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Today's Opinions

  • Support Jennifer Stepp

     Melanie Roberts running for state representative.

    First thoughts were hooray we would have her leaving the county.

    Second thought was if she hasn’t done anything in the county for the people of the county, why is she now being persuaded by Washington politics to be in Frankfort?

    The Republicans only want her there for her vote.

    Better question is why would she give up a salary of $100,000-plus (that is correct, one hundred thousand) for approximately $30,000?

  • Homeless efforts working

     The current state of homelessness in Bullitt County and surrounding areas as verified by over 40,000 hours of intensive care.

    We have slept with them. We have prepared hot meals for them daily. We have provided transportation for job interviews, doctor appointments, transported ‘guests’ from church location both morning and afternoon as well as a myriad of other essential transportation needs.

  • Priority bills getting passage, movement

      Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. With many guests, packed committee meetings, and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort.

  • Session starts to get into discussing proposed bills

     Let’s clear the air. An automated, pre-recorded “robo call‚“ was made two weeks ago lying about how I voted on Senate Bill 4.

    I urge you, please, before you believe the calls, check the facts. We were taking a procedural vote, which means we were voting on rules on how to take up a topic, not on a particular issue.

    We were being pushed to vote on a procedural motion to bypass the committee system and suspend the rules to vote on a bill before it has been debated and, in some cases, even read. I don’r think that’s fair.

  • When will the circus actually leave town?

     The question is a good one... when will the circus leave town?

    There was nothing positive that could be taken from the meeting last week of the Shepherdsville City Council. And the lone winner may have been the man who started all the commotion -- former mayor Scott Ellis -- because the attention shifted quickly from his resignation to the way his position was filled.

    Over the past year, there had been a cloud hanging over the heads of Shepherdsville residents.

  • BBB Warns: It’s Valentine’s Day! Is your new love a con artist?

     It’s February and love is in the air! But if your new boo is someone you met online, he or she could be a scammer… especially if you haven’t yet met in person. BBB is warning those who are “looking for love” to be wary year-round, but especially around Valentine’s Day, when it may be tempting to let your guard down!

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s February 2016 Hot Topics

    1.    BBB has received several calls about fake government grants. Scammers tell local consumers they are eligible for a federal grant, because they pay their bills on time. All they have to do is pay an upfront fee. This is a scam.

  • Hats off to EMS, fire department

     On Dec. 30, 2015, Bullitt County EMS and Fire Department cam to my rescue, the situation was well under control in 10 minutes.

    My patient was getting more ill and needed a physician.

    The MES team consisted of a veteran EMS technician of 25 years. She, with a calm sense of urgency, instructed her partner, a young man in his early 20s.