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Today's Opinions

  • Another seasonal classic?

     Bullitt County has again found itself involved in a nationwide controversy that could signal the end of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday.

    Henrietta “Herkey” Turkey was scheduled to appear at the White House Thanksgiving dinner, but fled the area after learning the president refused to offer a traditional presidential pardon.

    “My predecessors may have made it easy on all of these birds, but not me,” Donald Trump said. “No free meals on my watch.”

  • Bullitt County has many things to be thankful for

    As we enter this holiday season, Bullitt County residents should be thankful for many things.

    Are there things which the county suffers a black eye from time to time? Sure.

    But that is common with any place in the United States.

    It is during this Thanksgiving week that we need to look a little deeper.

    We should be thankful that we aren’t waking up every day or going to sleep every night with a new homicide in the news. With the population reaching 80,000, the odds of bad things happening increases.

  • Season to give many thanks

     The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transition into this blustery November.

    As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Bullitt County gets high marks for role in JCTC success

     In a world of change in the post-secondary education field, Bullitt County is still a strong community.

    At least, in the eyes of the president of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Dr. Ty Handy was the keynote speaker at the recent Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    With 12,000 students enrolled in JCTC classes, the biggest growth remains in the dual credit courses.

    High school students take courses that will fulfill their graduation requirements, as well as earn college credits.

  • AAA: 2017 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

      AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

    The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

  • Saying goodbye

     A couple of recent passings of note.

    Harry Cooper moved into the Hillview community from Highland Park and immediately made an impact.

    His first work in the city came with Operation Santa. He served as a helper to the real Santa Claus for a number of years.

    He was never afraid to tell you what he thought. Sometimes that meant going against the city fathers.

    He successfully ran for city council in Hillview. He was also unsuccessful in a bid for mayor.

  • The Great American Smokeout

     FRANKFORT – Today, Nov. 16, is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is raising awareness about lung cancer in Kentucky.

    Lung cancer impacts Kentuckians more than any other cancer. In Kentucky, both men and women have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other state in the U.S. More Kentuckians have died from lung cancer than all of the next seven leading causes of cancer death combined.

  • A story about Mary Garrett

     Mary Melvina Garrett grew up in a military family, the daughter   of Waller Lunsford and Sarah Davis Garrett.  

    She was one of seven siblings.  She was born in 1832 in Kentucky.  Her father and mother were born in Virginia. 

    Her father, Waller Lunsford was born in 1793 in Essex Co., and her mother Sarah was born in 1794.  Waller’s parents were William Garrett and Elizabeth Taylor, both of Essex Co., Virginia.