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Jailer switches political party, endorses Republicans for county judge, jailer

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 21, 2022 — Nelson County Jailer John “Buck” Snellen, a lifelong Democrat, changed his party registration to Republican Thursday afternoon at the Nelson County Clerk’s office. “I think the Republican party works more for people in general,” he said. Snellen is also endorsing two Republicans […]

July 21st, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,County government,Election News,Elections,News | Read More »

Health condition prompts Watts to step down early as Nelson Co. judge executive

By JIM BROOKSNElson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, July 7, 2022 — Nelson County Judge Executive Dean Watts announced Thursday morning that due to recent health issues, he will step down as judge executive effective July 31, 2022. Watts’ press release states that he has sent a letter to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear advising […]

July 7th, 2022 | Posted in Bourbon-related,Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Election News,Elections,Historic,News,State government | Read More »

Election 2022: Filing deadline passes, the non-partisan races are set for November

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Wednesday, June 8, 2022 — Now that the deadline to file for non-partisan races passed at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7th, we now have a clear picture of the candidates who will be on the November General Election ballot. BARDSTOWN MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL. Incumbent Mayor Dick […]

June 9th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Local candidates file for non-partisan races as the deadline rapidly approaches

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, June 3, 2022 — With the deadline to file for non-partisan races coming up at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, candidates have been filing this for the respective offices they are going to be seeking on the November ballot. Anyone interested in running for a non-partisan election […]

June 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Education,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: Post-primary update with Tim Hutchins, GOP county judge nominee

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 27, 2022 — Tim Hutchins was the studio guest on the May 25, 2022 edition of WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Hutchins talks about the primary race and looks ahead to the November General election. -30-

May 28th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Video | Read More »

Local Democrats invited to meet the 2022 slate of candidates Friday, June 3rd

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, May 27, 2022 — The Nelson County Democratic Woman’s Club is inviting all county Democrats to meet the 2022 Democratic slate of candidates at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. The keynote speaker is Marc Murphy, the editorial cartoonist for the […]

May 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Community News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

YouTube removes Gazette GOP forum video for ‘Community Guideline’ violation

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, May 19, 2022 — The Nelson County Gazette’s video of the last week’s Republican candidate forum at Bardstown High School was taken down by the video service early Thursday morning. The removal came as a result of YouTube’s determination that the video violated its Community Guidelines in regard […]

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

Hutchins wins GOP primary for judge; Massaroni is next 50th District state rep

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Tuesday, May 17, 2022 — The 2022 Primary provided election watchers a number of surprise outcomes in local races. JUDGE-EXECUTIVE. In the three-way Republican primary in the judge-executive’s race, voters overwhelmingly chose former magistrate Tim Hutchins over former Democrat Bill Gentry and former county GOP chairman, Don Thrasher. Hutchins […]

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

Jim’s Political Notebook: ‘Copy editor on holiday,’ and ‘Where’s my sticker??’

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette Monday, May 17, 2022 — Spelling errors. They are the thing that journalist’s nightmares are made of. No journalist enjoys seeing their work in print and finding a glaring misspelling. In this instance, it wasn’t a journalist’s mistake, but an error committed by some unnamed web designer for the “unauthorized” […]

May 17th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

View the sample ballot before heading out to cast your vote on Election Day

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Monday, May 16, 2022 — Nelson County voters will have their final chance to vote in the May primary election tomorrow, May 17, 2022. The ballot shown below includes both Republican and Democrat races. Only the races the voter is eligible to vote on will be show on their […]

May 16th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,Election News,Elections,News | Read More »