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Jim’s Political Notebook: PAC money heating up 50th District primary battle

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — With the primary election two weeks away, we’re starting to see the impact of the Jefferson County Teachers Union PAC money that is being spent to support Andy Stone in his bid to unseat 50th District state Rep. Candy Massaroni. During the local candidate debates, […]

May 7th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

County OKs Log Still’s incentives, upholds planning commission decision

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, May 7, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court opened its first May meeting Tuesday morning with the Pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer led by a group of 4th-grade students from St. Joseph School. The court also received an update on the programs available to assist […]

May 7th, 2024 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

State rep. candidates take aim at one another during GOP sponsored debate

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio\ Thursday, May 2, 2024 —The candidates in the primary race for 50th District state representative squared off Wednesday evening in a debate hosted by the Republican Party of Nelson County. With the primary election less than three weeks away, the candidates pulled no punches and didn’t hold […]

May 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,Politics,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

Video: 50th District candidates face off for Wednesday evening GOP debate

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, May 1, 2024 — The candidates seeking the GOP nomination for 50th District state representative faced off Wednesday evening for a debate at the Nelson County Public Library. The event was livestreamed via the Nelson County GOP Facebook page. For those who did not catch it live, the […]

May 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Politics,State government,Video | Read More »

State DOT will remove political, other signs from state-maintained rights-of-way

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, April 25, 2024 — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising political candidates, and individuals wishing to advertise yard sales or moving sales to be aware that placing signs in state-maintained rights-of-way is illegal. With summer comes the need for state highway crews to mow state rights-of-way, Residents, Residents, […]

April 25th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Video: 50th District state rep. debate, Candy Massaroni v. Andy Stone

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, April 23, 2024 — The Republican candidates seeking the 50th District state representative seat met in their first debate on Thursday, April 18, 2024 in the auditorium at Thomas Nelson High School. The debate was organized by Nelson County American First. Don Thrasher served as moderator. The candidates […]

April 22nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Politics,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon, Massaroni secure $86 million in state funds for local road projects

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, April 13, 20224 — Senate Transportation Chair Jimmy Higdon, and 50th District state Rep. Candy Massaroni have secured millions of dollars over the next two years supporting local road projects in Nelson County. Included in the state‚Äôs two-year road plan, House Bill 266, Massaroni and Higdon helped secure […]

April 13th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Sen. Higdon reviews Week 10 of the 2024 Legislative session

By JIMMY HIGDON14 District State Senator Friday, March 8, 2024 — The Kentucky General Assembly has wrapped up the 10th legislative week of the 2024 Regular Session. The pace quickened this week with several measures seeking Senate approval. I collaborated closely with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet throughout the session and in week 10 we passed […]

March 8th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Candidate announces he’ll withdraw from 50th District state representative race

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, March 8, 2024 — Don Thrasher, a candidate for 50th District state representative, announced early Friday that he plans to withdraw from the race. Thrasher said his decision came down to his need to be available for the care of his mother, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s […]

March 8th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: NC Forward interview on WBRT’s ‘Bradford & Brooks’ radio show

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, March 6, 2024 — Jessica Hogue and Jamie Miracle, both with Nelson County Forward, a group focused on county school board accountability and providing equity and quality education for all students, sat it with Jim and Margie for the Wednesday, March 6, 2024 broadcast of WBRT’s “Bradford & […]

March 6th, 2024 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

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