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Today's Opinions

  • Facts on smoking issue

     The Bullitt County Board of Health meets on 3/22/11 to vote on a Smoke-Free Regulation to protect the public’s health. A small minority is making big noise against this regulation passing. Their reasons are unfounded and illogical. Let us look at some of the FACTS regarding a smoke-free Bullitt County policy, and clear up some misunderstanding surrounding the issue.

  • Shop and Share success

     Thanks to all the wonderful people who supported First Lady Jane Breshear’s Shop and Share program held at the Kroger stores in February.

    The Shop and Share program was established to give shoppers the opportunity to help supply and support the Domestic Violence shelters and Day Centers in Kentucky. This year thanks to the generosity and support of the Shepherdsville and Mount Washington Kroger stores, hundreds of supplies were collected for the Day Center in Bullitt County.

  • Dedicated county judge

     Recently I was privileged to attend the Healthy Hearth Luncheon at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. If this event ever comes to Bullitt County again you will miss a treat if you don’t attend. It was both informative and entertaining.

  • Time to Change the Smoke Alarm Batteries

      FRANKFORT – When you move your clocks forward early Sunday to stay on time, change your smoke alarm batteries to stay alive, says Kentucky Fire Marshal William Swope.

    “Using the beginning of daylight savings time as a reminder to change the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors can be a lifesaving habit,” said Swope. “Surveys show that as many as 50 percent of the smoke detectors in American homes have dead batteries. Smoke detectors that don’t work can’t save lives.”

  • Time for entire county to rally behind team to get respect

     Only 16 schools in the commonwealth of Kentucky will be represented in the boys’ PNC Sweet 16 basketball tournament in Lexington’s Rupp Arena next week.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 03/09/11

     This week Paul Coyle takes a look at the county's newest wave of increasing gas prices.

  • House members race against the clock to ensure legislative action

                With little time remaining in the 2011 Regular Session, we used this week as the opportunity to amend and act on legislation.  This was done with the hope that each chamber will have an opportunity to consider and concur upon a great number of bills from the other chamber before we adjourn for the ten-day veto period.

  • Looking back from the future for tobacco