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Today's Opinions

  • YOUR suggestion box is now open

     Here’s a new edition that will run occasionally in The Pioneer News.

    The Suggestion Box will be open to the public to give ideas. But we don’t want suggestions that my neighbor has a junk car next door. The suggestions are to be what are some ideas to help the entire community.

    We will pass those suggestions on to the proper agencies and try to do a little tracking on whether anything is done. Once again, these are to help benefit the community, in general.

    Send your suggestions to: editor@pioneernews.net

  • Cities need to watch out in Frankfort

      Watch out local officials. Discussions in Frankfort seem to be in favor of taking over city government in Louisville.

    The talk is to limit the numbers of terms a candidate can serve as mayor. That would be two.

    Also, the talk is that if there is a vacancy for mayor, the governor would have the ability to fill that position.

    The governor has always had the power to replace county officials. Now, it is getting a little deeper into the cities.

  • Old Business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Today is another edition of an occasional column that I’ve called OLD BUSINESS.

    Why?

    Because we seem to forget as elected officials things what we’ve talked about. In other words, I’ll keep certain topics on the list until something is done.

    In the inaugural list, what about:

    *The Bullitt County Sanitation District is made up of three board members appointed by fiscal court.

  • Room in the Inn

     Congratulations to the new mayor and new city council in Shepherdsville.

    The year 2017 will be a great one for the city of Shepherdsville. Heart of My City volunteers (providing family and individual shelter for the homeless/displaced with short-term stabilization through our Room in the Inn program) hope the new leadership will cut through the bureaucratic red (or blue) tape to grant limited use of the Shepherdsville Community Center as a transitional location in the early morning hours while our vans transport guests to work and/or school.

  • Seum applauded for work

     The Kentucky Chamber applauds Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum on his leadership to make right-to-work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly, ensuring Kentucky is a state where businesses want to locate.

  • Thanks from family

     The family of William L. (Billy) Dezern would like to thank the Hillview community, our family and friends for their support through our loss of Billy.

    We received an abundance of prayers, lov and help.

    Thanks to Lee Basham (Go Fund Me), T-shirt donations by Stacy Johnston and Joe Bohannon; and all the contributions that assisted us through the most difficult times in our lives.

  • Saying Goodbye

     A goodbye to a fellow that many people may not know but it is someone who stands out in my 33-year career.

    Dennis Wilson recently passed away. To many in the Hillview governmental circle, that would be Big D.

    Dennis loved politics. He was a frequent attendee of the Hillview City Council.

    He was a big supporter of many of the governmental leaders in the city, including former mayor Leemon Powell.

    He was also a big supporter of Elise and John Spainhour and Tom Givhan.

    Dennis loved politics. He loved to make predictions.

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2017

     See the latest scams in BBB’s February 2017 Hot Topics