Today's Opinions

  • Keep grass laws intact

     My understanding is local attorney Eric Farris has taken steps to encourage the Hillview City Council to amend it’s ordinances to no longer require owners of industrial or commercial property to maintain their properties so vegetation would not be over twelve inches high.

  • Church says thanks

     Belmont Christian Church would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to our recent Fall Festival:

    Creations by Barbara, Mr. Gatti’s, Country Corner Greenhouse, Auto zone, Bumper to Bumper, Papa Johns, Gary’s Extreme Archery, People’s Bank of Bullitt County, Yum Brands and McDonald’s.

    Belmont Christian Church

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Get Tricked Buying Halloween Treats!


    Looking to buy or rent a costume for Halloween? You are not alone! According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween spending is expected to reach $6.9 billion this year.

  • School officials have reason to gloat as plan coming together

     The plan is working.

    While we have always opined that there is much more to educating our youngsters than simply looking at the test scores...

    And while we have religiously fallen into the trap of trying to compare schools and districts to one another based on those scores...

    It seems only right that when the Bullitt County Public School District knocks the lights out of a testing cycle that we allow them to crow a little.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2013

      Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s October 2013 Hot Topics!

    1.    Beware of Rental Scams. Renters who are looking for a house to lease are getting scammed by someone who poses as an “owner.” The place is in a great place, for a great price. The ad looks legitimate and is often copied from a real ad. The “owner” is out of town and wants a security deposit, wired. The renter is out the money, and has no place to live.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Affordable Care Act Scams

     Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  The open enrollment period begins today, October 1, and scammers understand that many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

    BBB warns, beware of fake websites, fancy mailers, robo-calls, and scam artists calling you, asking for personal information.

    BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky prescribes the following:

  • Watch for the kids

     Every day driving to and from work on Highway 44 to 31W I see almost all drivers beside myself and a few others, exceeding the 25 mph speed limit in the school zones.

    I am tired of tailgaters flying around me in excess of 35 mph in the school zone at the ramp to I-65. I cannot remember the last time I saw a police car in these zones. Bullitt County and Shepherdsville P.D. need to start being there for the children! And write some tickets!

    Michael Perkins


  • Thanks from DARE

     On behalf of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office we would like to say “Thank YOU” to all who supported our D.A.R.E. Chili Supper.