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Higdon: REAL ID deadline extended; now available in the region by appointment

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, April 29, 2021 — As Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, I want to provide you a reminder and update on Kentucky’s new federally compliant REAL IDs or Voluntary Travel ID. Suppose you do not have an alternative form of ID such as a passport by May 3, […]

April 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Auditor’s report shows incompetence on the loose in Frankfort

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, April 23, 2021 — “Buffalo on the loose in Lexington,” Lexington’s WTVQ reported. Apparently, a large male buffalo got loose from its enclosure near Jacks Creek Pike on Tuesday evening, breaking through a neighbor’s fence and managing to hide until officers called off the search when […]

April 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: New state budget provides funding for projects in the 14th district

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, April 23, 2021 — It was a privilege to serve you and our district at the Capitol during the 2021 Regular Session. At this same time last year, no one could have predicted just how drastically our lives would change amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the 30-day session […]

April 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court agrees to help fund study for multi-purpose sports complex

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 20, 2021 — Nelson Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to help fund a study that will evaluate the cost to build and operate a multi-purpose recreation facility to serve the residents of Bardstown and Nelson County. The county will join the City of Bardstown and the […]

April 20th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,Entertainment,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Our inalienable right to liberty is not a negotiable luxury

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 15, 2021 — “Give me liberty or give me death,” Patrick Henry thundered. Not much gray area there. No modifier, either. Nothing like “give me liberty as long as it’s convenient, there’s no pandemic or emergency and the politicians and health nannies agree it’s a […]

April 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: School choice will help ‘step up’ Kentucky’s education game

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 8, 2021 — Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America – many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school […]

April 9th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Legislation to address unemployement crisis to take effect

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Thursday, April 8, 2021 (UPDATED 10 p.m.) — The General Assembly successfully passed nearly 200 pieces of legislation during the 30-day 2021 Session. Bills covered a wide variety of topics, but the impacts of COVID-19 continue to loom over the legislature, our state, and the nation. This is certainly […]

April 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Fiscal court: Bulky item pickup continues, pace slowing due to greater use

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, April 5, 2021 (Revised Wednesday, April 6, 2021) — While Nelson County’s bulky item pickup is in its final phase, progress is slow because the amount of items picked up has increased. John Greenwell, the county’s solid waste coordinator, told Nelson Fiscal Court in its meeting […]

April 6th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: General Assembly votes to override two dozen of Gov. Beshear’s vetos

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, April 2, 2021 — The final two days of this year’s 30-day legislative session required the burning of the midnight oil. Before adjourning sine die, the legislative process also required a lot of “hurry up and wait.” However, I did enjoy the brief windows of opportunity to enjoy […]

April 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,Election News,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Legislative update: Governor Beshear signs, vetoes bills from General Assembly

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, March 29, 2021 — As we return to Frankfort to complete the final two days of this year’s regular session, we already know our agenda will be full. The Governor used the ten day veto period to issue 27 vetoes, bringing the total vetoes for this session to […]

March 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

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