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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 »

Secretary of State: Voter registration picks up ahead of May primary election

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, May 1, 2022 — Secretary of State Michael Adams announced March voter registration saw a boost ahead of the May primary election. “As we transition toward normality, we’re glad to see voter registration beginning to recover,” said Adams. “We are hopeful for a solid voter turnout as Kentuckians […]

May 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,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 »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets first look at county’s proposed $58.4 million budget

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2022 — Nelson FIscal Court got its first look at the 2022-23 county budget at its meeting Tuesday morning. Judge Executive Dean Watts proposed $58.4 million includes $8.5 million in $8.4 million in expenditures from the county’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act […]

April 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »