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Today's Opinions

  • Who can you really trust these days?

     While recently driving around in snow and cold all week, in a vehicle without proper heat, used tires and worn windshield wipers, fighting off the pending cold that has waited months to attack me, I eat lunch at my desk.

    I take a break to clear my head, and one of the things I check is my email, where I’m informed by a friend that Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez has apologized to us.

  • Power of showing up important in education

      There is a lot of research indicating that almost all students who attend school on a regular basis attain at least adequate levels of academic success.

    When Woody Allen said “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” he wasn’t far off. 

    Obviously, we want more than 80 percent of success, but the quote and the research taken together begs the question of why students miss school and what can we, as a school system and a community of thoughtful adults, do about it. 

  • Lot of key bills left to be completed in few days

      Only two legislative days remain in the 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, and the fate of several major pieces of legislation -- including the House Majority’s efforts to shore up the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) and reduce heroin addiction -- now rest in the fate of conference committees.

  • Legislators will return for two more days during session

      FRANKFORT – The gavel dropped shortly before midnight on Wednesday of this week, recessing us until March 23rd for the veto period of the 2015 Regular Session.  And with only two days left to go until the session ends, several major issues remain unresolved.

  • Kidsfest another good show for all ages

     With a lot of sponsors and a lot of support, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce pulled off yet another successful KidsFest.

    While we admit we had some concern over the $1 per person admission charge, there weren’t any screaming or hollering.

    The Shepherdsville Police Department softened the blow by providing funding to pay for the admission of the first 500 through the gates.

    It is these community events that need to be stressed as a way to show that Bullitt Countians can come together at times.

  • Time arrives for recognition to distinguished educators in county

     When the central office was renamed in honor of retired superintendent Frank Hatfield, there was a who’s who of educational leaders who gathered.

    It was a great opportunity to honor a person who spent many years helping the field of education both in the county and throughout the state.

    With the recent passing of Marvin Stewart, another well-loved educator, it gave us reason to think.

  • No matter the facility, classes are necessary

     Watching the Bullitt County Education Corp. work the past couple of years has been one of those positive pleasures.

    With a vision to have Jefferson Community and Technical College expand its offerings in Bullitt County, the plans to move into a spacious facility off Highway 245 seemed to be close to reality.

    But reality does not become reality until the shovels start throwing dirt and the construction company begins work on a building.

  • Thank you to everyone

      Our family would like to thank each and every one of you personally but fortunately with all the support from the community, I just don’t think it’s possible!

    We can’t express our gratitude for the overwhelming support our community has shown for Shawn.