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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Series on high rate of suicide should hit home

      A serious topic with deadly overtones.

    Over the past couple of months, Pioneer News staff writer Stephen Thomas and summer intern Kayla Swanson wrote a series of stories about a growing problem - suicide.

    While nothing earthshaking may have been discovered in the series, the major point of the articles is to alert the community that suicide is a growing cause of death. And the age of such self-inflicted acts is starting every early in life.

    Bullitt County is losing too many lives much too early in life.

  • Knowing your own breast

      During a woman’s life, she has different changes in her breast. She might have more lumpiness during her period or may have breast problems, like a mastitis (a breast infection), while breastfeeding.

    Several breast conditions can affect women. Learning more about these breast condition can help you find problems early and have them treated right away.

  • School taxes too much

     Bullitt Country taxpayers should take note.  The School Board has again raised your property taxes.  They try to imply that taxes went up $22.00, when in fact your taxes have increased much more.  Thanks to three School Board members, Lorraine McLaughlin, Dolores Ashby, and Board Chairman, Tim Wiseheart, your property taxes have increased for the SIXTH year in a row.

  • No guns for high risk

     Nine American women are shot and killed by their husbands and intimate partners every single week. The victims are mothers, sisters, daughters, friends – each an irreplaceable loss to their families and our society. Tragically, our lax gun laws make it easier for abusers to acquire a firearm than it is to purchase a Sudafed. Legislators who don’t support expanded background checks and other common-sense gun reforms are co9mplicit in this bloodshed and moms need to call them out.