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County votes to place medical marijuana question on November election ballot

By JIM BROOKS & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 2, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution that will allow county residents to vote on the question of allowing medical marijuana businesses to operate in Nelson County. The resolution will place the following question on the November ballot: “Are you […]

July 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,Holidays,News,State government | Read More »

City council reviews its options regarding medical marijuana businesses in city

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 26, 2024 — The Bardstown City Council discussed how the city should handle the possibility of a medical marijuana dispensary that might wish to be located in the Bardstown city limits. County and city governments have the option to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in their […]

June 26th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,News,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Voters will determine if medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed in county

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 19, 2024 — Nelson County residents will have the chance during the November General Election to decide if they want to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Nelson County. Nelson Fiscal Court discussed medical marijuana at Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting, and if the […]

June 19th, 2024 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Jailer: Inmate’s story is proof that state’s mental health system is broken

By JUSTIN HALLNelson County Jailer Friday, June 14, 2024 — In August 2023, I encountered a woman whose plight has become emblematic of the severe issues plaguing our mental health system in Kentucky. This woman, whom I’ll call Jane for the sake of privacy, was arrested and found to be severely mentally ill. Recognizing her […]

June 15th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Legislative Update: Lawmakers return to Frankfort for the 2024 Interim session

By Sen. JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, June 8, 2024 — Lawmakers returned to Frankfort this week for the start of the 2024 Interim. As we kick off the interim period, I am excited to share updates on our recent legislative activities. Our work during this interim is crucial as we review past legislation, […]

June 9th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Amendment 2: A constitutional ‘bush hog’ clearing the way for education freedom

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, June 6, 2024 — If voters approve Amendment 2 in November, the path will be cleared for state lawmakers to implement policies that give Kentucky families the same types of educational choices already available in the vast majority of states, including all seven neighboring our commonwealth. […]

June 6th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Sen. Jimmy Higdon appointed to Housing Task Force; 2024 interim session convenes

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 4, 2024 — Senate President Robert Stivers has appointed Sen. Jimmy Higdon to the Kentucky Housing Task Force. This task force will convene monthly throughout the 2024 Interim and focus on addressing the state’s housing challenges. The Kentucky Housing Task Force aims to: — Conduct a demographic […]

June 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson County voters give Massaroni a landslide win in 50th District primary

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 21, 2024 — Incumbent State Rep. Candy Massaroni won her bid for re-election in a landslide win over challenger Andy Stone. As the first precinct totals were being counted, Massaroni jumped to an early lead and never looked back. In the end, Massaroni amassed more […]

May 22nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Letter: Writer says Gazette editor’s Republican candidate bias is showing

To the editor, Showing Lee Watts’s video about Andy Stone is another example of Jim Brooks’ obvious bias towards Candy Massaroni. I feel I’m not alone in my viewpoint. By the way, Lee Watts lost in his election. Michael WheatleyBardstown Editor’s Note: The video referred to here was a snippet from Lee Watts’ own YouTube […]

May 18th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Judge Hutchins offers update on county government progress, future plans

Due to my illness over the last several months, I have not communicated as much as I would have liked to the citizens of Nelson County. Day-to-day responsibilities and planning for future projects in Nelson County have been extremely time-consuming. But I said that I would communicate and be transparent to the citizens of Nelson […]

May 16th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

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