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Today's Opinions

  • Some good, some bad notes from legislative work

    FRANKFORT ee" To better understand just how much the country’s economic crisis has affected Kentucky, it may help to look at some hard-to-imagine statistics in a different way.

    If the number of people seeking unemployment insurance for the first time in February came together, for example, they would immediately become Kentucky’s third-largest city, slightly ahead of Owensboro.

    The total number of unemployed is of course much higher. Its size easily outranks the combined populations of Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington and Richmond.

  • Continue to battle meth in county

    Probably 99.9 percent of the Bullitt County populace would not know how to make methamphetamine or even what it looks like if they saw it.

    However, it is a problem throughout the country and Bullitt County is not immune.

    A special series of articles the past week in The Pioneer News and a public forum held on Tuesday night provide proof of the problem.

    It affects many of us – even though we might not know it. Most crimes occur due to drug involvement and many families are falling apart because of the drug.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Support Relay for Life Friday

    A rally cry for both young and old in Bullitt County has been the annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

    While Bullitt County has its way to fighting at times against one another, it has a way to also pull together at times of need.

    There is no bigger need than finding a cure for cancer. Every family in Bullitt County has been touched by the dreaded disease in some way or another.

    Once a year, the community comes together to raise over $200,000 for cancer research.

  • Make it work to get sewers to Hwy. 245

    For months, it was like a big secret as no official would talk about it.

    The city of Shepherdsville was going to run a sewer line south to Highway 245 and it would expand its sewer plant.

    We have now learned the point of destination is indeed Highway 245 and a major, major player is Jim Beam Distillery.

    The combined project is looking to run around $20 million. The city can’t make the numbers work to make the sewer line expansion and plant expansion possible.

    This has been going on for well over a year.

  • Times can get tough even for the local Easter Bunny

    Bullitt Countians prayed more than usual during Holy Week when news was leaked about the firing of the local Easter Bunny.

    Clyde “Dizzy” Cottontail and his assistant bunnies were fired following their last egg hunt, just weeks prior to Easter, by Bullitt Fiscal Court. The decision was a result of two consecutive lackluster egg hunt seasons in the minds of county magistrates and many rabbit fans.

  • Some good, some bad notes from legislative work

    Two steps forward. One step back. Perhaps that’s the best way to characterize the impact of the recently concluded legislative session on Kentucky’s prospects for progress.

    Clearly there was substantial progress made in key areas, but we fell short on some important matters.

    First step forward

  • COYLE'S CORNER