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Today's Opinions

  • Little progress being made with little Senate support

     FRANKFORT – Last fall, when the General Assembly finalized the calendar for the 2011 Regular Session, this past week was scheduled to be one of the quietest of the year.  It was set aside as part of a 10-day period known as the veto recess, which gives the governor time to consider legislation sent to him and then gives legislators a chance to use the session’s final day to consider vetoes, if any occur.

  • Smoking issue very important

     Each year at least 443,000 people in the US die from smoking and secondhand smoke and 8.6 million suffer from smoking-caused illness. 

  • Educated Decisions

     As a substitute teacher in the Bullitt County school system, I’ve had the opportunity to see the positive influence the D.A.R.E. program has on elementary school children. As the students prepare to “graduate” from this course, they write an essay summarizing what they have learned. 

  • Burlyn Pike a great man

  • Thanks from the youth

     The Jackson Hill General Baptist Church Youth Group would like to thank everyone who came out and joined us on Feb. 26 for our first breakfast fundraiser.

    Also, the kids would like to thank all the members that helped to put this together and a special thank you to Sharon Breeding for all of her help making this an extra special morning. We are very grateful that our breakfast was a huge success. We appreciate all the generous donations. The proceeds will go towards our Vacation Bible School and many other youth activities.

  • War on drugs must go on no matter name

     A major shake-up appears to be in the making for the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

  • There’s enough finger-pointing in D.C.

     As a local reporter focusing almost exclusively on local events, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with national news. 

  • Attorney General warns of disaster relief scams

     FRANKFORT – As Kentuckians open their hearts and pocketbooks to support disaster relief efforts in Japan, Attorney General Conway cautions consumers that scammers may try to prey on their generosity.

    Fraudulent charitable solicitations can come through emails, social networking sites or even direct calls. General Conway asks that consumers choose carefully when considering urgent appeals for aid.