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Today's Opinions

  • MWES more than renovated school

     Once a Mount Washington Elementary Brave, always a Mount Washington Elementary Brave.

    I spent seven years inside that school and it’s bittersweet to think about the changes that have been made, no matter how needed they were.

    Thanks to a terrible speech impediment, I spent from preschool to fourth grade earning scratch and sniff stickers twice a week if I could say my name correctly.

  • Pay close attention to issues in Frankfort

     This is my last newspaper report as your state representative for district 49. 

    A summary of my December committee meetings follows.

    1.  LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE. 

    KACO gave their report for 2017 County Legislative issues. The issue that will affect Bullitt County the most (if passed) is changing the road formula. Another concern raised involves a strain on our jails.

    2. TASK FORCE FOR PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION.(Which I chaired). 

  • Good or bad, things sure did happen fast in legislature

     Whether the bills approved on Saturday in Frankfort were good or bad, they sure happened fast.

    Kind of like showing you that you can do something and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

    But, with the majority, couldn’t you take your time and still get the same result in a few weeks?

    Maybe the folks on the other side of the aisle did the same thing for 100 years. Maybe we just didn’t know the speed in which very important pieces of legislation was passed.

  • 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. 

  • Sanitation rates are OK

     On the subjects of the Sanitation District rate increase: If you were like me -- paying for this service in both Bullitt County and Jefferson -- you would gladly accept this modest bill and thank the volunteers that ride herd on Bullitt County’s struggling agency that takes your waste.

    My Jefferson County bill is twice that one in Bullitt County. 

    Either this county can stop issuing building permits, which includes those that bring jobs, or we can fund this agency sufficient personnel.

  • Homelessness

     Say you care about the homelessness, really?….Really? “Room In The Inn” B.C. has come to the aid of 215 family units in the last 23 months and around Bullitt County!

    Why wait months or years to make a difference? Drivers, laundry help, mentors and meals are needed today! C’mon Christian, Matthew 25:34-40 is calling your name. 502-714-3742, heartofmycity@gmail.com. 

    Be apart of the miracles!

    Carl Rogers

  • Endangered Species Act

     The Endangered Species Act is supported by 90% of Americans, and has had remarkable success in bringing back manatees, bald eagles, and wolves and money more from extinction.

  • 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.