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Today's Opinions

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Court lacks courage on tax decision

    It is not the first time it has happened and it will not be the last. But it should be.

    Three members of the Bullitt Fiscal Court voted against a small increase in the real property tax rate. Two members voted in favor.

    The initial consensus is that the public would find disfavor in County Judge Melanie Roberts and magistrate David Walker for voting to increase the property tax by $2 for a $100,000 home.

    But we beg to differ.

  • Accreditation result of many years of work

    It was discussed over five years ago and it has finally been accomplished by the Shepherdsville Police Department.

    The agency has been designated as one of about 90 departments in Kentucky to have met the 167 standards for accreditation.

    It has taken a while as administrations have changed, as well as leadership of the department. But the Kentucky Association of Police Chiefs bestowed the honor upon the department on Monday night in a ceremony before the city council.

  • Pickling more than cucumbers

    Relishes and pickles are a great way to enjoy summer’s bountiful array of fruits and vegetables long after the season is over.

    Pickling should not just be limited to cucumbers. Peaches, green tomatoes, okra, squash, and beans can also be pickled for a delightful addition to any meal. Spiced apples, muscadines, and crabapples and corn, pepper and pears can be used to make relishes. Quick-process pickled fruits and vegetables are easy to make and the many flavor combinations can add a lot of variety to meals.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Over the limit will lead to an arrest

    Kentucky Office of Highway Safety issues tough reminder to public: If you are over the limit you will be under arrest!

    Unfortunately drunk driving is nothing new in Kentucky, and nationally is still one of America’s deadliest crimes, killing more than 13,000 people each year.

    In Kentucky last year, there were approximately 6,000 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in over 2,200 injuries and 182 deaths.

  • KOHS continues crackdown on drunk drivers through Labor Day weekend

    FRANKFORT  - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), an agency of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is joining state and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to reduce impaired-driving crashes over the Labor Day weekend.

    The holiday crackdown coincides with the state’s “Drunk Driving.  Over the Limit.  Under Arrest” campaign, which began Aug. 21 and ends on Labor Day.

  • MY VIEWS: No one immune to untimely events

    Maybe it is the fact that my son is just weeks away from getting his driver’s license.

    Or maybe it is from writing too many stories detailing death coming much too early for too many youths in our community.

    The old belief that the young is indestructible is nothing but a myth.

    Just ask the families of Preston Cissell, Jason Smith and R.D. Reynolds.

    The community lost each of these young men in the recent couple of months. They were lost in different ways but they were all lost much too early in their lives.