Today's Opinions

  • School Board Recognition Month

     The five members of the Bullitt County Board of Education oversee a $100 million budget and make decisions about multimillion-dollar building projects. But they also make certain the individual child in the Bullitt County Public School district gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All that is done in the face of shrinking state and federal dollars for education and tough economic times locally.

  • Session gets off to busy start in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT – At the start of each legislative session in even-numbered years, the governor appears before the General Assembly twice: First, to give the State of the Commonwealth address and then, later in the month, to present a two-year budget proposal.

  • General Assembly gets to work during second week

     FRANKFORT – The first week of the 2012 Session was a combination of the ceremonial and the new.

    We gaveled in on Tuesday of last week with the traditional establishment of the membership of the Senate and approval of our chamber’s rules. Over 200 bills have already been filed in the General Assembly and will start making their way through the committee process beginning in earnest this week.

  • Spill shows need to keep utilities in good shape

     Last month, the Bullitt County Sanitation District requested a 3 percent user fee increase over each of the next three years. 

  • COYLE'S CORNER 01/11/12

     This week Paul Coyle takes a look at how local officials are handling the topic of a potentially implemented sewage tax on Bullitt County residents.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2012

      Check out the latest scams and bad business inBBB’s January 2012 Hot Topics!

  • BBB names top ten scams of 2011

     BBB investigates thousands of scams every year! Our new Scam Source (www.bbb.org/scam) is a comprehensive resource on scam investigations from BBBs around the country, with tips from BBB, law enforcement and others.

    You can sign up to receive our Scam Alerts by email, and you can also be a scam detective yourself by reporting scams you’ve discovered. We’ve divided scams up into nine major categories and picked the top scam in each, plus our Scam of the Year.


    Top Job Scam

  • More federal dollars spent

     I was surprised to receive a letter from Joetta Calhoun, Mayor of Mount Washington, offering a “FREE” energy audit of my home. Apparently the city applied for and was awarded a federal grant to provide funding.