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Review: Talbott Tavern continues long history of offering great food & service

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Sunday, March 12, 2023 — Last week, my wife and I were both in downtown Bardstown at lunchtime, and we decided to “do lunch” — at the Old Talbott Tavern. Admittedly, I’m not a professional food critic. The only thing that qualifies me to write a restaurant […]

March 12th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Historic,News,Opinion | Read More »

Legislative update: General Assembly winding down the 2023 session

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, March 10, 2023 — The 2023 Legislative Session is in the home stretch, with only six more days before we enter the veto period. Next week we will be in session Monday through Thursday, with two days for the House and Senate chambers to find agreement on any […]

March 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Good policy, not divisive politics, must be the state’s priority

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, March 9, 2023 — How much more economically competitive and free – including from special interests – might Kentuckians be if government’s priority was sound policy rather than divisive politics? A few weeks ago, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear signed House Bill 1, which codified action the […]

March 9th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Opinion,Politics,State government | 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 »

Opinion: Kentucky’s booming Bourbon industry doesn’t need another tax cut

By PAM THOMASKentucky Center for Economic Policy Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, –– Kentucky’s bourbon and spirits industry had a banner year in 2022, with announcements of a record $2.1 billion in new investments. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA), 2.4 million full bourbon barrels now roll out of distilleries each year. As they say […]

February 28th, 2023 | Posted in Agriculture,Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Opinion: HB 5’s end to anti-competitive barrel tax is a ‘positive start’

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 — General Assembly sessions that both advance sound policies and eliminate harmful ones offer the longest-lasting benefits for the commonwealth and its citizens. This year’s session could be one of those events. Legislators have already made it memorable by advancing sound policy in […]

February 28th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Mayor Heaton calls on bourbon industry to compromise on barrel tax legislation

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton is calling on the bourbon industry and the Kentucky Distillers Association to consider a compromise in regard to House Bill 5 that, if passed, will eliminate the bourbon barrel tax that brings millions to Nelson County schools and governments. “The […]

February 24th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson County judge-executive responds to legislation filed to eliminate barrel tax

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 — Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins issued a press release Thursday in response to the filing of House Bill 5, the bill filed Wednesday that if enacted, will eliminate the bourbon barrel tax that brings in millions of dollars to local schools, governments and agencies. […]

February 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | 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 »