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Today's Opinions

  • Defining Freedom True Meaning of Independence Day

     FRANKFORT-– This July 4th we will celebrate the 239nd birthday of our great nation, when our forefathers unveiled the document that would help form the foundation of our United States, the Declaration of Independence. 

  • Worth the Risk

    By now, you may have heard that our graduating senior class of 2015 rose to the challenge I posed to them back in the spring of 2011 when I spoke to them as exiting 8thgraders.

  • Take safety precautions with fireworks to help avoid eye injury

    FRANKFORT – Fireworks are a tradition that go hand-in-hand with the Fourth of July.

     

    But all too often, that tradition can lead to injury. That’s why the Kentucky Optometric Association is urging families to take precautions to protect themselves and their children against the potential dangers of fireworks.

     

  • Public session to set some vision for health issues in the community

     What would a healthier Bullitt County look like?

    What goes into making a healthier community? 

    What needs to happen to make Bullitt County a healthier community by 2020?

    It has been five years since these questions were initially asked in the county. It is time to ask them again and assess whether there was any progress made toward a healthier county and what still needs to be done.

  • Squire Boone has rich history in Kentucky

     The Boone family was the first pioneer family to come to Kentucky. 

    Squire Boone Sr. was born in England in 1696.  Squire’s parents were George Boone and Mary Maugridge. 

    In 1717, Squire, along with his brother George and sister Sarah, had traveled to America ahead of their parents.  They landed in Pennsylvania. 

    After his parents arrived in America they lived in Pennsylvania until their deaths.  His mother died in 1740 and his father died in 1744 in Pennsylvania.

  • Take safety precautions with fireworks to help prevent eye injuries

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – Fireworks are a tradition that go hand-in-hand with the Fourth of July.

    But all too often, that tradition can lead to injury. That’s why the Kentucky Optometric Association is urging families to take precautions to protect themselves and their children against the potential dangers of fireworks.

  • State fire marshal reminds Kentuckians to ‘proceed with caution’ this Independence Day

     FRANKFORT – Kentuckians are encouraged to attend a community celebration this Fourth of July holiday.

    Kentucky State Fire Marshal Bill Swope advises families to let the professionals entertain you.

    “Setting off fireworks at home runs the risk of injury and may also run the risk of violating local ordinances and state law,” Swope said. “Citizens should be aware of potential prohibitions against celebrating with fireworks as local governments can set their own fireworks ban.”

  • Thanks for Clean Up assistance

     Bullitt Fiscal Court would like to thank the following for their assistance in making the annual Bullitt County Clean Up Days a huge success:

    Bullitt County Road Department

    Bullitt County Detention Center

    Bullitt County Conservation

    Bullitt Septic Service

    Bullitt County Board of Education

    Nichols Fire Department

    Bullitt County Supermarket

    2M Dumpster

     

    Larry Hatfield, Solid Waste Coordinator