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Letter: Put our values and community above what creates division

To the editor, In today’s world, it seems like division is rampant. Whether it’s on the local, state, or federal level, we often see people at odds with one another, differing in opinions, ideologies, and beliefs. This can lead to polarization, animosity, and a lack of progress. However, it’s time for us to rise above […]

April 18th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Magistrates should suspend bourbon IRBs, not add zoning regulations

To the editor, To the honorable Nelson County magistrates: One of the key questions I asked during the debates Nelson County America First held was your philosophy on property rights. Property rights is among the oldest of conservative ideals, reaching back to the Nation’s Founding Fathers who believed that government should sanction and protect the […]

April 16th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Massaroni: Easter season offers us a time for renewal, reflection and praise

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Saturday, April 8, 2023 — With our work for the 2023 Regular Session finished and Spring beginning, this is a time for renewal, reflections, and praise. While we should give our God praise and glory every single day, Easter is the time of year where our faith is affirmed […]

April 8th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Legislature returns to Frankfort this week for last 2 days of session

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Sunday, March 26, 2023 — The veto period is upon us, and numerous bills are now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his action. The Governor has 10 days to consider whether he will sign them, allow them to become law without his signature, or veto them. Any vetoed legislation […]

March 26th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

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 »