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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 »

Video: Damon Jackey ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio interview, Nov. 21, 2023

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 — Former Nelson County School Board member Damon Jackey was the studio guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2023. Jackey talked about his decision to resign from the school board and his thoughts on the district moving forward. -30- […]

December 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Nelson County Schools,Politics,Video | Read More »

Parents should pay kids’ student loan and not rely on federal ‘loan forgiveness’

Dear Dave,  My wife and I are debt-free except for our mortgage and two Parent PLUS loans for our daughters’ college educations. One of the loans totals $18,078, and the other is for $41,500. Both girls want to pay them off using the new extended plan being offered, but I’m 59 1/2, and I’ve got […]

November 20th, 2023 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record | Read More »

Students, faculty bring protest over school board actions to downtown Bardstown

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 — Former Nelson County School Board member Damon Jackey was in downtown Bardstown Thursday morning participating in the student and faculty protest of the school board’s decision to eventually close Thomas Nelson High School and merge its students with Nelson County High School. […]

October 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Jackey blasts board members’ conduct in resignation of seat on board of education

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 — Damon Jackey, a 15-year veteran of the Nelson County Schools board of education, resigned Tuesday night at the end of the board’s meeting. Jackey represents the county’s 5th district on the school board. His resignation came at the end of a raucous […]

October 18th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics | Read More »

Legislative update: Child safety is top priority as return to school nears

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, July 27, 2023 — Families are gearing up to return to school. I wish all the students, teachers, school staff, parents, and guardians a great 2023-24 school year, and I hope you will view it as an opportunity to grow in knowledge and create memories. I always recall […]

July 27th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Bluegrass Institute’s Jim Waters is special Bradford & Brooks guest host

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, June 15, 2023 — Jim Waters, the president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions — a free-market think tank — was the guest co-host on the Wednesday, June 14, 2023, broadcast of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. The discussion touched on a variety […]

June 15th, 2023 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Education,News,Video | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Time for a State of Emergency for state’s educational system?

By JIM WATERSBLUEGRASS INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SOLUTIONS Tuesday, June 13, 2023 — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a “state of emergency” though there’s no hurricane on the horizon or pandemic threatening to break out. Rather, Cooper, a Democrat, is resorting to political stunts to thwart the GOP legislature’s move toward allowing all […]

June 14th, 2023 | Posted in Education,News,Opinion | Read More »

Bardstown teen participating this summer in Miss Kentucky Teen competition

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 3, 2023 — Ariana Rodriguez of Bardstown will compete in the 2023 Miss Kentucky’s Teen Competition June 28 through July 1, 2023, 1st at the SKyPAC in Bowling Green. She is a senior at Thomas Nelson High School who will go to the University of Kentucky this […]

June 3rd, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Entertainment,News | Read More »

Massaroni: Improving the classroom environment for students and educators

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative. Tuesday, May 9, 2023 — In a survey of teachers in 2022, more than half of teachers who participated reported having a negative self-perception and well-being. In addition, 41 percent of teachers in that same survey reported they are not satisfied with the social and learning climate in their […]

May 9th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

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