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Secretary of State: Voter registration picks up ahead of May primary election

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, May 1, 2022 — Secretary of State Michael Adams announced March voter registration saw a boost ahead of the May primary election. “As we transition toward normality, we’re glad to see voter registration beginning to recover,” said Adams. “We are hopeful for a solid voter turnout as Kentuckians […]

May 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,State government | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Was it shady subterfuge or smart political maneuvering?

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Friday, April 29, 2022 — The other shoe finally dropped. At just after 10 p.m. Thursday, April 14th, I received an announcement from the Legislative Research Commission that 50th District State Rep. Chad McCoy was going to retire from office at the end of his current term on Dec. 31, […]

April 29th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets first look at county’s proposed $58.4 million budget

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2022 — Nelson FIscal Court got its first look at the 2022-23 county budget at its meeting Tuesday morning. Judge Executive Dean Watts proposed $58.4 million includes $8.5 million in $8.4 million in expenditures from the county’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act […]

April 19th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Higdon reviews the final week of the 2022 Legislative Session

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, April 15, 2022 — This week marked the official end of the 2022 Regular Session, including the final days of the veto period and the final two legislative days. The General Assembly convened to override the Governor’s vetoes on Wednesday and Thursday. In what could be the most […]

April 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court agrees to lease 1.2 acre lot for new veterans memorial park

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (Corrected Saturday, April 9, 2022) — Nelson County fiscal court voted unanimously to enter into a lease with a local veterans group for a Veterans Memorial Park on East Stephen Foster Avenue across from McDonald’s Restaurant. Bardstown-Nelson County Veterans Park, a 501(c)(3) local […]

April 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: General Assembly bolsters reserves, lower tax burdens

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursay, March 31, 2022 — Lawmakers made solid progress in improving Kentucky’s economic competitiveness during the final days of this year’s General Assembly session before adjourning for a two-week veto period. For one, they held firm against calls to lighten the commonwealth’s Budget Reserve Trust Fund by […]

April 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: General Assembly finishes session, will return for veto days

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senate Friday, April 1, 2022 — The session has now entered the veto recess period with the conclusion of week 13 of the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly. Lawmakers worked late to ensure critical legislation was sent to the Governor ahead of the veto period. The House and Senate passed over […]

April 1st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Charter school bill heads to Senate; local school districts have authority under HB 9

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State RepresentativeMonday, March 28, 2022 — It is no secret that education is a priority of mine. It can unlock any door and level any playing field and is the common solution to so many of the challenges facing our state. After all, study after study shows a strong relationship between […]

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

Former Nelson County resident files lawsuit for forced COVID-19 quarantine

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Sunday, March 20, 2022 — The first Nelson County resident allegedly diagnosed with COVID-19 has filed a federal lawsuit against Nelson County officials, state agencies and University Hospital for the court-ordered and officer-enforced COVID-19 quarantine he and his family were subjected to in March 2020. The $650 million lawsuit […]

March 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Health,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

20 candidates show for Friday’s American First Caucus speaking event at Wickland

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 — The historic Wickland mansion played host to a candidate speaking event hosted by the American First Nelson County Caucus. With a “Let’s Go Brandon” banner as a backdrop, nearly two dozen candidates for local, state and federal office spoke for more than […]

February 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »