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Today's Opinions

  • Parents need to watch signs displayed by kids

     Parents: PAY ATTENTION! 

    A recent article in the New York Times noted recent statistics showing that children aged 10 to 14 (roughly the ages of our middle school students) are as likely to die from suicide as from traffic accidents. 

    There is no acceptable rate of death for children, but the article points out that death among that age group is pretty rare for all causes.  

    Even so, traffic accidents used to account for four times more deaths than suicide back in 1999.  Now, it is almost the same. 

  • Electronic EPOs will be great for all involved

     Emergency protective orders are an integral part of the Circuit Clerk’s office. 

    Earlier in 2016, we were notified by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) that Bullitt County was one of the counties chosen to implement electronic emergency protective orders.  

    Grant money was available to take Bullitt County to the next level of service to the public.  

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s November 2016 Hot Topics

    1. A local business reported receiving calls of a recorded message saying they have an unpaid LG&E bill and their electricity will be cut off. The scammers ask for a payment right away, through a wire service or prepaid debit card. This is a scam.

  • Accountability is tough subject to fully understand

        The dictionary definition of accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
        While this definition certainly applies (or should apply) in our politics, our families, or our churches, the word is used differently when it comes to what is known as school accountability.
        In education, school accountability revolves almost exclusively around student testing and is really a synonym of the word “rating.”

  • More horror movie ideas...

     Leave it to the Cynical Journalist to squeeze blood from the turnip of impossibility.

    Each year at this time we try to gather a list of potential Halloween horror movie ideas based on local or current news events.

    This year has been a momentous calendar year, one like I’ve never experienced before, mostly because I wasn’t around in the 1960s, nor the 1860s.

  • Congrats to Mills, Bullitt County for statewide honor

     It is always great to get a little recognition.

    Bullitt County needs as much good publicity as it can get these days.

    Last Wednesday, Bullitt County was in center stage in the state capitol in Frankfort.

    It was time for the annual Ashland Teacher of the Year recognition ceremony.

    For the first time ever, Bullitt County had the Middle School Teacher of the Year.

  • Learning history never ending

     Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once urged former presidential speechwriter James C. Humes to “study history, study history! In history lies all the secrets of statecraft!”

    Studying the history of government affairs, like Churchill urged, can help you better decide who to vote for in the presidential and local elections this November.

    Studying the history of your family can help you discover potential medical problems or where certain traits began.

  • Could fire district be abolished and started anew?

     So Bullitt Fiscal Court has decided that one way to solve the issues at Southeast Bullitt Fire District is to remove two board members.

    Pending appeals, now what happens?

    Will the next two appointments be “fire department” friendly?

    Will those appointees be “district board” friendly?

    Will it really matter?