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Today's Opinions

  • Thank school board members

     Changes are coming in K-12 education at the national level with passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, with the potential for more change at the state level at a time when the Commonwealth’s new budget will be squeezed.

  • Many big issues for legislators to tackle in ‘16

     I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season and a happy New Year. 

    A new year also means a new legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Tuesday, January 5, marked the beginning of a 60-day session that will run through mid-April. In this session, we hope to address the numerous important issues facing our state, keeping the common theme of creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families.

  • Exciting time as legislative session gets underway

     Like the first day back to school, the first week of any new legislative session brings mixed emotions -- anticipation and excitement, apprehension and hope. 

    To me, it’s also an exceptionally humbling time as I consider the great responsibility you have vested in me as your representative for the 49th District.

    I serve in Frankfort to be an active, accessible voice for the people of Bullitt County and this 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly will be no exception.

  • AG warns of Publisher’s Clearing House Scam

     FRANKFORT – Winners of the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes do not receive phone calls about their prizes.

    And Attorney General Andy Beshear wants to stress this fact as a safeguard to Kentucky seniors and consumers who are being inundated by imposters attempting to scam them out of their money.

  • Underwood brothers fought in World War II

      Bennie E. Underwood was born in 1910 and Virgil Underwood was born in 1915 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

    Their parents were Willis Underwood and Delia Reed.  Bennie and Virgil had several siblings.  They were Lillian, Mary Jane, George, Bertha, Ella, Zelma, Wesley and Lesley.  Their father was a farmer, so Bennie and Virgil along with their brothers and sisters grew up on the farm.  

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2016

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

  • School is really safe place for many kids

     Poverty - even chronic poverty - and being abused cannot be an excuse for antisocial or criminal behavior. 

    There are countless examples of heroes and regular people in our country who have overcome the most difficult childhood to lead productive lives.

    In schools and in society, we cannot simply allow extremely negative behaviors to go unaddressed. 

    It is a form of societal self-defense because, when we do begin to simply tolerate it - either in a school or in a community - the consequences is that we simply get more of it.

  • Updates on road projects happening in county

     People are always interested in the status of road projects in the county.

    Here’s an update for those road projects, particularly those in the 49th District.

    1.  The road on Old Preston that caved in has been repaired and is open. Should help business return to normal. 

    2. I have been working with CSX and State Transportation to repair the railroad crossing on 44 east (near Publishers). The paperwork has been completed but the crossing cannot be repaired until Spring when asphalt businesses reopen.