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Today's Opinions

  • Lot of great things happening in school system

     Rather than focus on a particular issue this month, I will very briefly hit the high points of a few things that may be of interest to the Bullitt County community about its school system:

    *The Run for the Spirits Gala, sponsored by the independent Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, is coming up on Friday, April 22.

    This important event is not only a lot of fun, the money raised is awarded by the group to teachers and programs to provide items for their classrooms that may not otherwise be affordable. 

  • John Brown Cundiff was a Confederate Soldier

     John Brown Cundiff; Jr. was born around 1830 in Kentucky.  His parents were John Brown; Sr. and Elizabeth Younger. John‘s father John Brown Sr. was born in Virginia in 1799. 

    His mother Elizabeth Younger was born 1799 in Virginia.  John Cundiff Sr. married Elizabeth Younger in 1820, in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  John Brown Jr. had several brothers and sisters.  

    John’s father died in 1855 at the age of 56 years old.  He died in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

  • Motorists warned to be alert while in work zone areas

     FRANKFORT -- Many Kentucky drivers will encounter at least one work zone during their daily travels and a split second of driver inattention can turn a highway work zone into a death zone.

    In an effort to educate Kentuckians on the importance of following work zone safety and traffic laws, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has launched Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15, held in conjunction with National Work Zone Awareness Week.

  • Last minute talks should not be ‘norm’ for state officials

     So, we have one official day left in this year’s General Assembly before a special session is called to get a budget approved.

    We understand politics. The budget normally comes down to the wire, sometimes requiring clocks to be unplugged.

    Maybe it is the change of the guard in the governor’s mansion.

    Maybe it is the change in styles of the state’s highest officeholder.

    Maybe it is that mandate where basically 17 percent of the state’s voting population decided who would be the next governor.

  • BBB Hot Topics: April 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s April 2016 Hot Topics

     

    1.    Looking for last-minute Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets? Deal with a reputable business. Check out the company at bbb.org. Also, while websites like Craigslist may have legitimate sellers, some of them are scammers. Remember, the site offers no guarantees. Tip: If you are asked to wire money, it is almost guaranteed to be a scam.

  • Budget needs to be fiscally sound

     FRANKFORT- As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the Governor’s desk.

    Budget negotiations are consuming all of the oxygen in the halls of the capitol, with both sides working to keep their priorities in place. 

    Unfortunately, this means that there has been little movement towards passing a final budget for the Commonwealth, which totals around $21 billion over two years. 

  • Budget talks hit stalemate again

     The Kentucky General Assembly met last Friday in its 59th day, and with one day to spare in our 60-day session, efforts to reach compromise on the state’s next two-year budget plan have stalled.

    House and Senate members of the conference committee met for many hours over several days, yet in the end, the House Majority drew the line at protecting public education, while the Senate continues to press the governor’s push to make deep cuts to the budgets of the state’s public colleges and universities.

  • First 15 months been busy in county attorney’s office

     I immediately set out to assemble a staff that would make any County Attorney envious.  With the help and cooperation of these employees, in 2015, the Bullitt County Attorney’s office has accomplished the following:

     

    CRIMINAL COURT

    •Assembled a team of experienced attorneys with 195 years of accumulated knowledge & experience in the practice of law to handle the traffic flow generated through this office.