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Today's Opinions

  • Redistricting comes down to the wire

    Following a national census, which takes place every ten years in America, your General Assembly must redraw the lines that define legislative, senatorial, and U.S. Congressional districts.  The current legislative session has that as a primary duty.   Lines are drawn based on revised population data, the goal being to end up with 100 state house districts, 38 state senate districts, and 6 U.S. congressional districts of roughly equivalent populations.

  • Million Hearts initiative to prevent strokes, attacks

    February is Heart Month, and many people will be thinking about what to get their sweetheart for Valentine's Day.

    Although the holiday is usually celebrated with gifts of candy or flowers, good health is the one thing that everyone appreciates year-round.

    The Medical Reserve Corps, (MRC) is teaming up with numerous other government and private sector organizations to support the new Million Hearts(tm) initiative (http://millionhearts.hhs.gov), which aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.

  • Raising dropout age debated

      FRANKFORT When it comes to high school dropouts in Kentucky, one number in particular stands out: 33.

    That’s how many students on average walked out of the classroom each and every school day in 2010, amounting to 6,200 students over the entire year.

  • Rep. Greer's legislative update

     We have reached the half way mark of the 2012 session and I believe the House of Representatives has much to show for our 30 days in Frankfort.

    Since January 3rd, we have been hard at work moving legislation through the committee process, working on budget issues within our subcommittees and meeting with constituents and stakeholders on issues of importance to Kentuckians,

  • Sen. Hornback's Frankfort report

      FRANKFORT – We have reached the half-way point of the 2012 General Assembly Session. There are daily committee meetings, policy briefings, visits from constituents, and meetings with various advocacy groups.

  • School officials must think twice on ‘cleaning’ out custodial staff

     There is no question that the per pupil spending on youngsters in Bullitt County is below par.

  • County loses again as suit puts halt to redistricting

     Bullitt County was in a prime position for the first time in many, many years in Frankfort.

    The redistricting proposal would give the county two house representatives who would have the vast majority of residents and voters in their territory.

    Also, the senate district would be just Bullitt and Nelson, increasing the possibility of having its own senator.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 02/15/12

     This week Paul Coyle gets into the holiday spirit, expressing his love for Bullitt County.