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Today's Opinions

  • Governor’s budget delivered with many good things

     The crucial work of crafting the state’s next two-year spending plan began in earnest this week as I joined my House colleagues in dissecting the details of the governor’s budget proposal that he offered on Tuesday, January 26, during a joint session of the House and Senate.

  • Take a bow

     It’s not time for a curtain call but there is much reason to be proud of a major, major economic development project.

    There are a lot of kudos to hand out but we’ll stop short of popping the cork on the champagne for a couple of years.

    There is no doubt that the light industrial growth along Highway 480 has been a godsend to Shepherdsville and Bullitt County.

  • Nichols Nick at it once again

      Unseasonably warm Springtime weather in Bullitt County may end abruptly,  and possibly permanently, due to an ultimatum written in groundhogese.

    As of Feb. 1, Bullitt Fiscal Court officials had not come to an agreement on the ultimatum presented by Nichols Nick, Bullitt County’s official groundhog.

    According to the groundhogese ultimatum, loosely translated and presented by county attorney John Wooldridge, Nick expressed concerns and made demands in relation to the safety of his job environment and his fellow vermin.

  • Bill hopes to bring death benefits to all first responders

     The Kentucky General Assembly completed Day 12 of the 2016 Regular Session this past Thursday. 

    The decision was made to cancel the Friday session so members could return home before the inclement weather arrived. I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our dedicated transportation workers and our first responders who worked so hard to keep all of us safe this past weekend.

    Unfortunately, KSP Trooper Anson Blake Tribby was killed in an accident last Friday while attempting to offer assistance at an accident scene.

  • We have survived THE storm

      Ladies and gentleman of Bullitt County, be forewarned: The apocalypse is near!

    Actually, it’s the first significant accumulative snowfall of the season, but in Bullitt County, same thing.

    Seriously, people, if snow was so evil, then why did God make it so beautiful? Why does it appear in all of our Christmas decorations? Why are there snow globes?

    Snow is wonderful. Snow should make us smile, it is a gift, a natural gift, something unique that can’t be celebrated every day, or most days.

  • Road crews made for good ‘sledding’ in time of snow

     OK, it wasn’t the ‘big’ one. But in our parts of the country, a dusting of snow can cause as much havoc as if it was a 20-inch dumping.

    Thanks to the road departments for the county, state and municipalities. Bullitt County roads -- be it in the county or in a city -- are always done quickly and effectively.

    Law enforcement are always there to help those in need. EMS staff face added challenges when the roads (and sidewalks) are bad.

    Dispatchers are kept busy and Emergency Management Agency is also busy.

  • There will be some politics this spring despite few races

     While the signups were still being taken as our deadlines passed, we know a couple of things about the May primary.

    First, there will be at least one race for everyone in Bullitt County. That will be the Democratic primary for U.S. President.

    Second, voters in the 49th District, no matter your party, will have a primary race.

    Incumbent Linda Belcher will be challenged by Paul Caccitore in the Democratic primary, a repeat of two years ago.

    And County Judge Melanie Roberts will face Jennifer Stepp in the Republican primary.

  • Winter weather poses numerous health threats

     FRANKFORT – With low temperatures and snowy conditions around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are emphasizing the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking other necessary steps to prevent hypothermia. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers of infants are also advised to follow safe sleep practices to keep infants warm, in order to help prevent injury or infant deaths.