Today's Opinions

  • Saying Goodbye

     Over the past month, I’ve lost some folks who were pretting important during my tenure at The Pioneer News.

    Thomas Whitt was a very solid member of the community and as a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    Well-respected for his work on the fire department board in Mount Washington, Whitt dealt with many tough issues on the school board.

  • Webber joins Bevin in signing of HB 183

     On Aug. 5, state Rep. Russell Webber joined Gov. Matt Bevin for the ceremonial signing of House Bill 183.

    The legislation created the new Kentucky Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification program.

    Webber and Bevin were joined by other intersted parties at the ceremony, which was held in Frankfort.

  • New tracks will alter the fan experience for football

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The great news is that the new tracks at the three Bullitt County High Schools are nearly complete.

    In fact, the track at North Bullitt is finished and even rubberized and lined.

    While that is really great news for the area track programs, it will cause a few headaches for area football fans as was obvious last Friday night at Bullitt East as the team was scrimmaging Fern Creek.

  • Growing up in the Belmont community

     Everett Lee was born in 1936 in Colesburg, Kentucky. 

    He was the son of Bennie Lee and Willia Agnes Montgomery. 

    When Everett was around 2 years old, he remembers walking with his mom and little sister down a road to his Uncle Pete Stovall house.  The house was located in the Belmont area.  

    Belmont area was a small community. 

    Everyone knew everyone. 

  • Exclusive interview with the elusive BEAR

     CLERMONT - Officials at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest always felt the opportunity was bearly possible.

    Rangers investigated claw tracks and took reports on a number of missing picnic baskets before receiving photographic proof that a black bear was in the forest last week.

  • Shepherdsville police offer some back to school safety suggestions

     Summer has been a break from school for the children of the county but that is coming to an end in just a few short days. 

    As school starts back up we all need to think about what that will mean to our daily tasks.  Important things to think about are: traffic, school issues, and safety of our children.

  • Circuit clerks are active in their communities

     When you see the clerks in the Circuit Clerk’s office, there are many things you may not know about them.

    There are 19 full-time clerks in an office which, per the state’s own statistics, requires 25 full-time clerks.  16 of these clerks process all of the paperwork in the court system.  3 of the clerks work in the driver’s license division.

    Clerks in the District, Circuit and Juvenile divisions are the takers, not the makers.  Clerks can only process documents received. 

  • Linda Belcher honored by KDA for work to pass legislation

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has honored state Rep. Linda Belcher with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for her leadership in passing landmark tourism legislation that will elevate and transform the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures.