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Today's Opinions

  • Spend some time this summer at the library

     When was the last time you got lost in a good book? Give it a try this summer.

    I fear books have lost importance in youth’s lives today. When I was younger, we spent everyday at the library—checking out books, participating in the summer reading logs and programs. 

    I learned about so many different places and characters. I look forward to the day when I can share that same excitement with my children too.

    Have you ever spent so long watching TV that you feel like your brain’s turned to mush? 

  • Worth the Risk

    By now, you may have heard that our graduating senior class of 2015 rose to the challenge I posed to them back in the spring of 2011 when I spoke to them as exiting 8thgraders.

  • Defining Freedom True Meaning of Independence Day

     FRANKFORT-– This July 4th we will celebrate the 239nd birthday of our great nation, when our forefathers unveiled the document that would help form the foundation of our United States, the Declaration of Independence. 

  • Council to be commended for looking at big picture

     Often times we have opportunities for the future.

    Those opportunities can leave a stamp or a legacy.

    Unfortunately, things get in the way of such opportunities -- which often don’t come along very often.

    While not trying to measure the impact of the recent decision of the Shepherdsville City Council to the drive of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and the Toyota deal, there are similarities.

    Both projects were large in scale in terms of what the respective government agencies had been dealing with.

  • Public session to set some vision for health issues in the community

     What would a healthier Bullitt County look like?

    What goes into making a healthier community? 

    What needs to happen to make Bullitt County a healthier community by 2020?

    It has been five years since these questions were initially asked in the county. It is time to ask them again and assess whether there was any progress made toward a healthier county and what still needs to be done.

  • Squire Boone has rich history in Kentucky

     The Boone family was the first pioneer family to come to Kentucky. 

    Squire Boone Sr. was born in England in 1696.  Squire’s parents were George Boone and Mary Maugridge. 

    In 1717, Squire, along with his brother George and sister Sarah, had traveled to America ahead of their parents.  They landed in Pennsylvania. 

    After his parents arrived in America they lived in Pennsylvania until their deaths.  His mother died in 1740 and his father died in 1744 in Pennsylvania.

  • Kindergarten students invited to meet staff, have a little fun

     The first day of the 2015-2016 school year for students is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 16, during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • Letter to Editor

    Dear Editor,

    Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This 4th of July, let's declare our independence from the meat industry.

    More than 60 percent of U.S. agricultural subsidies pay for meat, dairy, and egg production. Fresh fruit and vegetable farmers receive less than one percent of the total. It's time to declare our independence by stopping these subsidies.