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Today's Opinions

  • Education will be key element for county to thrive

     For years, the key to economic development was location, location, location.

    As times have evolved, there is now a 1A in importance -- an educated and skilled workforce.

    With the changing workforce in the country, the needs have gone from a land heavy in manufacturing jobs to one leaning much more to the service and logistics fields.

    Just look at the landscape in Bullitt County. Those big boxes are a different type of business than your parents or your grandparents  grew up in at General Electric, Ford or Philip Morris.

  • POW/MIA Day set for Friday, Sept. 19

     At every formal military dining in or out, there is a small table set up to honor our POWs and MIAs.

    What follows is the dialogue spoken at the touching ceremony:

    This who have served, and those currently serving in the uniformed services of the United States, are every mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that we enjoy our daily pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain, deprivation and imprisonment.

  • Important to not forget the reason we celebrate 9/11

     It happened on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day in which terrorist attacks changed this country forever.

    While the years have passed, the memories have not. And never should they fade from our memories.

    Each year, Bullitt Countians remember this event in a variety of ways. This year will be no different.

    North Bullitt High JROTC will again host a special remembrance on Friday. On Thursday, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will honor all first responders.

  • Finance officer: Does it make good sense?

     The recent appointment - without any peep of opposition - of Keith Griffee as the county’s first finance officer is an interesting one.

    As the elections grow closer, the opinion of whether Bullitt County needs a financial officer is varied - for various reasons.

    And it will surely be part of the political fodder we will hear.

    The neat thing is - the creation of the position can be debated on either side. The person selected cannot.

  • Coffee with the Chief part of partnerships

     Each year the Shepherdsville Police Department responds to thousands of requests for service in the community. 

    What the public might not realize is that even though the department responds to those calls the partnerships that are formed in the community are just as important.

    Community partnerships provide both the Shepherdsville Police and the community the ability to share information.  Any organization is dependent on the community to help them understand their needs  and the police department is no different. 

  • Make a difference in a child's life

    LOUISVILLE—The challenge is simple. Lift up one family—from every Kentucky Baptist church—to foster a child. Doing so would mean placing one third of the state’s 7,000 foster children in a loving, Christ-centered home if embraced by all 2,400 Kentucky Baptist Convention churches.

  • Childhood obesity numbers may be getting little better

     The growing problem is childhood obesityThe obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis.  Because of this, today’s children may have a shorter life span than their parents.

    For the biggest majority of children, the problem of overweight and obesity is the result of eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity.

    A diagnoses of overweight in defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and lower than the 95th percentile for children of the same sex and age. 

  • Why make visit to the clerk's office?