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Today's Opinions

  • Simon says, rights slipping away

        Like school kids atop a snow-covered hill during a driving storm - oblivious to conditions around them - so health nannies stand, gleefully ready to push us and our freedoms down a slippery slope leading to a ride that might not offer so much fun.

        I don’t question the motives behind a smoking-ban proposal now under consideration by the Bullitt County Health Department and its Board of Health. They and many - including me - have grave concerns about the health of Kentuckians.

  • Private road issue could be filled with holes

    Most stories do have two sides. And most issues have at least two sides.

    In the case of whether planners should limit or even prohibit new private roads is a tough issue.

    Recently, a family in Mount Washington was interested in selling a farm. They were not interested in becoming developers.

    They wanted to get rid of the property for the best price to settle an estate.

    The family retained an auction company to do that.

  • Think tank on ACT scores gets A+

    If educators didn’t have enough on their plates, local leaders are pushing to increase ACT scores for students.

    A think tank summit was held recently for Bullitt County educators. The message was simple - preparing youngsters for life after high school is the number one goal and a key indicator is the ACT.

    This test has been used for years to determine college readiness. The state of Kentucky mandated that all juniors must take the test, free of charge.

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  • A Veteran Is...

        America’s war veterans come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and ages. Their collective experience spans two world wars and several foreign conflicts. They have followed war mules through Flanders Field, dropped from landing barges onto the beaches of Normandy, faced the icy cold of Porkchop Hill and trudged through the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta.

        But, regardless of differences in makeup and experience, all veterans share a common bond - a brotherhood of memory and hard-won wisdom that helps define their character.

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  • Buckner, not Bonds, played like Hall of Famer

        Recently filmmaker Ken Burns released his addendum to the famous “Baseball” mini series, updating the history of the professional game over the past 20 years.

        As exciting as baseball history can be, even to an average fan of the sport, the new Burns edition brought both good and bad memories.

        As unfortunate as the game itself over the years, Burns presented a prevalent problem that will plague baseball and its precious history for decades: Steroid use and abuse.

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