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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: HOT TOPICS, JANUARY 2010

    HOT TOPICS: January 2010

  • HOLIDAYS: JANUARY 2010

    2010 A.D.

    International Year of Biodiversity

    International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures

    National Bird-Feeding Months

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    JANUARY 2010

    MONTH:

    Be On-Purpose

    Birth Defects Preventions

    Book Blitz

    Blood Donor

    Careers In Cosmetology

    Celebration of Life

    Cervical Health Awareness

    Change Your Stars

    Clean Up Your Computer

    Family Fit Lifestyle

    Fiber Focus

    Financial Wellness

  • Developing budget first priority of legislators

    FRANKFORT ee" As you read this, the 2010 General Assembly Session has convened.

    It will be a 60-day session in which our first priority will be developing a budget under serious financial constraints.

    We will also be looking at pro-life legislation, legislative retirement reform, government transparency, allowing the people to decide on whether they would like to expand gambling, as well as other issues.

    It promises to be a busy session.

    We expect a budget shortfall of about $1 billion.

  • BBB Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2009

    Better Business Bureau is releasing its list of the top 10 scams and ripoffs of 2009. Many scams sought to take advantage of people who were suffering under tough economic circumstances - like the unemployed. Additionally, the use of free-trial offers to lock consumers into recurring credit and debit card charges was widespread online.

  • Village tries to overcome case of H0H0 virus in time for big day

    NORTH POLE - A drastic change in the local celebration of this year’s Christmas holiday may occur due to an overwhelming pandemic in the North Pole area.

    Over 80 percent of Christmas Village residents have been identified as carriers of the novel H0H0 Reindeer Flu virus.

    Santa Claus, gift-giver to millions and Christmas Village spokesperson, said he indeed suffered from a newer strand of the virus, known as H0H0H0.

    “I keep sneezing,” he said. “I’ve wiped my nose so red it looks like a cherry.”