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Today's Opinions

  • House gets leadership in order for new session

    FRANKFORT - Changes in leadership and committee memberships came to the Kentucky House of Representatives during the first week of the 2009 Regular Session, as the chamber elected a former longtime House Majority Floor Leader as its new Speaker and welcomed nine new lawmakers to the fold.

    Rep. Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, began his first term as House Speaker on Wednesday the 100-member body elected him to the top House post.

  • Those using services need to pay freight

        Even after covering a community for years, you can learn something every day.

        Take in point the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services. We never figured out that if you call an ambulance for service but were not transported to the hospital, there was no bill attached.

        Bullitt County fiscal court members are wise to look at some type of flat fee to charge those who call for EMS to treat what should be done at an immediate care center or an emergency room.

  • Santa Barr brings sense of hope to all

    We’ve reached that magic point in the year when Santa Barr is expected to make his annual appearance.

    He’s supposed to bring those serious and not-so-serious gifts to local leaders, most of whom seem to have a sense of humor and realize that in the Santa business and the newspaper business, there’s no money to bring any gifts these days.

    But ole Santa Barr isn’t in the mood this holiday season.

    You see, sports editor Mike Farner decides that once a year he will write something remotely creative and out of the box.

  • Mobile mammograms to be done in county during 2009

    Screening mammograms are one of our best weapons against breast cancer. To help make this essential test convenient for the women in our community, we contract with James Graham Brown Cancer Center to provide the mobile mammogram unit here at the Bullitt County Health Department.

    It is estimated that one-third of all breast cancer deaths in America each year could be prevented by early detection. Breast cancer treated in its early stage can usually be treated successfully.

    Mammography dates for 2009 are the following:

  • Tips on how to survive winter driving conditions

    With the onset of winter and the possibility that motorists may have to drive in inclement weather, the Kentucky State Police are offering safe driving tips. 

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  • Even Santa feels economic pinch

    NORTH POLE - Bullitt County could become one of many areas targeted by a Christmas budget crunch this season.

    Holiday host Santa Claus announced during a recent press conference that a slack economy could result in scaled-down gifts for good little boys and girls this season. Bullitt County was one of the included areas.

    “We’ll still have a wonderful year, just not as much on the material side of it,” said Claus, adding that Americans would “make due in splendid character.”

  • COYLE'S CORNER