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Today's Opinions

  • Let us give much thanks

     It is that time each year that we take a few moments to give thanks.

    No matter our situation, there should always be an opportunity to thank others for what we have in life.

    Sometimes, we don’t have everything that we want. Others may not even have everything that we need.

    While the millions of dollars spent on elections could be put to better uses, that is not reality.

    Instead, we help others when we can without the need for any praise or publicity.

    We help ourselves as much as possible.

  • After years of service, it is time for chief to resign

     In the past 30 years, there is no memory of ever asking a public official to step down from his or her post.

    In the case of Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield, we think it is more than appropriate to make that request.

    (A special meeting was planned for Tuesday evening. The only item on the agenda was an announcement by Hatfield.)

  • Turkey disease hits region as big holiday nears

     Local officials are scratching their heads - and other areas - determining how they could allow a highly infectious disease to potentially ruin the local Thanksgiving holiday.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, in collaboration with the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Bernheim Chapter, officially prepared a statement warning local residents to avoid turkeys this year.

  • BBB Tips: Black Friday Shopping

     Are you counting down the days and hours until Black Friday shopping? It’s time to start planning! Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out the door, and get caught up in the frenzy, BBB offers these tips:

  • Thanksgiving is top day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, says Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

    "Being aware of fire safety while preparing your holiday meal can mean the difference between calling family and friends to the dinner table or calling the fire department to put out a fire," said Swope.

  • BBB tips on holiday travel

     The holiday travel season is upon us! Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.

  • Whatever happened to hiring best for the job?

     Sometimes there are things that hit you the wrong way.

    As much as we have heard about Jefferson County education woes, something hit me the other day.

    Saw in a story in The Courier Journal about the need to diversify the teaching forces.

    With 52 percent of the students in the very large school system listed as minorities, I understand it.

    There is a need for role models.

    There is a need for students of all types of minority to see teachers of their own to be in the classroom and in administrative positions.

  • You can bank on financial, funding information

     How much does a school system need to do a great job providing opportunities for all our kids?

    That is a very difficult question and I’m sure there are a wide variety of answers crossing thousands of minds as this is being read.

    Part of your thought process depends on whether or not you have kids in the schools, if you ever had kids in public schools, how you liked school yourself, and even your own level of education and employment.