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Today's Opinions

  • Cost seems a little high

     I am writing this letter in regards to your story about the library Board buying the church and lot in Mount Washington for $400,000 and then paying approximately $150 more to have it torn down and then finding problems with asbestos and deciding to demolish the building.

    This is the same board that placed a cell phone tower on the end of the runway at Blue Lick Airport jeopardizing any future for the airport.

  • Need time to study decisions

     “The essential difference between EMOTION and REASON is that emotion leads to action and reason leads to conclusions.” Donald Calne

    When the ballots were tallied in November, 2012, the outcome showed the six Shepherdsville residents that had been trusted by their peers to represent them in making decisions regarding local legislation on their behalf. The three of us were fortunate enough to be among those six.

    Some of the decisions we are trusted to make are trivial in the grand scope of life, while others bear a much greater weight.

  • Pace quickens as state budget debates are near

     FRANKFORT -- We are moving into the final few weeks for the 2014 Regular Session.

    Although the winter weather played havoc on the legislative schedule this past week, forcing cancellation of legislative action on Monday, the House still dealt with several bills.

    One of the bills that has generated the most attention thus far this session is House Bill 70, which seeks to restore the voting rights for people convicted of some felonies who have completed all other requirements of their sentence.

  • Senate tries to make government more efficient

     Although we did not have session on Monday due to the wintery weather conditions, the Senate continues to work on bills to make governmental processes more efficient, clean up statutes and save taxpayer money. 

    Off of the floor, the members and staff of the Majority Caucus have been busy reviewing the budget situation in preparation for the House’s budget bill. Although we do not have an actual piece of legislation to work with, we still anticipate certain requests and appropriations, and can be ready to work quickly when the bill comes out of the House.

  • Brooks family one of county’s earliest settlers

      The Brooks family was a distinguished family in the history of Bullitt County.  The Brooks ancestors came from Ireland.  After 1690, some of the family immigrated to America.

    Joseph Brooks was born in 1755 in Chester, Pennsylvania.  Joseph had a twin brother who was David Brooks.  Joseph Brooks married Nancy Boice in Pennsylvania.  Nancy was born in Ireland and came to America when she was 21 years old.

  • Legislators pay tribute to fallen heroes

     One of the most moving and important services we conduct each year in the House of Representatives is the memorial ceremony to honor members of our armed forces who join more than 6,700 American men and women who have lost their lives in recent wars.

    We paid tribute to Army Sergeant Michael Cable and Staff Sergeant Daniel “Danny” Fannin, true Kentucky heroes who died defending our freedom.

  • KidsFest gives chance to have fun, forget about Mother Nature

     When the doors open to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Saturday morning, we hope that everyone can forget about the awful winter weather Bullitt County has suffered through.

    It will be time for the annual KidsFest celebration, a presentation of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., there will be dozens of booths. There will be dozens of entertainment acts throughout the facility.

    There will be demonstration by emergency personnel, like the fire departments, police department and EMS.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2014

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

    1.    IRS Phone Scams are on the rise. Scammers call, saying they are with the IRS, telling the taxpayer he or she owes money. Then threatens the taxpayer with arrest unless they pay right away. Scammers also call “fishing” for personal information, claiming the taxpayer is owed a large refund.