Today's Opinions

  • Loss of a great team member

     Frank and Margaret Hatfield have been community service leaders for as long as most of us remember.

    Bullitt County never had a better known and loved couple around the state of Kentucky.

    With the passing of Frank, we lost half of a rare and wonderful team -- both AARP volunteers.

    We share Margaret Hatfield’s loss of a very brilliant and a very good man.

    Bill Harned, Mount Washington AARP

  • Follow safety tips to make your Thanksgiving tasty and safe

     WASHINGTON -- Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece - the turkey - is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one. USDA wants consumers to know that a range of resources, from smartphone apps to its 30-year Meat and Poultry Hotline, exist to help consumers through any food preparation conundrums this holiday season, wherever and whenever they may arise. 

  • Operation R.A.I.D. designed to save lives during holiday season

     FRANKFORT  With fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways up compared to last year’s statistics, the Kentucky State Police are implementing Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways) in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

    Through November 19 of 2014, 585 lives were lost on Kentucky’s highways. For the same time period in 2015, 652 people were killed.

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety urges Thanksgiving holiday travelers to buckle up on the highway

     FRANKFORT – Thanksgiving tradition is about more than turkey.

    The most American of holidays also is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of crashes.

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding motorists to buckle up and is putting a special emphasis on those traveling in pickup trucks.

  • Lvestock Expo returns

     Expect to see an uptick in visitors to Louisville and throughout Kentucky when the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) returns for its 42nd year to the Kentucky Exposition Center November 3-20.

  • Straighten out the record

    I read an opinion letter from a Ms. Thompson that stated Gloria Taft and Dana James brought the “brink of bankruptcy” to a balanced budget (in the city of Shepherdsville).

    I am not being negative toward these ladies but do wish to straighten the record. They were not in office when this began and the council at the time (including myself) worked hard with the mayor to make tough decisions that were not popular and understandably so.

    All these recoveries were in place when these ladies took office and then they continued with it.

  • Simon, Hardy real heroes

    On Oct. 21, 2015, Ms. Thompson stated in the Pioneer News that Gloria Taft and Dana James saved the city of Shepherdsville from the brink of bankruptcy.

    Well, I want to set the record straight. In 2011, six council members (Faith Portman, Don Cundiff, Bonnie Enlow, Larry Hatfield, Bernie Brown and Alan Wetzel), the mayor, Nick Simon with Publishers Printing and Bill Hardy with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County worked together as a team to save the city of Shepherdsville from bankruptcy.

  • Don’t forget to get out to vote next Tuesday

     No, Donald Trump will not be on the ballot next Tuesday when the voting machines are open in Bullitt County.

    To cast your opinion about the flashy leader of the GOP primary polls, or to show your support for Hillary Clinton, you will have to wait until next spring.

    What you will decide on Tuesday is who will be your leadership team in Frankfort for the next four years.

    We’re  not here to endorse anyone.

    What we do endorse is that you go out to the polls.