Home » Opinion You are browsing entries filed in “Opinion”

Dave Says: Get finances quickly under control — sell the cars, keep your dignity

Dear Dave, My wife and I are in our late twenties, and we have two kids. Our combined income is about $110,000 a year, but we have $70,000 in loans on two cars, plus about $15,000 in credit card debt. My in-laws have offered to let us move in with them to save money and […]

May 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Massaroni will excel as 50th District’s new state representative

To the editor, One of the brightest things to happen in Republican politics in Kentucky took place on Primary Election Tuesday this week. One of the most genuine Patriots became our new state representative. Candy Massaroni called me last year and was willing to run for 3rd District magistrate. I told her Philip Bischoff was […]

May 19th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Will state’s new election laws improve primary voter turnout?

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, May 12, 2022 — Tuesday’s primary election will be the first test of new state election laws. Will they help increase turnout? Let’s hope so. Turnout in the 2020 presidential primary election – moved from May to several weeks in June after the World Health Organization […]

May 12th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Was it shady subterfuge or smart political maneuvering?

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Friday, April 29, 2022 — The other shoe finally dropped. At just after 10 p.m. Thursday, April 14th, I received an announcement from the Legislative Research Commission that 50th District State Rep. Chad McCoy was going to retire from office at the end of his current term on Dec. 31, […]

April 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Dave Says: There are situations that may prompt a second life insurance policy

Dear Dave, A relative of mine recently mentioned she had two life insurance policies. Is it okay for a person to have more than one life insurance policy? If so, why would someone do that? Victoria Dear Victoria, There aren’t any rules against having more than one life insurance policy. The only real problem is […]

April 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Massaroni responds to Rep. McCoy’s retirement announcement

Editor’s note: GOP candidate for 50th District state representative Candy Massaroni, responded Friday to state Rep. Chad McCoy’s retirement announcement of late Thursday evening. Dear editor, No one who is paying any attention is surprised by what has transpired over the past 24 hours. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for politicians to play kingmaker while […]

April 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul: Taxpayer money returned to the U.S. Treasury surpasses $5.7 million

By SEN. RAND PAULU.S. Senator Wednesday, April 13, 2022 — It’s April. For some, that connotes warm memories of spring rain and Easter Sunday. For others, it regrettably means one thing: taxes. This month, many families across Kentucky will begrudgingly gather around the dinner table, pore over documents, and file taxes for the previous year. Then, […]

April 13th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Supports Thrasher as the only ‘true conservative’ in GOP judge executive race

To My Fellow Republicans: As we fast approach the May 17th Primary, the future of the Nelson County GOP and a better way of government is at stake. In the race for County Judge/Executive, ONE man, a few years ago stepped into the arena of politics , knowing people would heckle and criticize him. That […]

April 5th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Charter school bill heads to Senate; local school districts have authority under HB 9

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State RepresentativeMonday, March 28, 2022 — It is no secret that education is a priority of mine. It can unlock any door and level any playing field and is the common solution to so many of the challenges facing our state. After all, study after study shows a strong relationship between […]

March 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Recycling apparently a sign of the (campaign) times

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Saturday, March 26, 2022 — As is often the case in small town journalism, there are times that news items and events of interest don’t warrant a full-blown news story. With the May primary election just weeks away, Jim’s Political Notebook will offer politic news items and my personal observations […]

March 26th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Journalism,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »