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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 »

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Friday, May 27, 2022 — Without a doubt, our first responders have been through a lot over the past two years. Not only have they faced the stress of fighting on the front lines of a global pandemic, but they have also seen firsthand the impact of our drug […]

May 28th, 2022 | Posted in News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Dave Says: Get finances quickly under control — sell the cars, keep your dignity

Dear Dave, My wife and I are in our late twenties, and we have two kids. Our combined income is about $110,000 a year, but we have $70,000 in loans on two cars, plus about $15,000 in credit card debt. My in-laws have offered to let us move in with them to save money and […]

May 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Massaroni will excel as 50th District’s new state representative

To the editor, One of the brightest things to happen in Republican politics in Kentucky took place on Primary Election Tuesday this week. One of the most genuine Patriots became our new state representative. Candy Massaroni called me last year and was willing to run for 3rd District magistrate. I told her Philip Bischoff was […]

May 19th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Will state’s new election laws improve primary voter turnout?

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, May 12, 2022 — Tuesday’s primary election will be the first test of new state election laws. Will they help increase turnout? Let’s hope so. Turnout in the 2020 presidential primary election – moved from May to several weeks in June after the World Health Organization […]

May 12th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Was it shady subterfuge or smart political maneuvering?

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Friday, April 29, 2022 — The other shoe finally dropped. At just after 10 p.m. Thursday, April 14th, I received an announcement from the Legislative Research Commission that 50th District State Rep. Chad McCoy was going to retire from office at the end of his current term on Dec. 31, […]

April 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »