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Nelson County voters give Massaroni a landslide win in 50th District primary

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 21, 2024 — Incumbent State Rep. Candy Massaroni won her bid for re-election in a landslide win over challenger Andy Stone. As the first precinct totals were being counted, Massaroni jumped to an early lead and never looked back. In the end, Massaroni amassed more […]

May 22nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Letter: Writer says Gazette editor’s Republican candidate bias is showing

To the editor, Showing Lee Watts’s video about Andy Stone is another example of Jim Brooks’ obvious bias towards Candy Massaroni. I feel I’m not alone in my viewpoint. By the way, Lee Watts lost in his election. Michael WheatleyBardstown Editor’s Note: The video referred to here was a snippet from Lee Watts’ own YouTube […]

May 18th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Judge Hutchins offers update on county government progress, future plans

Due to my illness over the last several months, I have not communicated as much as I would have liked to the citizens of Nelson County. Day-to-day responsibilities and planning for future projects in Nelson County have been extremely time-consuming. But I said that I would communicate and be transparent to the citizens of Nelson […]

May 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Letter: Stone’s ‘B’ NRA rating casts doubt on his support for conservative values

To the editor, Over the years, the level of a politician’s support for one of our most fundamental rights, that of having the means of self-defense, has clearly been shown to correlate closely with their positions on other issues, both foreign and domestic. State Representative candidate Andy Stone only received a “B” score from the […]

May 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Letter: Says Andy Stone is a ‘proven leader’ who’ll move county forward

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the many mailers I have received lately from Candy Massaroni and the PACs that support her.  They have decided to put a lot of labels on Andy Stone. As a matter of fact, the last one mentions books that are not in the Bardstown School libraries. […]

May 14th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: PAC money heating up 50th District primary battle

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — With the primary election two weeks away, we’re starting to see the impact of the Jefferson County Teachers Union PAC money that is being spent to support Andy Stone in his bid to unseat 50th District state Rep. Candy Massaroni. During the local candidate debates, […]

May 7th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

County OKs Log Still’s incentives, upholds planning commission decision

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court opened its first May meeting Tuesday morning with the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer led by a group of 4th-grade students from St. Joseph School. The court also received an update on the programs available to assist […]

May 7th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

State rep. candidates take aim at one another during GOP sponsored debate

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio\ Thursday, May 2, 2024 —The candidates in the primary race for 50th District state representative squared off Wednesday evening in a debate hosted by the Republican Party of Nelson County. With the primary election less than three weeks away, the candidates pulled no punches and didn’t hold […]

May 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,Politics,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

Video: 50th District candidates face off for Wednesday evening GOP debate

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 1, 2024 — The candidates seeking the GOP nomination for 50th District state representative faced off Wednesday evening for a debate at the Nelson County Public Library. The event was livestreamed via the Nelson County GOP Facebook page. For those who did not catch it live, the […]

May 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

State DOT will remove political, other signs from state-maintained rights-of-way

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 25, 2024 — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising political candidates, and individuals wishing to advertise yard sales or moving sales to be aware that placing signs in state-maintained rights-of-way is illegal. With summer comes the need for state highway crews to mow state rights-of-way, Residents, Residents, […]

April 25th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

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