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Today's Opinions

  • Parks board has proven its worth in short period

    In a very short period of time, the revised Bullitt County Parks Board has made a world of difference.

    First, the board wisely moved forward to allow the YMCA to manage the Bullitt County pools for the summer.

    Second, they wisely didn’t rush into a decision on the future of the entire parks and recreation department.

    Instead, the board members opted to do some research and then make a decision on whether it would recommend fiscal court take the proposal and turn everything over to the YMCA or whether it would retain control.

  • BBB warns job seekers to beware of online job scams

    With unemployment up, and schools across the area out for the summer, job seekers are turning their heads online to search for employment. The Better Business Bureau warns, while that jobs you find online may sound tempting, they could be a scam!

  • Call shows importance of 911

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - It obviously could’ve been much worse.

        Kaitlyn Yates, 13, is babysitting her two younger siblings on Spring Break and finds a would-be burglar in her kitchen.

        After a quick call to her mother Kaitlyn called 9-1-1. Kaitlyn did the right thing.

        According to the experts, she also did it very well.

        Bullitt County Dispatch supervisor Carla Johnson praised Kaitlyn for offering vital information that helped dispatchers and police help her.

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  • KSP Warns Of Telephone Fundraising Scams

        FRANKFORT - Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

        According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Post-election analysis always right on point

        Wow.

        That’s the reaction many probably had when looking at the reports from last Tuesday’s primary election.

        The biggest surprise was not that Martha Weaver Knox won the Democratic nomination for jailer.

        It was the margin in which she won.

        The biggest disappointment was that Bullitt Countians had two opportunities to have somone on the fall general election ballot for the state Senate seat but failed to nominate either candidate.

  • State must look at itself to make cuts like others

        State agencies must continue to look at cutting the fat in their budgets.

        That message was clearly sent once again as the new two-year budget was finally approved by the General Assembly last week.

        A perfect example of an agency that has  taken the proverbial bull by the horns and made cuts has been the state administrative office of the courts.

        The cuts in personnel at the state level have been accomplished with relatively minor affects on the local operations.

  • Avoid moving scams this summer

    May is National Moving Month, the start of the busiest time of the year for changing residences. More than 37 million

    Americans - or about 13 percent - move to a different home every year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau

    statistics. 

     

    Unfortunately, every year, BBB receives extremely serious complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and sometimes unlicensed moving companies. BBB received more than 8,400 complaints against movers in 2009.