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By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Saturday, Feb. 10, 2023 — Lawmakers returned to Frankfort on Tuesday to reconvene following a constitutionally required break in the 2023 30-day legislative session. We immediately got back to work, passing House Bill 1, which codifies the income tax reduction from 5 percent to 4.5 percent that went into […]…


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By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Saturday, Feb. 10, 2023 — As we wrap up day 8 of the 2023 Regular Session, my colleagues and I have been hard at work crafting sound, responsible policy that covers a range of issues. From reformulated gasoline, to restructuring our local elections, the House alone has over 250 […]…


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To the editor, I opened in the Nelson County Gazette what I thought was going to be a news report on the Nelson County school board meeting of Feb. 9, 2023, but the news report very quickly turned into an editorial. The article started off very factual up until it got to the part that […]…


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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, — The Nelson County Board of Education held a special-called meeting Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in order to approve construction bonds for the Thomas Nelson High School community campus project. However, board chair Diane Berry adjourned the meeting moments after it began — the displeasure […]…


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By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 — The Nelson County Board of Education called a special meeting for Thursday, but the meeting ended just as it was getting started. Board chair Diane Berry opened the meeting with the usual Pledge of Allegiance, then advised she was adjourning the meeting. […]…


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By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, — For most Kentuckians, the reliability of our energy supply is not something we think about too often. We flip a switch or press a button and the lights come on the temperature changes in our homes and offices. That confidence is waning, however, as […]…


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By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to hold its second monthly meeting at 6 p.m. The meeting time change required the court to revise its administrative code to put the new time in place. The next meeting of fiscal court is 6 p.m. […]…


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By TIM HUTCHINSNelson County Judge-Executive Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 — The past few weeks since I was elected Nelson County Judge-Executive have been quite busy. I will be updating Nelson County citizens each month on issues and policies. My days have been filled with meetings, budget reviews, repairs, and personnel restructuring. During my campaign, I […]…


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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 — Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that Friday, that in December — and for the first time — Kentucky voter registration under “other” political affiliations has broken the 10 percent mark. In December, Kentucky saw 6,103 new voters register, for a net gain of […]…


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By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 — Lawmakers will reconvene for the remaining 26 days of the 2023 Regular Session in just a few days. Because this is an odd-year session, the legislature only meets for a total of 30 days, half the time devoted to session in even-numbered years. Without […]…


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By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — The Bardstown City Council approved a request to provide city water to homes on Brothers Lane. The project is one proposed by Nelson Fiscal Court using the county’s American Rescue Plan Act monies. According to City Engineer Jessica Filiatreau, the county is […]…


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By CANDY MASSARONI50th District State Representative Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2023 — As lawmakers prepare to reconvene the 2023 Regular Session, legislative committees are continuing to lay the framework for the legislation we will consider during the remaining 26 legislative days. While the past several sessions have been consumed by major issues like the budget, tax […]…


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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 — A special prosecutor has been appointed for the investigation into the disappearance of Crystal Rogers, the murder of her father, Tommy Ballard, and the 2013 murder of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. WLKY TV reports that Shane Young, Hardin County’s Commonwealth Attorney, has been […]…


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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — The Nelson County Board of Education met in a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17th to approve the bids on the revisions necessary at Thomas Nelson High School to implement the Community Campus plan to move middle schoolers there. This video begins at the start […]…


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By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 — Legislative leaders envision a more traditional, non-budget session during the 2023 General Assembly and are discouraging major policy changes and spending requests. House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect, told Spectrum News that such an approach will allow “us to pump the brakes a […]…


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