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Today's Opinions

  • New year has started - expect great things to happen

     The beginning of the school year is upon us, and it is a good time to take stock of where we stand. 

    Before burying you under a bunch of statistics, I want to clearly state that our students are not made up of their test scores. 

    Not a week goes by that doesn’t bring individual and team success stories. 

  • Little of this and lot of that

      Can you believe that summer is over and school is back in session?

    It’s true.

    To get into the Back to School mood, I took a little trip back in history with a visit to The Campus Beautiful.

    For those Eastern Kentucky University grads, that is a familiar motto.

    I had not been back on the campus for over 25 years. A lot had changed but a lot remained the same.

    On a Saturday when few students are on campus, it was a pleasant stroll around the grounds.

  • Thank to Class of 1964

     I am writing to thank the 1964 Shepherdsville High School graduating class for their donations to the moving and restoring of the Bowman Valley School project.

    Please continue to support as we prepare to move the school by year’s end.

    Send tax deductible donations to Bowman Valley School Project, P.O. Box 1714, Shepherdsville, Ky., 40165.

    Darlene Crowe Ayers

  • Vote for Faith Portman

     Faith Portman has served the citizens well as a city council member, and has been a strong voice for all the citizens in Shepherdsville.

    She not only has great qualifications to be our next mayor and has a vision of what this city needs to make Shepherdsville a thriving city.

    She will have a strong fiscal plan to cut waste and improve conditions where spending has been running rapid. She will put into place the necessary changes that effects our every day lives.

  • Leaders need integrity

     I greatly appreciated the information presented by city employee Chuck Keith in the Sept. 10 issue of The Pioneer News.

    I, for one, am exhausted by the “good ole’ boy system” that seems to run so rampant in this county both politically and legally. Every citizen should be held accountable equally, fairly and appropriately regardless of who they know, how much they have or how much money they have.

  • Thanks to sponsors

     On behalf of The Mended Hearts Inc. Kentuckiana Chapter 11, we thank all the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and 52 golfers who participated in our Inaugural Golf Scramble.  The event was Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville.

    As our excitement of our event begins to fade, it is only natural that we reflect on the event and those who helped us achieve success.  Your participation played a sufficient role in our results and for that we are grateful.

  • Be CASA volunteer

     In 2009, Kentucky led the nation in child abuse related fatalities.

    By 2012, Kentucky reported the highest rate of child victims of all states in the union.

    Bullitt County has unfortunately had its fair share of contribution toward those statistics, with over 400 children in the system.

    CASA is approaching its 10th anniversary of advocating for these children, fallen victim to abuse and neglect.

  • Healthy school lunches

     With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches.

    Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping  ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat  and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or  obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their  risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.