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Today's Opinions

  • Redistricting will not just go away

     When is a public hearing not a public hearing?

    When the decision was made prior to listening to the public.

    However, it all works out pretty well when the decision reached is what the public wanted to begin with.

    OK, do I know that the Bullitt County Public School Board was against the proposal to redistrict due to overcrowding issues?

    Do I have a pretty good feeling that the consensus prior to the public hearing was to not take any action?

    Yes.

  • Smoking becomes moving violation if kids in vehicle

     Maybe it is more symbolic than anything.

    The Shepherdsville City Council recently voted to have an ordinance which prohibits smoking inside a vehicle where there are infants around.

    In reality, the “infant” definition means anyone under the age of 18.

    There were comments pro and con.

    It was mainly the health vs. civil liberties conversation.

    Some did not like the idea of having the right to fine someone for smoking with children in the vehicle.

  • We are left to guess reasons for withdrawal

      It was the hot topic at the recent political forum.

    Melanie Roberts had withdrawn from the 49th District House of Representatives race just prior to Thursday’s event.

    “Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am announcing my withdrawal as a state representative candidate. I look forward to continuing to serve the peopleof Bullitt County as their judge executive.”

    That was it. That was all to be said. She did not return messages left by this reporter on Friday morning.

  • Travel safe with pets on Memorial Day weekend

     LOUISVILLE - More than 38 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, and many will bring their pets along with them. If you’re planning to hit the road with your furry friend, doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are offering tips for keeping your pet safe during the journey.

    One of the most important things to remember is to never leave pets unattended in a car, even with the windows cracked. If it’s 85 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can rocket to 120 degrees in a matter of minutes.

  • Start planning for retirement now

     FRANKFORT -- Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind when you're still in school, but now is the time to start thinking about it. In fact, the farther away it is, the better off you may be, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    For decades, U.S. citizens have depended on Social Security for much of their retirement income. However, Social Security benefits for younger workers are not guaranteed.

  • Skate park is more than that

      Growing up in Mount Washington, it was easy to wish we had more.

    More places to eat than the Dairy Queen. More stores to shop at than Houchens. More places to go than the swings at the city park.

    After I left for college, it seemed like everything came to town at once.

    All of a sudden, there was a movie theater within a bike ride of my house.

    Frozen yogurt shops offered a fun place to hang out with friends and the boutiques were at every corner.

  • Field ready for muddy Bullitt County Derby

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Heavy rains last week have let up in time for the glade cress to bloom at Hall of Famer Mike Farner Downs for this year’s Bullitt County Derby.

    This year’s odds-on favorite in the Run for the Glade Cress is the Bullitt County Sheriffs entry, Ultimatum, out of No Patrol and Nita Newvest. With an endorsement from Bullitt Fiscal Court, Ultimatum is an assured 3-2.

  • To our Derby guests, there are many great things in county

     It is this week that thousands of people will make Bullitt County their place of lodging as the Kentucky Derby is held a few miles up the road.

    Many make this an annual destination. Others are here for the first time.

    To all, we welcome you to Bullitt County.

    Despite what you might see on the national or regional media and despite what perceptions you might have about the county, there is a lot more great things happening if you peel the onion.