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Today's Opinions

  • Budget worries must be talked about earlier in process

     It is like studying for a final exam. You knew the date months ago when you received the syllabus from the teacher. 

    Yet, you procrastinate.

    Procrastination is pretty common. Writers do it all the time.

    However, when you are an elected official who is in charge of the taxpayers’ purse strings, procrastination can be an ugly thing. 

    More than anything, it can be very unpredictable.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Door-To-Door Sales Scams

     In the summer months, scammers take advantage of the good weather to stalk neighborhoods. Going door-to-door with different scams to steal personal information and money.

    Some sales people may be trustworthy, working for legitimate companies or are “one-man-bands” selling their services for honest summer maintenance work. But there are also scammers out there “posing” as these honest sales people.

  • Growing district has building pros, cons

     I have called Bullitt County home for nearly two decades and in that time, I have been privileged to witness a great deal of growth and progress in this community.

    Our student population has grown a little over 30 percent over that 20 year period to right at 13,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. 

    This kind of growth presents a lot of opportunities.  With more students, we can offer more varied and individualized programs tailored to specific interests and abilities. 

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Summer Vacation Scams

     Headed on a summer vacation? Whether to the beach, on a cruise, or something closer to home, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) encourages travelers to use caution when making plans, booking hotels, and navigating unfamiliar destinations. Taking the right precautions ahead of time could save you time and money!

    BBB warns there are many potential scams during the vacation planning process and the trip itself.

    Planning:

  • Education can come in many ways, shapes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - How do you grade a student’s education?

    Is it by the grades on the report card?

    Could it be by the scores on the ACT or other tests?

    Could it be by the manners a child shows in every day life?

    Could it be by the maturity gained and the common sense acquired to survive in life?

    Could it be by the number of friends a person has or the friends maybe on Facebook?

    Could it be that you really can’t grade a student until years after he or she has graduated from the school system?

  • Various ways to take results of May primary

     Some casual observations about the recent occurrence we call the spring primary election:

    *First - thanks to all those who stuck your necks, and pocketbooks, out to run for office.

    It takes a major commitment of time and energy to run for any political office, no matter the size.

    As you can see, candidates are not always popular.

    Things will be said and allegations made.

    That type of advertising is not reserved only for the state and national races.

    Once again, thanks to all who ran for office.

  • College, career ready both important to students

     It is sometimes hard to communicate the importance of one thing without discounting the importance of another thing. 

    For that reason, I am going to state right up front what I want you to understand when you finish this column (call it a learning target): Increasing the percentage of Bullitt County citizens who have a bachelor’s degree is important AND pursuing a bachelor’s degree is not the only way to be successful, smart, or happy.

  • THANKS

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to publicly thank the Bullitt County community for its support for the 2014 Bullitt County Derby Affair.

    This event was a wonderful success as the foundation clearly nearly $11,000. This is month that will be made available to the educators in our Bullitt County public schools through a competitive grant process.