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Today's Opinions

  • Tips on how to survive winter driving conditions

    With the onset of winter and the possibility that motorists may have to drive in inclement weather, the Kentucky State Police are offering safe driving tips. 

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Even Santa feels economic pinch

    NORTH POLE - Bullitt County could become one of many areas targeted by a Christmas budget crunch this season.

    Holiday host Santa Claus announced during a recent press conference that a slack economy could result in scaled-down gifts for good little boys and girls this season. Bullitt County was one of the included areas.

    “We’ll still have a wonderful year, just not as much on the material side of it,” said Claus, adding that Americans would “make due in splendid character.”

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • BBB offers safety tips on shopping on the Internet

    With more shoppers expected to hit the Internet this season, scammers will take advantage of consumers who are looking for bargains.

    Scammers will set up shop online, using low prices to entice shoppers, but ultimately not delivering the goods.

    BBB is offering 10 tips for gift givers to help them stay safe and secure when shopping online this holiday season.

    1.  Protect your computer – A computer should always have the most recent updates installed for spam filters, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a secure firewall.

  • Thanks Ned for service to county

    To think that your first day on the job entailed going to Bullitt Fiscal Court to ask for the establishment of a new tax....and you survived for another 22 years.

    Ned Fitzgibbons will leave his position as the only director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department as he retires at the end of December.

    Not only did Fitzgibbons survive that attempt to impose a countywide health tax (which was eventually approved) but he thrived.

    More importantly, the health department has thrived.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Civilians are often caught at disadvantage

    One of the most thankless jobs may be an appointment to an agency, such as a fire board or a civil service commission.

    Probably few people understand the responsibility of these agencies, especially when questions are posed by those outside.

    In Shepherdsville, the civil service commission is a three-member body that listens to appeals of disciplinary action taken against employees.

    It is also the body that certifies test scores for merit openings.