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Today's Opinions

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • WE principles form country, visionaries are needed

        In reflecting upon the editor’s suggestion of forming the WE Party, I thought about our past political leaders and their political party affiliations. If I could guide the founding of the party of WE I would want it to embody the spirit of a Jefferson Democrat and a Lincoln Republican; a Teddy Roosevelt Republican and an FDR Democrat; an Eisenhower Republican and a JFK Democrat.

  • Closed sessions only good when used for proper areas of law

        The media hates executive sessions, a nice way of saying our government leaders are hid away behind closed doors.

        Of course, the media isn’t pleased in judicial settings when judges and attorneys talk at the bench and we can’t hear them.

        But, journalists are resigned to the fact that under certain specific situations, elected officials have the right to discuss things as a group in private.

  • We're 10 percent finished with 21st Century

        In the “education industry,” we have begun to hear a great deal about preparing students for the future and equipping every student with 21st Century Skills.

        There has long been a great debate among educational philosophers about exactly what to teach, and how it should be taught.

  • Get involved in your school system in 2010

        The school year is upon us. Whether your child or grandchild is in the public or private sector, classes will be beginning in the next few weeks.

        At no time in our history are we asking more of our teachers, our administrators and our students. We are also asking more of our parents and guardians.

        As the country shifts from manufacturing to service to technology, our educational system has had to change. We all know that change is not easy.

  • Board makes decision no one wants to make

        Have you ever heard anyone say, “I love to raise taxes”?

        Probably not.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board members were faced with an interesting dilemma the other night.

        Do they increase the real property tax rate by 0 percent, 2 percent or 4 percent?

        After the motion to take the middle road failed, members were faced with either receive no additional revenue for the next year or take in about $1.5 million.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • College students can learn to make, save money

    Know your bank balance

        While you’re in college, it’s important to carefully monitor your spending.

        You should know your general bank balance each time you make a transaction, because if you try to debit money that isn’t there, you will bounce a check or your card will deny the purchase.

        By balancing your account every month, you can keep track of your money and any bank fees, sometimes even spotting a rare error.