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Bardstown native elected for third term to the Kentucky Personnel Board

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 1, 2022 — Former Bardstown resident Larry Gillis was recently elected to a third four-year term on the Kentucky Personnel Board. Two seats on the board are elected; the other five seats are appointed by the Governor. Ballots were sent to more than 22,000 eligible state employees […]

July 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,State government | 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 »

Heaven Hill breaks ground on new distillery named for one lost in 1996 blaze

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 6, 2022 — Bardstown’s Heaven Hill broke ground Monday on its new $135 million distillery, bestowing it with the name of the company’s original distillery that was destroyed by fire in 1996. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear joined Heaven Hill President Max Shapira and the company’s master distiller, […]

June 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,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 »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves sale of 24-acre tract to Bardstown Bourbon Co.

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 24, 2022 — Bardstown Bourbon Co. is growing again. Tuesday morning, May 24th, Nelson Fiscal Court agreed to sell the company a 24-acre tract in Nelson County Industrial Park the company says it will eventually use for construction of rickhouses. The tract is located on […]

May 24th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government,Tech | Read More »

Hutchins wins GOP primary for judge; Massaroni is next 50th District state rep

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 17, 2022 — The 2022 Primary provided election watchers a number of surprise outcomes in local races. JUDGE-EXECUTIVE. In the three-way Republican primary in the judge-executive’s race, voters overwhelmingly chose former magistrate Tim Hutchins over former Democrat Bill Gentry and former county GOP chairman, Don Thrasher. Hutchins […]

May 18th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Bradford & Brooks interview Candy Massaroni, state representative candidate

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 13, 2022 — Candy Massaroni, one of the two Republicans on the May primary ballot for 50th District state representative, was the studio guest Friday on a special edition of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. The winner of the Tuesday primary between Massaroni and Trey Bradley […]

May 13th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government,Video | 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 »

Rep. Chad McCoy withdraws as candidate days before start of primary early voting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 6, 2022 — With 6 days to go before the start of early voting in the May 17th primary election, state Rep. Chad McCoy has officially withdrawn as a candidate for 50th District state representative. The Nelson County Gazette received confirmation by email from the Kentucky Secretary […]

May 7th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

General Assembly tackled a range of judicial legislation during 2022 session

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Thursday, May 5, 2022 — One of the primary missions of government is to ensure public safety so it makes good sense that this session we passed several pieces of legislation aimed at making Kentucky a safer place to live, from creating a restorative justice pilot program to enhancing […]

May 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Courts,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »