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Today's Opinions

  • Some Thanksgiving poetry

    A day before Thanksgiving Eve, and at computer: Frazzled Steve.
    A longer weekend, hopes to leave, but must complete thine annual jaunt.
    Struggling hard to find some words while dreaming ‘bout the tasty birds,
    A meal awaits, with family nerds who, all about thine job, will taunt.
    Thou digress - the work awaits. “’Tis hunger tricks,” my mind doth haunt.
    Turkey sandwich, thou doth want.

    Best that I try to remember, all those stories in November

  • We don’t need to let ‘golden goose’ loose

        Say what?
        What does that headline mean?
        It means that Bullitt County is flirting with something that shouldn’t happen.
        For some unknown reason, Bullitt County officials seem to want to dance in a very dangerous arena.
        First, it has taken months to determine whether it would hire another electrical inspector or pay a retired employee to come back to work.

  • Elections are over... now time to move on

     Nov. 8 is behind us. Now, let the healing begin.

    With the votes being cast and the public having made its choice, it is time for a healing to take place both in our nation -- but more importatly, in our community.

    We’ll take some time to do more analysis down the road. But what is needed now is an effort to bring our community together.

    After any election, there are hard feelings. Things are said as part of campaign rhetoric. And, this year seemed to take on the personal feelings displayed at the national level.

  • 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.