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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 »

GOP voter registrations top Democratic voters for first time in county history

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, April 5, 2024 — The voter registration numbers in Nelson County broke a historic threshold last month when the county officially turned red, i.e., the majority of voters in the county are registered Republicans. After decades of the Democratic party being the dominant political party, the GOP — […]

April 5th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Hutchins unveils 10 Commandments, other historic documents at fiscal court

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 2, 2024 — On Tuesday morning, Nelson County Judge-Executive Tim Hutchins opened the fiscal court meeting by unveiling copies of what he said were important historical documents — copies of the Ten Commandments, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution […]

April 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | 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 »

Fiscal Court examines the cost of a building a new 700-bed county jail

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday,, March 5, 2024 — Nelson Fiscal Court spent more than an hour in a discussion about the pros and cons of building a new, much larger county jail. Hopkinsville-based architect Kevin Sharp provided a slide presentation where he showed the court how, in his estimation, a […]

March 6th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Police / Fire / EMS,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

The county’s annual bulky item pickup nearing completion of its first phase

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 5, 2024 — The first phase of the county’s bulky item pickup will be completed this week, according to John Greenwell, the county’s solid waste coordinator. The next phase that begins Monday, March 11, 2024, will include the areas south of the Bluegrass Parkway and […]

March 6th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Board votes 4-1 to oust Wes Bradley as superintendent of Nelson County Schools

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, March 4, 2024 — The Nelson County Board of Education voted 4-1 Monday evening to remove Wes Bradley from his job as superintendent of Nelson County Schools. The vote came at the second special-called board meeting in a week. As with last week’s meeting, Monday’s meeting […]

March 4th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

‘Bradford & Brooks’ guest is former AG government transparency expert

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 — If you are interested in good government, then you won’t want to miss Wednesday morning’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Our guest is Amy Bensenhaver, a former assistant Kentucky attorney general whose focus was government transparency. Bensenhaver worked as a staff attorney under six […]

February 27th, 2024 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

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