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Today's Opinions

  • Importance of public health highlighted this week

     Who could have anticipated the far-reaching consequences of the 1845 removal of a water pump from a contaminated well in Soho Square, London England, by Dr. John Snow?

    With this simple intervention he halted an epidemic of cholera and proved the well to be the source of infection before the days of bacteriology. 

    This was the birth of public health.

    Kentucky’s own public health began in a similar manner in 1875 during a response to a yellow fever outbreak. 

  • Company, city can finally get past lawsuit started in 2005

     The path to resolution has taken a winding, twisty road that officials of Truck America Training would not send their rookie drivers.

    But, it appears, that the Hillview City Council and members of Truck America Training LLC have reached a settlement agreement on the $11.4 million judgment.

    The lawsuit was filed in April 2005 when the Hillview City Council refused to honor its contract to sell a 40-acre tract off Ferguson Lane. The company had its own tract of property and then leased the 40 acres to expand its operation into heavy equipment training.

  • Legislature coming down to home stretch for session

      We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly with just a handful of days to go, but as all good horse-racing fans know, the last quarter mile can often seem the longest and most difficult.

    The process is working as expected, though, as members appointed by senior leadership in both the House and Senate continue to seek a compromise on the state’s next two-year budget in a conference committee delegated to that task. At issue are the considerable differences in the two spending plans recently passed in each chamber.

  • Gov. Morehead had ties to Bullitt County

      The Morehead family came from Scotland.  The first ancestor to arrive in America was Charles Morehead, a Scottish gentleman who settled in Virginia, in the early part of the eighteenth century about 1630.  He was 21 years old when he entered Virginia.

      Charles was born in Scotland in 1609.  His parents were David Muirhead and Anna Hardrett.  

    Charles grew up in Scotland.  Charles met Sarah Nelms in Virginia and they married in 1682. 

  • Some hare-raising things going on for Easter ‘16 in Bullitt County

     With a recent boom in local industry and employment, the Bullitt County population continues to grow.

    However, due to certain logistical numbers, local experts were walking on eggshells anticipating a potential shortage in county Easter eggs.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court addressed the issue at recent special meetings with Dee Greenegg, head of the Bullitt County branch of the Special Hen-selected Easter Rabbit International Fraternal Flopears (SHERIFF).

  • Growing pains include need to put redistricting on board table

     As a school community, we have a lot to be happy about. 

    We have great schools filled with bright, energetic teachers; thoughtful, dedicated leaders; well mannered, curious, and motivated students; superior support staff; and wonderful volunteers. 

    Our facilities are in very good, bordering on great, shape. Our transportation fleet is safe, efficient, and effective. 

    Our assessment results are on the rise - moving up 68 places in just eight years and surpassing many traditionally high performing school districts. 

  • Public will see new faces at health department

     It is with great pleasure, albeit a little delayed, that we introduce some new health department employees. 

    There are four new employees over the past year; Brittany Bell, Teresa Catlett, Tesha Collins, and Teresa Murphy. 

    First onboard was Brittany Bell, MPH, CPH was hired on as an Epidemiologist in January 2015. She graduated with a Master’s in Public Health from University of Louisville with a concentration in Epidemiology. 

    She is a Bullitt County native and a graduate of Bullitt Central High School.

  • Public will see new faces at health department

     It is with great pleasure, albeit a little delayed, that we introduce some new health department employees. 

    There are four new employees over the past year; Brittany Bell, Teresa Catlett, Tesha Collins, and Teresa Murphy. 

    First onboard was Brittany Bell, MPH, CPH was hired on as an Epidemiologist in January 2015. She graduated with a Master’s in Public Health from University of Louisville with a concentration in Epidemiology. 

    She is a Bullitt County native and a graduate of Bullitt Central High School.