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Today's Opinions

  • Federal funding set aside for summer cooling assistance in Kentucky

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that $4 million in federal funding will be made available beginning Monday, July 12, for summer cooling assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), administered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

        LIHEAP services are provided locally by the 23 Community Action Agencies through a partnership between the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and Community Action Kentucky.

  • Time for talking is over; let's get Highway 44 fixed

        Breaking news....breaking news.

        There will be a community meeting on Thursday evening. The topic will be the new plans for improvements on Highway 44 between Mount Washington and Shepherdsville.

        Whatever the plans say, we're for it. Step the public hearing and move straight to go on the game board of life.

        While widening the entire stretch to four or five lanes would be grand the revenue just isn't available.

  • Look at the origins of fruits, vegetables we eat today

    Source:  John Strang, extension professor, horticulture

        We often associate certain foods with different countries.

        Spaghetti is Italian, tacos are Mexican and what could be more American than apple pie? 

        Did you know the very first apples ever eaten grew several thousand years ago in fertile land south of the Black Sea?  

        The history and origins of different fruits and vegetables are as interesting and unique as their taste. 

  • And which one of you complained about the snow?

    It’s beyond hot. It’s miserably hot.

    Just think, eight months ago you were complaining about the cold and the snow and the wind.

    How much would you give to have a couple of inches of snow to play in?

    OK, for some, the summer heat is great.

    Look at The Y, formerly known as the YMCA.

    They take over management of the county pools for the summer and couldn’t ask for better weather.

    Through June, it looked like the pools had at least broken even thanks to the sun and the heat.

  • BBB Tips: Back-to-School Basics

        The summer is winding down, and soon students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school shopping” to do. Whether your child is headed to high school or college, the Better Business Bureau has some Back-to-School basics.

     

        When shopping for anything from new attire to electronic items, BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper:

     

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Thanks, Kendall

        Bullitt County government recently lost a very valuable member of its team.

        Having served under three different county judge/executives, Kendall Grant recently resigned as director of the parks and recreation department.

        Grant had a keen interest, especially in youth sports, throughout the county.

        Over the past few years, Kendall battled through some very serious medical issues. In the end, he decided that it was best to take the time to get better physically.

  • Leaders needed meeting to decide to reduce debt

    It’s a small world after all.

    Never has this statement been more true than it is today as technology continues to advance, moving us closer and closer to one another.

    Innovation has allowed us the capability to hold conversations with people on the other side of the planet in the blink of an eye and just as instantaneously, billions of dollars can be transferred from the U.S. to Germany, Thailand, Australia, anywhere in the world, all with the simple click of a button.