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Today's Opinions

  • Best of Paul Coyle - 07/28/14

      This week's Best of Coyle, from 2007, is a reminder to Bullitt Cuuntians that school begins on one week, on Aug. 6.

    The Pioneer News staff wishes everyone a happy and safe return to school from their summer vacations.

  • Time to slow it down, pay more attention on road as school starts

     Believe it or not, classes will be starting for students in the Bullitt County Public School System next Wednesday.

    Just two months after classes dismissed in June, students, teachers, administrators, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and custodians are all back to work.

    For many, it has been a summer without a break.

    With this in mind, all those distracted drivers who are traveling too fast need to wake up.

    Put away the electronic devices and start paying attention to school buses on the road. 

  • Some want to know if CON for hospital beds still has a pulse

     Back about 10 years ago, it was an exciting time.

    Through a lot of work in Frankfort, it was announced that Jewish Hospital would build an emergency room, have diagnostic testing facilities and bring out specialists to occupy a wing of medical offices.

    There was also the announcement of someday having a hospital with 60 beds approved through a Certificate of Need. The approval process for the beds came after the initial plans were announced and the facilities started.

  • Why don’t many people believe in marriage?

     It’s disturbing to me as a young woman, that no one seems to believe in getting married anymore. People just seem to have kids left and right with numerous partners at their own discretion. When did that become the norm?

    I look forward to the security that comes with having a husband and a house for my children one day. It gives a family stability.

    For a population that is so used to wanting everything right away,  it makes sense they just leave a relationship when it gets hard. They’re not married so they don’t feel an obligation.

  • Improved radio communication must occur as soon as possible

      It is a scary story to hear.

    Police officers and firefighters talk about the inability at times to communicate with each other or with central dispatch.

    Over the course of the past year, the major complaint has come from those first responders in northern Bullitt County.

    It seems that if officers or firefighters are inside buildings, such as schools, radio transmission with the outside world is spotty, at best.

    This is disturbing.

    More importantly, it could be fatal.

  • Musical skills to be on display

     Sometimes you just have to take a chance.

    Over the past few years, the Bullitt County Public School System has not been afraid to try new things.

    This summer, knowing that the district is full of very talented youngsters who are interested in the performing arts, the district tried a new program.

    The goal of this program was to produce a summer musical for the public to see.

    The work of staff and students will be put on display this week as Sleeping Beauty will be performed at the Bullitt Central auditorium.

  • BBB Tips: Purchasing PGA Tickets

      As the PGA Championship approaches, many consumers will be starting to look for last minute tickets. BBB warns consumers of scammers taking advantage of anyone looking for a great last minute deal.

  • More changes made to circuit clerk’s office

     More changes have been made at the Clerk’s office in an effort to serve you better. 

    For years the Clerk’s office has been the “middle man” for Bullitt Countians scheduling road tests.  As many of you are aware, the state police actually administer the permit tests and the road tests.