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COVID-19 update: County adds 445 new cases from Sunday to Wednesday

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, 3:45 p.m. — The current variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to run rampant in Nelson County, prompting a substantial increase in the number of positive testing numbers provided by the Kentucky Department of Public Health. Between Sunday, Jan. 16th and Wednesday, Jan. 19th, Nelson […]

January 20th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Education,Health,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court: 300 tons of road salt on its way to refill county stockpile

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 1 p.m. — At their virtual meeting Tuesday morning, Nelson Fiscal Court heard that the county’s road crews used approximately 278 tons of salt on the county’s road for the Jan. 6th snow event that hit the county. On that Thursday, the county’s […]

January 18th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Public Safety,State government,Weather | Read More »

General Assembly legislation may delay county redistricting to May 2023

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Rado Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 12:30 p.m. — Nelson Fiscal Court’s plan to redistrict the county this year may not take place in May as planned. While current state law requires county governments to reapportion their legislative districts in May of the second year after a census, House […]

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

COVID update: Nelson County setting records for number of new COVID-19 cases

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — The latest mutation of the COVID-19 virus continues to run rampant across most of Kentucky, including Nelson County. Nelson County is 9th highest county in the state for reports of new COVID cases. On Monday, the Lincoln Trail District Health Department reported 283 new […]

January 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Health,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

House budget focuses on state’s needs: education, justice, and infrastructure

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly has come a long way in a few short years. For decades, the legislature waited for the Governor to present his spending plan to begin working on a state budget. The Governor’s Office would literally hand them a budget, they […]

January 10th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

General Assembly votes to split county between 2nd, 4th Congressional district

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 — Nelson County’s long history as part of Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District was ended Saturday when new Congressional District maps were approved by the General Assembly. The redistricting approved by the General Assembly splits Nelson County basically in half, with the southern part […]

January 8th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Dems call on legislative Republicans to ‘fix’ Nelson congressional redistricting snafu

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly released maps of its plans to redistrict Kentucky’s congressional districts, as well as the state senate and house districts. CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING. Nelson County Democrats have already objected to the set of Congressional redistricting maps released early today that […]

January 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Politics,State government | Read More »

State Rep. Chad McCoy files Wednesday to retain his 50th District House seat

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 — Incumbent state Rep. Chad McCoy eliminated all doubt about his political future by filing as a candidate seeking re-election to his seat as 50th District state representative. McCoy filed his paperwork earlier Wednesday in Frankfort. He was first elected to the seat in the […]

January 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Sen. Higdon answers constituents’ questions at ‘Coffee with the Legislators’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 — Sen. Jimmy Higdon was the guest speaker at “Coffee with the Legislators” on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Bardstown. Higdon offered a preview of the issues the Kentucky General Assembly will try to address this year. He also answered […]

January 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Sen. Higdon meets with constituents at Monday’s ‘Coffee with the Legislators’

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Jan. 3, 2021 — Sen. Jimmy Higdon welcomed about 45 people to “Coffee with the Legislators” Monday morning at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Bardstown. Higdon originally was to appear with 50th District state Rep. Chad McCoy, however, McCoy’s flight home had been canceled over […]

January 4th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

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