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Sen. Jimmy Higdon provides issues being reviewed in interim committee meetings

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, June 23, 2023 — The Kentucky General Assembly is three weeks into the 2023 Interim Period meetings, and there are many items to update you on. As a reminder, the interim serves as an opportunity for lawmakers and stakeholders to come together to review previously enacted legislation for […]

June 23rd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Fiscal Court moves to self-insured health insurance, gives employees more options

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 6, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court voted Tuesday morning to move its employee health insurance from Anthem to a county-funded self-insured system. The transition will be managed by Assured Partners, a national insurance services provider. The move will mean more insurance policy choices for employees, […]

June 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Massaroni: Interim meetings begin as lawmakers focus on 2024 Regular Session

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Monday, June 5, 2023 — The 2023 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly ended just two short months ago. Since then, my colleagues and I laid the groundwork for another successful, productive legislative interim. The legislative interim plays a vital role in the lawmaking process. This time is […]

June 5th, 2023 | Posted in News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Local legion posts host Memorial Day observance 11 a.m. Monday morning

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, May 27, 2023 — The annual Memorial Day observance in the City of Bardstown will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2023, at the gazebo in the Bardstown Cemetery. The event is sponsored by the local American Legion Posts. Mayor Dick Heaton will welcome those in […]

May 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,County government,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

Massaroni: Reflect this Memorial Day on what we can never forget

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Saturday, May 20, 2023 — Over the past few weeks, I have used my column to share with you some of the legislation we passed during the 2023 Regular Session. This week, I would like to take a break from that and reflect on Memorial Day and those who […]

May 20th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Memorial Day a time to remember those who paid the price for our freedom

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, May 20, 2023 — The arrival of Memorial Day has come to feel like the start of summer, especially with so many students’ school years ending across the commonwealth. During the holiday weekend, families across our state will begin their yearly traditions and the memory-making we all enjoy. […]

May 20th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Bills aimed at improving state’s juvenile justice system

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Wednesday, May 17, 2023 — Reforming the state’s dysfunctional and dangerous juvenile justice system was one of our top priorities going into the 2023 Regular Session. Incidents at our juvenile facilities – including riots, arson, and breakouts – escalated dramatically over the past couple of years with personnel and […]

May 18th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Massaroni: Improving the classroom environment for students and educators

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative. Tuesday, May 9, 2023 — In a survey of teachers in 2022, more than half of teachers who participated reported having a negative self-perception and well-being. In addition, 41 percent of teachers in that same survey reported they are not satisfied with the social and learning climate in their […]

May 9th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Dean Watts guest on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, April 26, 2023 — Former Judge-Executive Dean Watts was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show Wednesday morning, April 26th. Dean took time to talk about the ongoing discussion in Nelson Fiscal Court regarding a 90-day moratorium on the zoning for all bourbon industry-related projects. […]

April 26th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Bradford & Brooks,County government,News,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court meeting April 18, 2023, distillery zoning moratorium

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 20, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court held its second night meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. The meeting featured input from bourbon industry leaders in regard to the proposed 90-day zoning moratorium on all bourbon-related projects. The court rescinded their first reading on the moratorium from the […]

April 20th, 2023 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »