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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     Stop by the Better Business Bureau booth at the 2014 KY State Fair! The BBB booth will be located in Main Street KY, in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. There, you can pick up the latest edition of the BBB Wise Buying Guide, hot off the press! You can also get information on the most common scams, scams against seniors, tips on credit, and more!

    Tips while at the fair:

  • Best of Coyle: Back to School

     The Pioneer News welcomes all Bullitt County Public School students, faculty, administrators and staff back to school on August 6.

  • BBB Hot Topics: August 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s August 2014 Hot Topics!

    1. Bogus Debt Collectors are calling local residents, pressuring them to “pay their debt.” These callers are extremely aggressive and threaten to file a lawsuit or get the police involved if victims do not pay immediately. Victims are asked to pay via Green Dot MoneyPak or by wire transfer.

  • AARP not involved

     A recent advertisement placed in this newspaper by the Committee to Elect Depp E. Rasner II associated AARP 50+ with a Rasner sponsored event in the Mount Washington Senior Center.

    AARP did not authorize the ad from Committee to Elect Depp E. Rasner II that mentions AARP and did not participate in its production. AARP is a 501©(4) organization that does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.

  • Thank to Pioneer News

     Thanks for the nice send-off you guys at The Pioneer News gave me when I retired.

    I have such fond memories of my 25-plus years at the paper. We had good times and bad times but we all went through it together. Sometimes is seemed like we were more like family than co-workers. You are all special to me.

    Thanks Linda and Patty from Central Office for coming for my retirement party. It meant a lot to me.

  • Does our flag still fly?

     On July 4, Hal Lindsey made a guest talk about whether our flag was still flying. He mentioned about our first president who were Christians, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Our nation was founded on the Bible.