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Today's Opinions

  • The Great American Smokeout

     FRANKFORT – Today, Nov. 16, is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health Campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is raising awareness about lung cancer in Kentucky.

    Lung cancer impacts Kentuckians more than any other cancer. In Kentucky, both men and women have significantly higher rates of lung cancer than other state in the U.S. More Kentuckians have died from lung cancer than all of the next seven leading causes of cancer death combined.

  • A story about Mary Garrett

     Mary Melvina Garrett grew up in a military family, the daughter   of Waller Lunsford and Sarah Davis Garrett.  

    She was one of seven siblings.  She was born in 1832 in Kentucky.  Her father and mother were born in Virginia. 

    Her father, Waller Lunsford was born in 1793 in Essex Co., and her mother Sarah was born in 1794.  Waller’s parents were William Garrett and Elizabeth Taylor, both of Essex Co., Virginia.

  • Bullitt County gets high marks for role in JCTC success

     In a world of change in the post-secondary education field, Bullitt County is still a strong community.

    At least, in the eyes of the president of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Dr. Ty Handy was the keynote speaker at the recent Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

    With 12,000 students enrolled in JCTC classes, the biggest growth remains in the dual credit courses.

    High school students take courses that will fulfill their graduation requirements, as well as earn college credits.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2017

     Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for November 2017!

  • Proposed pension plan not right

     On behalf of the teachers, administrators and support staff of Bullitt County Public Schools, I urge you to oppose the pension bill put forth by Governor Bevin late week.   

    Almost everyone recognizes that this is a serious issue and appreciates very much that Governor Bevin has determined to take action to rectify a problem that has festered for years.

  • Please recognize the signs of abuse
  • Some creepy movie suggestions in future

      Monsters. Witches. Zombies. Grim reapers. Headless specters. Scary doctors. Evil scientists. Shadowy figures. Spooky creatures. Bloodsucking eels. Stalking wolves.

    But enough about national government officials… let’s cut to the upcoming Halloween holiday instead.

  • Domestic Violence Month: Emotional and verbal abuse

    (This is the third article in our four-part series on Partner Violence)

        When most people hear the phrase “domestic violence” and who have had the good fortune not to have experienced it, they think of physical violence and possibly sexual assault.  We’ll read about it or see it on TV.  The courts issue protective orders for the most part to protect a person from physical and sexual assault.