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County judge: December was a busy ending for 2023, preparing for 2024

By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 — With a new year comes the reflection of the previous year and the goals for the upcoming year. In the next few weeks, I will be issuing a full run-down of Nelson County government for 2023. But first, I wanted to wait until mid-January so […]

January 1st, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: Jailer reflects on one year in office, looks to tackle challenges in new year

To the editor, As we close on the completion of one year since I took office as your Jailer on Jan. 2, 2023, I find it fitting to share the progress we’ve made and outline the ongoing efforts required to enhance our facility and serve our community better. Upon assuming my role, I wasted no […]

December 25th, 2023 | Posted in Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Writer has navigated the political landscape, from observer to public servant

To the editor, In the tapestry of my upbringing, politics was not a distant concept but a dynamic force shaping the world around me. Armed with opinions and ideological views, I was acutely aware that not all politicians or political movements had the best interests of the people at heart. Little did I know that […]

December 18th, 2023 | Posted in Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion | Read More »

Dave Says: Making good money to bbuy lots of ‘stuff’ just doesn’t do it

By DAVE RAMSEYSyndicated columnist Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023 — Most families have money problems at some point. And when I was a little kid, our family went through tough financial times just like everyone else. A job layoff can take your breath away. An illness can leave you completely broke. Little kids in the house […]

December 12th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Holidays,Opinion | Read More »

Letter: State’s retirees deserve long-awaited retirement income boost

To the editor: Inflation has made it increasingly difficult for all of us to pay for groceries, mortgage payments and gas for our cars. Public retirees aren’t exempt from the pressures of higher costs for goods and services. State retirees participate in a defined-benefit plan that provides a meaningful but modest monthly income. The average […]

December 11th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

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 »

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