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Higdon: Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate blessings and family with gratitude

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 — When I think about Thanksgiving, the traditional family gathering for a turkey dinner comes to mind. But this season brings other traditions that also contribute to the fabric of this great state—and nation. Thanksgiving has endured since the time of the Pilgrims. It started […]

November 18th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,Holidays,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Remember to honor the valor and dedication of our veterans

By JIMMY HIGDON14th Districct State Senator Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023 — Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day […]

November 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Holidays,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Letter: Officials thankful for support for local residents trapped in Israel

To the Citizens of Nelson County: We want to express our gratitude and appreciation for the many citizens of Nelson County who called and prayed for the safety of our Nelson County citizens while they were traveling in Israel. Nelson County has undoubtedly proved once again that our citizens are resilient and that we are […]

October 17th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Letters to the Editor,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Letter: We need a governor who will respect our state’s freedom, values

To the editor: As the Kentucky Gubernatorial race gains momentum, it is evident that both Gov. Andy Brashear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron are actively presenting their plans and agendas for the position. With Kentucky’s supermajority in both chambers of the state House and Senate, the legislature holds substantial power over bills and legislation that […]

September 25th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Higdon: The impacts of 9/11 are still with us 22 years later

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 — On Monday, America will stand in remembrance of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and an open field in Pennsylvania. It’s hard to believe we are so far […]

September 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins provides update on county government progress

By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023 — I am humbled by the outpouring of support, friendship, and prayers that I have received in the last several days. As I stated in my press release last week, I have been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. My prognosis is good and I am confident […]

August 31st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Writer highlights county’s progress under new Judge-Executive’s leadership

Dear Editor, Last November Nelson County voters elected the first Republican Judge Executive.  Some voters pointed out that while their own values might not be currently represented in the Whitehouse, what did matter was that our county leaders are strong and competent.  I must point out the astounding progress ushered in when this current judgeship began last […]

August 28th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: The attack on Faith has been a long time in the making

To the editor, As someone who has embraced the Catholic faith throughout my life, I find it important to share my thoughts and concerns regarding recent developments that have caused me to reflect deeply on the values we hold dear. From my upbringing in Catholic schools to raising my own family with the same faith, […]

August 26th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: More for taxpayers means more for government, too

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 — The recent announcement by the state Budget Director’s office that Kentucky brought in a record $15 billion in General Fund revenues during the previous fiscal year is good news for taxpayers, despite the grousing by advocates of bigger government and the spending […]

August 22nd, 2023 | Posted in Opinion,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Safe driving tips for upcoming Labor Day holiday

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 21, 2023 — In April, I published a column expressing the importance of practicing safety on our roadways, and that message is always worth repeating. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently shared a similar message, reminding Kentuckians to be careful […]

August 21st, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion | Read More »