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June 11, 2021 (Bardstown, KY) by Don Thrasher Trey Bradley promised to be neutral and to try and unify the local Nelson County Republican Party.  But suddenly on election day last Saturday Bradley's "Slate" of his proposed members excluded all of the 40 former committee members except for Nick Cipparone.  Cipparone being a former long term Mitch McConnell supporter and...
February 24th, 2021 by Special Guest Columnist Amye Bensenhaver of the Kentucky Open Government Coalition The Kentucky Open Government Coalition has made no secret of its objections to the secrecy of the Kentucky Impeachment Committee. Our objections were both philosophical and legal. We have acknowledged, on more than one occasion, that the open meetings law may have provided legal cover for the...
February 23,  2021 (Bardstown, KY) by Don Thrasher Asst. Commonwealth Attorney Joe Ballard has been appointed to fill the seat vacated last year by Judge Jack Seay.  The 10th Judicial Circuit is comprised of Nelson, Hart and Larue counties.  Larue County has around 15,000 people compared to Nelson's 45,000.  But that didn't stop Former Larue County Judge Executive Tommy Turner...
January 28th, 2021 (Cox's Creek, KY) by Don Thrasher On January 6th, 2020 the day the Capitol was breached, Former Ryan Quarles Campaign Manager Tres Watson, who also was the Communications Director for the KY Republican Party accused the President of "blocking the military from protecting the US Capitol".  Then going on to say on his Twitter account "He ...
January 10, 2021 (Bardstown, KY) On Sunday, January 10th 2021, deputies with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Nat Rogers Road in reference to a death investigation. A 23 year old male was found deceased in a vehicle. An autopsy is pending but it is believed the cause of death is a heroin overdose. The investigation led...
January 9th, 2021 (Cox's Creek, KY) by Don Thrasher Nelson County State Rep. Chad McCoy, who self-identifies as a "conservative", sponsored HB1 which states in relevant part: Section 1.1)(a)Any business, for-profit or not-for-profit organization, local government, association, or any school or school district, public, private, or religiously affiliated, may remain open and operational so long as it obtains and follows...
November 25, 2020 (Bardstown, KY) A suspect was arrested Wednesday hours after police say a man was shot to death in Bardstown. According to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, deputies were sent to a home on Louisville Road in Bardstown just after 4 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported a shooting there. When deputies arrived, they found 28-year-old Richard Blake Martin near...
November 12, 2020 (Bardstown, KY) Today Jeanette Sidebottom the Nelson County Clerk announced in a statement that her office would be closed to the public effective immediately.  This is due to Covid-19 cases inside the office.  The drop box is still available for transactions as is the state website for vehicle renewal at drive.ky.gov.
October 15, 2020 (Cox's Creek) by Don Thrasher After an in-depth investigation the KY Record has learned that purported thief Tracy Hudson paid off nearly a half a million dollars of multiple mortgages and credit lines betwen 2018-2020.  The main property is the 7,000 Square Foot house in Bloomfield located at 2109 Lawrenceburg Rd.  Hudson and her husband Jason a...
October 14, 2020 (Cox's Creek, KY) - by Don Thrasher Contrary to the rosy press statement by Mayor Dick Heaton, anyone that actually watched yesterday's online City of Bardstown Council meeting knows it contained a scathing rebuke of the city's financial procedures.  It also revealed the timeline and amounts of the theft by former City CFO Tracy Hudson.  We learned...

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