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Today's Opinions

  • Importance of public health highlighted this week

     Who could have anticipated the far-reaching consequences of the 1845 removal of a water pump from a contaminated well in Soho Square, London England, by Dr. John Snow?

    With this simple intervention he halted an epidemic of cholera and proved the well to be the source of infection before the days of bacteriology. 

    This was the birth of public health.

    Kentucky’s own public health began in a similar manner in 1875 during a response to a yellow fever outbreak. 

  • First 15 months been busy in county attorney’s office

     I immediately set out to assemble a staff that would make any County Attorney envious.  With the help and cooperation of these employees, in 2015, the Bullitt County Attorney’s office has accomplished the following:

     

    CRIMINAL COURT

    •Assembled a team of experienced attorneys with 195 years of accumulated knowledge & experience in the practice of law to handle the traffic flow generated through this office.

  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: Beware of fraudulent tax schemes, preparers

     WASHINGTON – With tax season in full swing, the Justice Department urged the public today to avoid dishonest tax-return preparers who fleece their customers and illegally drain the U.S. Treasury.  Noting that every taxpayer is ultimately responsible for the contents of his or her own return, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Tax Division also warned the public to be wary of anyone who guarantees a refund or who claims to sell a sure-fire way to reduce your taxes.

  • Gov. Morehead had ties to Bullitt County

      The Morehead family came from Scotland.  The first ancestor to arrive in America was Charles Morehead, a Scottish gentleman who settled in Virginia, in the early part of the eighteenth century about 1630.  He was 21 years old when he entered Virginia.

      Charles was born in Scotland in 1609.  His parents were David Muirhead and Anna Hardrett.  

    Charles grew up in Scotland.  Charles met Sarah Nelms in Virginia and they married in 1682. 

  • Legislature coming down to home stretch for session

      We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly with just a handful of days to go, but as all good horse-racing fans know, the last quarter mile can often seem the longest and most difficult.

    The process is working as expected, though, as members appointed by senior leadership in both the House and Senate continue to seek a compromise on the state’s next two-year budget in a conference committee delegated to that task. At issue are the considerable differences in the two spending plans recently passed in each chamber.

  • Company, city can finally get past lawsuit started in 2005

     The path to resolution has taken a winding, twisty road that officials of Truck America Training would not send their rookie drivers.

    But, it appears, that the Hillview City Council and members of Truck America Training LLC have reached a settlement agreement on the $11.4 million judgment.

    The lawsuit was filed in April 2005 when the Hillview City Council refused to honor its contract to sell a 40-acre tract off Ferguson Lane. The company had its own tract of property and then leased the 40 acres to expand its operation into heavy equipment training.

  • Legislative session focusing on budget issues

     FRANKFORT- The focal point of the 2016 Legislative Session is the Executive Branch budget, which took one more step last week in the legislative process as it passed out of the Kentucky House of Representatives on a strict party line vote. 

    Due to several differences from the plan proposed by our caucus earlier this week, some good and some bad, all of our members refrained from casting a vote during this initial round.

  • Budget proposal will finally discussed by Senate

     After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House midway through the 11th week of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly. Governor Bevin was elected in a landslide because the people of Kentucky recognized a need for financial change and fiscal responsibility.

    We think the upcoming budget will reflect those needs for the betterment of the Commonwealth.