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Nelson Fiscal Court gets a demo of the next generation voting machines

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court got its first preview of the new voting machines offered by Harp Enterprises at its meeting Tuesday morning. Harp representative Ross Robertson previewed the latest model voting machines to the court, including the latest machines designed for voters with […]

December 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Council accepts safety committee ‘nay’ on pedal pub for downtown Bardstown

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 — Bardstown isn’t likely to open its streets to multi-passenger pedaling pubs anytime in the near future. That was the recommendation from the Bardstown City Council’s safety committee, which met with the Bardstown Pedal Co. at its meeting Nov. 10th. The […]

November 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,News,Politics | Read More »

Legislative update: General Assembly to meet for 30-day session on Jan. 3rd

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 — As the 2022 Interim draws to a close, the Kentucky General Assembly is preparing for the upcoming 2023 Regular Session, a short, 30-day session scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 3. Fortunately, election season is in the rearview mirror and your attention is likely now […]

November 16th, 2022 | Posted in Holidays,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court agrees to increase hourly pay for part-time jailers

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 — County Engineer Brad Spalding reported that the Hilton Lane bridge replacement project is completed and the new bridge is open to traffic. Some additional work on the approaches will be done as weather allows, he said. Work continues on the construction of […]

November 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Election’s outcome proves the rarity of a ‘sure thing’

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 — The dust is finally starting to settle and life for us political junkies is returning to normal in the wake of Tuesday’s local election. I don’t like the term red or blue “wave” to describe the outcome of an election. But there really was no […]

November 10th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Local incumbent candidates fail in effort to win election to another term

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 — Republican candidates performed well in other races in Nelson County, expanding the number of elected Republicans who will be serving in the county. PVA. Jason “Jay” Williams, whose campaign ads called on voters to “Vote Jay for PVA,” was successful in his […]

November 9th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

City voters send all six Bardstown council incumbents back for another term

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 — Despite having 12 candidates seeking the six seats on the Bardstown City Council, the six incumbent candidates all handily won re-election. Top vote-getter in Tuesday’s council race was Roland “Coach Roe” Williams, who received 13.7 percent of the votes cast. Williams was […]

November 9th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Tim Hutchins wins judge-executive; next fiscal court to feature 4 Republicans

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 — A record number of Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election led to the largest number of Republicans ever elected in a single election in Nelson County. If the county’s ever experienced a “red wave,” Tuesday’s election was the closest we’ve come, taking down […]

November 8th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Why I am voting NO on Amendment No. 2

To the editor, If you have already decided to vote yes, I would like to ask you to consider my thoughts before voting. Voting for this amendment for me is not a question if I believe in abortion is right. I taught my daughters it was not an option for our family. But I also […]

November 7th, 2022 | Posted in Education,Election News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letters: In support of Eric Shelburne for Nelson County judge-executive

NC GAZETTESTAFF REPORT Sunday, Nov. 6. 2022 — The following letters to the editor have been received in support of Eric Shelburne for Nelson County Judge-Executive. Letter: Businessman backs Shelburne in race for Nelson County judge executive – David Shields Letter: Shelburne ‘invested in the well being’ of Nelson County’s youths – Bri Janes Letter: […]

November 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »