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Today's Opinions

  • Parents play key role in prevention of drug abuse

    It is hard to believe that summer break is over.  The neighborhoods are now mostly quiet with children tucked away in their classrooms ready to learn.

    Teachers have a new group of students to motivate and inspire.  Amid all the academics that are covered in the schools, many other lessons are learned as well - some good, some bad. 

    Life lessons - you know them well.  Those things that shape who you are and some that even change your path forever. 

  • Take time with health care reform

    In my travels across Kentucky this August, I met with many doctors, nurses, seniors, hospital workers, small-business owners, and countless others concerned about their health care and what kinds of reforms government can make.

    Everybody had an opinion.

    No one claimed the current system is perfect.

    But I didn’t meet anybody who thought a government takeover of health care was the answer.

    No, what Kentuckians told me loud and clear was that those of us in Washington should take the time necessary to get health care reform right.

  • Planner good use of county tax dollars

    For years, we have advocated more planning than zoning. However, when reality sets in, the opposite is true.

    Maybe heeding some of our advice or maybe thinking outside of the normal governmental box, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts wants to hire a planner.

    Great idea. Wish we had thought of it 20 years ago.

    The problem is -- and always has been -- money. To hire someone with a degree will take more than the $39,000 set aside in the annual budget.

    Maybe the economy would make filling the position more possible. We don’t know.

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  • Employee shows why county such a great place

    If anyone questions where you live and why you live there, just point out that Bullitt County is a great community made up of caring people.

    On Aug. 20 an unnamed city employee in Shepherdsville decided that a monument was needed to honor the veterans of military services.

    Absorbing the entire cost, the anonymous employee took care of everything and the monument was officially dedicated.

    Every community is full of caring people. And when the chips are down, you know others will come to offer help.