• Commend medical, fire employees

     My husband, my sisters and I want to commend the personnel at Jewish South Medical Center, Bullitt County EMS, 911 Dispatch and Zoneton Fire Department for their professionalism over the last several months in responding to many 911 calls for my brother.

    The care and concern they gave my brother who ultimately passed away on Jan. 20, 2015, at Jewish South was comforting at such a traumatic time.

    They did everything possible to save him and support the family. 

  • Lemons not the answer

     It is extremely irresponsible for the Pioneer News to publish, almost uncritically, a claim that lemons prevent and possibly cure cancer. 

    I am talking about Jim Davidson’s column on page A-5 of the 02-11-2015 issue.

    Putting a disclaimer at the beginning and a short “the jury is still out” at the end of the column is NOT SUFFICIENT when you are printing a claim like that. 

  • Why new traffic light?

     I don’t understand why they put a traffic light at the intersection of Hebron and new Highway 61.

    There is not enough traffic on Hebron Lane to warrant this new light. It is too close to the traffic light at John Harper.

    I hope they are not considering  more traffic lights along the new Highway 61 from John Harper and Bells Mill Road.

    Ronnie Durbin


  • Meeting experience

     Born & raised in the community, I decided to attend my first city council meeting, Jan. 12. Being a new year I was hoping the council would be united for the good of our citizens of Shepherdsville.

    Was I wrong. The mayor failed to introduce the new council members. Even after the invocation by Bro. Miller to pray for a new year and a unification to work together for the citizens of Shep. 

  • A worthy New Year’s Resolution

     New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement and other goals.  This year why not resolve to do something even more lasting:  improve the life of a child who has suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregiver?

    There is an estimate of over 400 children in the Bullitt County court system due to dependency, abuse and neglect. 

    These children are in the system due to no fault of their own.  Some of these children have been removed from their homes because it is simply unsafe for them to reside there. 

  • School Board members should be recognized

     The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of Bullitt County Public Schools deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.

  • Utility rate increase

     The KY Public Service Commission will soon hear a request from LG&E and KU for an increase in electric rates to all customers. LG&E wants to increase rates for natural gas as well. As this increase will induce an overall higher price in the power market, it is likely rural electric systems will pass an increase to their customers. Businesses facing higher costs will increase prices as well.

  • Operation Santa thanks

     Hillview Operation Santa and Community Events Inc. would like to thank the following for their generous donations and support of our program. These contributors and/or supporters made it possible for our organization to assist 400 needy families with food and toys during the holidays:

    Deeley Enterprises/Moby Dick

    Taylor Battery


    Terry Gollar

    The Bourbon Chase

    The Zoneton Trowell Club

    Caution Light Group

    Blue Lick Truck and Van Parts

    Comstock Bros. Electrical

  • Meatless Solutions

     It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health.

    Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar and salt.

    Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. No reputable study has ever shown an opposite result.

  • Mayor says thanks

     To all the wonderful people whom I have had the opportunity to work with over the past 12 years -- thank you.

    We have worked together, argued together, shared our problems and hopes together and established ourselves as a team -- not always in agreement but always together.