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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 »

McCoy: Legislators vote to invest $1.36 billion on infrastructure, other needs

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Friday, April 2, 2021 — After an extremely busy and productive 30-day legislative session, the 2021 Regular Session adjourned “sine die” at just a few minutes shy of midnight on Tuesday, March 30th. ELECTION MACHINES. During the final two days, we considered the Governor’s veto messages and heard from […]

April 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Education,Election News,News,Opinion,State government | 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 »

Legislative update: Higdon urges patience while election results checked, certified

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 — Kentuckians came through in a big way during the 2020 general election. The state set a strong standard for how an election should be run. Impressively, and to the credit of Kentucky’s hard working and dedicated County Clerks’ Office staff, volunteers, and the Secretary […]

November 13th, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Public Record,State government | Read More »

Election 2020: Incumbents for city council, Congrees and state rep. win big

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 — The level of interest in Tuesday’s General Election was evident at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday evening at the voting center at the main branch of the Nelson County Public Library, with dozens of voters lined up to cast their votes. The line stretched […]

November 3rd, 2020 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

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