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Today's Opinions

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Suggestions valid on plan for schools

    The crowd was pretty well behaved even though most came in angry. They didn’t like what the school system had proposed and they were all looking after the future happiness of their children.

    Despite the emotional evening, the Bullitt County Public School Board received a lot of quality comments from the two dozen speakers.

    In question is how to fill up a new elementary school in Mount Washington and how to eliminate the large student population at Freedom Elementary.

  • Tennis community losing a dear friend at month's end

    It’s more than a gathering place for the liar’s club.

    It’s been more than a place to simply show off your athletic abilities by hitting a little yellow ball across a net.

    It’s been a community of people from all walks of life.

    It’s been Fern Valley Tennis Club.

    For the past 34 years, the eight courts (and sometimes a ninth one) have been home to thousands of people. It has been a home away from home, a place to meet others and even a place to share a few adult beverages.

  • County must look closely at tax issue

    There is not one individual who would support a tax increase.

    At the same time, few would want to see their government services cut.

    Local government agencies are not as privileged as the federal government. Simply printing more money is not an option.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court members will have an opportunity on Sept. 1 to determine its real property tax rate.

    In just brief conversations on Tuesday, it appeared there might be a possibility that court members could support a slight increase in the rate.

  • Look outside the box great on MW issue

    While not arguing the merits of the proposal, we applaud the effort by Mount Washington councilmembers Dale Walter, Dennis Griffin and Larry Porter to deal with a tough issue.

    Mount Washington must build a new sewage treatment plant.

    And, to pay the debt service, the city needs additional revenue.

    Under the current plan, water and sewer fees have risen 17.5 percent and look to increase by the same number next year.

  • Latest zoning proposal way out of MW box

    Way outside the box.

    That’s the only way to describe a proposal in Mount Washington to rezone a stretch along both sides of Highway 44 from the eastern to the western corporate limits of Mount Washington.

    The proposal would rezone all that property to B-1 Highway Business.

    As observers to the growth in the county over the past 20 years will recognize, there have indeed been many rezonings to commercial classifications along all parts of Highway 44.

  • MAPping path to excellence

    As we start a new school year, I want to take the opportunity to share with you news of a large step forward in our quest to improve student learning outcomes in Bullitt County.

    For the past two years, the school district has used the ThinkLink assessments three times each year to predict how our students would perform on the state assessment and to pinpoint particular academic areas in which a student needs additional assistance.

  • COYLE'S CORNER