Today's Opinions

  • Newspapers are still important if you want to be informed person

     One might believe that as we observe National Newspaper Week, there might be a bit of despair.

    Yes, the newspaper business has changed. But our need to know might be greater than ever.

    In this crazy, hectic world, there is more happening than ever.

    There's more internal disagreements. There's more frustration with our governmental agencies.

    There is never a shortage of news. And that’s just the stuff you might see on the nightly news.

    Bullitt County has so much more going on and all of it is not bad.

  • Grades add up for school district work

     Just for a few moments, the naysayers who do not believe in the progress being made by the Bullitt County Public School System -- go to the corner and be quiet.

    By this time, one would think that those who do not believe in the work being done by the school system would be convinced.

    We know they are not. And we would never expect 100 percent of the people to be standing firm in the corner of the school system -- or any other entity.

    Just for argument’s sake, the school system should earn some credit.

  • Power of press is reporting the news consumers need

     WASHINGTON -- The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor‚ 'aspirational‚' reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Indian attack on Johnson’s children in Bullitt

    The earlier Johnson family came into Kentucky in the late 1780’s from Maryland.  Bullitt County did not become a County until 1796.

    The Ephraim Johnson family settled in the area known as the small stream called Cane Run, three miles north of what is now known as Lebanon Junction, Kentucky.

    There was a station located down on the lower creek at the place known as Holsclaw.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s October 2015 Hot Topics


     HILLVIEW -- Many years ago, there was a program in Jefferson County schools called Scared Straight.

    Students would listen to people who were responsible for bad things -- most times fatal traffic accidents -- because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    The goal of any program is to bring a little reality to a possible situation if they make bad choices.

    Through the years, individuals have come to schools across the country to give similar testimony on why drinking and driving do not mix.

  • Voices can make change in community

     Is there a need for more rehabilitation work done in the area of drug abuse?

    There is no question that the answer is yes.

    But, does anyone want such a facility in their back yard?

    The answer to that is also simple -- no.

    What local businessman Kenny Hester quickly learned was that rumors spread quickly.

    When he heard that a proposed 10,000 square foot building he would build and lease could house a methadone clinic, Hester went on the offensive.

  • Thanks for efforts to make Chamber, county better place

     It is with much sadness that we bid farewell to Jenny Estepp, executive director of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Over the past two-plus years as director, Estepp has brought a certain energy to the efforts.

    Much work has been done to get more people involved in the various Chamber activities.

    More networking opportunities have been developed to get some of the non-traditional Chamber regulars more involved.

    It is a younger, more vibrant Chamber than in years past.