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Today's Opinions

  • Coming Soon -- Talks on Charter Schools

     Charter schools.  

    We have all heard the statistics and the arguments.  Forty-three states have approved charter schools in one form or another.

    I have written about charters in this space before and my position is and has always been that I am not in favor of any particular organizational structure to educate kids; I am in favor of educating our kids, period.  

    Now that no legislative barrier blocks the passage of a charter school law, our attention needs to turn to the particulars. 

  • County will be part of national look at Dishons

     From the day of the mass search for a missing teenager to the final sentencing of the uncle who would admit heinous crimes against family members, there was probably only one media member who was there.

    At every one of the painful hearings. At the jury trial of another individual. At the press conferences when a family was desperately seeking help.

    Little did they, or the world, know that the person responsible for the death of Jessica Dishon in 1999 was also responsible for the sexual abuse of others, including family members.

  • Louisville Water offers tips to prepare for bitter cold weather

     With the arrival of cold weather, Louisville Water encourages customers to take some time and prepare their home for winter.

  • Talks about contract for fire agencies sweet music

     Should we be hopeful or should we be skeptical?

    Should the glass be half full or shall it be considered half empty?

    Such is the philosophical challenge we face when considering the recent revelation that there could possibly be an agreement between two feuding fire organizations.

    We would love to believe that the recently-revealed talks between the chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire Department and the meeting-by-meeting appointed chairman of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District.

  • Avoid mistakes when accepting financial aid for college students

     Many students spend more for college than they should by making some common mistakes when seeking financial aid. 

    Follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to make sure you get the help you need.

  • Room in the Inn

     Congratulations to the new mayor and new city council in Shepherdsville.

    The year 2017 will be a great one for the city of Shepherdsville. Heart of My City volunteers (providing family and individual shelter for the homeless/displaced with short-term stabilization through our Room in the Inn program) hope the new leadership will cut through the bureaucratic red (or blue) tape to grant limited use of the Shepherdsville Community Center as a transitional location in the early morning hours while our vans transport guests to work and/or school.

  • Seum applauded for work

     The Kentucky Chamber applauds Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum on his leadership to make right-to-work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly, ensuring Kentucky is a state where businesses want to locate.

  • Thanks from family

     The family of William L. (Billy) Dezern would like to thank the Hillview community, our family and friends for their support through our loss of Billy.

    We received an abundance of prayers, lov and help.

    Thanks to Lee Basham (Go Fund Me), T-shirt donations by Stacy Johnston and Joe Bohannon; and all the contributions that assisted us through the most difficult times in our lives.