Today's Opinions

  • Choices and consequences in education

     Unless you have a large trust fund or have won a big lottery jackpot, you know what it means to make economic choices.  Do you buy these shoes, or do you buy those groceries? Do you get the data plan at $25/month or stick with text messages and put $25 a month away for a college fund for your baby (which could add up to about $8,500 by graduation day).

  • Think before you zone

     The Shepherdsville City Council will be considering rezoning the fields at the junction of Highways 245 and 61 such that a huge warehouse can be built.

    This is a mostly residential area. Is this what you want? Please write the Shepherdsville City Council that your voice may be heard.

    Here is my letter (sent to each councilmember individually):

    I am writing to ask you to consider these points when making a decision about zoning the property at 245 and 61 heavy industrial and to allow a 2million square foot warehouse.

  • Time now to put gaming issue on the ballot in fall

     Forget all the politcal talk. Forget all the special interest involvement. It is time to put the issue on whether Kentucky should have gambling on the general election ballot.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 02/08/12

     This week Paul Coyle honors former Lebanon Junction mayor Gerald Tamme who recently passed away.

  • BBB Offers Advice for Safe and Successful Valentine’s Day Shopping

       If you are going to send flowers, candy, or gifts for Valentine’s Day do your homework first!

    When buying flowers, consumers should be especially careful when making the purchase online or over the phone. Consumers should review the description of the floral arrangement and be sure they know exactly what their loved one will be getting. When doing business with a florist, keep the following in mind:

  • No Gambling on this Budget

     In his state of the Commonwealth address, Governor Beshear laid it out fairly straight- we have to tighten our belts.  Again.  Like every responsible family in the Commonwealth we need to establish a reasonable budget, and exercise the discipline to stick to it.  We've been doing a pretty good job of that for the last four years, although we haven't been shy about our bonding (which is borrowing money on a 20-year payback.)

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2012

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s February 2012 Hot Topics!


    1.    There’s a new twist to the BBB Phishing Scam. Businesses are receiving calls from someone who says they are with the BBB, wanting to help them remove a virus from their computer due to a phishing scam. BBB is NOT making these calls!

  • Successful Unite effort

     Congratulations to the Unite Bullitt County Committee for being a part of achieving the goal of  changing the redistricting lines.