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Today's Opinions

  • People have opportunity to voice opinions in annual poll

    Each year I prepare a questionnaire so that people can voice their opinions on matters that might come before the General Assembly. As previously reported, the number of responses this year was very high.

    I write the questions well in advance of the session to give time for mailing things out and to allow time for people to mail them back. This year I also suggested faxes or emails; a whole lot of folks took advantage of that.

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  • Tips for better Valentine Day

        Valentine’s Day can be costly, not only to our pocket books but also our environment. Think green this Valentine’s Day.

        These tips will help you treat your pocket book and the Earth right on this romantic night:

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  • Governor lets us know that money is tight

        FRANKFORT - One of the most lasting traditions in Kentucky history is the now-annual “State of the Commonwealth” speech that the governor gives in early January to the General Assembly and, thanks to KET, a statewide audience.

        On Wednesday, Governor Steve Beshear kept that tradition alive with remarks that reflected recent successes the state has had - and the challenges we face in the next two years.

  • Thanks for the great experiences

    As the world welcomes in a new decade, I, too, am closing out a personal decade in my life and welcoming in a new one.

    The new one is going to be quite different for me and will undoubtedly involve lots of dirty diapers, sleepless nights and pureed sweet potatoes, but I couldn’t be more excited about it.

    By the time you read this my husband, one-year-old daughter and I might have already welcomed our newest little family member ee" Noah Bilger ee" into the world. His official due date is tomorrow, but newborns tend not to follow exact dates and times.

  • Real leaders need to step up to fix problems in fiscal audit

    Bullitt County government has two options in light of the recent state audit of its financial records for the past fiscal year.

    Leadership can simply say we’ll do better and try to meet the standards outlined.

    Or leadership can aggressively look at the issues raised in the audit and tackle some larger matters.

    We expect the leaders of this county to do the latter.

    In the recent audit released by Crit Luallen’s office, the county’s financial records were not in tip-top shape.

  • Mid-year state of the school district address

    What a school year it has already been and it is only half complete.

    I think that it is a good time to bring our community up to date on a few of the successes, opportunities, and challenges that have presented and will present themselves to us.

    New School and Redistricting

    As the 7th largest school district in Kentucky, and one that is experiencing steady growth (12,871 currently enrolled), we must occasionally shift our attendance zones to avoid overcrowding situations and to make adjustmentsfor new schools.