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Today's Opinions

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s February 2016 Hot Topics

    1.    BBB has received several calls about fake government grants. Scammers tell local consumers they are eligible for a federal grant, because they pay their bills on time. All they have to do is pay an upfront fee. This is a scam.

  • Take a bow

     It’s not time for a curtain call but there is much reason to be proud of a major, major economic development project.

    There are a lot of kudos to hand out but we’ll stop short of popping the cork on the champagne for a couple of years.

    There is no doubt that the light industrial growth along Highway 480 has been a godsend to Shepherdsville and Bullitt County.

  • Governor’s budget delivered with many good things

     The crucial work of crafting the state’s next two-year spending plan began in earnest this week as I joined my House colleagues in dissecting the details of the governor’s budget proposal that he offered on Tuesday, January 26, during a joint session of the House and Senate.

  • Nichols Nick at it once again

      Unseasonably warm Springtime weather in Bullitt County may end abruptly,  and possibly permanently, due to an ultimatum written in groundhogese.

    As of Feb. 1, Bullitt Fiscal Court officials had not come to an agreement on the ultimatum presented by Nichols Nick, Bullitt County’s official groundhog.

    According to the groundhogese ultimatum, loosely translated and presented by county attorney John Wooldridge, Nick expressed concerns and made demands in relation to the safety of his job environment and his fellow vermin.

  • Road crews made for good ‘sledding’ in time of snow

     OK, it wasn’t the ‘big’ one. But in our parts of the country, a dusting of snow can cause as much havoc as if it was a 20-inch dumping.

    Thanks to the road departments for the county, state and municipalities. Bullitt County roads -- be it in the county or in a city -- are always done quickly and effectively.

    Law enforcement are always there to help those in need. EMS staff face added challenges when the roads (and sidewalks) are bad.

    Dispatchers are kept busy and Emergency Management Agency is also busy.

  • We have survived THE storm

      Ladies and gentleman of Bullitt County, be forewarned: The apocalypse is near!

    Actually, it’s the first significant accumulative snowfall of the season, but in Bullitt County, same thing.

    Seriously, people, if snow was so evil, then why did God make it so beautiful? Why does it appear in all of our Christmas decorations? Why are there snow globes?

    Snow is wonderful. Snow should make us smile, it is a gift, a natural gift, something unique that can’t be celebrated every day, or most days.

  • Snow day decisions are no fun

     Among the several responsibilities that the Board of Education  has delegated to me as BCPS superintendent is the decision to close school when necessary for student safety. 

    At any meeting of state superintendents, especially during the winter months, the topic of school closings and the lamenting of the no-win nature of the decision in many -- if not most -- cases when the decision has to be made is a regular topic of conversations in the hallways. 

  • Bill hopes to bring death benefits to all first responders

     The Kentucky General Assembly completed Day 12 of the 2016 Regular Session this past Thursday. 

    The decision was made to cancel the Friday session so members could return home before the inclement weather arrived. I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our dedicated transportation workers and our first responders who worked so hard to keep all of us safe this past weekend.

    Unfortunately, KSP Trooper Anson Blake Tribby was killed in an accident last Friday while attempting to offer assistance at an accident scene.