Today's Opinions

  • Don’t be ‘scared’ to be organ donor

     As Halloween approaches, people think of scary things like witches, spiders, and haunted houses, but what is actually scary is the fact that each day 22 children, men & women in America die needlessly. 

    As superhero capes are fitted, what Kentuckians don’t realize that everyone can be a superhero all year long, costume not necessary.  Simply by saying “yes” at your Circuit Clerk’s office and becoming a registered organ donor.

  • Skip the Turkey on Thanksgiving

     While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.

    And here are some good reasons:

    *You can brag about pardoning a turkey - like Obama.

    *You truly are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”?

    *Fruits and vegetables don’t have to carry government warning labels.

    *You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip.

  • Loss of a great team member

     Frank and Margaret Hatfield have been community service leaders for as long as most of us remember.

    Bullitt County never had a better known and loved couple around the state of Kentucky.

    With the passing of Frank, we lost half of a rare and wonderful team -- both AARP volunteers.

    We share Margaret Hatfield’s loss of a very brilliant and a very good man.

    Bill Harned, Mount Washington AARP

  • Follow safety tips to make your Thanksgiving tasty and safe

     WASHINGTON -- Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece - the turkey - is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one. USDA wants consumers to know that a range of resources, from smartphone apps to its 30-year Meat and Poultry Hotline, exist to help consumers through any food preparation conundrums this holiday season, wherever and whenever they may arise. 

  • Lvestock Expo returns

     Expect to see an uptick in visitors to Louisville and throughout Kentucky when the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) returns for its 42nd year to the Kentucky Exposition Center November 3-20.

  • Straighten out the record

    I read an opinion letter from a Ms. Thompson that stated Gloria Taft and Dana James brought the “brink of bankruptcy” to a balanced budget (in the city of Shepherdsville).

    I am not being negative toward these ladies but do wish to straighten the record. They were not in office when this began and the council at the time (including myself) worked hard with the mayor to make tough decisions that were not popular and understandably so.

    All these recoveries were in place when these ladies took office and then they continued with it.

  • Simon, Hardy real heroes

    On Oct. 21, 2015, Ms. Thompson stated in the Pioneer News that Gloria Taft and Dana James saved the city of Shepherdsville from the brink of bankruptcy.

    Well, I want to set the record straight. In 2011, six council members (Faith Portman, Don Cundiff, Bonnie Enlow, Larry Hatfield, Bernie Brown and Alan Wetzel), the mayor, Nick Simon with Publishers Printing and Bill Hardy with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County worked together as a team to save the city of Shepherdsville from bankruptcy.

  • Don’t forget to get out to vote next Tuesday

     No, Donald Trump will not be on the ballot next Tuesday when the voting machines are open in Bullitt County.

    To cast your opinion about the flashy leader of the GOP primary polls, or to show your support for Hillary Clinton, you will have to wait until next spring.

    What you will decide on Tuesday is who will be your leadership team in Frankfort for the next four years.

    We’re  not here to endorse anyone.

    What we do endorse is that you go out to the polls.