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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 »

Dave Says: Follow the financial plan that works and gets you to your long-term goal

Dear Dave, I just started Baby Step 3 of your plan. It took me about 12 months to pay off $8,000 in debt during Baby Step 2. I am 50, and I work in the printing industry making about $38,000 a year in a city with no local or state income tax. I have not […]

March 17th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: America First Caucus Lincoln Day event offers candidates a chance to speak

To the editor, A recent invitation was sent out from the Nelson County Republican Party and the Nelson County Organization of Republican Women for this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Until COVID-19 hit, this had been an annual joint event to promote republican candidates in upcoming elections. Each candidate would be introduced and given time to […]

February 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Letter: Thrasher responds to Tim Hutchins’ ‘misrepresentations’ on WBRT radio show

Dear Editor, On Feb. 2, 2022, Tim Hutchins was a guest on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. On the show, he brought up my name in regards to a Facebook post on the state highway department seemingly treating counties differently. (Click here for a YouTube video of the interview) Someone sent me pictures of […]

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

Letter: Writer defends earlier letter regarding political party loyalty

To the editor, I recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Kentucky Standard about party loyalty. In my letter I stated that two of the gentlemen running for Nelson County judge executive switched parties to run for office. That is a true statement. I challenge all of the good people who think my […]

January 21st, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Correcting ‘misleading’ and ‘false’ information stated about Tim Hutchins

To the editor, Mr. Richard Hardin can support anyone he chooses (see Hardin’s letter posted below), however when his statements are inaccurate and misleading, his comments should be flagged as such. To clear up any misleading and false information written by Mr. Hardin, please read my comments below. Please note that I do not know […]

January 18th, 2022 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Changing political parties prior to seeking office ‘invites lots of questions’

To The Editor: As a long time member of the Republican Party, I am concerned and a little confused that one of the candidates for Nelson County Judge-Executive, Billy Gentry, recently changed his party registration from Democrat to Republican. This was done only days before registering to run in the Republican Primary. I feel that […]

January 14th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

The editor reflects on the memories of Christmases past, present, future

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 — It’s Christmas Eve here in Nelson County, and it goes without saying that all of us have our own reasons to celebrate the closing of one year and the start of the next. For fellow Christians, it’s a time to recall the humble birth of Christ. […]

December 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Entertainment,Holidays,Opinion | Read More »