Today's Opinions

  • Jessica has already made writer proud

     It’s that time of year when school begins, not only for the kids but also for the college-bound students.

    Many of these students are anxious and excited about a new beginning, moving away from home to live on a college campus.

    As a member of The Pioneer News staff, I’ve known many local students who have performed well in high school and headed to that next level. Some have returned to become prominent local citizens.

  • Looking to inspire lives as a journalist

     While attending class at Bullitt East High School sometime around 2008, a teacher asked us if anybody knew what our great-great-great grandparents did during their lives. 

    When none of us knew, he asked us what we would do to ensure our great-great-great grandchildren knew what we did with our lives. 

    And so I had a question to answer: what did I want to be known for 100 years from now?

    The answer was easy: I wanted to be the girl that helped inspire others to do great things with their lives.

  • Many reasons to be optimistic about our newest generation

     I saw a graphic the other day that showed Americans’ confidence in various major US institutions (the military, small business, organized labor, the police, newspapers, organized religion, Congress, etc.) and compared today’s level with historical averages.

    Unfortunately, it was generally negative, in that all but two (the military and small business) institutions are afforded less confidence now than the historic average of this Gallup Poll (by the way, they didn’t ask about Americans’ confidence in opinion polls).

  • Dukes of Hazzard wrong focus of very stupid act

     Fear not, Dukes of Hazzard fans: I have found a way to keep your beloved show on television.

    In recent weeks the TV Land television network has decided not to air episodes of the show. Some major businesses have refused to sell Dukes merchandise.

    The reasoning was based on an issue that arose following a recent tragedy, where a lone lunatic went into a church and murdered nine people.

    The lunatic’s reasoning was based upon racial bias and hatred that collected in his own mind, then was carried out through his physical actions.

  • Thanks from HOPE

     HOPE would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their help and support:

  • Thanks for support

     On behalf of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, we would like to say “thank you” to all who supported the DARE chili supper.

    You may have made a donation to the raffle or given a monetary donation or just came and ate.

    Your generosity was greatly appreciated.

    We would also like to thank First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville for the use of their fellowship hall; the Bullitt County Woman’s Club; and employees of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Several need to go

     While mayor Ellis is waiting to resign, I would also like to request the resignation of Gloria Taft and Dana James.

    Their place on the council is detrimental to the city and its citizens. And, by the way, I hear McDonalds is hiring. 

    Surely they could do a good job there. I know a lot of people who would be glad to give them references.

    Gregory Troutman

  • Prostate Awareness Month

     September was prostate cancer awareness month, and for a man being aware of prostate cancer means knowing your PSA level.