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Letter: The role local government has in building thriving communities

To the editor: Local government is an indispensable component of our everyday lives, playing a pivotal role in shaping the places we call home and the communities in which we raise our families. While all levels of government hold importance and contribute to the functioning of our society, experts in governance widely recognize that local […]

July 25th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Leadership on Narcan issue will save lives

To the editor, The members of the Social Justice Committee of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension would like to add our voice to United for Recovery and other leaders, both individuals and groups, and speak out bravely and boldly to request that the leadership of Nelson County install Narcan vending machines. We believe that […]

May 10th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Judge unapologetic for use of ‘fiery rhetoric’ aimed at bourbon industry

To the editor, Historically, Jim Brooks and I have agreed on most subjects.  However, I do not agree with some of his opinions posted in the Gazette on May 1st.  Because of a technical error in the April 14th meeting, the Magistrates felt that the first reading of the Zoning Moratorium should have been rescinded […]

May 2nd, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Hutchins defends move to review, update bourbon warehouse zoning regulations

To the Editor and the Citizens of Nelson County: The fiscal court meeting on Tuesday evening revealed a significant disconnect between our community and the bourbon industry. As Judge-Executive, I campaigned on the belief that our role is to be the voice of the people who elected us and to be transparent with county residents. […]

April 21st, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,County government,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Put our values and community above what creates division

To the editor, In today’s world, it seems like division is rampant. Whether it’s on the local, state, or federal level, we often see people at odds with one another, differing in opinions, ideologies, and beliefs. This can lead to polarization, animosity, and a lack of progress. However, it’s time for us to rise above […]

April 18th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Magistrates should suspend bourbon IRBs, not add zoning regulations

To the editor, To the honorable Nelson County magistrates: One of the key questions I asked during the debates Nelson County America First held was your philosophy on property rights. Property rights is among the oldest of conservative ideals, reaching back to the Nation’s Founding Fathers who believed that government should sanction and protect the […]

April 16th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Judge-Executive appreciates area support against House Bill 5

To the editor, The press conference that Nelson County hosted on Monday evening was a wonderful example of bi-partisan efforts to bring our voices to Frankfort! I would like to thank the leaders from Nelson County and from across the Commonwealth that gathered in our courtroom to explain how House Bill 5 will impact our […]

February 28th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Writer objects to coverage of Feb. 9th county school board meeting

To the editor, I opened in the Nelson County Gazette what I thought was going to be a news report on the Nelson County school board meeting of Feb. 9, 2023, but the news report very quickly turned into an editorial. The article started off very factual up until it got to the part that […]

February 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Writer sees unnecessary divide created by ongoing county school debate

Dear Editor, The recent uproar in Nelson County Schools about merging Thomas Nelson High School together with Nelson County High School has left me wondering if splitting into two counties would be best for everyone. I was willing to dismiss the divisive comments I read on social media because people are more brazen behind a […]

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Thanks to Salt River crews who restored power outages

To the editor, Just wanted to give a shout-out to the contractors for Salt River RECC. Very windy day today and apparently several trees and power lines down in the area.Had a tree go across the lines and the road about 3:15 p.m. today on Lutheran Church Road. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department came and […]

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

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