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Dozens turn out to celebrate completion of the city’s expanded Mayor’s Park

By ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 11, 2024 — The recently completed and expanded Mayor’s Park at the corner of North Third Street and Broadway was officially dedicated Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and comments marking this historic occasion. A crowd of local officials, organizations, and residents turned out for […]

July 11th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Jim’s Political Notebook: Biden’s debate performance a hard-to-watch train wreck

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Thursday, June 27, 2024 — The first presidential debate ended about an hour ago, and it was one of the hardest political broadcasts I’ve ever watched. Former President Trump, well, he turned in his expected performance of over-the-top descriptions of his administration, along with a heaping helping of lies and […]

June 28th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | 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 »

Candidates set for school board, city council, commission races in November

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, June 5, 2024 — Following Tuesday’s filing deadline for non-partisan races on the November ballot, the following candidates will appear on the ballot for the following races (the designation “(i)” indicates incumbent candidate): NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.Diane F. Berry (i) District 2Joedy Gilliand, District 2\Tracy Bowling (i) […]

June 6th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Additional non-partisan candidates file for office ahead of 4 p.m. Tuesday deadline

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 4, 2024 — A rush of additional candidates for office filed their paperwork Tuesday ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline. These candidates join those who have already filed for office. A complete list will be published on Wednesday once it is confirmed all candidates’ filings are in. […]

June 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | 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 »

Fiscal Court delays taking action on New Hope Fire request to raise annual dues $20

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, June 4, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court discussed and debated a request by the New Hope Fire Department to raise its annual fire protection dues from $40 to $60. Magistrate Keith Metcalfe argued that a $20 increase was too much for his constituents to accept, especially […]

June 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

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