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Letters

  • Every student matters

     I read with interest my friend Mike Frye’s letter in last Wednesday’s Pioneer News.  Mike asks some interesting questions and exhorts people to replicate what Mt. Washington Middle does regarding their curriculum and I believe I need to clear up a couple of things.

  • Preserving the landlines

     AARP is fighting to preserve reliable phone service for the elderly and other citizens who rely on landline service for emergency purposes and to stay connected to their family, friends and communities.

    Telephone service is a basic necessity, particularly for older adults, who are more likely than any other age group to rely on landline service to maintain social contact and preserve health and safety.

    Competition in the telecommunications market can give consumers real choices and can promote their economic well-being.

  • Consider the tax dollars
  • CASA needs volunteers

     If you have 3-4 hours per week and share our concern about abused and neglected children currently involved in the courts in Bullitt County, we would like to talk to you about being a new volunteer with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program. We currently have many more cases in the system than volunteers to cover them.

  • All students need programs

     Last week our Board of Education voted on and approved a new and amazing Math and Science program for middle school students. This program is called the Discovery school and allows our best of the best students from across our county to come together and dream of what can be at Hebron Middle School. For 108 young middle school students and their parents, this is an opportunity to excel. But what about all the other students in our schools?

  • Cost seems a little high

     I am writing this letter in regards to your story about the library Board buying the church and lot in Mount Washington for $400,000 and then paying approximately $150 more to have it torn down and then finding problems with asbestos and deciding to demolish the building.

    This is the same board that placed a cell phone tower on the end of the runway at Blue Lick Airport jeopardizing any future for the airport.

  • Need time to study decisions

     “The essential difference between EMOTION and REASON is that emotion leads to action and reason leads to conclusions.” Donald Calne

    When the ballots were tallied in November, 2012, the outcome showed the six Shepherdsville residents that had been trusted by their peers to represent them in making decisions regarding local legislation on their behalf. The three of us were fortunate enough to be among those six.

    Some of the decisions we are trusted to make are trivial in the grand scope of life, while others bear a much greater weight.

  • Support county treasurer

     I have had the GREAT HONOR, to be our County Treasurer’s Pastor for the past three years and just found out that her Office and her Co-workers are working out of a broom closet. I can’t believe that some politician, could justify that our County Treasurer, who writes the payroll checks and pays our county bills would be stuck in a place like that because of politics.

  • Best Ever snow removal

     One thing is for certain Old Man Winter is here! The snow is Free and the frigid weather is Free! Free to us from Old Man Winter! Free for us to sled in. Free for us to make snowmen out of. Free for children to run and play in. Free for the “Foxes” and “Dogs” to romp in. We are all free to enjoy watching the snow falling as we sit in our cozy houses, sipping hot chocolate while we are unable to go to school and be with our friends.

  • Full story on road projects

     Phase 3 Construction is beginning! Apparently there is some misinformation about the roadwork that will be starting soon and how the funding was secured.

    Let me help clear this up for you. Serving as your State Representative I Linda Belcher wrote a Bullitt County Road Plan Proposal while I served you in Frankfort. I put the road requests in priority order hoping we would get “SOME” of them included in the 6 year Road Plan – where projects are funded.