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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Paul should tell us who he is

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul stopped in Shepherdsville for the Voices of Independent rally on Thursday.

    It seemed everyone came out of the woodwork for the TEA Party gathering.

    I had the privilege to speak with several of Bullitt County’s fine citizens, Democrats and Republicans alike, and I was fascinated to hear where each of them stood politically.

    The only person I encountered who didn’t seem to know where he stood politically was Mr. Paul.

  • Timing on vote to alter board boundaries odd

    While we are sure the intent was never to change boundaries on the five school board seats at the last minute, the latest decision makes things appear a bit messy.

    An addition to the last month’s school board agenda, a committee recommendation to redraw the five districts was approved with little discussion.

    For the most part, school board elections don’t draw a lot of interest, unfortunately.

    And maybe this one would have fallen into the same category as the seats currently held by Tim Wiseheart and Dolores Ashby are up for bids.

  • Mr. Director... Welcome to the world of politics

    Over the years it has happened on the local, state and federal level.

    People swear to the voters that they aren’t politicians. They are just common folk wanting to serve their constituents.

    Then reality hits. They are now in the world of politics.

    Bullitt County’s drug task force has been a shining star for the past nine years. While at times it may seem to TV viewers that Bullitt County only has a bunch of criminals, the task force has done a wonderful job.

  • Be prepared for next disaster

        LEXINGTON, Ky. - As any scout can tell you, “Be Prepared” is an excellent motto. With the storms and flooding of early May still fresh in people’s minds, now is a good time for you and your family to prepare for the next disaster-whatever it may be.

        There are three important steps to personal preparedness:

     

    1.      Get a kit.

    2.      Make a plan.

    3.      Be informed.

     

    Your kit