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Letter: Debate organizer promises fairness in Oct. 6th school board candidate forum

To the editor, On October 6, 2022 at 6 p.m., the Nelson County America First PAC will be holding a Town Hall-style debate for the Nelson County School Board candidates. While Ashley Hollingshead and Adam Gossom have publicly stated they will not attend the debate because they believe I am biased, we will insure them […]

September 29th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Fair, honest debates require fairness, honesty between political parties

To the editor, Almost two weeks ago, the vice chair of the Nelson County Republican Party — a man most people in Nelson have never heard of — called local Democrat Leadership “cowards” in a letter to the editor. What Mr. Victery failed to tell readers is the fact that everything he engages in is […]

September 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Former mayor asks if council members’ iPads affected by cyber attack

Letter to the Editor: On January 3, 2017, City Clerk Bryant distributed an I-Pad to each of the City Council Members – Joe Buckman (absent), Kecia Copeland, Dick Heaton, John Kelley, Bill Sheckles and Roland Williams. As Mayor, I reminded the council members that personal use of the I-Pad was strongly discouraged. On February 7, […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,City Government,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,Tech | Read More »

Letter: Thrasher sets the record straight on Eric Shelburne and the Pledge

To the editor, I think it is time to shed some honesty and light on the issue with Eric Shelburne and the Pledge of Allegiance issue. Back in 2018 when running for county judge, I wanted to propose the Fiscal Court start saying the pledge at the start of their meetings as our surrounding counties […]

September 15th, 2022 | Posted in County government,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Democrat leadership ‘cowardly’ for avoiding debate partnership with GOP

To the editor, For our candidates, and those associated with campaigns, it can become easy to believe that every likely voter is familiar with the individuals on the ballot and his/her positions. Some voters opt to vote straight ticket, and in small communities like ours, personal relationships have already cemented decisions for others. However, the […]

September 12th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Shelburne clarifies his position on county’s dead animal removal program

To the editor, Recently, while meeting with one of my constituents, it was brought to my attention that my position on dead animal removal may be unclear or misunderstood. During the Ag day debate, I was asked if I support a fee-based program for the dead animal removal service. My response was “yes,” that is […]

September 7th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: If we give Trump a pass on his actions in office ‘then shame on us’

To the editor, After reading the latest Tim Hutchins letter regarding his comments involving President Joe Biden in his campaign speech I felt the need to respond. Has President Biden tried to change the outcome of a national election? Has he tried to change the outcome of Georgia’s state election? Has he tried a shakedown […]

August 28th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

General Assembly takes swift action to support Eastern Ky. flood recovery

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 — Kentucky officials, residents and many from outside our state’s borders turned their full attention to the desperate needs of our fellow Kentuckians when historic flooding ravaged eastern Kentucky in July. Millions of donations poured in to aid in rescue and recovery efforts. Volunteers from far […]

August 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Community News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Letter: Candidate defends calling out president, president’s policies

To the editor: This letter is in response to the Nelda Moore’s column that appeared in the Aug. 24, 2022 edition of the Kentucky Standard. Ms. Moore’s statement of the job description of the Judge Executive position is certainly her opinion but not accurate. The Nelson County Fiscal Court and the County Judge Executive does […]

August 26th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | 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 »