.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Patriot's Corner

     Twas the night before Christmas,

    He lived all alone,

    In a one bedroom house made of stone.

    I had come down the chimney with presents to give,

    And to see just who in this home did live,

    I looked all about,

    A strange sight I did see,

    No tinsel. No presents, Not even a tree.

    No stocking by the mantle, 

    Just books filled with sand,

    On the wall hung pictures

    Off far distant lands.

    With medals and badges,

    Awards of all kinds

  • Time to reflect on past year, look to 2016 with optimism

     As 2015 winds down, we are approaching a festive time to celebrate the birth of Christ and also look back on this past year while developing a sense of optimism for the new year.

    Christmas is often time to get together with family and exchange gifts in the same spirit that recognizes the reason for the season.

    For many of us, the spirit of Christmas is a time of celebration, reflection on the good and bad of the year, and how our faith helps us celebrate those happy times and get through the low points during the year.

  • Whatever happened to talking out problems?

     Forget partisan and non-partisan politics.

    One of the biggest flaws in our government today is the inability of leaders to talk to one another about issues.

    The general public often doesn’t know about the relationships -- or lack thereof -- in government circles. We try to not air dirty laundry.

    And we’re not talking about Washington or Frankfort. We’re talking about within the boundaries of Bullitt County.

    Although, we are pretty sure these issues over lack of communication happen throughout the Commonwealth.

  • Late examples of Christmas cheer preserve Santa’s visit to Bullitt County for 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - International crisis, national issues, even local situations continue to mount up, leading to another potential Christmas holiday cancellation in Bullitt County.

    Unlike past concerns, this year’s events lean far beyond a naughty/nice list.

    According to the official North Pole newspaper, the Joy-Spreader, Santa Claus was considering a bypass of the entire country this year, with Bullitt County specifically tied in with the decision.

  • Police efforts will enforce ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ during holidays

     FRANKFORT -- If you drive impaired in Jefferson County and surrounding counties -- beware.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Brown-Forman joined other Louisville Highway Safety Committee team members from highway safety and health-related agencies to kick off the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign recently at Fourth Street Live in Louisville.

  • Great holiday event

     Wow, what a turn out for our first City sponsored parade and our display light up at City Hall. 

    It took a lot of time spent by a group of guys that I can’t thank enough and that is our Public Works and Sewer Departments. 

    We need to also thank the citizens of Shepherdsville for coming out Friday; we hope you enjoyed it.

  • Dec. 31 deadline to change parties

     Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    As we approach the end of another year it DOES NOT seem possible that this year has come and gone so fast.  I want to make you aware of some things that happen in our office every year in December and January.

    The Bullitt County Clerk’s office will be closed for Christmas on Dec. 24-25. 

    We will be closed for New Year’s on Dec. 31- Jan. 1, 2016.    

    Voter Registration is something people usually only think about when it is time to vote two times a year.  

  • Attendance at governmental meetings key for everyone

     Attendance is important.

    Whether it is at school or work or as a member of a governmental body, being there is very important.

    In terms of school or work, the show will normally go on -- whether you are there or not.

    In government, however, your attendance may be a key reason why a legislative body meets or cancels  its proceedings.

    While we are a few months away from the filing deadline for local races, it is a good time to think before you sign up.