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Fiscal court to leave property tax rate the same; will study jail’s environment

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court plans to leave the county’s property tax rate the same for 2022 as it was for 2021. The 2021 rate was 13.9 per $100 value for real estate. Judge Executive Dean Watts noted that leaving the rate the same […]

August 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

COVID-19 update: New cases push Nelson County infection rate into “red” category

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 — On Wednesday, Nelson County’s COVID-19 incidence rate rose to 25.3, which put the county back into the “red” category due to the sudden surge of new cases being reported by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department. On Friday, the county’s incident rate had jumped […]

August 1st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Health,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Two county organizations to receive American Rescue Plan Grant funds

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 26, 2021 — Two Nelson County organizations have received part of a $800,382 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is part of $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden. The Kentucky Humanities ARP Grants […]

July 27th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,State government | Read More »

Washington County Beekeepers group will meet on Monday, Aug. 2 in Springfield

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, July 22, 2021 — The Washington County Beekeepers will meet 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Washington County Extension Office, 245 Corporate Drive, in Springfield. Due to current University of Kentucky restrictions, no food or beverage service will be provided, however attendees are welcome to bring […]

July 26th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,Community News,Education,News,State government | Read More »

Higdon announces his intent to seek re-election to 14th District Senate seat

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 19, 2021 — Kentucky Sen. Jimmy Higdon announced Monday his intention to seek re-election as state senator representing Kentucky’s 14th senate district. The 14th district includes Casey, Marion, Nelson, Spencer and a portion of Jefferson County. “Since I came to the Senate in 2009, I have made […]

July 19th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Elected school board members must have a say on curriculum

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Insitute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 15, 2021 — Renewed attention to who controls curriculum decisions is the equivalent of the sun starting to peek through the clouds in the stormy debate over the teaching of race in Kentucky’s public school classrooms. In well-intentioned but poorly executed efforts to bolster parental […]

July 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: State Rep. Chad McCoy provides legislative update at local GOP meeting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, July 13, 2021`– State Rep. Chad McCoy provided a legislative update to the executive committee of the Republican Party of Nelson County at the group’s meeting on Monday, July 12, 2021. The group approved a resolution that recognized McCoy’s contributions as state representative. The resolution also rescinded prior […]

July 13th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Health,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Local GOP resolution honors Rep. Chad McCoy for service in state legislature

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 13, 2021 — The newly reorganized Republican Party of Nelson County unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that honored state Rep. Chad McCoy his years of service to Nelson County. The resolution cited four specific bills McCoy sponsored during the most recent session of the […]

July 13th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Community News,County government,News,State government,Video | Read More »

State kindergarten funding will allow focus on reading, COVID-19 recovery

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, July 12, 2021 — As summer speeds by and we look towards to the start of school, students and teachers will trade masks and temperature checks for recess and high-fives. Throughout the pandemic, students, parents and teachers were faced with challenges, including changes to students’ routine, ability to […]

July 12th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

Computer issues mean county clerk’s office unable to do vehicle transactions

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 12, 2021 — Nelson County Clerk Jeanette Sidebottom’s office is unable to process vehicle-related transactions — tag renewals, transfers or registering new vehicles — due to ongoing statewide computer issues. The computer system used for vehicle registrations — the Automated Vehicle Information System (AVIS) has been running […]

July 12th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,State government | Read More »