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Today's Opinions

  • Saying goodbye

     A final goodbye to a person who didn’t make the headlines.

    Sharon Hand was heavily involved in the Scouts and then got involved in the city of Hillview.

    First, she helped on the Hillview Emergency Response Team.

    Then, she was hired as the city’s code enforcement office.

    She wasn’t a person who wanted the spotlight. She only wanted to help her community.

    Sadly, she passed much too soon. Sharon was a true asset to the Hillview community.

    Also passing recently was Carroll Cogan.

  • County must resolve issue or it will continue to ‘dog’ officials

      We hope by the time gets into your hands that the county will have made a big decision on the future of its animal control program.

    The future of its program has been in a state of flux for months.

    Animal control officer Mark Williams had come under heat of the county judge. In fact, Melanie Roberts fired Williams but fiscal court members voted to reinstate him.

    But, he almost immediately went on medical leave, which is perfectly legal.

    The problem is that the 12-week period of his medical leave has passed.

  • So talking is bad?

     So President Trump is getting criticized for talking with leadership in the Democratic Party?

    Maybe that is the epicenter of our problems in government.

    When we elect individuals aren’t we putting them into office to do what is best -- no matter which side of the aisle has the best idea?

    Instead of criticizing the President maybe folks on his side should pay attention.

  • Pension talks top discussion

     Over the course of the last few weeks, I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns with regard to our public pension systems. 

    I realize that the recommendations that were submitted last week to the General Assembly by the consulting group who reviewed our retirement systems were troubling and unsettling.

    I know that there are many of you who have dedicated many years of public service to our communities and our state. 

  • Croan family has rich history

     We can follow the Croan Family roots going back to Maryland. The name Croan could be spelled several different ways    Robert Crone (Croan) was born 1747 in Maryland and was married to Letitia Knox.  They had several children.  They were Robert, James, John, Thomas and Elizabeth Croan.  In 1800, Robert and his family moved to Huntington, Pennsylania.   Robert died in 1832 and he was buried in the McCullochs Mills Cemetery in Pennsylvania.  Robert wife Letitia died in 1853 and her place of burial unknown.

  • Thanks from the VFW

     Thanks to all who attended our POW/MIA program at VFW Post 5710 Bullitt County Memorial.

    Post members led by our commander, James Anderson, and his officers and auxiliary members led by President Kathleen Coffey and her officers presented the program.

    Special guests were Judge Executive Melanie Roberts with her mother; Sixth District Auxiliary president Shaunia Eisenback and veteran Sherry Elmore Whitehouse, who explained the POW/MIA table and what each item symbolized.

    We must never forget those who have not returned home yet.

  • Intersection still in works

     Several people have asked me about the timeline of the turning lane on Highway 44 and Lloyds Lane. I am pleased to pass on the following information -- “The third and final intersection widening (turning lane with a light) on Highway 44 will soon be starting. The expected completion date will be summer of ‘18.”

  • Children in Flight thanks

     Children in Flight’s 10th annual golf outing was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, was a huge success.

    We would like to thank the following for supporting education for our students in our community. With your support we have awarded over $30,000 in scholarships. Our winning team: Prewitt & Son Trucking.

    Our contest winners: Dave Nall, closest to hole; Delbert Adams, longest drive.