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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 »

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 »

State’s education funding method forces taxpayers to carry more of the burden

By ASHLEY HOLLINGSHEADNelson County Board of Education member Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 — Our state school funding is broken, and Nelson County is an example of how the system puts an unfair burden on property owners. This has a real impact on people’s lives. Let’s consider a three-bedroom, 1,500 square foot home in Nelson County […]

September 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Planning, zoning explained during the election season

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 — It happens like clockwork every four years — when local candidates throw their hats into the ring to run for local office. And with each election cycle, the topic of planning and zoning comes up. And each election brings a wheelbarrel full […]

August 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Opinion,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 »

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 »

Former county school superintendent named principal at Lexington Lafayette

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, July 20, 2022 — The former superintendent of Nelson County Schools has been named the new principal of Lexington’s Lafayette High School. Anthony Orr was named the school’s new principal earlier this week by the Fayette County Schools. Orr served as superintendent of Nelson County Schools for seven […]

July 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News | Read More »

Two local ag teachers receive honorary state FFA Degrees at state convention

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 14, 2022 — Two Bardstown teachers were recent awarded Honorary State FFA Degrees during the 93rd State FFA Convention in Lexington. John Martin and John Hammond, both of Bardstown received the honorary degree during a special ceremony at the state convention. The Honorary Degree is awarded to […]

June 14th, 2022 | Posted in Agriculture,Community News,Education,News | 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 »

Flaget Auxiliary selects five local students to receive 2022 scholarship awards

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, June 3, 2022 — The Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to five local high school graduates pursuing a degree or career in the medical field or related disciplines. 2022 Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary scholarship winners: Donovan Willis – Thomas Nelson High School, Spalding University, […]

June 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Charitable Events,Community News,Education,News | Read More »