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Today's Opinions

  • Stimulus great plan but must be realistic

    Wouldn’t it be great if Bullitt County’s $49 million wish list could all get funded?

    Well, yes it would.

    However, we all know that won’t happen.

    The package submitted by the county judge and the various cities has a lot of worthwhile projects, some of which have already been in the funding cycle previously.

    The governmental bodies who have their projects ready to go will be the main benefactors of whatever Congress decides to do on the economic stimulus plan.

  • Stress and heart disease

    What does too much stress do to your heart?

    Stress in itself is not unhealthy. Stress is just your body’s response to any physical or emotional demand.

    But too much unrelieved stress can lower your body’s resistance to disease, contribute to disorders such as stomach ailments and insomnia, and may cause changes in the body’s chemistry that can directly affect your heart health.

    The stress response is your body’s physical reaction to a stressful situation.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Praise needed for hard work during storm

    Are there still people who hare without electricity in Bullitt County a week after the ice storm hit?

    Yes.

    Will there be residents who may be without power this time next week?

    We should hope not.

    But despite the many discomforts felt by those left without power, those who helped get life back to normal should be praised.

    The electrical crews have been wonderful. No, we still don’t understand when you neighbor has electric but the rest of the block doesn’t.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Legislators work on state budgetary issues

    FRANKFORT – With our thoughts understandably focused on what has been called the most widespread natural disaster in Kentucky’s history, my legislative colleagues and I returned to the Capitol early last week to begin the main portion of the 2009 Regular Session.

    We spent our opening days learning more about the recent storm’s damage and the unprecedented response that followed.  It has unfortunately claimed more than two dozen lives so far, and at its peak, more than 760,000 homes were without power.

  • Officials can't find hide nor hair of groundhog

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Storm of 2009 caused local officials to hedge through the ice and tree limbs like hogs in hopes of guaranteeing an early Spring.

    Warmer winter weather is determined, as everyone knows, by Bullitt County’s own official groundhog, Nichols Nick.

    With possibly the worst overall storm damage in county history, officials hoped to guarantee better future weather by controlling the Nichols Nick forecast.

  • Safety needed with food affected by power outages due to storms

    FRANKFORT - The hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians left without electricity from the winter ice storm that has been gripping the state are strongly encouraged to follow food safety guidelines from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) to prevent food contamination and related illness.

    DPH staff recommends keeping freezers closed to maintain the proper temperature for frozen foods. A full freezer will hold the temperature for approximately 48 hours and for 24 hours if the freezer is half full.