Today's Opinions

  • Indian attack on Johnson’s children in Bullitt

    The earlier Johnson family came into Kentucky in the late 1780’s from Maryland.  Bullitt County did not become a County until 1796.

    The Ephraim Johnson family settled in the area known as the small stream called Cane Run, three miles north of what is now known as Lebanon Junction, Kentucky.

    There was a station located down on the lower creek at the place known as Holsclaw.

  • Skip the Turkey on Thanksgiving

     While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life.

    And here are some good reasons:

    *You can brag about pardoning a turkey - like Obama.

    *You truly are what you eat. Who wants to be a “butterball”?

    *Fruits and vegetables don’t have to carry government warning labels.

    *You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip.

  • Loss of a great team member

     Frank and Margaret Hatfield have been community service leaders for as long as most of us remember.

    Bullitt County never had a better known and loved couple around the state of Kentucky.

    With the passing of Frank, we lost half of a rare and wonderful team -- both AARP volunteers.

    We share Margaret Hatfield’s loss of a very brilliant and a very good man.

    Bill Harned, Mount Washington AARP

  • Lvestock Expo returns

     Expect to see an uptick in visitors to Louisville and throughout Kentucky when the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) returns for its 42nd year to the Kentucky Exposition Center November 3-20.

  • Straighten out the record

    I read an opinion letter from a Ms. Thompson that stated Gloria Taft and Dana James brought the “brink of bankruptcy” to a balanced budget (in the city of Shepherdsville).

    I am not being negative toward these ladies but do wish to straighten the record. They were not in office when this began and the council at the time (including myself) worked hard with the mayor to make tough decisions that were not popular and understandably so.

    All these recoveries were in place when these ladies took office and then they continued with it.

  • Simon, Hardy real heroes

    On Oct. 21, 2015, Ms. Thompson stated in the Pioneer News that Gloria Taft and Dana James saved the city of Shepherdsville from the brink of bankruptcy.

    Well, I want to set the record straight. In 2011, six council members (Faith Portman, Don Cundiff, Bonnie Enlow, Larry Hatfield, Bernie Brown and Alan Wetzel), the mayor, Nick Simon with Publishers Printing and Bill Hardy with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County worked together as a team to save the city of Shepherdsville from bankruptcy.

  • Don’t forget to get out to vote next Tuesday

     No, Donald Trump will not be on the ballot next Tuesday when the voting machines are open in Bullitt County.

    To cast your opinion about the flashy leader of the GOP primary polls, or to show your support for Hillary Clinton, you will have to wait until next spring.

    What you will decide on Tuesday is who will be your leadership team in Frankfort for the next four years.

    We’re  not here to endorse anyone.

    What we do endorse is that you go out to the polls.

  • Thanks from the Women's Club

    On behalf of the Bullitt County Woman’s Club, we would like to thank our community and Bullitt County Woman’s Club members for making our first annual Christmas in October Craft Show and Talent Auction a wonderful success.

    Thank you to our Shepherdsville Government Center for allowing us to hold the event in the gymnasium and to the vendors who joined us for the event.

    Thanks to Cedar Grove Coffee House for providing food concessions.