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Today's Opinions

  • Newspapers are still alive

     Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. 

    You say, “I haven’t gotten a newspaper in years. But I’m not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I’m talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in the television broadcast and the push notification on your phone.’

    The word newspaper no longer reflects the media industry encompassed by the word. 

  • Paper is ‘way to know’ community

     Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.

    The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – was a controversial and perhaps misguided effort championed by the Motion Picture Association of America to end illegal online sharing of copyrighted material, primarily movies and music.

  • Council to be congratulated on mayor’s selection

     Congratulations to the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Even before reading Wednesday’s editorial, the council came together and made the choice it had to make -- select a person to fill the mayor’s seat over the next 27 months.

    Curtis Hockenbury was certainly the first to sign up for the mayor’s election early this spring when Scott Ellis resigned for the first time.

    He was on the campaign trail knocking on over 1,700 doors.

  • Interim is still busy time

     During the interim our committees continue to meet on a monthly basis usually in Frankfort. I am a member of the following committees: Appropriations and Resources, Education, Veterans affairs and Public Protection, County Government, Labor Industry, Administration Regulations, Education Assessment, budget subcommittee on Secondary Education an Women Veterans issues. We are also given two days a month to use for individual meetings and paperwork so I am in Frankfort frequently. 

  • Mayor selection duty of members who sit in office

     Let’s hope this is one of those editorials written that is no longer relevant because after deadline, the powers that be took care of the matter.

    But, for a little lack of confidence, let’s just ponder the craziness surrounding the mayor’s vacancy in Shepherdsville.

    Yes, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress’ ruling on the legal question in Shepherdsville probably caught a few people by surprise.

  • Chapeze family big part of local history

     Chapeze is located on the Long Lick Creek in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  

    It is a small village by the name Chapeze Station and is twenty-four miles from Louisville, Kentucky.  Chapeze is one of the oldest stations in the county.  A land grant was given by Governor Benjamin Harrison of Virginia to Peter Shepherd and his son Adam who were surveyors in 1782.

  • Constitution Week honored by Salt River NSDAR chapter

     “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    These words, writting 229 years ago, are the Preamble to our Constitution.

    This is Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, celebrating the signing of this important document.

  • Pay attention to emergency sirens

      Hey Bullitt County drivers, let’s chat for a second.

    I know I’ve only had my driver’s license for less than 10 years and that there are far more experienced people than me on the roads. However, I’m convinced there must have been some miscommunication when I read my driver’s manual and took my test than when the rest of the county took theirs.