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Today's Opinions

  • Bill hopes to bring death benefits to all first responders

     The Kentucky General Assembly completed Day 12 of the 2016 Regular Session this past Thursday. 

    The decision was made to cancel the Friday session so members could return home before the inclement weather arrived. I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our dedicated transportation workers and our first responders who worked so hard to keep all of us safe this past weekend.

    Unfortunately, KSP Trooper Anson Blake Tribby was killed in an accident last Friday while attempting to offer assistance at an accident scene.

  • We have survived THE storm

      Ladies and gentleman of Bullitt County, be forewarned: The apocalypse is near!

    Actually, it’s the first significant accumulative snowfall of the season, but in Bullitt County, same thing.

    Seriously, people, if snow was so evil, then why did God make it so beautiful? Why does it appear in all of our Christmas decorations? Why are there snow globes?

    Snow is wonderful. Snow should make us smile, it is a gift, a natural gift, something unique that can’t be celebrated every day, or most days.

  • Road crews made for good ‘sledding’ in time of snow

     OK, it wasn’t the ‘big’ one. But in our parts of the country, a dusting of snow can cause as much havoc as if it was a 20-inch dumping.

    Thanks to the road departments for the county, state and municipalities. Bullitt County roads -- be it in the county or in a city -- are always done quickly and effectively.

    Law enforcement are always there to help those in need. EMS staff face added challenges when the roads (and sidewalks) are bad.

    Dispatchers are kept busy and Emergency Management Agency is also busy.

  • There will be some politics this spring despite few races

     While the signups were still being taken as our deadlines passed, we know a couple of things about the May primary.

    First, there will be at least one race for everyone in Bullitt County. That will be the Democratic primary for U.S. President.

    Second, voters in the 49th District, no matter your party, will have a primary race.

    Incumbent Linda Belcher will be challenged by Paul Caccitore in the Democratic primary, a repeat of two years ago.

    And County Judge Melanie Roberts will face Jennifer Stepp in the Republican primary.

  • Winter weather poses numerous health threats

     FRANKFORT – With low temperatures and snowy conditions around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are emphasizing the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking other necessary steps to prevent hypothermia. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers of infants are also advised to follow safe sleep practices to keep infants warm, in order to help prevent injury or infant deaths.

  • USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Severe Winter Weather

     WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast due to the forecast for severe winter conditions.

  • Bro. Gerald Armstrong

     One thing comes to my mind. We need prayers for people that know the Lord Jesus. They’ve been born again (saved) by His blood on the cross of Calvary. Luke 13:5 Romans 10:9-10,13

    That our government will be run by Bible principles. The KJV is the only true Bible of God’s word.

    In 1937 in Owensboro, Ky., was the last hanging for murder. Numbers 35:15-17

  • PSC advises caution during winter storm

     FRANKFORT – In anticipation of possible electric outages during a coming winter storm, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    A major storm is expected to bring heavy snow across much of Kentucky, with significant ice accumulations also possible in the southern part of the state. The wintry precipitation, accompanied by strong winds, could bring down trees, limbs and power lines.