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Today's Opinions

  • House deals with diverse issues

     FRANKFORT While no one can predict exactly what will pass in a regular legislative session, one constant can always be counted on: Diversity. Last week was a textbook example of that in action in the Kentucky House, with legislation ranging from wild pigs to alternative energy projects.

  • BBB Advice: Proceed with Caution When Dating Online

     Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Are you looking for love? Millions use dating and social networking sites to meet people. While many are looking to start a successful relationship, there are those using these sites to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet makes it easy for con artists to use these sites to meet potential victims.

  • UPDATE: Local Groundhog Day forecast in jeopardy

     NICHOLS - The winter of 2012 has been mild in comparison with recent winters. Bullitt County Public Schools have not yet experienced a snow day.

    School officials and local government agencies plan to keep it that way after a generous posted reward led to the capture of unofficial Bullitt County groundhog Nichols Nick.

    A long-time prognosticator of the early spring forecast, Nick faced increased ridicule in recent years, taking blame for the long, harsh winters.

  • Judge’s take on lack of procedures right on point

     Circuit Judge Rodney Burress certainly doesn’t need the affirmation of this newspaper on any of his opinions.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 02/01/12

     This week Paul Coyle takes a look at Groundhog Day and its potential weather outcomes in Bullitt County.

  • Charter Schools - Why or Why Not?

      A Nelson County man asked me about charter schools, wondering why public charter schools don't have to follow the same rules as traditional public schools; and if charter schools are better (which he doubts), why don't the traditional schools change the way they're doing business to imitate charter schools?  The answers lie in centralized control and mandatory attendance. Let's take a look at how Kentucky sets things up.

  • Bills flow through committee and to the Senate floor as General Assembly moves forward

    FRANKFORT – We are now a quarter way through session.  Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.

    Three bills won passage this week and will now head to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.

  • BBB Warns: Look Out for Super Bowl Scams

     The Super Bowl is right around the corner! Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the look-out for knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia, and phony game day tickets.