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Today's Opinions

  • Forget when and where, flood map issue must be addressed

     Probably the biggest battle Bullitt County will face in the next decade was discussed for the first time last Wednesday.

    The altering of the flood elevation maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency could be catastrophic to the future of Shepherdsville, in specific, and Bullitt County, in general.

    Engineering work has been going on for the past 20 years on making changes to flood maps throughout the country.

    It just so happens that due to a rash of major natural disasters, FEMA is out of money.

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s November 2014 Hot Topics!

    1. Receive a text from The Credit Union Center with an ALERT that your VISA/Debit Card has been temporarily frozen? Delete it! It is a SCAM! The text advises you to call a number, then you are told if you want to reactivate your card, you need to enter your 16 digit credit card number.

  • A little spooky script for your Halloween season

     These days every time something takes place it is immediately shared throughout the world at such a frenzy that people freak out.

    Topics such as ISIS or ebola put society in an immediate state of shock, worry and panic.

    As a change of pace, it’s time to get back to simpler times. I have again searched around locally for good old-fashioned ideas to use as topics for scary Halloween movies.

    And without further adieu, here’s this year’s list, presented as always in B-movie promo fashion, of Halloween movie ideas.

  • Grading is complicated

     The lasted round of assessment results have been reported.

    They are publicly available on the Kentucky Department of Education website and you can look at overall district scores as well as those of individual schools.

    You can look at data collected on students’ performance in all core curriculum areas.

    You can find program reviews related to writing, arts and humanities, practical living and career studies, and the primary program. 

  • Honoring the veterans

     Tuesday, November 11 was Veterans Day.

    I know there were several restaurants between here and Louisville that did open their doors, showing their kindness and hospitality to we Veterans, giving us a free lunch. 

    We are not asking for hand out, only respect for our time we gave in fighting for our freedom. 

    There were many that didn’t come home, giving their lives for our freedom. Just think about this; if we didn’t win our wars, where would we be? 

  • Thank you

     I would like to take this time to thank everyone that voted for and supported me in this November general election. I am humbled to be re-elected to serve as your mayor for the next four years.

    It has been a privilege and and an honor to serve you and I look forward to what the next four years will bring to our wonderful city and, as always, my door is open to you.

    Scott Ellis, Mayor of Shepherdsville

  • Get facts straight

     I feel compelled to write this letter so that members of our community who may have read the article last week regarding the recent Board of Education race will not be deceived by politically motivated untruths. 

    It was stated that while our staff “received only the state required increases in their yearly salaries,” that I renegotiated my contract multiple times receiving “an increase in compensation that has not been at all commensurate with the increase of the teachers and staff...”

  • Vote for Laswell

     As the mayor of the city of Hebron Estates, I would like to ask you to vote for Joe E. Laswell, Third District Magistrate.

    I am a lifelong Democrat, and yes, Joe is on the other side of the aisle. However, Joe Laswell has reached across that “political aisle” and worked with me.

    He provided me with his phone number, so if I ever have a question or needed his help, I could easily get in touch with him.