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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks PBI, community

     Through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many people offer generous hearts to help those that are less fortunate. It’s a time to bless others and a time to reflect on just how blessed we all are.

    This year A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center was blessed to receive donations collected by PBI Bank located at 340 S. Buckman St. in Shepherdsville and their patrons. We received a cash donation along with a diaper bag, baby clothing, diapers and several other infant necessities.

  • Smoking ban for All

     I am a resident of Bullitt County and would like to explain my reasons for urging our Fiscal Court to either drop sections 2 and 4 from the proposed Smoking Ordinance 13-32 or vote it down all together.  

  • Community has chance to make suggestions on land-use plan

     At crunch time, there are plenty of comments and suggestions being offered on the proposed land-use plan for Bullitt County.

    This is not unexpected.

    The public has until Jan. 31 to submit suggestions to the plans devised by consultant Kriss Lowry. Those must be turned into the Bullitt County Planning office in the courthouse annex.

    A public meeting will be held on Feb. 20 for anyone wishing to make comments.

  • Selling of Beam doesn’t have to be bad situation for community

     In the corporate world, no merger or buyout should be surprising.

    It is normally just a surprise to those who are most affected - the employee.

    On Monday, Beam Inc. and Suntory Holdings of Japan announced their plans to join forces.

    For those who own Beam stock, it will be a great deal as they would be paid around $83 per share, up 25 percent over the Friday’s closing price.

    The purchase price would be a cool $16.5 billion, maybe a little smoother than any of Beam’s finest bourbons.

  • Positive 2013 signs in state as session begins

     FRANKFORT - As the General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Tuesday this week, it is worth taking one last look back at 2013, to review some of the issues my legislative colleagues and I have been studying in recent months.

    We call this period the interim, and it begins each year during the late spring and continues through the holidays.

  • Roads should be better

     Over the holidays I had the opportunity to travel across some of Kentucky’s highways and have to say that Bullitt County has THE WORST ROADS in Kentucky, HANDS DOWN.

    I just don’t get it. How is it that Bullitt County has JIM BEAM, AMAZON, ZAPPO’S, PUBLISHER’S PRINTING, GORDON FOODS, LOWE’S and a new WAL-MART under construction (to name just a few) and ALL THOSE TAXES are going where?????

  • School board members make key decisions

     It is already January and we are earnestly preparing for the next school year.

    Even in a “normal” school district, there a lot of things that must happen between January and August.

    I’m happy to say that BCPS is anything but a normal school district.

    We are fortunate to have a crop of educational leaders and teachers in this district who are never satisfied with the status quo.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s January 2014 Hot Topics!