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House budget focuses on state’s needs: education, justice, and infrastructure

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly has come a long way in a few short years. For decades, the legislature waited for the Governor to present his spending plan to begin working on a state budget. The Governor’s Office would literally hand them a budget, they […]

January 10th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Video: NCS Superintendent Wes Bradley is guest Dec. 15, 2021 on ‘Bradford & Brooks’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Dec 17, 2021 — Nelson County Schools Superintendent Wes Bradley was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Bradley provided an update on the District Facilities Plan process and discussed the Kentucky Department of Education’s larger conversation of the future of […]

December 18th, 2021 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

State nonprofit agency lowers interest rates on private student loans

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOEducation news Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 — Kentucky students and families who need extra help paying for college expenses can now save even more with the state’s only nonprofit private student loans. The Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC) has lowered the interest rates on its Advantage Education Loans. As […]

December 9th, 2021 | Posted in Education,News,State government | Read More »

Video: Dec. 1st NCS LPC meeting and vote on draft of a district facility plan

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 — The Local Planning Committee of the Nelson County Schools met on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at the Bloomfield Middle School and approved a district facility plan that will eventually move the district’s middle school students to the high school campuses and likely mean the […]

December 7th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Nelson County Schools,Video | Read More »

Video: NC CARE representatives are guests on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 — Bloomfield attorney Jack Seay and Courtney Higdon were guests on the Wednesday, Dec. 1st “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on WBRT to talk about their new non-profit organization, Nelson County Citizen Advocates for Responsible Education (NC CARE). The group was formed in response to […]

December 7th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Nelson County Schools,Video | Read More »

Board approves facilities plan at special meeting, sets public hearing for Dec. 20

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 — As expected, the Nelson County Board of Education approved the draft district facilities plan (DFP) approved Wednesday evening by the Local Planning Committee. The vote wasn’t unanimous, however. Board member Diane Berry cast the only “no” vote against approval of the DFP. […]

December 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Politics,State government | Read More »

District responds to Seay’s board meeting objection, conflict-of-interest claim

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 — The Nelson County Schools have issued a response to the story published by the Nelson County Gazette on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, regarding the claims made by a letter written Bloomfield attorney Jack Seay to the Nelson County Board of Education about tonight’s special […]

December 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Board wants special meeting to vote on facilities plan; Seay alleges it can’t do so

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 — The Nelson County Schools Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Cox’ s Creek Elementary School. The special meeting is to review and approve the District Facility Plan (DFP) approved Wednesday evening by the district’s […]

December 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

NCS Local Planning Committee sends draft district facilities plan to board of education

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio (uPDATED with clarifications on board of education public hearing) Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 — The Nelson County Schools’ Local Planning Committee gave its final approval Wednesday night of a District Facilities Plan that will eventually see the district’s middle school students moved to one of the district’s […]

December 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News | Read More »

Bardstown Middle School SBDM hires Matthew Bartley as new principal

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOEducation News Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, — Matthew Bartley has been selected as next principal of Bardstown Middle School. The school’s Site-Based Decision Making Council unanimously voted to hire Bartley as principal at their special-called Nov. 29, 2021 meeting at the Bardstown Middle School Media Center. “Mr. Bartley has grown as […]

November 30th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education | Read More »