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Today's Opinions

  • Check Dear Santa Websites to Make Sure They are Nice

     There are dozens of domain names registered in the name of “Old St. Nick,” offering children a wide range of opportunities to email Santa. Sadly, some of the websites aren’t always so trustworthy. Some can potentially be a dangerous way to share personal information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising parents to do their homework before letting their child write to Santa this holiday season.

  • Smoking ban in public buildings should be easy

     When Bullitt Fiscal Court discussed the passage of a no-smoking ordinance in county buildings, there were quite a few in the audience who were caught by surprise.

    There were no signs posted but it was a given - you can’t light it up in a county facility.

    Well, maybe you can. At least for a little while.

    There has been no local or state law adopted to prohibit smoking or tobacco products in county government or state government facilities.

    We believe Bullitt Fiscal Court will change that.

    And they should.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2013

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s December 2013 Hot Topics!

     

    1. Holiday shopping? Beware of fake “Overstock” Websites! Scammers are trying to fool customers looking for the real website, which is a BBB Accredited business, with fake Overstock websites. Some of these sites ask the customer to pay with a Green Dot Money Pak. Make sure you are shopping the real company at www.Overstock.com.

  • Pancake breakfast more than a fund-raiser

     In the world of reporting, it is not unusual to see tears shed.

    But you normally don’t see that happen at a youth baseball all-star game. And, when it happens, the tears normally flow from an upset child after a loss or an angry parent who believes his or her child didn’t get enough playing time.

    On this particular Saturday afternoon, it was a coach shedding tears and apologizing to one of his players.

    He was upset the young man had not gotten into the game. 

    His displeasure in himself led to tears. His own tears.

  • Over Five Years, District Energy Savings Exceeds $1.46 million

     Diligence at the district and school level has resulted in energy savings of $1.46 million over five years.

         The dollar figure was a key element in an Impact of Performance Contracting and Intelligent Services report by Kyle Johnson of Harshaw-Trane at the October Bullitt County Board of Education meeting.

         Johnson said an energy consumption analysis was performed for the period of January 2009-August 2013 for phases 1, 2 and 3.

  • Beware of the 12 scams of Christmas this holiday season

     Better Business Bureau is warning about these common holiday scams and frauds:

  • Soil situation under control

     In response to our highly esteemed former Superintendent Frank Hatfield’s letter published on Wednesday, I want to state clearly I detected no comments intended to disparage either Mr. Hatfield or the Board members at the time that BCHS was constructed.

    He correctly points out that the 43 year old building is solid, with little in the way of settlement or cracking and this is a testament to his care for the long-term success of the school district he served as superintendent for over 20 years.

  • Time to give thanks to some other people in our community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is at this time each year that we reflect.

    We reflect on the things that we should be thankful for.

    We have our health. And we have our families. 

    All things to be thankful for.

    Many will thank the higher being of their own particular belief.

    Others will be thankful for their places of employment.

    But there are many others in which we need to take a few moments to thank - even though we may criticize them throughout the year.

    A big thanks goes out to our first responders.