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Today's Opinions

  • Alcohol issue tale of two communities

    The issue is the same - should a community allow alcohol sales on a limited basis on Sundays.

    The reaction has been quite different.

    The Shepherdsville City Council has floated the trial balloon on two occasions within the past couple of years. Both times it was shot down.

    Now, the city officials have agreed to have some type of mock election for residents in the community. Details are still being worked out.

    The problem is that no one on the council is bound by the outcome of the vote.

  • Redistricting is tough one for members

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Without asking any of them, I know the answer.

    The most difficult thing school boards in Bullitt County will have to vote upon is redistricting plans.

    In some districts, the tough decision is what to do when enrollment stagnates or declines and you have to make personnel cuts.

    In Bullitt County, that is not a problem.

    Even when building has slowed to a crawl, the district welcomes over 300 more students this year.

  • Get all the facts and then decide

    If it was the fourth quarter of a football game and the outcome was decided, they might say that the verbal sparring being done by officials in Mount Washington is a bit chippy.

    It seems that the issue could be the weather and things have gotten a bit edgy.

    Forget who is at fault, the voters of Mount Washington didn’t put officials in office to jab at one another.

    We’ve seen that when fiscal court works as a team, things get done.

    In Mount Washington, the same must happen.

  • More to story than simply looking at federal No Child Left Behind act

    There are two sides to every coin.

    When it comes to assessment results, there is both good news and bad news.

    We are not a school district that is afraid to confront the brutal facts and I will outline some of them below.  But, the news from our assessment results is mostly good news and we need to acknowledge and celebrate that fact.

    I hear from fellow superintendents all over the state that their goal is to be a top 10 ranked school district.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Education can’t afford to lose any traction in Ky.

    I often hear diametrically opposed statements about Kentucky’s schools:

    One, they’re a lost cause.

    Or two, they were “fixed” in 1990 by the Kentucky Education Reform Act, and they need no further attention.

    Neither conclusion is true.

    Now, KERA was a revolutionary event.

  • County will lose great asset in tourist leader

    Over a two-stint period, Elaine Wilson served Bullitt County for 20 years as its director of tourism.

    The agency has gone from operating out of a small office to now overseeing a major conference center in the region.

    Bullitt County is blessed to have five interchange exits on Interstate 65, one of the busiest roads in the nation.

    But tourists don’t just decide to stop on their way to another destination.

  • Erasing some doubts about BRAC hiring practices

    If there are still any BRAC doubters out there, you should have seen the turn out for the Fort Knox Job Information Sessions at the Urban League Economic Empowerment Tour and Career Fair in Louisville last month.

    We had hundreds of folks show up to learn more about the employment opportunities coming to the installation. Believe me, most were plenty interested in finding out how to qualify and apply for these future positions.