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Letter: We need a governor who will respect our state’s freedom, values

To the editor: As the Kentucky Gubernatorial race gains momentum, it is evident that both Gov. Andy Brashear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron are actively presenting their plans and agendas for the position. With Kentucky’s supermajority in both chambers of the state House and Senate, the legislature holds substantial power over bills and legislation that […]

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

Higdon: The impacts of 9/11 are still with us 22 years later

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 — On Monday, America will stand in remembrance of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and an open field in Pennsylvania. It’s hard to believe we are so far […]

September 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins provides update on county government progress

By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 — I am humbled by the outpouring of support, friendship, and prayers that I have received in the last several days. As I stated in my press release last week, I have been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. My prognosis is good and I am confident […]

August 31st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Writer highlights county’s progress under new Judge-Executive’s leadership

Dear Editor, Last November Nelson County voters elected the first Republican Judge Executive.  Some voters pointed out that while their own values might not be currently represented in the Whitehouse, what did matter was that our county leaders are strong and competent.  I must point out the astounding progress ushered in when this current judgeship began last […]

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

Letter: The attack on Faith has been a long time in the making

To the editor, As someone who has embraced the Catholic faith throughout my life, I find it important to share my thoughts and concerns regarding recent developments that have caused me to reflect deeply on the values we hold dear. From my upbringing in Catholic schools to raising my own family with the same faith, […]

August 26th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: More for taxpayers means more for government, too

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 — The recent announcement by the state Budget Director’s office that Kentucky brought in a record $15 billion in General Fund revenues during the previous fiscal year is good news for taxpayers, despite the grousing by advocates of bigger government and the spending […]

August 22nd, 2023 | Posted in Opinion,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Safe driving tips for upcoming Labor Day holiday

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 21, 2023 — In April, I published a column expressing the importance of practicing safety on our roadways, and that message is always worth repeating. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently shared a similar message, reminding Kentuckians to be careful […]

August 21st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion | Read More »

Higdon: Kentucky State Fair showcases the best of the Bluegrass

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, Aug. 11, 2023 — The Kentucky State Fair is here. It runs August 17-27. The attractions include family fun like rides, games, a dog show, pumpkin and watermelon contests, and the historic World’s Championship Horse Show, which is August 19-26 at Freedom Hall. Kids will be able to […]

August 11th, 2023 | Posted in Election News,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Judge-executive updates constituents on ongoing county government projects

By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Monday, Aug. 7, 2023 — As we look forward to the second half of 2023, there are several on-going projects as well as many new projects that our county will be working through. NUISANCE ORDINANCE. Fiscal Court is updating the Nuisance Ordinance. These changes include the confidentiality of the citizen […]

August 7th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Opinion: Be alert for dishonest drivers taking advantage of DoorDash customers

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Sunday, July 30, 2023 — My family and I have used DoorDash from time to time over the past couple of years when we have a craving for fast food without taking time to drive to town to pick it up. DoorDash uses a smartphone app and allows you to […]

July 31st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Journalism,News,Opinion,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety,Tech | Read More »