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Today's Opinions

  • Caring adults do make great leaders

    If you enjoy working with young people, volunteering as a 4-H club leader may be an exciting and fulfilling experience for you.

    In 4-H, caring, enthusiastic adults are always needed to assist young people in achieving their goals.

    Club leaders can positively impact a 4-H’ers life. It is very rewarding for them to watch young people build self-confidence and self-worth and develop new interests as they accomplish goals in various projects and activities.

    Club leaders can either organize a community club or a project club.

  • Drug court proves right tonic for area

    Tougher than probation. More rewarding than prison.

    Bullitt County joined the vast majority of counties in Kentucky to offer drug court programs for non-violent felony offenders.

    The program has been a wonderful success.

    Has everyone placed in the program remained drug-free? No. A number of them will appear before Circuit Judge Rodney Burress trying to explain why they didn’t conform to the strict set of rules placed on them by the drug court.

  • Making Halloween Fun for Diabetic Children

    Today, candy is the central focus of the spookiest holiday of the year.  In fact, the average American consumes 24 pounds of candy in a year, most of which is eaten right after Halloween according to the U.S. Census Bureau.   But for children with diabetes, it can be difficult to enjoy the festivities when all their fellow goblins are in a frenzy to get their hands on mounds of sweet treats.

     

  • HOLIDAYS: OCTOBER 2009

    OCTOBER 2009

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    MONTH:

    Adopt-A-Shelter Dog

    Animal Safety and Protection

    Antidepressant Death Awareness

    Bake and Decorate

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Celebrating the Bilingual Child

    Celiac Disease Awareness

    Children's Magazine

    Chili

    Chiropractic

    Church Library

    Church Safety and Security

    Class Reunion

    Co-op Awareness

    Crime Prevention

    Cyber Safety Awareness

    Dental Hygiene

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Parents play key role in prevention of drug abuse

    It is hard to believe that summer break is over.  The neighborhoods are now mostly quiet with children tucked away in their classrooms ready to learn.

    Teachers have a new group of students to motivate and inspire.  Amid all the academics that are covered in the schools, many other lessons are learned as well - some good, some bad. 

    Life lessons - you know them well.  Those things that shape who you are and some that even change your path forever. 

  • Take time with health care reform

    In my travels across Kentucky this August, I met with many doctors, nurses, seniors, hospital workers, small-business owners, and countless others concerned about their health care and what kinds of reforms government can make.

    Everybody had an opinion.

    No one claimed the current system is perfect.

    But I didn’t meet anybody who thought a government takeover of health care was the answer.

    No, what Kentuckians told me loud and clear was that those of us in Washington should take the time necessary to get health care reform right.

  • Planner good use of county tax dollars

    For years, we have advocated more planning than zoning. However, when reality sets in, the opposite is true.

    Maybe heeding some of our advice or maybe thinking outside of the normal governmental box, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts wants to hire a planner.

    Great idea. Wish we had thought of it 20 years ago.

    The problem is -- and always has been -- money. To hire someone with a degree will take more than the $39,000 set aside in the annual budget.

    Maybe the economy would make filling the position more possible. We don’t know.