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Fiscal court to leave property tax rate the same; will study jail’s environment

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court plans to leave the county’s property tax rate the same for 2022 as it was for 2021. The 2021 rate was 13.9 per $100 value for real estate. Judge Executive Dean Watts noted that leaving the rate the same […]

August 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

So much for unity: Former GOP county chair forms splinter Republican group

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Wednesday, July 28, 2021 — Former Republican Party chairman Don Thrasher’s recent letter to the editor offering an apology and call for unity within the Nelson County Republic Party seems to have been a very short-lived sentiment. This week, local Republicans began receiving a mailer that blasted the newly reorganized […]

July 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Fiscal court OKs projects that include paving roads, work at Dean Watts Park

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 20, 2021 — With the new fiscal year now underway, Nelson Fiscal Court magistrates have been preparing their road repair wish lists while awaiting state road repair funds. Magistrate Jeff Lear, who represents the county’s 4th District, submitted his paving list at Nelson Fiscal Court’s […]

July 21st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

NAACP president calls for immediate action for ‘unsafe’ conditions at county jail

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, July 20, 2021 — NAACP President Jeff Stone called on Nelson Fiscal Court Tuesday to insure sufficient funding for the proper and safe operation of the Nelson County Jail. Stone told the court he toured the jail on Monday, and said that in the jail’s current […]

July 21st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Health,News,Politics,Public Safety,Video | Read More »

Higdon announces his intent to seek re-election to 14th District Senate seat

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, July 19, 2021 — Kentucky Sen. Jimmy Higdon announced Monday his intention to seek re-election as state senator representing Kentucky’s 14th senate district. The 14th district includes Casey, Marion, Nelson, Spencer and a portion of Jefferson County. “Since I came to the Senate in 2009, I have made […]

July 19th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Elected school board members must have a say on curriculum

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Insitute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, July 15, 2021 — Renewed attention to who controls curriculum decisions is the equivalent of the sun starting to peek through the clouds in the stormy debate over the teaching of race in Kentucky’s public school classrooms. In well-intentioned but poorly executed efforts to bolster parental […]

July 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

State kindergarten funding will allow focus on reading, COVID-19 recovery

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, July 12, 2021 — As summer speeds by and we look towards to the start of school, students and teachers will trade masks and temperature checks for recess and high-fives. Throughout the pandemic, students, parents and teachers were faced with challenges, including changes to students’ routine, ability to […]

July 12th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

July 1 brings new state fiscal year and budget with focus on state’s future

By CHAD MCCCOY50th District State Representative Tuesday, July 6, 2021 — While July 1 may be the beginning of a long holiday weekend for some, for the Kentucky General Assembly it is day one of a new fiscal year and the first test of a new budget. Passing a budget is by far the biggest […]

July 6th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson County Democrats to meet this Thursday, July 1, 2021

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 29, 2021 — The Democratic Party of Nelson County will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, at the main branch of the Nelson County Public Library. Discussion of sub-committee assignments and updates on other plans will be the primary agenda for this meeting. All Democrats […]

June 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,News,Politics | Read More »

City council meets twice this week to complete FY 2021, 2022 budget process

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (Revised 1 p.m.) — The Bardstown City Council will meet this evening at 6 p.m. in the council chambers next to the Rec. Center gym on Xavier Drive. This is an in-person meeting that will not be livestreamed. The Nelson County Gazette will have pater […]

June 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,Community News,News,Politics | Read More »