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Today's Opinions

  • Consider the cost of osteoporosis to us all

    Total fractures were over 2 million, costing nearly $17 billion in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

    Osteoporosis is more than a disease that affects the elderly.

    Why?

    The population is aging, this means more and more people are reaching the high-risk age for osteoporosis-age 50.

    It also means the burden of the cost is falling on fewer and fewer workers.

    It is not just hip fractures either.

  • First lady visit super

    No matter your political persuasion, the visit on Monday by First Lady Laura Bush was wonderful.

    Seldom does Shepherdsville and Bullitt County have an opportunity to shine on something that is positive.

    Yes, Monday’s appearance was a political stump for the Republican Party. There is no doubt of that.

    But it was also a historic opportunity for Bullitt County.

    Many in the crowd of 1,000 weren’t members of the Republican Party. Some were there to support the party; others were there to see the First Lady.

  • It's all about a smile

    Smile Kentucky! addresses what the U.S. Surgeon General calls the most common chronic childhood disease in this country, tooth decay.

    The program, created in 2002, is a community partnership to improve the oral health of children. Since its beginning, Smile Kentucky! has provided dental education programs to 75,000 children, dental screening to over 21,000, and free treatment to over 1,300 children. The program works with elementary schools in Louisville Metro, Bullitt County, Spencer, Henry, Nelson, and Oldham.

  • Elections bring out the best, worst in all

    By the time this hits the presses, the elections of 2008 will be concluded.

    At least, that is the hope.

    Sitting here nursing a bad back and trying to watch a few TV programs between the commercials, it gives reason for some non-partisan pause and reflection.

    Can it be true that there will be no elections in Kentucky in 2009? What will we do?

    Isn’t it great to see all the negative advertising you see in the media? And the candidates have to make some silly comment that they endorse the message.

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  • Go Vote!

    On Tuesday, it will be that time of the year when your right to have a say in how government operates occurs.

    Voters across the nation will have an opportunity that may in the world do not have -- a chance to select your leaders without any undue pressures or threats.

    During a presidential election, many more people will make a trip to the voting booth not only to select the country’s leader for the next four years but also to pick our local leaders.

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  • Be prepared to make election day pleasant

    Election Day is coming!  With a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls on Election Day, voter preparation is the key to a smooth voting experience. 

    Please have your candidate selection decisions made before you get to the machine.

    Sample ballots will be available at the polls and a copy will be printed in the local paper.