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Today's Opinions

  • HOLIDAYS: MAY 2009
  • COYLE'S CORNER

    This week staff artist Paul Coyle takes a look at rising gas prices.

  • Things you learn at local meetings, by watching cable

    Sometimes things are said at local governmental meetings that are so profound that they need a mention -- somewhere in the paper.

    Often, those thoughts get lost in our memory banks or in the pages of our notebooks.

    I’ll spit a couple of recent items that make you want to ponder...

    Recently, Bullitt County was given state approval to do what many private citizens have been doing -- burning storm debris.

    The county has accumulated a massive pile of debris at the Bullitt County Stockyards.

  • Deal will aid entire county in many ways

    Congratulations to the city of Shepherdsville. And congratulations to the people of Bullitt County.

    For the past couple of years, many meetings have been held between officials with the city and Jim Beam Brands.

    The city was looking for a partner to help expand its sewer treatment plant and the international distiller wanted to take its package treatment plant off-line.

    After some ticklish moments when the multi-million project appeared dead, the partnership appears to be back together and moving forward.

  • Occupational therapy can aid elderly adapt to growing older

    Today, with advances in medicine and health care, more and more elderly Americans are living longer and wishing to remain in their homes and live as independently as possible.

    Many elderly people would rather have the comfort and ease of staying in their own private, comfortable surroundings instead of going into a skilled nursing facility or a community setting to live.

    This concept is called Aging in Place.

  • Schools cannot slow its CATS drive

    The state legislature felt that the current CATS assessment was not the best way to further education reform in Kentucky.

    The majority decided that there should be a better system of making sure students in the commonwealth are excelling.

    If all the promises are kept, there will not be a problem. Officials have pledged to not take the foot off the accelerator.

    If the Think Link assessments are correct, Bullitt County will see major improvement in test scores this fall. More importantly, student learning has been improved.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Do you know the real assets of your teenager?

    I am a parent of three children and acutely aware of the many temptations and dangers facing our kids today - many more than I faced as a child.

    I did not have to deal with cyber bullying, the temptations on the internet or the media bombardment of drugs, alcohol, violence and early sexual behavior.

    Our kids today face so many more risks than we did.

    So, what is a parent to do?

    We know that most of us usually follow the parenting model we’re most familiar with - our own parents behavior.