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Today's Opinions

  • COYLE'S CORNER 07/11/12

     This week Paul Coyle tells how hot it is in Bullitt County.

  • Doing what is needed to make everyone happy

     I have had different experiences throughout my lifetime. Some good, some bad. There is one experience I often think about because there are so many people who want everything their way or no way.

    This young man was married to a beautiful woman and she knew she was beautiful. She liked to party all the time. She dressed the part of a rich woman. They owed so much money he had to work six days a week to make ends meet. His wife knew how to spend money.

  • Independence remains right to be savored

     We scream. We fight. We editorialize on these things. But, on this July Fourth holiday, it is time to reflect what a great right we all have to live in this country.

  • Naming fireworks gives pop to the occasion

     EDITOR'S NOTE - Caution...the writer is a bit snappier than normal in this column. Read with care. Don’t throw paper away while hot. Fire dangers do exist in today’s column.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 07/04/12

     On behalf of The Pioneer News staff, Paul Coyle extends 'Happy Birthday' wishes to the United States of America during this Independence Day holiday.

  • BBB: Does the “Soldier Relief Fund” Help Soldiers? We Don’t Know

     The 4th of July is almost here and the people of Kentucky and Southern Indiana are in a patriotic frame of mind.  Unfortunately, some unscrupulous people may take advantage of your patriotic desire to support America’s soldiers.

  • Actions to Minimize Heat Stress in Cattle

     Michelle Arnold, DVM, Ruminant Extension Agent with the University of Kentucky, offers advice from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on handling cattle during extreme heat conditions.

    Actions to be taken before an extreme heat event:

    1. Monitor the weather.

    2. Prepare a summer feeding program, which is a low heat increment diet, to feed the cattle during heat waves.

    3. Ensure that there are no restrictions to air movement such as hay storage locations or wind breaks.

  • TNT Fireworks Encourages Safety, Fun for Fourth of July

      Many Americans choose to celebrate their independence and express their patriotism on the Fourth of July with fireworks and sparklers. TNT Fireworks, the nation’s largest distributor of consumer fireworks and novelty items, encourages families nationwide to follow these simple steps from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) to ensure their celebrations are safe:

    §  TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Always keep a hose and a bucket of water nearby in case of emergencies.