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Today's Opinions

  • Getting House in order priority in first week

     FRANKFORT - This week marked the start of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    This year’s session we are only scheduled to meet for 30-days, and we spent the first week more or less getting the House of Representatives in order.

    One of our first responsibilities was to elect the individuals who will lead our caucus for the next two years.

    These are important and crucial roles, not only for our caucus but the General Assembly as a whole.

  • A little love thoughts in violent times

     In these crazy times, when people don’t always like one another, it’s time to think toward the social event of the year in Bullitt County.

    The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2015

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s January 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    BBB is calling the IRS scams an “epidemic.” A BBB employee received a call from someone representing themselves as the IRS, saying they have been trying to reach her, and that this is her final notice before a lawsuit is filed. The scammer wanted payment immediately. 

  • Governor outlines top 2014 accomplishments

     FRANKFORT - This year, Kentucky smashed records for business investment, created nearly 15,000 new jobs, enrolled more than half a million Kentuckians into affordable health care, slashed costs on critical transportation projects, and invested more money into K-12 education than ever before.

    These are among the Top 10 accomplishments of 2014 announced by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Extracurricular programs do help the kids

     A comprehensive review of existing scientific research into the effect of extracurricular on student outcomes was published in Developmental Review in 2012.  

    It reviewed 52 studies published in the previous five years.  There are two things you need to know about academic research. 

    One is that it is hard to explain because there are so many different things or combination of things that could explain a certain outcome.

  • This fire will not be put out very soon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The media was present.

    The crowd was large.

    The anticipation was high.

    Some came from the show which is known as Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Others came to see what was going to happen in the latest whirlwind saga known as Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    At the end of the morning, most probably left disappointed.

    With the exception of a minor flare up at the end of the meeting, calmer heads prevailed on this Tuesday morning.

  • Utility rate increase

     The KY Public Service Commission will soon hear a request from LG&E and KU for an increase in electric rates to all customers. LG&E wants to increase rates for natural gas as well. As this increase will induce an overall higher price in the power market, it is likely rural electric systems will pass an increase to their customers. Businesses facing higher costs will increase prices as well.

  • Operation Santa thanks

     Hillview Operation Santa and Community Events Inc. would like to thank the following for their generous donations and support of our program. These contributors and/or supporters made it possible for our organization to assist 400 needy families with food and toys during the holidays:

    Deeley Enterprises/Moby Dick

    Taylor Battery

    Dri-View

    Terry Gollar

    The Bourbon Chase

    The Zoneton Trowell Club

    Caution Light Group

    Blue Lick Truck and Van Parts

    Comstock Bros. Electrical