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Today's Opinions

  • Be safe as schools open

    Each year, we preach about the need to be safe on the roadways as students get ready to return to the classrooms.

    This year is no different. However, there is an added emphasis on safety.

    Thanks to the federal stimulus dollars, major road construction projects have been started throughout the county. These projects will not be completed for months to come.

    There is also the added dangers at the various schools. Although classes are set to begin on Tuesday, that doesn’t mean all the construction has been completed.

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  • Looking both ways over school year

    Summer time is in full swing and our kids are taking it a little slower.  At least, they aren’t going to school every day.  Instead of being a slow time for young people, many now are attending camps of all kinds - academic, social, and athletic, vacation bible schools, family vacations, summer reading programs at the library - the list goes on and on.  In most cases, the lazy days of summer are just a myth.  That is certainly the case with your school system.  Though staff members are squeezing in well-earned vacations, time is very short, and there is much t

  • Tips to prevent prescription drug abuse

    Think about your home. What prescription and over-the-counter (OTC drugs do you have? Where are they kept? Would you know if some were missing?

    The good news is that you can take steps immediately to limit access to these drugs and help keep your teen drug free:

  • Gambling we need a better answer

    As a standing member of the Bullitt County community I, as much as anyone else, want the best for this area and everyone in it.

    Bullitt County has problems just like any other area. Some problems are the same in other places. Some are unique to us.

    In past editorials I have suggested ideas for our local officials as far as ways to improve this glorious place.

    However, the officials may not have taken me very seriously. For example, the Highway 44 monorail system between Shepherdsville and Mount Washington remains to be planned.

  • How old is really old in today's world?

        Lately I’ve been wondering just how old I really am.

        Maybe it’s because I almost broke a toe and have been moving around like an old man. Maybe it’s because I see old friends and to me they look really old.

        The general term of discussion here is determining what old is.

        There are many folks in the community that fall under the elderly category, but some that seem younger than I am.

  • Men should be wise in treating diabetes

    Almost 11 million men age 20 or older currently have diabetes in the United States. That’s more than 10 percent of the total male U.S. population. Men with diabetes and their families can face devastating complications from diabetes, especially since people with diabetes are at a high risk for heart attack and stroke. Diabetes can also lead to blindness, kidney disease, loss of a toe or foot, and erectile dysfunction. But there is good news.

  • Dr. Arla: 30 years of service to the community

    HILLVIEW - In 25 years in the business, few people are as passionate about a cause as Dr. Mohana Arla.

    Celebrating his 30th year of medical practice in Bullitt County, Arla is thankful. A young man who didn’t look or sound quite like many people in Bullitt County when he started practicing in Lebanon Junction, Arla has treated generations of patients since that time.

    Medical care has changed over the years and Arla played a part in a portion of that change.

    He also played a role in push toward post-secondary education in Bullitt County.