Read More »

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

Jul 20 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — July 17-18, 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. […]

Jul 20 2021 / Read More »

Nelson County Jail Logs — Friday, July 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. […]

Jul 17 2021 / Read More »

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

Jul 16 2021 / Read More »

Video

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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: 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: Allen Cox, 51, Bardstown »

Allen Cox, 51, of Bardstown, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. He was born May 9, 1970, in Nelson County. He worked for Century Cabinetry. He was a University of Kentucky Fan, a woodworker and loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert “Bobby” and Mary Helen Riley…

Aug 4 2021 / Read More »

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Sale of newspaper building marks end of a century of community journalism history »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, July 29, 2021 — A historic property with more than 100 years of journalism tradition recently went on the real estate market in Bardstown.…

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

So much for unity: Former GOP county chair forms splinter Republican group »

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Wednesday, July 28, 2021 — Former Republican Party chairman Don Thrasher’s recent letter to the editor offering…

Jul 29 2021 / Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Elected school board members must have a say on curriculum »

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Insitute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 15, 2021 — Renewed attention to who controls curriculum decisions is the…

Jul 15 2021 / Read More »

July 1 brings new state fiscal year and budget with focus on state’s future »

By CHAD MCCCOY50th District State Representative Tuesday, July 6, 2021 — While July 1 may be the beginning of a long holiday…

Jul 6 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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