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Today's Opinions

  • Forget when and where, flood map issue must be addressed

     Probably the biggest battle Bullitt County will face in the next decade was discussed for the first time last Wednesday.

    The altering of the flood elevation maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency could be catastrophic to the future of Shepherdsville, in specific, and Bullitt County, in general.

    Engineering work has been going on for the past 20 years on making changes to flood maps throughout the country.

    It just so happens that due to a rash of major natural disasters, FEMA is out of money.

  • Fall breeding season increases deer movement

     FRANKFORT - Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

    About half of all collisions between vehicles and deer in Kentucky occur over the last three months of the calendar year, according to statistics compiled by Kentucky State Police. More of these collisions are reported in November than in any other month.

  • A quick look at the workings of the court system

     At the local level, there are three types of court:  Circuit, District and Family.  

    Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction and can hear all types of cases unless the General Assembly has given exclusive jurisdiction of a particular case to another designated court.  

    The types of cases normally heard in Circuit Court are as follows:  civil matters involving more than $5,000 capital; offenses such as felonies, divorces, adoptions, termination of parental rights, real property title disputes and contested probates. 

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s October 2014 Hot Topics!

  • Tax decision pretty typical of plight in today’s world

     Should there be unbridled excitement over the recent release of test scores by the state Department of Education?

    Obviously yes…if you are in Bullitt County.

    Should there also be some bridled reservations about what everything means?

    Of course.

    Before throwing any water on the party, we must say that the ship is going in the right direction.

    Some may question or dislike certain individuals. But they cannot question the work that has been done the past few years.

  • Remember Bill Breeden

     A man with a tremendous heart

    By MARY BARCZAK

    What can I say about a man that meant so much to so many. 

    I only had the honor of knowing Bill Breeden for a short time, but it didn’t take long for him to touch my heart.

    He was the man that knew everyone and knew how to get things done. I always admired his selflessness. He loved this community and gave all he had to it.

    He treated me like one of his own. 

  • BBB Warns: Beware of iPhone 6 scams

     Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers who are looking to buy the new iPhone 6 to beware of online scammers.

  • Goal remains simple - prepare youth for their future

     As I’ve written in this space more than once, it is our overarching goal to graduate 100 percent of our students ready to enroll in college without the need for any remedial coursework, ready for a career where they are able to earn a good living and be prepared to advancement, or both. 

    Our Board unanimously endorsed a policy stating this almost five years ago to apply to this year’s senior class.