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Today's Opinions

  • Audit report gives each side reason to claim win

     Can a report from a state auditor serve the purpose of making both sides happy?

    We guess so.

    Let’s take, for example, the recent release of Adam Edelen’s audit of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board.

    Going into the request for the examination, the concern was mismanagement of tax dollars.

    Beyond that, local residents were looking for some tidbit of illegal activity. Theft of tax dollars would be an added bonus. Recommendation for jail time for criminal misdeeds would be icing on the cake.

  • A worthy New Year’s Resolution

     New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement and other goals.  This year why not resolve to do something even more lasting:  improve the life of a child who has suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregiver?

    There is an estimate of over 400 children in the Bullitt County court system due to dependency, abuse and neglect. 

    These children are in the system due to no fault of their own.  Some of these children have been removed from their homes because it is simply unsafe for them to reside there. 

  • School Board members should be recognized

     The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of Bullitt County Public Schools deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the district’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.

  • Time to forget past, get down to business

     It’s been about three months ago that voters went to the polls and made their selections.

    In the city of Shepherdsville, a mayor and six councilmembers were elected.

    They took office earlier this month and have already had one meeting.

    We hope none in the future follow that initial gathering.

    Meanwhile staff writer Stephen Thomas composed a column that outlines some of the allegations and accusations thrown about at the Jan. 12 meeting.

  • Fight card full for first city meeting

      For many Bullitt Countians, Monday nights mean tuning in for their favorite television wrestling program. 

    These days the only fighting I get to see on Monday night is at the Shepherdsville city council meetings.

    As a reporter it is my job, to the best of my ability, to report what happens at these meetings, placing the important information into the newspaper so readers may be informed and, if possible, not bored.

  • A little love thoughts in violent times

     In these crazy times, when people don’t always like one another, it’s time to think toward the social event of the year in Bullitt County.

    The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host their annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14.

    The 17th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.

    Tickets are $55 per person or $110 per couple. A table of eight is available for $440.

    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.

  • Getting House in order priority in first week

     FRANKFORT - This week marked the start of the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    This year’s session we are only scheduled to meet for 30-days, and we spent the first week more or less getting the House of Representatives in order.

    One of our first responsibilities was to elect the individuals who will lead our caucus for the next two years.

    These are important and crucial roles, not only for our caucus but the General Assembly as a whole.

  • GEORGE BRADBURY - Early carrier, Tragic Death; Little history on postal service throughout Bullitt County

     More than two centuries ago in 1775, Benjamin Franklin was appointed first postmaster.

    ‘The first Post Office was established in Boston, Mass., at the house of Richard Fairbanks in 1639.  One of the earlier Post Offices that were located in Bullitt County was in the town of Shortsville.  Shortsville was located near the Bullitt-Jefferson County line not far from Mount Washington, Kentucky.  This Post Office was there from 1856 to 1863 when it was discontinued.