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Today's Opinions

  • What does city do now on Sunday sales?

    The lights hadn’t dimmed before the question was whether the Shepherdsville City Council should be expecting a lawsuit?

    The question came after the city council approved Sunday liquor sales for Precinct 18A for USGA certified golf courses.

    In Shepherdsville, that means that only the Heritage Hill golf community would be allowed to have Sunday liquor sales.

    For the owners of the golf course, it really isn’t about liquor sales. That is a small percentage of its bottom line.

  • Some holiday favorites are tradition

    Traditional holiday meals are closely tied with that family ‘feel good’ when everyone is together and enjoying each other’s company and sharing food.

    While there may be a slight hesitation to convert Grandma’s perfect pumpkin pie into low fat, it may be well worth it to slide some healthier options to the table for taste tests that may surprise you.

    Low fat and recipe makeovers do not always sound good, however these two have become staples in our household and no one has ever noticed nor complained!

  • A little wild turkey chase for holidays

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Citizens and local officials are on high red alert due to a loose turkey now considered to be a vigilante outlaw.

    Godwyn T. Byrd, originally from Browningtown, had been selected as this year’s official Bullitt County turkey. Now he is public enemy number one according to Bullitt County Sheriffs.

    The alert was issued following a recent Bullitt Fiscal Court meeting. County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts was scheduled to pardon Byrd as part of a special Thanksgiving holiday ceremony.

  • 'Tis the time for all to shine

    We can talk about the changes in the White House and the number of new faces who will adorn local governmental offices at the start of the new year.

    But now is the season that communities like Bullitt County shine. It is the holiday season.

    We shine not because of the bright lights that hang from our homes or the displays in Shepherdsville City Park.

    The illumination comes from the kindness and generosity shown by so many in this community.

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  • Council to vote again on Sunday sales

    You don’t often have a second bite at the apple.

    But that apple could be sweet or it could be bitter.

    Members of the Shepherdsville City Council will have a second opportunity to determine whether liquor sales should be allowed by the drink on Sundays.

    This is the second vote on the measure in the past six months.

    In July, the council deadlocked at 3-3 and Mayor Sherman Tinnell broke the die to defeat the proposal to allow Sunday sales.

    The second vote on the same evening to allow Sunday sales at licensed golf courses met the same fate.

  • Drinking age debate often ignores facts

    Recently, the issue of lowering the drinking age has received significant media attention.

    A group called Choose Responsibility has enlisted over 100 university and college presidents to sign on in support of a debate on the merits of the 21-year-old drinking age.

    For thousands of public health professionals, researchers and community and youth advocates, this announcement, dubbed the Amethyst Initiative, is troubling.

    Many of the arguments seem quite rational.

    If one can fight for his country, why not be able to drink a beer?