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Today's Opinions

  • Some misconceptions about charter schools

     As many of you know, in this past legislative session, we have taken significant action to reform education in Kentucky.

    Regardless of all of the hyperbole, our reforms will go a long way in providing better educational opportunities for some of the students in our state who so desperately need it.

    The Governor recently signed House Bill 520 into law, making Kentucky the 44th state to allow for the establishment of charter schools.

  • Transparency difficult one to describe but vital

     Over the past decade, transparency in government has been the big buzzword.

    As we celebrate Sunshine Week across the nation, it is important that the public takes an active role in its government.

    In a recent survey by Pulse Research Inc. in Kentucky, the overwhelming finding is that people still read newspapers.

    And, one of the key items they look for in their local newspaper is legal notices.

    This survey which was one in which individuals were invited to go online, over 340 people participated.

  • AG helps spread Sunshine for public

     Sunshine Week is celebrated across the nation every March to highlight the importance of open government and how only transparency can ensure accountability. 

    In Kentucky, Sunshine Week (March 12-18) could not come at a more important time, as the very protections afforded by our state’s Open Records laws are being attacked, and could even be eviscerated, by some of our public universities.

  • City taking unique step to bring new businesses

     The governing body in Mount Washington has taken a different approach to bringing in needed businesses to its community.

    Recently, the city purchased a building which got its start as a Pizza Hut many, many years ago.

    The price, including the existing restaurant equipment, was a cool $550,000.

    Most governmental agencies do not have that kind of money to spend.

  • BBB Warning: Sheriff’s Office scam calls

     Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is issuing an alert regarding scam calls claiming to be with the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office. One consumer has reported a loss of $2,000 (two thousand dollars).

  • Homeless shelter

     There is no doubt about it - Bullitt County has a Homeless Population. 

    HOUSING FIRST COALITION has been working very hard over the past few months to devise a plan to get in place a Permanent Shelter for Bullitt County Homeless. 

    At the Shelter, resources can be made available to individuals to get them back on their feet. 

  • Retirees speak up
  • Job Fair Thanks

     We would like to thank Bullitt County School superintendent Keith Davis, principal Chris VerDow of North Bullitt High, principal Chris Mason of Bullitt East High, principal Dr. Jim Beavers of Bullitt Central High, Angela Binkley of Bullitt Area Technology Center and Joe Pat Lee, assistant principal of Bullitt Central, for their support of our local industries job fair for high school seniors.

    The job fair was held on May 9 at the Bullitt Central College and Career Readiness Center.