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General Assembly takes swift action to support Eastern Ky. flood recovery

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District Senator Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 — Kentucky officials, residents and many from outside our state’s borders turned their full attention to the desperate needs of our fellow Kentuckians when historic flooding ravaged eastern Kentucky in July. Millions of donations poured in to aid in rescue and recovery efforts. Volunteers from far […]

August 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Community News,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Hutchins: Deputy sheriff pay issue has become ‘black eye’ for the community

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 — Tim Hutchins, the former magistrate running as a Republican for Nelson County Judge Executive, spoke to members of the media briefly Thursday morning in front of the Old Courthouse about the sheriff’s complaints about inadequate pay for his deputies. Hutchins said he’s […]

August 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »

Legislative update: Changes should improve school safety, quality this year

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 — It is a busy time of year for Kentucky families as students get back into the school routine, and the many after-school activities get into full gear. I wish all the students, teachers, school staff and parents a great year. With each new school […]

August 4th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,Education,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Sheriff uses Facebook Live to allege Watts’ deputy pay numbers were incorrect

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 — Nelson County Sheriff Ramon Pineiroa took to Facebook Live Wednesday afternoon to offer a rebuttal to the deputy wage figures former Judge Executive Dean Watts presented at a press conference last week (Editor’s Note: See the video posted of Watt’s 7-minute press […]

August 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Rapier sworn-in as judge; vehicle donation to help Letcher County Sheriff’s Office

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 — Nicky Rapier was sworn-in Tuesday morning as the new judge executive of Nelson County at the start of the first fiscal court meeting in nearly 30 years without Dean Watts as the head of county government. Though Gov. Andy Beshear signed the […]

August 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

BBB warns: Cash-strapped drivers scammed with fake gas gift cards

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUScam report Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 — Even if high gas prices are draining your budget, don’t fall for this scam. Scammers are tempting drivers with phony gas station gift cards. It’s really a way to get your credit card details and other personal information.  How the scam works You see a post […]

August 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Public Safety | Read More »

City of Bardstown mosquito fogging program scheduled for this Wednesday

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 — The City of Bardstown will continue its Mosquito Fogging Program on the night of Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, and will continue with the fogging every three weeks until the first frost of winter. The City will begin fogging, as weather permits, from dusk until […]

August 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Health,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Higdon: Here’s how to get help to the flood victims in Eastern Kentucky

By JIMMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 — Thursday’s flooding in eastern Kentucky exacted a devastating and deadly toll. As of Friday morning, 15 were confirmed dead, with the number expected to rise. Approximately 33,000 homes were left without power. A state of emergency was declared. Emergency management personnel and the Kentucky […]

August 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Journalism,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Committee meetings underway during 2022 interim

By JIMMY HIDGON14th District State Senator Thursday, July 28, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly is more than a month into the 2022 Interim, and committee meetings are in full swing. My fellow lawmakers and I are receiving updates on the implementation of past enacted policies and hearing testimony on various issues impacting Kentuckians. Notable […]

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

Video: Dean Watts press conference to discuss deputy pay, July 28, 2022

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, July 28, 2022 — As he nears the end of years in office, Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts called a press conference to defend Nelson Fiscal Court’s support for the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office after social media posts attacked the court and individual magistrates about deputy pay. […]

July 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety | Read More »