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Today's Opinions

  • Make it work to get sewers to Hwy. 245

    For months, it was like a big secret as no official would talk about it.

    The city of Shepherdsville was going to run a sewer line south to Highway 245 and it would expand its sewer plant.

    We have now learned the point of destination is indeed Highway 245 and a major, major player is Jim Beam Distillery.

    The combined project is looking to run around $20 million. The city can’t make the numbers work to make the sewer line expansion and plant expansion possible.

    This has been going on for well over a year.

  • Times can get tough even for the local Easter Bunny

    Bullitt Countians prayed more than usual during Holy Week when news was leaked about the firing of the local Easter Bunny.

    Clyde “Dizzy” Cottontail and his assistant bunnies were fired following their last egg hunt, just weeks prior to Easter, by Bullitt Fiscal Court. The decision was a result of two consecutive lackluster egg hunt seasons in the minds of county magistrates and many rabbit fans.

  • Some good, some bad notes from legislative work

    Two steps forward. One step back. Perhaps that’s the best way to characterize the impact of the recently concluded legislative session on Kentucky’s prospects for progress.

    Clearly there was substantial progress made in key areas, but we fell short on some important matters.

    First step forward

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  • CATS finally runs out of lives in state

    For the past 18 years, educators in Kentucky have had their feet held to the proverbial fire.

    As the years have passed, the fire got a little hotter.

    By the year 2014, school districts in Kentucky had a goal of 100 percent proficiency for their students in the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System.

    As of 2008, no Bullitt County school had reached the magic mark across the board. Few in Kentucky had met their goal with just six more years to go.

  • Proposal to let people cast ‘vote’ on alcohol sales

    Just when you thought there would be no more discussion on the possibility of alcohol sales on Sunday, it resurfaced Monday night.

    Councilman Scott Ellis threw out an interesting proposal - have a vote of the people that really doesn’t have any legal standing.

    After businessman Alex Ramirez spoke to the Shepherdsville City Council about how he has learned the affects of not having Sunday alcohol sales, Ellis said there might be an option.

  • General Assembly closes; several new laws passed

    FRANKFORT ee" Anticlimactic it may have been, since the largest and stickiest issues on the table had been well disposed of earlier. But the scheduled final two days of this year’s legislative session did convene in Frankfort Thursday with a bit of uncertainty hanging over it ee" and some drama at the end.

    The question going in: Would the House take up any of the bills that were still pending between chambers when the Legislature adjourned two weeks ago for its veto recess?