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Today's Opinions

  • Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today presented “Kentucky HEALTH”, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, empowering individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the Commonwealth. 

  • State fire marshal advises Kentuckians to celebrate Independence Day at community events

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the state fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Using fireworks at home risks injury and property damage and may also violate local ordinances,” said state Fire Marshal Mike Haney. “I recommend that families attend local festivities instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.

  • Thanks to EMS, Simon

     Recently I had need of Bullitt County EMS over the weekend. I just wanted to commend them for excellent sservice they provided and thank the Mount Washington Fire Department for their prompt response.

    Also I would like to thank the Simon Family for everything they have done for our county over the years. It would be impossible to list all of the contributions they have made to build a better Bullitt County.

  • Scottish Rite Club thanks

     On Tuesday, May 10, at the Paroquet Spring Conference Centre, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club held its 29th annual Student Recognition Program. 

    They recognized 66 academically challenged students from the Bullitt County Middle and High Schools with a plaque, a proclamation from the Bullitt County Judge Election, and a $25 gift card.

    Three graduating seniors received a $3,000 scholarship.

    This could not have been possible without the personal and business support and sponsors of our community.

  • Interim work will keep us busy

     The 2016 legislative Session is finished! Now it’s time to continue to work here at home and to take care of some of the issues/projects that need to be done or are still pending.

    The construction for Highway 61 is moving along and the turning lane/light for Bell’s Mill is almost finished. The work on the turning lane/light by Pleasant Grove Elementary school should be started soon.

    State road signs are being put in place signal lights are being adjusted.

  • Open Records celebrates 40 years of open government

     Government watchdogs are celebrating this month the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Open Records Act. It has withstood the test of time as an indispensable tool for a variety of individuals and interest groups seeking to hold public officials accountable.

  • Thank You, Nick

     Nick Simon left us too soon.

    He left us before everyone had an opportunity to thank him and his company one last time.

    Simon died on Friday. It was a shock to our system.

    Our first task should be to send prayers to his family and to his extended family at Publishers Printing.

    Our next mission should be to say thank you to a man who was generous beyond belief.

    Frank Simon started the tradition of giving to the community when the printing company was moved to Shepherdsville years ago.

  • BBB offers ten giving tips on Orlando tragedy

      In the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, the BBB Serving Central Florida and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the national charity monitoring arm of the Better Business Bureau, caution donors about potential red flags in fund raising to help Orlando victims and their families, and to be aware of the different circumstances that often emerge in tragedy-related philanthropy.