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Today's Opinions

  • It Happened in August

     We will look back 25, 50, 75, and 99 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of August.

     

    1990 - 25 Years Ago.

    I wonder if Julie Wilkins remembers getting her picture taken while she washed cars during the Bullitt Central Football Boosters car wash?

  • Whatever happened to Kate Browning?

     Kate Browning was born in 1869 in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  Her parents were Joseph Browning and Eliza Hilton. 

    The Browning family was extremely poor.  Katie and her family lived in Browning-town, Kentucky. 

    Browningtown is 20 miles outside Louisville, adjacent to the town of Solitude and near the Salt River.  

    The Browning family was the founders of this town and the town was name after the Browning family.  They built houses and the Browningtown Hotel in that area.

  • Jessica has already made writer proud

     It’s that time of year when school begins, not only for the kids but also for the college-bound students.

    Many of these students are anxious and excited about a new beginning, moving away from home to live on a college campus.

    As a member of The Pioneer News staff, I’ve known many local students who have performed well in high school and headed to that next level. Some have returned to become prominent local citizens.

  • Ample rain should mean bountiful dove season

     FRANKFORT – It is the third week of August and already it is the third wettest summer on record for Frankfort and the fifth wettest for Louisville. Corn fields across most of Kentucky look robust as do pastures, yards and soybean fields.

    This portends excellent conditions for the dove season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

  • Sewer issue must come to a swift end

     Since last March, a cloud has been hanging over the heads of about 700 homes and businesses.

    A sewer plant literally blew up. Since thing, the future of their service provider has been up in the air.

    Most recently, a pump operated by Bullitt Utilities has failed. Some sewage is being pumped to and handled by the Bullitt County Sanitation District. Some is running on the ground and in a stream.

  • The other side of history
  • Let us not let negotiations go backward at SE Bullitt

     Things were a little scary on Monday night.

    There was a little bit of deja vu in the air at Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    Just a week or so shy of possibly having an agreement to merge the two controlling boards, things seemed to be a bit shaky.

    While most of the faces have changed, you could get the sense of uneasiness.

    On this particular night, the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board was to set a tax rate for the coming year.

  • Looking to inspire lives as a journalist

     While attending class at Bullitt East High School sometime around 2008, a teacher asked us if anybody knew what our great-great-great grandparents did during their lives. 

    When none of us knew, he asked us what we would do to ensure our great-great-great grandchildren knew what we did with our lives. 

    And so I had a question to answer: what did I want to be known for 100 years from now?

    The answer was easy: I wanted to be the girl that helped inspire others to do great things with their lives.