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Today's Opinions

  • Best of Coyle: Winter Weather

     During a week of extreme cold temperatures, The Pioneer News looks back to a 2009 Coyle's Corner during an ice storm that was much worse.

  • TOPS Tells How to Enjoy an Outdoor Winter Workout

     MILWAUKEE, WI – Winter is here, along with the temptation to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa all season long. Chilly temperatures deter many from exercising outdoors, and while some prefer to head to the gym to keep up their fitness routine, seasonal activities can also offer great full-body workouts, says TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. Consider the following activities to break out of your routine and stave off winter weight gain.

  • Smoke-free in jeopardy

     A healthier, Smoke-Free Bullitt County is in jeopardy!  On Tuesday morning, January 7, 2014, at 9:30 am, the Bullitt County Fiscal Court will meet again for a possible vote on ordinance No. 13-32, which regulates smoking in buildings, workplaces and facilities owned or operated by Bullitt County.  

  • Becoming independent

     Some people have been wondering if I am going to run for election to political office in 2014.

    Me too, frankly.

    Only God knows what the future will hold, but I have finally decided to not run.

    Additionally, my wife and I have changed our political affiliation to “Independent.”

    That decision alone probably assures the end of any hope to serve in elected office.  But we agreed that we see so much negative, so much blind politics, from both major parties today that we really no longer wanted to be tied to either.

  • Operation Santa helpers

     Operation Santa has become a tradition in Hillview that has helped needy families in our area for over 25 years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank these proud sponsors of Hillview’s Operation Santa. Without the generous contributions of the following businesses and individuals Operation Santa would not be possible.:

  • Address concerns

     At the most recent Pioneer Village City Meeting the Mayor of Fox Chase remarked about trouble that several people in the City of Fox chase had caused. The mayor was vague in his criticism of these unnamed residents of Fox Chase. This gave me some concern. When our mayor has criticisms of our residents it is important to me and others to understand the nature of those criticisms so that we may address any and all issues.

  • Budget main priority for state’s legislators

     FRANKFORT - While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

    Although planning began months ago, the first official stop of what is a multi-stage process came a little before Christmas, when the state’s Consensus Forecasting Group gave its final revenue forecast and predicted growth of about 2.6 percent annually for the next two fiscal years.

  • Reflection shows past year was good to county

     In compiling some of the highlights and lowlights of the past year, it is easy to see that Bullitt County had a pretty good year.

    Besides some bickering, it is evident that some major accomplishments were made.

    The school system achieved its best testing marks ever.

    The dream of having a college in the county got a much-needed kickstart as a new way to finance the actual building has started.

    The county has gotten the tag of being a community at work in progress.