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Letter: Writer questions Shelburne’s personal attacks on candidate Hutchins

To the editor, I’ve had some time last night and this morning to contemplate this election.I know politics gets a little ugly and none of us are exempt from time to time. It is a passionate part of our lives. I’ve seen the ads Mr. Hutchins has put out. All of these things are political […]

October 24th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Supports Tim Hutchins for next Nelson County judge-executive

To the editor, Over these past weeks, the public and I have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives/agendas of the various candidates running for Nelson County Judge-Executive. As many of you have witnessed, Tim Hutchins’ honest, hopeful, insight into our community’s needs, problems, and also his willingness to examine the issues and […]

October 20th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Republican candidates have a clear vision of Nelson County’s future

To the editor, Last week I read Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts’ public endorsement of the Democrat running to replace him. His comments reminded me of the yard signs in the 2nd District from the incumbent who is using the slogan “No Time For a Change.” Local Democrat leadership would like us to believe […]

October 18th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Writer supports Tim Hutchins for Nelson County judge-executive

To the editor, I support Tim Hutchins for the position of Nelson County Judge-Executive. Tim is a hard worker who listens to the citizens of Nelson County. I’ve known Tim most of my life and he is deeply involved in our local community. Tim will confront problems and solve them. I wish him well and […]

October 18th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Writer supports Tim Hutchins for Nelson County judge executive

To the editor, I have worked with Tim Hutchins for 15 years. It is evident by the success of Handy Food Mart that Tim’s business experience and expertise is unmatched. To be effective in any public office, networking is a must. Tim rarely meets a stranger in Nelson County, and his contacts throughout the state […]

October 14th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Thrasher defends his story about improper Mayor pay ordinance

To the editor, Mayor Heaton wrote a letter to the Nelson County Gazette denying there was corruption involved in the improperly passed mayoral pay increase doubling Heaton’s salary. What is frightening to me is the fact that nowhere in the article I wrote did I allege corruption. Why is Mayor Heaton felt compelled to take […]

October 14th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Pay ordinance error was mayor’s mistake, not evidence of corruption

To the editor: I would like to reply to the recent story published by Don Thrasher about the missed deadline for passing an ordinance regarding the Mayor’s pay that was to take effect on January 1, 2023. I take full responsibility in putting the ordinance on the council agenda for reading and a vote after the deadline. It […]

October 14th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Hutchins responds to Watts’ endorsement of his opponent

To the Editor, The previous Democratic Nelson County Judge Executive has announced his endorsement of my Democratic opponent. This does not come as a surprise for either myself, or many in the county. It stated that he would be best suited to work in harmony with our cities. As a lifelong servant of this area, […]

October 13th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Retired Judge Watts endorses Eric Shelburne in judge executive’s race

To the Editor, Over the past few months I have been asked by many people who I am supporting for Nelson County Judge Executive. My choice is Eric Sheburne! Not because he is a Democrat or Republican, but because he is the best candidate to continue the many good things that are happening in Nelson […]

October 11th, 2022 | Posted in County government,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Debate organizer promises fairness in Oct. 6th school board candidate forum

To the editor, On October 6, 2022 at 6 p.m., the Nelson County America First PAC will be holding a Town Hall-style debate for the Nelson County School Board candidates. While Ashley Hollingshead and Adam Gossom have publicly stated they will not attend the debate because they believe I am biased, we will insure them […]

September 29th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »