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Today's Opinions

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Groundhog decision not easy one for elected leaders in Bullitt County

        NICHOLS - The fur could be flying during the next week as Bullitt County determines its official groundhog in time for the upcoming Groundhog Day holiday.

        In past years Nichols Nick, long-time county soothsayer, eluded local government attempts to control weather forecasts. Rather than continue pursuit of the slippery hedgehog, Bullitt Fiscal Court switched to plan B.

        A 3-2 split decision vote designated a new county groundhog officially recognized by local agencies.

  • New book rental business great news for county

        In these tough economic times, any good news is gratifying for a community.

        In recent months, Kentucky has proven to be quite successful in a variety of announcements relating to new businesses coming to the Commonwealth or existing businesses expanding their facilities.

        Not to be left out, Shepherdsville and Bullitt County picked up a nice, new addition to its distribution roll.

  • House looks at educational push

    FRANKFORT - As the clock tick-tocked on a session still without a formal budget proposal, the General Assembly this week stared down the barrel of what one leader called its ‘defining moment,’ moving ahead with what another leader called its greatest challenge since at least 1990.

  • Winterize Your Vehicle and Have One Less Worry

    Motorists in most of the country face severe weather conditions for at least part of the winter.

    The thought of a breakdown, an engine not starting or otherwise being stranded is stressful as it is, but those things happening in freezing winter weather add another level of threat.

    An investment of an hour or so to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and stress of a breakdown during harsh weather.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Transportation plan offered for next 6 years

    FRANKFORT ee" Not long after the governor gives the General Assembly a budget proposal to run state government for the next two years, the Transportation Cabinet offers its plan to maintain the state’s roads for the next six.

    The report my colleagues and I received last week foresees a difficult road ahead, so to speak.

    That’s not surprising, since vehicle and gasoline sales are down dramatically because of the economy and federal road aid has dropped substantially as well in recent years.

  • BBB Advice on Donating by Text Message to Haiti Relief Efforts

    In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance advises donors that giving through text can be a safe and easy way to give - but you should still use caution.

     

    Within days following the disaster in Haiti, it was widely reported that more than $3 million was donated through text message to such organizations as the Red Cross and others.