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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks Ned for service to county

    To think that your first day on the job entailed going to Bullitt Fiscal Court to ask for the establishment of a new tax....and you survived for another 22 years.

    Ned Fitzgibbons will leave his position as the only director of the Bullitt County Public Health Department as he retires at the end of December.

    Not only did Fitzgibbons survive that attempt to impose a countywide health tax (which was eventually approved) but he thrived.

    More importantly, the health department has thrived.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Civilians are often caught at disadvantage

    One of the most thankless jobs may be an appointment to an agency, such as a fire board or a civil service commission.

    Probably few people understand the responsibility of these agencies, especially when questions are posed by those outside.

    In Shepherdsville, the civil service commission is a three-member body that listens to appeals of disciplinary action taken against employees.

    It is also the body that certifies test scores for merit openings.

  • Kentucky needs leadership, not partisanship

    To many people, it must have been a remarkable picture.

    After months of bitter campaigning, President-elect Barack Obama sat next to Sen. John McCain for a meeting a few days ago. They talked at length about how they could reach across party lines to discuss – and move forward on – some of the nation’s most challenging issues.

    If they can do this on a national level, why can’t we do it in Kentucky?

    The truth is: we can and we must. At a defining hour in our state’s history we need the same kind of bipartisan spirit.

  • HOLIDAYS - DECEMBER 2008

    Dear Santa,

    I'm at work on Christmas Eve. Everyone has left except me and Mr. Barr. Get him something nice this year.

    I've tried to be good. I've even put in extra effort on The Pioneer News Web site. I'll try to keep my list small:

    It's my Grandma's 90th Christmas. Give her something nice to enjoy it, even if it's just family visits and a free subscription to The Pioneer News.

    Get something really cool for all my nieces and nephews, unless they were bad. My siblings might endorse coal and switches if you feel they are necessary.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Don't be part of a holiday statistic

    Thousands of people die or are injured in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes each year in the United States. In Bullitt County there were 98 collisions involving drinking drivers and 14 collisions involving drivers under influence of drugs in 2007 (KSP Traffic Report, 2007).

    The Bullitt County Partners In Prevention Coalition members urges Bullitt County residents to avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs during this holiday season. Don’t turn what should be a happy season into a lifelong bad memory for your family.

  • Success allows Neal to help others

    Michael Neal is "paying it forward" in a most positive way.

    The concept of helping others as a way of paying back for the help received began with Benjamin Franklin, circa 1784. Michael has just completed his first Cooper/Clayton Smoking Cessation Clinic as a volunteer facilitator.