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Bluegrass Beacon: Our inalienable right to liberty is not a negotiable luxury

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 15, 2021 — “Give me liberty or give me death,” Patrick Henry thundered. Not much gray area there. No modifier, either. Nothing like “give me liberty as long as it’s convenient, there’s no pandemic or emergency and the politicians and health nannies agree it’s a […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Log Still Distillery to create 126 new jobs with $24 million Phase 2 investment

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that the Dant family’s Log Still Distillery, a startup reviving a historic site in southern Nelson County, expects to create 126 full-time jobs with a $24 million Phase 2 investment as they open Dant Crossing, a 300-acre campus that […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

Town & Country Bank Plaza banking center ending Saturday hours June 5th

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — The Town & Country Bank and Trust Plaza Banking Center near McDonald’s is ending its Saturday hours starting on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The bank’s main office and John Rowan branch will be open on Saturdays, and the New Haven branch will continue to […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News | Read More »

Register today for Nelson County, Hardin County COVID-19 vaccination clinics

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department is now accepting registrations for any resident who is 16 years of age or older and is seeking a COVID-19 vaccination. Appointments are required. Any resident in the six-county Lincoln Trail district seeking a vaccination may call today […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Marion County man faces child porn charges following KSP investigation

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 15, 2021 — A Marion County man faces child porn-related charges following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Branch. According to a KSP press release, Joseph Mark Craig Jr., 38, was arrested by KSP on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and is charged with eight […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Courts,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

City Council pursues new study of need for an indoor multi-use sports complex

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — Mayor Dick Heaton announced Tuesday night that the city plans to partner with county government and the local economic development authority to fund a new study regarding a multi-use indoor sports and recreation facility. Such a facility could include features long-desired in […]

April 14th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS | Read More »

Lincoln Trail Health Department suspends use of J&J vaccine in scheduled clinics

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department announced Tuesday that the FDA has recommended pausing the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after the administration of 6.8 million doses across the United States. The temporary pause will allow officials to investigate preliminary reports […]

April 13th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: School choice will help ‘step up’ Kentucky’s education game

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 8, 2021 — Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America – many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school […]

April 9th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Legislation to address unemployement crisis to take effect

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, April 8, 2021 (UPDATED 10 p.m.) — The General Assembly successfully passed nearly 200 pieces of legislation during the 30-day 2021 Session. Bills covered a wide variety of topics, but the impacts of COVID-19 continue to loom over the legislature, our state, and the nation. This is certainly […]

April 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Cuts in J&J vaccine availability to affect health department vaccination clinics

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 8, 2021 — The Lincoln Trail District Health Department has been advised that the number of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Kentucky is going to receive has been cut by 78 percent. This cut will impact the following upcoming health department vaccination clinics that were […]

April 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

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