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Today's Opinions

  • Tax decision pretty typical of plight in today’s world

     Should there be unbridled excitement over the recent release of test scores by the state Department of Education?

    Obviously yes…if you are in Bullitt County.

    Should there also be some bridled reservations about what everything means?

    Of course.

    Before throwing any water on the party, we must say that the ship is going in the right direction.

    Some may question or dislike certain individuals. But they cannot question the work that has been done the past few years.

  • Tax decision pretty typical of plight in today’s world

     If you ever wanted to be an elected official, put yourself in the place of members of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Personally, it was a simple decision. But I am biased.

    As board members listened and considered a tax increase that would have meant $24 a year on a $100,000 home, I listened to a voice.

    “Am I not worth 46 cents per week?”

    That came from a young lady who I am pretty fond of. It is my daughter.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of iPhone 6 scams

     Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers who are looking to buy the new iPhone 6 to beware of online scammers.

  • Thank to Class of 1964

     I am writing to thank the 1964 Shepherdsville High School graduating class for their donations to the moving and restoring of the Bowman Valley School project.

    Please continue to support as we prepare to move the school by year’s end.

    Send tax deductible donations to Bowman Valley School Project, P.O. Box 1714, Shepherdsville, Ky., 40165.

    Darlene Crowe Ayers

  • Vote for Faith Portman

     Faith Portman has served the citizens well as a city council member, and has been a strong voice for all the citizens in Shepherdsville.

    She not only has great qualifications to be our next mayor and has a vision of what this city needs to make Shepherdsville a thriving city.

    She will have a strong fiscal plan to cut waste and improve conditions where spending has been running rapid. She will put into place the necessary changes that effects our every day lives.

  • Leaders need integrity

     I greatly appreciated the information presented by city employee Chuck Keith in the Sept. 10 issue of The Pioneer News.

    I, for one, am exhausted by the “good ole’ boy system” that seems to run so rampant in this county both politically and legally. Every citizen should be held accountable equally, fairly and appropriately regardless of who they know, how much they have or how much money they have.

  • Goal remains simple - prepare youth for their future

     As I’ve written in this space more than once, it is our overarching goal to graduate 100 percent of our students ready to enroll in college without the need for any remedial coursework, ready for a career where they are able to earn a good living and be prepared to advancement, or both. 

    Our Board unanimously endorsed a policy stating this almost five years ago to apply to this year’s senior class.

  • Education will be key element for county to thrive

     For years, the key to economic development was location, location, location.

    As times have evolved, there is now a 1A in importance -- an educated and skilled workforce.

    With the changing workforce in the country, the needs have gone from a land heavy in manufacturing jobs to one leaning much more to the service and logistics fields.

    Just look at the landscape in Bullitt County. Those big boxes are a different type of business than your parents or your grandparents  grew up in at General Electric, Ford or Philip Morris.