Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety urges Thanksgiving holiday travelers to buckle up on the highway

     FRANKFORT – Thanksgiving tradition is about more than turkey.

    The most American of holidays also is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of crashes.

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding motorists to buckle up and is putting a special emphasis on those traveling in pickup trucks.

  • Operation R.A.I.D. designed to save lives during holiday season

     FRANKFORT  With fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways up compared to last year’s statistics, the Kentucky State Police are implementing Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways) in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

    Through November 19 of 2014, 585 lives were lost on Kentucky’s highways. For the same time period in 2015, 652 people were killed.

  • Students have the freedom to choose

     Martin Luther King, Jr. said “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.”

    Reverend King preached these words in 1967, and they became a famous quotation of what is truly an extraordinary sermon titled “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” the text of which you can find on the internet.

    This quote and the sentences around it tells us to be the best we can be, whatever it is that we are. 

  • Many duties performed in circuit clerk’s office

     As a general rule, the public has many perceptions of the role the clerk’s office plays in the court system.  These perceptions, however, are many times inaccurate.  

    The clerks play a vital role in the court system.  However, the clerks are not attorneys and are not allowed to provide any type of legal advice.  

  • Assessment Team seeks community input

     The Bullitt County Assessment Team is working on the Community Strengths and Weaknesses Assessment Survey for Bullitt County. If you live, work, or play here in Bullitt County, your input is requested.

    Please take a couple of minutes to fill out this survey! We are hoping to complete 1000 or more surveys for Bullitt County.

    We have this survey online and in paper copy as well. For information, as well as suggestions for places to host paper copies, call 955-5355.

  • Consumers should use caution at ATMs, gas pumps

     FRANKFORT – It’s a common practice today to use a credit or debit card to purchase gas or withdraw money from an Automated Teller Machine or ATM. But beware; criminals may have installed devices to steal consumer information that results in unauthorized account access.

  • KSP Warns Motorists of Increased Deer Activity

     FRANKFORT ― The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

    “Two factors combine to boost the chances that motorists may encounter these animals during this time of the year: mating season and hunting season” says KSP Sgt. Michael Webb. “This results in increased movement that presents hazards to deer, vehicles and drivers.”

  • Presidential campaign trail keeps Paul constantly on go

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- There were no television cameras.

    There was none of the major media poking microphones in front of his face.

    No one was asking him what he thought of Matt Bevin first saying that he would be voting for Ben Carson for president and then coming back a couple of hours later and saying that he would really be voting for you.

    It was a relaxed meet-and-greet hour between U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and his constituents from Bullitt County.