Today's Opinions

  • KSP Warns Motorists of Increased Deer Activity

     FRANKFORT ― The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

    “Two factors combine to boost the chances that motorists may encounter these animals during this time of the year: mating season and hunting season” says KSP Sgt. Michael Webb. “This results in increased movement that presents hazards to deer, vehicles and drivers.”

  • Presidential campaign trail keeps Paul constantly on go

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- There were no television cameras.

    There was none of the major media poking microphones in front of his face.

    No one was asking him what he thought of Matt Bevin first saying that he would be voting for Ben Carson for president and then coming back a couple of hours later and saying that he would really be voting for you.

    It was a relaxed meet-and-greet hour between U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and his constituents from Bullitt County.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s November 2015 Hot Topics


  • Horrific stories can be told on movie screens from events in Bullitt County

    There’s no doubt in this cynical journalist’s mind that 2015 has been the scariest year in some time.

    The shootings and threats, the scandals, the ethics charges, the upcoming presidential election campaign starting a year early…it’s all pretty creepy.

    Sometimes both you, the beloved reader, and I both experience the burnout of story after story dealing with so much blatant negativity and drama. Sometimes we just need to step back and enjoy the fun things in life… like vampires, spiders, witches and ghoulish creatures.

  • Fire entities need to settle issues... NOW

     The time has come to get this long-standing dispute at Southeast Bullitt Fire District over and done.

    Like a fire, maybe shutting off the oxygen is the best way to extinguish the blaze that has been burning the past year.

    Prior to that, it was a smoldering fire that wasn’t seen on the surface because those who were upset had no power and no control to get the word out.

    Finally, by actions that really had nothing to do with the fire department, the earthen cover was removed and a fire escaped.

  • Don’t be ‘scared’ to be organ donor

     As Halloween approaches, people think of scary things like witches, spiders, and haunted houses, but what is actually scary is the fact that each day 22 children, men & women in America die needlessly. 

    As superhero capes are fitted, what Kentuckians don’t realize that everyone can be a superhero all year long, costume not necessary.  Simply by saying “yes” at your Circuit Clerk’s office and becoming a registered organ donor.

  • Skip the Turkey on Thanksgiving

     While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.

    And here are some good reasons:

    *You can brag about pardoning a turkey - like Obama.

    *You truly are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”?

    *Fruits and vegetables don’t have to carry government warning labels.

    *You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip.

  • Loss of a great team member

     Frank and Margaret Hatfield have been community service leaders for as long as most of us remember.

    Bullitt County never had a better known and loved couple around the state of Kentucky.

    With the passing of Frank, we lost half of a rare and wonderful team -- both AARP volunteers.

    We share Margaret Hatfield’s loss of a very brilliant and a very good man.

    Bill Harned, Mount Washington AARP