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Today's Opinions

  • 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
  • CASA needs volunteers

     If you have 3-4 hours per week and share our concern about abused and neglected children currently involved in the courts in Bullitt County, we would like to talk to you about being a new volunteer with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program. We currently have many more cases in the system than volunteers to cover them.

  • All students need programs

     Last week our Board of Education voted on and approved a new and amazing Math and Science program for middle school students. This program is called the Discovery school and allows our best of the best students from across our county to come together and dream of what can be at Hebron Middle School. For 108 young middle school students and their parents, this is an opportunity to excel. But what about all the other students in our schools?

  • 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.