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Letter: Writer sees unnecessary divide created by ongoing county school debate

Dear Editor, The recent uproar in Nelson County Schools about merging Thomas Nelson High School together with Nelson County High School has left me wondering if splitting into two counties would be best for everyone. I was willing to dismiss the divisive comments I read on social media because people are more brazen behind a […]

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Thanks to Salt River crews who restored power outages

To the editor, Just wanted to give a shout-out to the contractors for Salt River RECC. Very windy day today and apparently several trees and power lines down in the area.Had a tree go across the lines and the road about 3:15 p.m. today on Lutheran Church Road. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department came and […]

January 19th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Massaroni: House members convene, pass tax, veterans legislation

By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative A “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” All 100 members of the Kentucky House took this oath as we officially convened the 2023 Regular Session […]

January 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Senate address state tax rate, looks at juvenile justice reform

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 — As we convene the 2023 regular session, I would like first to wish you a happy new year. I hope your holidays were filled with joy and laughter while spending quality time with family and friends. To start, I want to acknowledge an historical moment […]

January 6th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

UofL’s Kentucky One Health loan was an unnecessary expense for taxpayers

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 — The University of Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball squad gave its fans a timely stocking stuffer on Wednesday with the team’s first win of the season, beating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on E.A. Diddle Arena’s hardwood. UofL’s health care system should follow suit […]

December 15th, 2022 | Posted in Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Letter: Candidates’ stand on moral, legal issues is an indicator of their character

To the Editor, I am writing in response to the letter from Martha A. Nest. As a nobody, not a treasurer for the Democratic executive committee and president of the Democratic women’s club of Nelson County. Clearly, you are much more intelligent than Amelia Clements or me. I would like to ask you some questions […]

November 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »