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Today's Opinions

  • Aged stories get some closure with mixed results

     Time goes quickly…most of the time.

    If you are around long enough, you have the opportunity to witness a lot of things.

    Unfortunately, there is seldom anything positive that results from these long term events.

    The most notable example is the latest resolution of the Jessica Dishon murder.

    In looking around the pool of reporters sitting in the jury box during the final sentencing of Stanley Dishon, I realized that I may have been the lone media person who covered the events from the very first day of the search.

  • April Fools’ Day good for writer with comical pen

     Easter weekend and Spring Break are both fast approaching, but recent news items in Bullitt County are keeping The Pioneer News staff hopping like an Easter Bunny with an ingrown toenail.

    In local news, Bullitt Fiscal Court continues to struggle with the Bullitt County Sheriffs Office over budget numbers.

    The last argument was over a line item requesting specialized ceremonial uniforms to be worn by the sheriff and deputies only when television cameras are anticipated in the vicinity.

  • Who can you really trust these days?

     While recently driving around in snow and cold all week, in a vehicle without proper heat, used tires and worn windshield wipers, fighting off the pending cold that has waited months to attack me, I eat lunch at my desk.

    I take a break to clear my head, and one of the things I check is my email, where I’m informed by a friend that Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez has apologized to us.

  • Power of showing up important in education

      There is a lot of research indicating that almost all students who attend school on a regular basis attain at least adequate levels of academic success.

    When Woody Allen said “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” he wasn’t far off. 

    Obviously, we want more than 80 percent of success, but the quote and the research taken together begs the question of why students miss school and what can we, as a school system and a community of thoughtful adults, do about it. 

  • Time arrives for recognition to distinguished educators in county

     When the central office was renamed in honor of retired superintendent Frank Hatfield, there was a who’s who of educational leaders who gathered.

    It was a great opportunity to honor a person who spent many years helping the field of education both in the county and throughout the state.

    With the recent passing of Marvin Stewart, another well-loved educator, it gave us reason to think.

  • No matter the facility, classes are necessary

     Watching the Bullitt County Education Corp. work the past couple of years has been one of those positive pleasures.

    With a vision to have Jefferson Community and Technical College expand its offerings in Bullitt County, the plans to move into a spacious facility off Highway 245 seemed to be close to reality.

    But reality does not become reality until the shovels start throwing dirt and the construction company begins work on a building.

  • Need new ideas

     Thank you for your coverage of the statewide candidates meeting.

    The overview provided by The Pioneer News was  helpful to those of use who could not attend.

    The candidates all sounded as if they rode in together on the same tired horse and I am less sorry I missed it.

    Their messages echoed the great Quincy Adams Flagstaff (Groucho Marx) in the movie Horsefeathers…

    “I don’t care what they have to say

    it makes no difference any way

    Whatever it is

    I’m against it.

  • Thanks from Roby PTA

     The Roby Elementary PTA would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations for the Spring Auction: