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Amendment 2: A constitutional ‘bush hog’ clearing the way for education freedom

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, June 6, 2024 — If voters approve Amendment 2 in November, the path will be cleared for state lawmakers to implement policies that give Kentucky families the same types of educational choices already available in the vast majority of states, including all seven neighboring our commonwealth. […]

June 6th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

State rep. candidates take aim at one another during GOP sponsored debate

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio\ Thursday, May 2, 2024 —The candidates in the primary race for 50th District state representative squared off Wednesday evening in a debate hosted by the Republican Party of Nelson County. With the primary election less than three weeks away, the candidates pulled no punches and didn’t hold […]

May 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,Politics,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

Letter: Supports Andy Stone for 50th District state representative

Dear Editor: Bob and I were educators in the Nelson County school system for over a combined 36 years. From time to time a student comes along whom you believe in – Andy Stone was that student. His work ethic and creativity were key to enabling Andy’s success, both in and out of the classroom. […]

April 26th, 2024 | Posted in Education,Election News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Video: NC Forward interview on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 6, 2024 — Jessica Hogue and Jamie Miracle, both with Nelson County Forward, a group focused on county school board accountability and providing equity and quality education for all students, sat it with Jim and Margie for the Wednesday, March 6, 2024 broadcast of WBRT’s “Bradford & […]

March 6th, 2024 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

Board votes 4-1 to oust Wes Bradley as superintendent of Nelson County Schools

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, March 4, 2024 — The Nelson County Board of Education voted 4-1 Monday evening to remove Wes Bradley from his job as superintendent of Nelson County Schools. The vote came at the second special-called board meeting in a week. As with last week’s meeting, Monday’s meeting […]

March 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

County school board takes no action after nearly 6 hours in executive session

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 — The Nelson County Board of Education met in a special-called meeting Monday morning that focused solely on a closed executive session that lasted nearly six hours. Board Chair Amanda Deaton called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. Monday morning. The board then went […]

February 26th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,News | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court asked to create incentives for EMTs to become paramedics

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb 6, 2024 — In an effort to recruit more paramedics, Nelson County EMS is asking Nelson Fiscal Court to change the way it reimburses EMS employees when the pursue additional medical training. EMS Director Mike Reynolds said the cost of education to bring an EMT […]

February 7th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Education,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: School choice discussion w/local superintendents on ‘Bradford & Brooks’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024 — Dr. Ryan Clark, superintendent of the Bardstown City Schools, and Wes Bradley, superintendent of the Nelson County Schools, were the studio guests Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” to talk about school choice being discussed in the 2024 Kentucky General Assembly. […]

January 24th, 2024 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Education,Opinion,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

Sen. Higdon promotes use of new plate raising awareness of dangers of fentanyl

By NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 — A new specialty license plate will be available in March/early spring for Kentuckians wishing to help raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl, Senate Transportation Chair Jimmy Higdon shared on Wednesday. The plate’s availability will follow an update to the Kentucky Automated Vehicle […]

January 17th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Wes Bradley interview on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks” Jan. 3, 2024

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 — Nelson County Schools Superintendent Wes Bradley was the studio guest on the Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, edition of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Bradley discussed the district’s plans for the coming year, and an overview of the plans for the major renovation of […]

January 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Nelson County Schools,News,Video | Read More »

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