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Today's Opinions

  • Traffic signal needed for north Preston

    Hold on for a wild ride.

    We’re not talking about an amusement park. We’re talking about the various traffic projects throughout the county.

    While figuring out how to get on and off Interstate 65 has been a mystery for many the past couple of months, there is a new maze game to play on Highway 61.

    As road crews work to get the four-lane extension from Cardinal Drive to the John Harper Highway completed, motorists had better put on their helmets and pretend to be a Formula I road racer as there are some interesting twists and turns.

  • Can you believe Christmas, election time approaching

    As my nine-year-old continues to remind me daily, it’s just over two months to Christmas.

    Of course, my response is that every day is Christmas to many children, including my own.

    But as we approach that time of year, it also means that it is time to flip the old calendar.

    Yes, 2010 will be another year but for many it will be a special year -- it is an election year.

    From a journalist’s standpoint, it is awful.

    I guess if you were covering a national election, it might be different. You would be covering a particular candidate.

  • Speak up now to voice opinions on alcohol sales issue

    Here is your chance to be heard on the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

    In Hillview, a committee has recommended that Sunday sales be allowed for restaurants and certain other establishments. There are requirements which must be met.

    The council will hear the recommendations of the committee at its next meeting, set for Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Come out if you have an opinion.

    In Shepherdsville, registered voters in the city limits can give their opinion on the same topic. Voting machines will be set up on Dec. 3-4 at city hall.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • HOLIDAYS: NOVEMBER 2009

    NOVEMBER 2009

    MONTH:

    Adoption

    AIDS Awareness

    Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

    American Diabetes

    American Indian Heritage

    Aviation History

    (Bone) Marrow Awareness

    Bread

    Celebrate Empty Nesters

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness

    Diabetes

    Diabetic Eye Disease

    Epilepsy Awareness

    Family Caregivers

    Family Stories

    Foot Health Issues related to Diabetes Awareness

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: Hot Topics November 2009

    BBB November Hot Topics

    1. H1N1 Scam:

    Be wary of any email or web site related to H1N1. People are falling victim to scams online, from "cure-all" supplements, to "H1N1 Flu Kits" that make claims to prevent you from catching the flu. The FDA recently created an H1N1 "Fraudulent Product List," available on its Web site: www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/h1n1flu/.

     

    2. BBB Scam:

  • November colon awareness time

    If you are 50 years old or older, it’s time to be checked for colon cancer.

    "Screening and early detection can save lives,” said Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Commissioner William D. Hacker, M.D. “If you are 50 or older or have a history of colon cancer in your family, get checked. It’s the best way to ensure your future health and well-being, avoid more serious complications and reduce the cost of health care.”

  • Cyber Monday is right around the corner!

    This holiday season, everyone will be hunting for a bargain. The Better Business Bureau is warning online shoppers that some deals are just too good to be true.

    "Everyone will be looking for the best deals this year and scammers know that they can take advantage of that by using low prices to lure in victims," says Reanna Smith-Hamblin, Communications Director for the BBB.

    BBB offers the following advice to help make online shopping a safe and easy experience this holiday season: