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Today's Opinions

  • Budget compromise is reached

     FRANKFORT -- A new day is dawning in Kentucky.

    For the first time in many years, the winds of financial responsibility have begun to blow briskly through the marble halls of Frankfort. These welcome breezes are ushering in the promise of a fresh start for the Commonwealth. 

  • Energy savings go back into classrooms

     Over the past ten years, despite the economic downturn, Bullitt County Public Schools created nearly $4 million in new education funds –– without raising taxes.   

    In the 2005-06 school year, BCPS decided to make aggressive improvements in our energy use. LED lighting, the building automation system, and heat-absorbing window films not only improve student’s alertness and ability to learn but also have a huge impact on our budget’s bottom line. 

    In fact, we cut our energy cost per square foot nearly in HALF.

  • City’s effort to regulate signs encouraging, challenging

     With this summer’s Homearama coming to town, Mount Washington officials are looking to tidy up its house.

    And they have also asked the county officials to join in the spruce up efforts.

    While miracles cannot be worked over the next two months, the discussions by Mount Washington city officials are encouraging.

    They are looking to get a handle on the signage which can been seen throughout the community.

    This is a very noble effort. It will be interesting to see the outcome.

  • Lot of great things happening in school system

     Rather than focus on a particular issue this month, I will very briefly hit the high points of a few things that may be of interest to the Bullitt County community about its school system:

    *The Run for the Spirits Gala, sponsored by the independent Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, is coming up on Friday, April 22.

    This important event is not only a lot of fun, the money raised is awarded by the group to teachers and programs to provide items for their classrooms that may not otherwise be affordable. 

  • Thanks to EMS, Simon

     Recently I had need of Bullitt County EMS over the weekend. I just wanted to commend them for excellent sservice they provided and thank the Mount Washington Fire Department for their prompt response.

    Also I would like to thank the Simon Family for everything they have done for our county over the years. It would be impossible to list all of the contributions they have made to build a better Bullitt County.

  • Scottish Rite Club thanks

     On Tuesday, May 10, at the Paroquet Spring Conference Centre, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club held its 29th annual Student Recognition Program. 

    They recognized 66 academically challenged students from the Bullitt County Middle and High Schools with a plaque, a proclamation from the Bullitt County Judge Election, and a $25 gift card.

    Three graduating seniors received a $3,000 scholarship.

    This could not have been possible without the personal and business support and sponsors of our community.

  • Open Records celebrates 40 years of open government

     Government watchdogs are celebrating this month the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Open Records Act. It has withstood the test of time as an indispensable tool for a variety of individuals and interest groups seeking to hold public officials accountable.

  • Dear 2016 graduates

     Just a few words of encouragement as you embark upon the next chapter of you.  This is such an exciting time in your life! 

    Some of you will leave home for college, some will move out on your own. And some will be smart and stay home a little longer! 

    No matter what you do on your journey to become you, don’t forget to remember your childhood innocence and sense of wonder!