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Today's Opinions

  • What does make America great?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local officials remain uncertain as to whether the United States Flag will still be seen flying over the Bullitt County Courthouse by the dawn’s early light on July 5.

    A growing fear appears to be taking hold of the community as political opponents are using Independence Day as a tool in their ongoing fight to claim their own perceptions of what makes America great.

  • Fourth of July

     There will be plenty of campaign rhetoric from our presumptive candidates for President this holiday season.

    But overlooking the political talk, it is a time in America were we should salute the freedoms that we have.

    We continue to see the world change. It sometimes seems to change on a daily basis.

    As we enjoy hour holiday weekend, we should all take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedoms.

  • State fire marshal advises Kentuckians to celebrate Independence Day at community events

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the state fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Using fireworks at home risks injury and property damage and may also violate local ordinances,” said state Fire Marshal Mike Haney. “I recommend that families attend local festivities instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.

  • Designate a sober driver this Fourth of July

     FRANKFORT – The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with picnics, parties, parades and more. However, celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking.  The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver.

  • Year makes big difference for Davis, board

     What a difference a year makes.

    After getting a few tough scores last year in his evaluation from school board members, superintendent Keith Davis got top grades this time around.

    There were glowing comments from board chairperson Debby Atherton and Davis was also very pleased with the marks.

    No one will agree with anyone in leadership 100 percent of the time. Even with the most popular of leaders, there will always be someone who is not pleased with the status quo.

  • Saying Goodbye

     A few goodbyes are in store.

    First, Jean Hatzell passed away last week. She served as Bullitt Circuit Clerk.

    She was a well-respected business person before jumping into elected office. Her husband, Jippy, was another well known businessman.

    Jean was at the start of the great growth in Bullitt County -- which mean more court cases and more work for her staff.

  • The life and times of Sarah Courtney Taylor

     Sarah’s father was Edmund Hayes Taylor.  Edmund was born in 1772 in Virginia. 

    His father was Edmund Gibson Taylor and his mother was Sarah Stubbs. 

    Edmund was an officer in the regular Army.  He was in command of the Harper’s Ferry military post.  He fought in the Indian Wars.  

    At the close of the war, he was called to service in many appointments under the Government.  He gave up Army life when he married Eloise Thruston.

  • Be ready to roll when practice starts

     You need that form filled out and signed for your child to play sports, so you dash off to the local retail clinic. Sound familiar? Probably too familiar, according to Drew Duerson, M.D.