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Letter: If we give Trump a pass on his actions in office ‘then shame on us’

To the editor, After reading the latest Tim Hutchins letter regarding his comments involving President Joe Biden in his campaign speech I felt the need to respond. Has President Biden tried to change the outcome of a national election? Has he tried to change the outcome of Georgia’s state election? Has he tried a shakedown […]

August 28th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

General Assembly takes swift action to support Eastern Ky. flood recovery

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 — Kentucky officials, residents and many from outside our state’s borders turned their full attention to the desperate needs of our fellow Kentuckians when historic flooding ravaged eastern Kentucky in July. Millions of donations poured in to aid in rescue and recovery efforts. Volunteers from far […]

August 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Community News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Letter: Candidate defends calling out president, president’s policies

To the editor: This letter is in response to the Nelda Moore’s column that appeared in the Aug. 24, 2022 edition of the Kentucky Standard. Ms. Moore’s statement of the job description of the Judge Executive position is certainly her opinion but not accurate. The Nelson County Fiscal Court and the County Judge Executive does […]

August 26th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Planning, zoning explained during the election season

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 — It happens like clockwork every four years — when local candidates throw their hats into the ring to run for local office. And with each election cycle, the topic of planning and zoning comes up. And each election brings a wheelbarrel full […]

August 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Videos build early interest in judge-executive campaigns

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 — The November election is still three months away, but you can expect to see an uptick in campaigning by candidates in the election’s competitive races. The top local elected office, judge-executive of Nelson County, has already seen professionally produced video segments being […]

August 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Higdon: Here’s how to get help to the flood victims in Eastern Kentucky

By JIMMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 — Thursday’s flooding in eastern Kentucky exacted a devastating and deadly toll. As of Friday morning, 15 were confirmed dead, with the number expected to rise. Approximately 33,000 homes were left without power. A state of emergency was declared. Emergency management personnel and the Kentucky […]

August 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Journalism,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Committee meetings underway during 2022 interim

By JIMMY HIDGON14th District State Senator Thursday, July 28, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly is more than a month into the 2022 Interim, and committee meetings are in full swing. My fellow lawmakers and I are receiving updates on the implementation of past enacted policies and hearing testimony on various issues impacting Kentuckians. Notable […]

July 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Government can calm inflation fears with meaningful policies

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 7, 2022 — Welcome to the scary return of inflation, which Ronald Reagan famously described “as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” While Transportation Secretary Jim Gray isn’t quite as intense in portraying the […]

July 7th, 2022 | Posted in News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Jim & Margie talk Roe v. Wade on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 6, 2022 — Jim and Margie, hosts of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show, took time during the June 29, 2022 show to talk about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and sent abortion regulation back to the individual states. It was the […]

July 6th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,News,Opinion,Video | Read More »

Higdon: Make ‘The Stephen Foster Story’ part of your family’s summer activities

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, June 20, 2022 — Summer is right around the corner, and now is a perfect time to pencil in your plans for the season. June 25 offers an exciting opportunity to attend the opening night of The Stephen Foster Story in historic Bardstown, which I am proud to […]

June 20th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Entertainment,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »