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Today's Opinions

  • Louisville Water offers tips to prepare for bitter cold weather

     With the arrival of cold weather, Louisville Water encourages customers to take some time and prepare their home for winter.

  • Saying Goodbye

     Benny Stillwell served a number of years as police chief for the city of Shepherdsville.

    During most of my tenure, Benny spent in the city’s public works department.

    A good person who always seemed to help out all the city’s departments no matter the need.

    He will be missed.

    When I saw the docket for the Bullitt County Board of Adjustments meeting and there was an application for a variance for a high-rise sign, I always thought of Morris Longacre.

    The passing of Morris is a bit more personal.

  • Disasters happen at home

     Any time a disaster happens, I’m always intrigued by how people react. 

    Are they sharing facts from reliable articles?

    Are they even aware of what is really happening? Do they continue to show interest after the hype of the disaster is over?

    Take the Gatlinburg fires.

  • Talks about contract for fire agencies sweet music

     Should we be hopeful or should we be skeptical?

    Should the glass be half full or shall it be considered half empty?

    Such is the philosophical challenge we face when considering the recent revelation that there could possibly be an agreement between two feuding fire organizations.

    We would love to believe that the recently-revealed talks between the chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire Department and the meeting-by-meeting appointed chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2016

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

    1.    The BBB is warning iPhone owners about hundreds of fake retail apps popping up in Apple’s App Store. These counterfeiters are impersonating businesses like Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom. BBB recommends going to a retailer’s website to get a link to the legitimate app in the App Store.

  • Jacob Hubbs -- Revolutionary soldier who died in Bullitt

     Jacob Hubbs was born in 1762 in Nova Scotia, Canada.  He was the son of Captain Samuel Hubbs and Nancy Dodsworth.  Jacob’s father was in the Royal British Army, who came to North America to receive a land grant in Nova Scotia.

    The land which he had the deed to was already settled by another family. 

    So, Jacob moved his family to Maryland.  Jacob’s father Samuel assisted with the establishing of American independence.  His rank was Lieutenant in the Maryland Militia.

  • BBB Warns of Smokies Wildfire Scams

     Natural disasters like the recent fires in the Smoky Mountains area are tragic. Many organizations are available to assist those who are affected; however, this also provides an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of this tragedy.

    Better Business Bureau encourages you to visit give.org before you donate to learn more about the charity. BBB reminds you to not be pressured into making contributions, as reputable organizations do not use these pushy tactics. Here are more tips for disaster relief giving:

  • It happened in November

     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 November.

     

    1991 - 25 Years Ago.

    Lori Mann laughed as Julie Adams, who had recently lost her two front teeth, resorted to using her fingers while bobbing for apples at the St. Aloysius carnival. John Roberts took the picture.