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Today's Opinions

  • Drinking, drugs are bad

     The news is bad, but there is good news too. 

    Kentucky ranks third highest in drug overdose deaths in the US (23.6 per 100,000 people) according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health titled Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic (www.HealthyAmericans.org). 

  • Will county be committed to be Ready to Work?

     The work conducted by a committee of individuals from all walks of life in Bullitt County has been rewarded.

    The county has been labeled as a Ready to Work Community in progress. Basically, the county has laid out its roadmap to improve the readiness of its work force for the future.

    Many of the requirements will revolved around the local school system. Will it prepare its graduates for a place in college or a career in the work environment?

  • Have a safe Halloween... if you dare

     The tinsel flowing off the branches of the Christmas tree next to the air conditioning unit, reflecting twinkly lights off the ornaments, reminds me of one thing: It’s Halloween time in Bullitt County.

    While I think it’s scary to see Yuletide decorations in October, it still doesn’t take away from the fun autumnal season and the biggest of the Fall holidays.

  • Lewis wonderful boss

     The Mount Washington Elementary School staff would like to wish Mrs. Terri Lewis a Happy Bosses Day. We would like to thank Mrs. Lewis for being an amazing boss. She is a determined leader who gives her best every day for her students and her staff members.

    We would like to thank Mrs. Lewis for motivating us to give our best effort to help each child at MWES succeed.

  • Letter not all correct

     A recent letter to the editor praising the magistrates for their efforts of overseeing how our tax money is spent was not entirely accurate.

    Mr. (John) Bradshaw was not the first to report an accounting error that results in the overpayment to the county attorney’s office. The county attorney reported the error.

    In fact, when the error was reported, Mr. Bradshaw showed very little concern over the error, stating he was reasonably sure it was a simple mistake. I was present and did not hear him ask any questions as to how this could have happened.

  • Should help kids

     I cannot believe that the Bullitt County School System has employed resource officers who are unwilling to take the time or energy during the holiday season to simply compile a list of the less fortunate children within their assigned schools. The families in need at some of our county’s schools are told to go to the Salvation Army for help.

    I don’t believe that is an acceptable answer when our county has both citizens and businesses that are willing to support these children and their siblings to ensure that each family has a good Christmas morning.

  • Now you are selected...what to expect

     During orientation, 12 jurors will be picked for grand jury. 

    The grand jury will be sworn in and will meet, usually 3 days per month in the 3 month period.  The grand jury determines whether or not to indict, which means to bring a formal, criminal charge against an individual for a felony.

    Grand jurors do not decide whether a person is innocent or guilty. 

    They hear evidence to decide if there is sufficient proof to support an indictment and require the accused to stand trial. 

  • Raise awareness of domestic abuse

     What do Julie Todd, Amanda Ross, Jessica Dishon and Karen Byerly Morgan have in common?

    They were all killed by someone who professed to love them, a stranger or a family member. Since my sister, Karen, was murdered by her husband in August 2010, I have worked with women and me (he’s, men) who are in controlling relationships and families who have lost loved ones due to domestic violence.

    I meet an abused woman at least four times a week.

    From many stories told to me, I have found some COMMON characteristics in their relationships.