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Letter: Writer defends earlier letter regarding political party loyalty

To the editor, I recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Kentucky Standard about party loyalty. In my letter I stated that two of the gentlemen running for Nelson County judge executive switched parties to run for office. That is a true statement. I challenge all of the good people who think my […]

January 21st, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Correcting ‘misleading’ and ‘false’ information stated about Tim Hutchins

To the editor, Mr. Richard Hardin can support anyone he chooses (see Hardin’s letter posted below), however when his statements are inaccurate and misleading, his comments should be flagged as such. To clear up any misleading and false information written by Mr. Hardin, please read my comments below. Please note that I do not know […]

January 18th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Changing political parties prior to seeking office ‘invites lots of questions’

To The Editor: As a long time member of the Republican Party, I am concerned and a little confused that one of the candidates for Nelson County Judge-Executive, Billy Gentry, recently changed his party registration from Democrat to Republican. This was done only days before registering to run in the Republican Primary. I feel that […]

January 14th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

The editor reflects on the memories of Christmases past, present, future

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 — It’s Christmas Eve here in Nelson County, and it goes without saying that all of us have our own reasons to celebrate the closing of one year and the start of the next. For fellow Christians, it’s a time to recall the humble birth of Christ. […]

December 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Entertainment,Holidays,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Let the people vote on the county schools’ proposed merger plan

Dear Editor, There is a large group of people in Nelson County that feel they don’t have a voice in government. The Nelson County Schools Local Planning Committee voted to approve a merger plan last night. The plan, if approved by the Kentucky Department of Education, will go to the board of education for a […]

November 18th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Bradley and board of education ‘afraid to survey’ Nelson County families

Dear Editor, Abraham Lincoln once said in a debate with Stephen A. Douglas, “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” That was on Aug. 21, 1858. Lincoln lost the Senate race to Douglas but it was the debates with Douglas that thrust him into the national spotlight […]

November 17th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Bloomfield attorney defends LPC chair, blasts superintendent’s leadership

Dear Editor: The Nelson County Gazette did get one thing correct in its opinion piece it published online on November 13, 2021. Eric Shelburne believes one hallmark of true leadership is understanding you don’t always get the outcome you want. That is exactly what Eric Shelburne is trying to get across to his fellow local […]

November 15th, 2021 | Posted in Community News,Education,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion | Read More »

Opinion: PLC chairman should remember leadership isn’t always getting your way

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 — After attending the last couple of meetings of the Nelson County Schools’ Local Planning Committee, I feel compelled to sound off about what I see as a need to refocus its leadership. Fifth District Magistrate Eric Shelburne is a Bloomfield resident and chairman of the […]

November 13th, 2021 | Posted in Education,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Proposed facilities plan puts New Haven School on back burner — again

Dear Editor, I feel like I have written this before, but here we are again, discussing New Haven School’s lack of attention from the Nelson County School district. The Nelson County Schools Local Planning Committee (LPC) began their meeting and assessment process to review previous facilities plans, the state of current buildings in the district […]

November 5th, 2021 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Dave Says: Boyfriend’s money woes linked to behavior, not financial management

Dear Dave, My boyfriend is not very good with money, and he is in a bad situation right now. He has a huge car payment every month, plus about $30,000 in credit card debt. He also lives in a very expensive apartment. He recently quit a really good job because he doesn’t like his boss […]

October 26th, 2021 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Opinion | Read More »