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Letters

  • Be CASA volunteer

     In 2009, Kentucky led the nation in child abuse related fatalities.

    By 2012, Kentucky reported the highest rate of child victims of all states in the union.

    Bullitt County has unfortunately had its fair share of contribution toward those statistics, with over 400 children in the system.

    CASA is approaching its 10th anniversary of advocating for these children, fallen victim to abuse and neglect.

  • Healthy school lunches

     With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches.

    Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping  ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat  and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or  obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their  risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

  • AARP not involved

     A recent advertisement placed in this newspaper by the Committee to Elect Depp E. Rasner II associated AARP 50+ with a Rasner sponsored event in the Mount Washington Senior Center.

    AARP did not authorize the ad from Committee to Elect Depp E. Rasner II that mentions AARP and did not participate in its production. AARP is a 501©(4) organization that does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.

  • Thank to Pioneer News

     Thanks for the nice send-off you guys at The Pioneer News gave me when I retired.

    I have such fond memories of my 25-plus years at the paper. We had good times and bad times but we all went through it together. Sometimes is seemed like we were more like family than co-workers. You are all special to me.

    Thanks Linda and Patty from Central Office for coming for my retirement party. It meant a lot to me.

  • Does our flag still fly?

     On July 4, Hal Lindsey made a guest talk about whether our flag was still flying. He mentioned about our first president who were Christians, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Our nation was founded on the Bible.

  • Schools are safe

     This letter is in response to the letter to the editor that appeared in the July 16 edition of the Pioneer News regarding the new firewall at Bullitt Central High School and is meant to clear up any possible misconceptions regarding the safety of our school facilities, especially Bullitt Central High School. 

    The questions regarding the firewall simply concerned what we believed was an oversight in the engineer’s original design of the new firewall which led to a change order. 

  • Watch D.O.G.S. pride

       On a Saturday morning as the rain falls, each of us are thinking what a day for a parade. In my community the parade is a really big deal. From the fire engines and police cars, to the floats and teams, we all look up at the sky and wonder. This year was different. 

    This year dad’s from ( 4 ) Elementary schools and our Middle school decided we would march in the parade. As Watch D.O.G.S. 

    How cool!

  • Thanks to Thompson, crew

     I wanted to thank Tony Thompson and his workers for the work they did on the Bullitt Blast this year.

    The Bullitt County Woman’s Club and Linda Belcher appreciated the opportunity to sponsor the watermelon eating contest. It was a fun-filled event with five winners and 43 participants.

    Thank you to The Pioneer News for taking pictures.

    Lou Ann Moore, publicity chair, Bullitt County Woman’s Club

  • Helping a motorist

      I broke down on my way to Florida for my oldest daughter’s wedding.

    I ended up at Ken Towery in Shepherdsville. Store manager Brent Beyer and tech Craig Wolfe went above and beyond to get me back on the road. Craig drove to the hardware store himself to get the part. Brent kept the store open an hour and a half past closing to get me to my wedding.

    Their dedication and good nature helps restore my faith in humanity. I hope you can run something in your paper for the good deeds that came from my travel.

  • School board accountability

     The article in the July 7,2014 Pioneer News, front page above the fold,  stated that Bullitt Central High School opened in 1970 and the building does not have a proper firewall.

    Whoa! Let just hold on for a minute. Forty-four years without a proper firewall; how many thousands of students spent four years of their lives in that building? Now we have a board member jumping up and down because it may take $62,435 to correct the problem and make the building safer for thousands more Bullitt Central High School students.