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Sale of newspaper building marks end of a century of community journalism history

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, July 29, 2021 — A historic property with more than 100 years of journalism tradition recently went on the real estate market in Bardstown. The Kentucky Standard building, 110 West Stephen Foster Ave., was recently listed for sale by its owners, a unit of what used to be Landmark […]

July 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Historic,News,Opinion | Read More »

So much for unity: Former GOP county chair forms splinter Republican group

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Wednesday, July 28, 2021 — Former Republican Party chairman Don Thrasher’s recent letter to the editor offering an apology and call for unity within the Nelson County Republic Party seems to have been a very short-lived sentiment. This week, local Republicans began receiving a mailer that blasted the newly reorganized […]

July 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Elected school board members must have a say on curriculum

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Insitute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 15, 2021 — Renewed attention to who controls curriculum decisions is the equivalent of the sun starting to peek through the clouds in the stormy debate over the teaching of race in Kentucky’s public school classrooms. In well-intentioned but poorly executed efforts to bolster parental […]

July 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

July 1 brings new state fiscal year and budget with focus on state’s future

By CHAD MCCCOY50th District State Representative Tuesday, July 6, 2021 — While July 1 may be the beginning of a long holiday weekend for some, for the Kentucky General Assembly it is day one of a new fiscal year and the first test of a new budget. Passing a budget is by far the biggest […]

July 6th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Beshear’s cash handout to unemployed unfair to those who worked the pandemic

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 1, 2021 — The political left claims “fairness” as its issue du jour. Considering Gov. Andy Beshear’s decision to dangle $1,500 between couch potatoes and their TVs to entice tens of thousands of Kentuckians remaining unemployed-by-choice to return to work as many of their fellow […]

July 1st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Dave Says: Don’t be afraid to discuss finances with your adult children

Dear Dave, My husband and I are both teachers, and we’re on Baby Step 7. We’re struggling with things where our wills are concerned. Three of our four adult children aren’t being wise with their money, and my husband and I disagree on how to talk to them about it and how it may affect […]

June 28th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,News,Opinion | Read More »

COVID-19 pandemic gives new reason to celebrate freedom this Fourth of July

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, June 25, 2021 — Since the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, the Fourth of July has been observed as a day for Americans to stand in unity and recognition of our nation’s founding. On this day, 245 years ago, exemplary visionaries dared to create a unique […]

June 25th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,Holidays,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Outgoing party chair calls for unity, forgiveness within county Republican party

To The Editor: I owe a humble, special debt of gratitude and thanks to some amazing people that worked tirelessly, during and prior to me becoming chair of the NCRPK. None of these people were paid, but yet spent tireless hours and blood, sweat and tears that have gone into building a local party. What […]

June 19th, 2021 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Legislative update: Justice reform, accountability measures enacted in 2021

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, June 14, 2021 — Criminal justice and public safety are two of the most bedrock functions of government. After all, our ability to keep communities safe is critical to success in everything else. During the 2021 Regular Session, my colleagues and I made criminal justice one of our […]

June 14th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Letter: Writer supports more learning opportunities for district middle schoolers

Dear Editor, In the 11 years my children have attended the Nelson County Schools, I have been an active parent in getting to know my children’s teachers and the administration at the schools they attended. I also have the benefit of being the parent of a Thomas Nelson grad under the Wes Bradley administration there. […]

May 26th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »