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Jim’s Political Notebook: Biden’s debate performance a hard-to-watch train wreck

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, June 27, 2024 — The first presidential debate ended about an hour ago, and it was one of the hardest political broadcasts I’ve ever watched. Former President Trump, well, he turned in his expected performance of over-the-top descriptions of his administration, along with a heaping helping of lies and […]

June 28th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Jailer: Inmate’s story is proof that state’s mental health system is broken

By JUSTIN HALLNelson County Jailer Friday, June 14, 2024 — In August 2023, I encountered a woman whose plight has become emblematic of the severe issues plaguing our mental health system in Kentucky. This woman, whom I’ll call Jane for the sake of privacy, was arrested and found to be severely mentally ill. Recognizing her […]

June 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Legislative Update: Lawmakers return to Frankfort for the 2024 Interim session

By Sen. JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, June 8, 2024 — Lawmakers returned to Frankfort this week for the start of the 2024 Interim. As we kick off the interim period, I am excited to share updates on our recent legislative activities. Our work during this interim is crucial as we review past legislation, […]

June 9th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Letter: An uncle ponders advice for his niece at her high school graduation

By CHARLIE MCCLAINSpecial to the Nelson County Gazette To my niece There’s a photo, recently posted on my social media. Well, technically, its two photos side by side. On the left is a photo of a young man, circa 2009, cloaked in his graduation gown and hell bent on taking the next steps of life […]

May 30th, 2024 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Writer says Gazette editor’s Republican candidate bias is showing

To the editor, Showing Lee Watts’s video about Andy Stone is another example of Jim Brooks’ obvious bias towards Candy Massaroni. I feel I’m not alone in my viewpoint. By the way, Lee Watts lost in his election. Michael WheatleyBardstown Editor’s Note: The video referred to here was a snippet from Lee Watts’ own YouTube […]

May 18th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Judge Hutchins offers update on county government progress, future plans

Due to my illness over the last several months, I have not communicated as much as I would have liked to the citizens of Nelson County. Day-to-day responsibilities and planning for future projects in Nelson County have been extremely time-consuming. But I said that I would communicate and be transparent to the citizens of Nelson […]

May 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Letter: Stone’s ‘B’ NRA rating casts doubt on his support for conservative values

To the editor, Over the years, the level of a politician’s support for one of our most fundamental rights, that of having the means of self-defense, has clearly been shown to correlate closely with their positions on other issues, both foreign and domestic. State Representative candidate Andy Stone only received a “B” score from the […]

May 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Letter: Writer says third-party PAC mailers are a ‘sinister effort to defame’ Stone

To the editor, I would like to respond to Mr. Nolan Massaroni’s recent letter addressing the “tactics and rhetoric” of Mr. Andy Stone during the 50th District primary campaign. I understand Mr. Massaroni’s desire to defend his wife, but to attack Mr. Stone’s character is pretty rich given the mailers I’ve received for his wife’s […]

May 14th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Says Andy Stone is a ‘proven leader’ who’ll move county forward

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the many mailers I have received lately from Candy Massaroni and the PACs that support her.  They have decided to put a lot of labels on Andy Stone. As a matter of fact, the last one mentions books that are not in the Bardstown School libraries. […]

May 14th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Letter: Objects to Andy Stone’s ‘tactics and rhetoric’ in House campaign

To the editor, Andy Stone’s tactics and rhetoric throughout his campaign are unacceptable. Recent mailers paid for by Mr. Stone, with graphical misrepresentation of Candy’s image, lies, and his verbal assaults during debates have ended my silence. I wonder how he would respond if someone treated his wife the way he has mine. I believe […]

May 13th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

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