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Letters

  • Give the Gift of Life

     As we celebrate and feast with loved ones over the holidays, many of us wish to give back and help others.  Often, we struggle to find the time and the means to do so.  However, this Thanksgiving, there is something everyone can do that costs nothing, takes less than a minute, and gives hope to thousands of children, adults, and their families, in need. 

  • Soil situation under control

     In response to our highly esteemed former Superintendent Frank Hatfield’s letter published on Wednesday, I want to state clearly I detected no comments intended to disparage either Mr. Hatfield or the Board members at the time that BCHS was constructed.

    He correctly points out that the 43 year old building is solid, with little in the way of settlement or cracking and this is a testament to his care for the long-term success of the school district he served as superintendent for over 20 years.

  • Soil was studied

     I am writing this letter in response to the article titled “Mucky Situation,” that appeared in the November 18 issue of The Pioneer News related to the construction now underway at Bullitt Central High School.

  • Drinking, drugs are bad

     The news is bad, but there is good news too. 

    Kentucky ranks third highest in drug overdose deaths in the US (23.6 per 100,000 people) according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health titled Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic (www.HealthyAmericans.org). 

  • Lewis wonderful boss

     The Mount Washington Elementary School staff would like to wish Mrs. Terri Lewis a Happy Bosses Day. We would like to thank Mrs. Lewis for being an amazing boss. She is a determined leader who gives her best every day for her students and her staff members.

    We would like to thank Mrs. Lewis for motivating us to give our best effort to help each child at MWES succeed.

  • Letter not all correct

     A recent letter to the editor praising the magistrates for their efforts of overseeing how our tax money is spent was not entirely accurate.

    Mr. (John) Bradshaw was not the first to report an accounting error that results in the overpayment to the county attorney’s office. The county attorney reported the error.

    In fact, when the error was reported, Mr. Bradshaw showed very little concern over the error, stating he was reasonably sure it was a simple mistake. I was present and did not hear him ask any questions as to how this could have happened.

  • Should help kids

     I cannot believe that the Bullitt County School System has employed resource officers who are unwilling to take the time or energy during the holiday season to simply compile a list of the less fortunate children within their assigned schools. The families in need at some of our county’s schools are told to go to the Salvation Army for help.

    I don’t believe that is an acceptable answer when our county has both citizens and businesses that are willing to support these children and their siblings to ensure that each family has a good Christmas morning.

  • School taxes too much

     Bullitt Country taxpayers should take note.  The School Board has again raised your property taxes.  They try to imply that taxes went up $22.00, when in fact your taxes have increased much more.  Thanks to three School Board members, Lorraine McLaughlin, Dolores Ashby, and Board Chairman, Tim Wiseheart, your property taxes have increased for the SIXTH year in a row.

  • No guns for high risk

     Nine American women are shot and killed by their husbands and intimate partners every single week. The victims are mothers, sisters, daughters, friends – each an irreplaceable loss to their families and our society. Tragically, our lax gun laws make it easier for abusers to acquire a firearm than it is to purchase a Sudafed. Legislators who don’t support expanded background checks and other common-sense gun reforms are co9mplicit in this bloodshed and moms need to call them out.

  • Thanks to Arts Council

     The Woman’s Club would like to thank the Bullitt County Art Council for their participation in the Fall Conference.

    Their wonderful displays on the tables and throughout the room were beautiful.  A special thanks to Donna burke and Judy Nevitt for their singing performance, as well as Jacob Head with the Compass Quarter, for his solos on the Violin. Their performances were inspiring up lifting.