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Today's Opinions

  • Best of Paul Coyle

     Some things never change: A Paul Coyle panel from 2011 in regards to increasing gas prices.

  • Budget will need lot of work this year

     FRANKFORT -- The top duty of the Kentucky House of Representatives, pass a two-year budget for Kentucky, finally came to fruition this week, some eight weeks after the Governor first proposed a budget plan.

    I, like many of my colleagues, take seriously the responsibility to pass a fiscally sound budget for the citizens of Kentucky.

    While the vote to pass the budget in the House was 53 yeas and 46 nays, it was not without much debate.

  • Every student matters

     I read with interest my friend Mike Frye’s letter in last Wednesday’s Pioneer News.  Mike asks some interesting questions and exhorts people to replicate what Mt. Washington Middle does regarding their curriculum and I believe I need to clear up a couple of things.

  • Preserving the landlines

     AARP is fighting to preserve reliable phone service for the elderly and other citizens who rely on landline service for emergency purposes and to stay connected to their family, friends and communities.

    Telephone service is a basic necessity, particularly for older adults, who are more likely than any other age group to rely on landline service to maintain social contact and preserve health and safety.

    Competition in the telecommunications market can give consumers real choices and can promote their economic well-being.

  • Don’t try to overthink comprehensive land-use plan

     Over the past quarter-century, The Pioneer News’ editorial page has been filled at least once a year with something to the tune that Bullitt County needs more planning.

    That interest in planning for our future in an organized manner has not changed.

    And that is more than the common thought of planning and zoning land-use decisions.

    Yes, we do need to plan.

    And, yes, the revision of the comprehensive land-use plan, which hasn’t had a thorough study since 1997, is important.

  • BBB Warns: Beware March Madness Scams!

     With local teams making it into the NCAA Tournament, basketball fever is on the rise! BBB is warning basketball fans to be careful when buying tickets, travel deals, and basketball memorabilia.

    Major sporting events always inspire scammers to take advantage of fans, with fake items, fake tickets, and too-good-to-be-true travel deals.

    Counterfeit Items

  • Announcement perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s holiday

     The only thing missing on Monday afternoon was a little Irish whiskey and some leprechauns.

    The announcement that Portwest LLC would start its North American operations in Shepherdsville was perfect timing - an Irish company coming to Bullitt County on St. Patrick’s Day.

    The company, which has specialized in outerwear and safety protective wear for the past 100 years, has been a major supplier in Europe and Africa.

    Now, when it decided to move into new territories, Bullitt County was selected as its first distribution facility.

  • Consider the tax dollars