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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 »

With filing deadline looming, primary voters will have a full slate of candidates

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 — The extended filing deadline for the May primary has resulted so far in one additional candidate to file for a magistrate’s seat on Nelson Fiscal Court. Tony Marie Wiley, 61, of the Hubbards Lane area, filed Tuesday as a Republican candidate for magistrate of […]

January 20th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | 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 »

Letter: Changing political parties prior to seeking office ‘invites lots of questions’

To The Editor: As a long time member of the Republican Party, I am concerned and a little confused that one of the candidates for Nelson County Judge-Executive, Billy Gentry, recently changed his party registration from Democrat to Republican. This was done only days before registering to run in the Republican Primary. I feel that […]

January 14th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Election 2022: More candidates file for magistrate, county attorney, city council

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 — The deadline to file to be a candidate on the May 2022 primary ballot was extended last week by the Kentucky General Assembly. The legislature moved the deadline from 4 p.m. last Friday to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Potential candidates have more […]

January 12th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Primary 2022: Former magistrate files to run as Republican for judge executive

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — Former 4th District magistrate Tim Hutchins filed Saturday, Jan. 8th to be a Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive in the upcoming May 2022 primary. Hutchins, 62, of Mobley Mill Road, had discussed running for the office for several months, and he has […]

January 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | 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 »

Nelson County Gazette website servers are back online after Monday outage

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 — The web servers that host the Nelson County Gazette website were brought back online after 7-1/2 hour outage that began at about 9:30 Monday morning. The hosting company acknowledged the outage and reported they were working to restore the sites affected by the server […]

January 10th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Journalism,News,Politics,Public Record | 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 »

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