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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 »

Hutchins: Deputy sheriff pay issue has become ‘black eye’ for the community

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 — Tim Hutchins, the former magistrate running as a Republican for Nelson County Judge Executive, spoke to members of the media briefly Thursday morning in front of the Old Courthouse about the sheriff’s complaints about inadequate pay for his deputies. Hutchins said he’s […]

August 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Video: ‘Bradford & Brooks’ interview with Jeff Lear, candidate for Dist. 4 magistrate

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 27, 2022 — Incumbent District 4 magistrate Jeff Lear was the studio guest today on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Lear discussed future issues facing the county and his thoughts on managing the county’s budget. Running time: 46 minutes, 49 seconds. -30-

July 27th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,Politics,Video | Read More »

B&B: 2nd District magistrate candidate Adam Wheatley interview, July 20, 2022

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 21, 2022 — Adam Wheatley, the Republican candidate for District 2 magistrate, joined Jim and Margie on the Wednesday, July 20, 2022 edition of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show to talk about the race and his qualifications. Running time: About 43 minutes. -30-

July 21st, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Video | Read More »

Jailer switches political party, endorses Republicans for county judge, jailer

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 21, 2022 — Nelson County Jailer John “Buck” Snellen, a lifelong Democrat, changed his party registration to Republican Thursday afternoon at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. “I think the Republican party works more for people in general,” he said. Snellen is also endorsing two Republicans […]

July 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News | Read More »

Health condition prompts Watts to step down early as Nelson Co. judge executive

By JIM BROOKSNElson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 7, 2022 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts announced Thursday morning that due to recent health issues, he will step down as judge executive effective July 31, 2022. Watts’ press release states that he has sent a letter to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear advising […]

July 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

Election 2022: Filing deadline passes, the non-partisan races are set for November

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 8, 2022 — Now that the deadline to file for non-partisan races passed at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7th, we now have a clear picture of the candidates who will be on the November General Election ballot. BARDSTOWN MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL. Incumbent Mayor Dick […]

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

Local candidates file for non-partisan races as the deadline rapidly approaches

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 3, 2022 — With the deadline to file for non-partisan races coming up at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, candidates have been filing this for the respective offices they are going to be seeking on the November ballot. Anyone interested in running for a non-partisan election […]

June 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: Post-primary update with Tim Hutchins, GOP county judge nominee

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 27, 2022 — Tim Hutchins was the studio guest on the May 25, 2022 edition of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Hutchins talks about the primary race and looks ahead to the November General election. -30-

May 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Video | Read More »

Local Democrats invited to meet the 2022 slate of candidates Friday, June 3rd

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 27, 2022 — The Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club is inviting all county Democrats to meet the 2022 Democratic slate of candidates at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. The keynote speaker is Marc Murphy, the editorial cartoonist for the […]

May 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »