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With filing deadline looming, primary voters will have a full slate of candidates

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 — The extended filing deadline for the May primary has resulted so far in one additional candidate to file for a magistrate’s seat on Nelson Fiscal Court. Tony Marie Wiley, 61, of the Hubbards Lane area, filed Tuesday as a Republican candidate for magistrate of […]

January 20th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court: 300 tons of road salt on its way to refill county stockpile

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 1 p.m. — At their virtual meeting Tuesday morning, Nelson Fiscal Court heard that the county’s road crews used approximately 278 tons of salt on the county’s road for the Jan. 6th snow event that hit the county. On that Thursday, the county’s […]

January 18th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Public Safety,State government,Weather | Read More »

General Assembly legislation may delay county redistricting to May 2023

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Rado Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, 12:30 p.m. — Nelson Fiscal Court’s plan to redistrict the county this year may not take place in May as planned. While current state law requires county governments to reapportion their legislative districts in May of the second year after a census, House […]

January 18th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Record,State government | Read More »

Letter: Changing political parties prior to seeking office ‘invites lots of questions’

To The Editor: As a long time member of the Republican Party, I am concerned and a little confused that one of the candidates for Nelson County Judge-Executive, Billy Gentry, recently changed his party registration from Democrat to Republican. This was done only days before registering to run in the Republican Primary. I feel that […]

January 14th, 2022 | Posted in Election News,Elections,Letters to the Editor,Opinion,Politics | Read More »

Election 2022: More candidates file for magistrate, county attorney, city council

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 — The deadline to file to be a candidate on the May 2022 primary ballot was extended last week by the Kentucky General Assembly. The legislature moved the deadline from 4 p.m. last Friday to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Potential candidates have more […]

January 12th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Primary 2022: Former magistrate files to run as Republican for judge executive

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 — Former 4th District magistrate Tim Hutchins filed Saturday, Jan. 8th to be a Republican candidate for Nelson County judge executive in the upcoming May 2022 primary. Hutchins, 62, of Mobley Mill Road, had discussed running for the office for several months, and he has […]

January 11th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

General Assembly votes to split county between 2nd, 4th Congressional district

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 — Nelson County’s long history as part of Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District was ended Saturday when new Congressional District maps were approved by the General Assembly. The redistricting approved by the General Assembly splits Nelson County basically in half, with the southern part […]

January 8th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,State government | Read More »

Dems call on legislative Republicans to ‘fix’ Nelson congressional redistricting snafu

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 — The Kentucky General Assembly released maps of its plans to redistrict Kentucky’s congressional districts, as well as the state senate and house districts. CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING. Nelson County Democrats have already objected to the set of Congressional redistricting maps released early today that […]

January 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Politics,State government | Read More »

State Rep. Chad McCoy files Wednesday to retain his 50th District House seat

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 — Incumbent state Rep. Chad McCoy eliminated all doubt about his political future by filing as a candidate seeking re-election to his seat as 50th District state representative. McCoy filed his paperwork earlier Wednesday in Frankfort. He was first elected to the seat in the […]

January 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,Politics,State government | Read More »

Video: Sen. Higdon answers constituents’ questions at ‘Coffee with the Legislators’

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 — Sen. Jimmy Higdon was the guest speaker at “Coffee with the Legislators” on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Bardstown. Higdon offered a preview of the issues the Kentucky General Assembly will try to address this year. He also answered […]

January 5th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

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