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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 »

Bradley elected as chairman of a new county Republican Party leadership team

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, June 14, 2021 — The Nelson County Republican Party completed its reorganization process Monday evening and elected a new slate of officers. Trey Bradley was elected as the party’s chairman for the next four years. “The turnout for the precinct elections last week and the turnout for the […]

June 15th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

GOP reorganization gathering packs Nelson County library main meeting room

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, June 5, 2021 — The reorganization meeting of the Republican Party of Nelson County brought a capacity crowd to the Nelson County Public Library’s main meeting room Saturday morning. More than 100 Republicans from 23 of the county’s 24 voting precincts were represented at Saturday’s meeting. Cars driven […]

June 5th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Republican party chairman Thrasher says he won’t seek re-election as party head

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 24, 2021 — With the coming reorganziation of the Nelson County Republican party, the current party chairman announced that he will not be seeking to remain party chairman moving forward. In a press release from Don Thrasher, he advised: “Given that I will most likely be running […]

May 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Legislative update: General Assembly wraps up 2021 30-day regular session

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, March 19, 2021 — This week’s 30-day Regular Session activity ended with dozens of bills on the Governor’s desk. Having already completed 28 legislative days, both the House and the Senate raced to approve bills through the process until the figurative and literal eleventh hour. This week marked […]

March 20th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Letter: League of Women Voters support public input on redistricting plans

Dear Editor, The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is urging the Kentucky General Assembly to support and commit to an open redistricting process by allowing public input and comment. Utilizing census data compiled every ten years, the General Assembly is required to redraw district boundaries for Kentucky’s seats in the U.S. House (6), State […]

March 5th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Magistrates praise county road crews for work during recent ice storm, snow events

By  JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, March 2, 2021 — The recent ice storm and snow falls required continuous efforts by the county road department to keep the roadways passable; those efforts also consumed a substantial amount of the county’s supply of road salt. That was the report Nelson Fiscal Court received […]

March 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »

Legislative update: State lawmakers reach halfway point of 2021 session

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, March 1, 2021 — As we begin March, it is hard to believe that this will be our last full week of this year’s session. Last Wednesday was the last day lawmakers could file new legislation and though this is considered a short session, nearly 900 bills have […]

March 1st, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Passing the torch: Watts reflects on nearly 3 decades as Nelson Co. judge-executive

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts made it crystal clear after winning his last election in 2018: This will be his last term at the head of county government. People who know Watts say he’s implied that me might not run for […]

January 19th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,Politics | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Capitol riots prove liberty and lawlessness cannot co-exist

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 — This week’s column was supposed to analyze Gov. Andy Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth and Budget address. However, that speech was delayed by the chaos that erupted on Capitol Hill during Congress’ attempt to certify the Electoral College votes cast in the […]

January 10th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety | Read More »