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Jim’s Political Notebook: Videos build early interest in judge-executive campaigns

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 — The November election is still three months away, but you can expect to see an uptick in campaigning by candidates in the election’s competitive races. The top local elected office, judge-executive of Nelson County, has already seen professionally produced video segments being […]

August 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Council approves formal tree, limb trimming guidelines for city utilities

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 — The Bardstown City Council formalized its policy for trimming trees, shrubs and branches that extend close to the city’s electric and cable utility lines. The regulations are designed to formalize the city’s current practices for trimming trees that grow to […]

August 12th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: Danielle Chladek, coroner candidate, on ‘Bradford & Brooks’ Aug. 10

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 — As part of their ongoing series of interviews with political candidates, Danielle Chladek, the Republican candidate for county coroner, was the guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Following that interview, Jim and Margie discussed the legacy of former […]

August 11th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Election News,News,Politics,Video | Read More »

Mayor Heaton, Kim Huston discuss Mayor’s Park expansion on ‘Bradford & Brooks’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 — Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton and NCEDA President Kim Huston were the studio guests on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Heaton and Huston provided an update on the plans for a major expansion of the Mayor’s Park at North Third […]

August 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Entertainment,News,Politics | Read More »

Legislative update: Changes should improve school safety, quality this year

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 — It is a busy time of year for Kentucky families as students get back into the school routine, and the many after-school activities get into full gear. I wish all the students, teachers, school staff and parents a great year. With each new school […]

August 4th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Sheriff uses Facebook Live to allege Watts’ deputy pay numbers were incorrect

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 — Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa took to Facebook Live Wednesday afternoon to offer a rebuttal to the deputy wage figures former Judge Executive Dean Watts presented at a press conference last week (Editor’s Note: See the video posted of Watt’s 7-minute press […]

August 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Video: Candidates for judge speak at Nelson Co. Farm Bureau Ag Day event

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 — The two candidates running for Nelson County judge-executive squared off Saturday, July 30, 2022, at a candidate forum sponsored by Nelson County Farm Bureau at its Ag Day event. Democrat Eric Shelburne and Republican Tim Hutchins responded to submitted questions for about half an […]

August 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Politics,Politics,Video | Read More »

Rapier sworn-in as judge; vehicle donation to help Letcher County Sheriff’s Office

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 — Nicky Rapier was sworn-in Tuesday morning as the new judge executive of Nelson County at the start of the first fiscal court meeting in nearly 30 years without Dean Watts as the head of county government. Though Gov. Andy Beshear signed the […]

August 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Higdon: Here’s how to get help to the flood victims in Eastern Kentucky

By JIMMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 — Thursday’s flooding in eastern Kentucky exacted a devastating and deadly toll. As of Friday morning, 15 were confirmed dead, with the number expected to rise. Approximately 33,000 homes were left without power. A state of emergency was declared. Emergency management personnel and the Kentucky […]

August 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Journalism,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Committee meetings underway during 2022 interim

By JIMMY HIDGON14th District State Senator Thursday, July 28, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly is more than a month into the 2022 Interim, and committee meetings are in full swing. My fellow lawmakers and I are receiving updates on the implementation of past enacted policies and hearing testimony on various issues impacting Kentuckians. Notable […]

July 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »