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Today's Opinions

  • Proactive step good for agri-tourism businesses

    As the number of large farms continue to dwindle in the region, there is a question on what to do with the land.

    Some land has been sold for residential, commercial or industrial development.

    Other property has been maintained for new uses - such as wineries and small educational farms.

    In Bullitt County, several locations have branched out to use the agriculturally-zoned property for these wineries and small farms.

  • Taking care of children important in Kentucky

    Few things are as clear-cut or urgent as the need to get Kentucky’s children off to a healthy start in life.

    One, whether you’re a parent or a politician, it’s a moral obligation. I firmly believe that.

    Two, Kentucky’s future depends on our ability to create a talented, inquisitive and productive work force.       

    One year ago, my administration launched an aggressive plan to tackle head on one of the biggest hurdles to our children’s and our state’s future: Lack of health insurance.

  • Credit card reform to protect consumers

    Source: Robert Flashman, UK family resource management specialist

    While a couple of provisions from the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 were implemented in August, more reform is in the near future.

    Aimed at helping struggling families in the tough economy, the Credit CARD Act was signed into law in May.

    Over the next year, more provisions will be phased in and change the way companies market, manage and issue credit cards.

  • Despite woes, time is right to give thanks

    There is no doubt that many in our community and many in the country are suffering.

    Jobs have been lost. Hours have been cut. Wages are going down.

    The war continues to be waged. The county’s support in the president and the Congress has waned.

    Gas prices fell but have now risen. Unemployment numbers are up.

    Despite all the nay-saying, this is still the best country in the world to reside.

    Housing starts are up. The stock market is rebounding. Roadways and other projects are being built under the stimulus funding.

  • Veterans are honored in many ways

    There is no way to ever say enough about those who have fought in war to protect our country.

    There is never any way to express in words the gratitude that we should feel about those who have served in the military - in any way.

    Veterans Day is held each November.

    Particularly since Sept. 11, 2001, it is gratifying to see the growth of ceremonies held to honor the veterans.

    In Bullitt County, there are many more schools hosting events to honor veterans and this is a great message to send.

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  • Real life is scariest tale of Halloween

    Amidst the creeps and crawls of the scary Halloween holiday I am always reminded of the one thing that is scariest of all: Real life.

    When you think about it, Bullitt County can sometimes be spookier than a haunted house. It's not just groups hunting for ghosts and researchers contemplating the potential end of the world. Just living through a regular day can give you the skivvies.