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McCoy update: Interim Joint Committees hear about COVID’s impact on Kentucky

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 — Last week, six legislative committees gathered at the annual Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. It was great to see people from all across the Commonwealth gathering to see the exhibits, attend concerts, and eat tasty fair food. In this week’s legislative update, I would […]

September 5th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Dave Says: Parents’ financial gifts should be included in a family’s monthly budget

Dear Dave, I brought about $15,000 in student loan debt into our marriage. I’m 26, my wife is 27, and we’ve been married a little over a year. During that time, our parents have helped us out with financial gifts occasionally. Whenever this happens, my wife and I get into an argument. She likes to […]

September 4th, 2021 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Opinion | Read More »

Higdon: Court ruling creates opportunity for governor, legislature to cooperate

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 — Kentucky has remained in a perpetual state of emergency since March 6, 2020. From the onset of the global pandemic, the voice of the representative branch of state government, the Kentucky General Assembly, has not always been heard concerning the state response to COVID-19. […]

August 28th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Today’s look back at automotive history: Whatever happened to Rain Dance wax?

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / Shade Tree Engineering Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 — In my much younger days, I was a car fanatic. Due to my lack of income, I learned at an early age that you can save a lot of money by changing your own oil and doing other car maintenance yourself […]

August 9th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Entertainment,News,Opinion | Read More »

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 »