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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 »

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 »

Letters: In support of Tim Hutchins for Nelson County judge-executive

NC GAZETTESTAFF REPORT The following letters to the editor have been received in support of Tim Hutchins for Nelson County Judge-Executive. Writer says Tim Hutchins is his choice for Nelson County judge executive – William “Jonesie” Jones Writer questions Shelburne’s personal attacks on candidate Hutchins – Donna R Dugan Supports Tim Hutchins for next Nelson […]

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

Video: Eric Shelburne interviewed on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 — Eric Shelburne, the Democratic candidate for Nelson County Judge Executive, was the guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Eric discussed aspects of his opponent’s negative campaigning as well as his plans and ideas for the future of Nelson County government. -30-

November 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Nelson Fiscal Court,News,Politics,Politics,Video | Read More »

Letter: Shelburne blasts Hutchins for spreading ‘lies and misinformation’

To the editor, As I travel around this county meeting the great people who live here, I am always amazed at how connected this community is. Our connections and relationships run deep and there is a lot of value in that. Unfortunately, I have a candidate running against me that couldn’t care less about the […]

October 31st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Constitutional Amendment 2 will strip women of their right to medical care

To the editor, I am writing in response to the letter from Amelia Clements from Cox’s Creek. As the treasurer of the Democratic Executive Committee and president of the Democratic Woman’s Club of Nelson County, I feel that it is necessary to clear up the rhetoric regarding the proposed Amendment to the constitution known as […]

October 30th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Eric Shelburne not disclosing his ‘true political beliefs’ in his campaign

To the editor, There is no Democrat running for Nelson County 50th District State Representative. The last Democrat to run was Kory Miller in 2020. Miller openly supported abortion and far-left ideals. To Mr. Miller’s credit though, he was honest and upfront about his support for things the majority of Nelson Countians oppose. I recently […]

October 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »