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Today's Opinions

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Door-To-Door Sales Scams

     In the summer months, scammers take advantage of the good weather to stalk neighborhoods. Going door-to-door with different scams to steal personal information and money.

    Some sales people may be trustworthy, working for legitimate companies or are “one-man-bands” selling their services for honest summer maintenance work. But there are also scammers out there “posing” as these honest sales people.

  • Growing district has building pros, cons

     I have called Bullitt County home for nearly two decades and in that time, I have been privileged to witness a great deal of growth and progress in this community.

    Our student population has grown a little over 30 percent over that 20 year period to right at 13,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. 

    This kind of growth presents a lot of opportunities.  With more students, we can offer more varied and individualized programs tailored to specific interests and abilities. 

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Summer Vacation Scams

     Headed on a summer vacation? Whether to the beach, on a cruise, or something closer to home, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) encourages travelers to use caution when making plans, booking hotels, and navigating unfamiliar destinations. Taking the right precautions ahead of time could save you time and money!

    BBB warns there are many potential scams during the vacation planning process and the trip itself.

    Planning:

  • Schools are safe

     This letter is in response to the letter to the editor that appeared in the July 16 edition of the Pioneer News regarding the new firewall at Bullitt Central High School and is meant to clear up any possible misconceptions regarding the safety of our school facilities, especially Bullitt Central High School. 

    The questions regarding the firewall simply concerned what we believed was an oversight in the engineer’s original design of the new firewall which led to a change order. 

  • Watch D.O.G.S. pride

       On a Saturday morning as the rain falls, each of us are thinking what a day for a parade. In my community the parade is a really big deal. From the fire engines and police cars, to the floats and teams, we all look up at the sky and wonder. This year was different. 

    This year dad’s from ( 4 ) Elementary schools and our Middle school decided we would march in the parade. As Watch D.O.G.S. 

    How cool!

  • Thanks to Thompson, crew

     I wanted to thank Tony Thompson and his workers for the work they did on the Bullitt Blast this year.

    The Bullitt County Woman’s Club and Linda Belcher appreciated the opportunity to sponsor the watermelon eating contest. It was a fun-filled event with five winners and 43 participants.

    Thank you to The Pioneer News for taking pictures.

    Lou Ann Moore, publicity chair, Bullitt County Woman’s Club

  • Helping a motorist

      I broke down on my way to Florida for my oldest daughter’s wedding.

    I ended up at Ken Towery in Shepherdsville. Store manager Brent Beyer and tech Craig Wolfe went above and beyond to get me back on the road. Craig drove to the hardware store himself to get the part. Brent kept the store open an hour and a half past closing to get me to my wedding.

    Their dedication and good nature helps restore my faith in humanity. I hope you can run something in your paper for the good deeds that came from my travel.

  • School board accountability

     The article in the July 7,2014 Pioneer News, front page above the fold,  stated that Bullitt Central High School opened in 1970 and the building does not have a proper firewall.

    Whoa! Let just hold on for a minute. Forty-four years without a proper firewall; how many thousands of students spent four years of their lives in that building? Now we have a board member jumping up and down because it may take $62,435 to correct the problem and make the building safer for thousands more Bullitt Central High School students.