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Today's Opinions

  • AG cautions to give wisely this holiday season

     FRANKFORT - As Kentuckians generously open their pocketbooks and wallets for those in need of a helping hand this holiday season, Attorney General Jack Conway wants to make sure your charitable donations do not end up in the hands of scam artists.

  • Opinions must be heard if you don’t like request for surcharge

     The 700-plus customers of the Hunters Hollow sewer treatment system in northern Bullitt County better have some pretty broad shoulders.

    Since late March, the treatment facility off East Blue Lick Road has been operational only due to the use of a temporary system.

    A major collapse of the system has caused for Bullitt Utilities to do some thinking about its future.

    Do you rebuild the existing plant?

    Do you try to contract with another entity to take over the crippled system?

    Do you just run away as quickly as you can?

  • Let’s remain focused on prize

     As the hype surrounding the adventures of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District continues to swirl, do not let us lose focus of the prize.

    The real concern for years has been the spending of the funds. That spending could be legal. It might be illegal.

    The purchases may be ill-advised. But they might not be illegal.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s December 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    Local consumers are complaining to BBB that they are getting harassed by scammers who are calling, posing as IRS Employees. The scammers say the consumer owes on taxes, and will be arrested if they don’t pay immediately. They are trying to get personal/payment information.

  • Elvis still lives in the eyes of many of biggest fans

     “The King” Lives

    Recently, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Elvis. Even though he may have been dead for almost 40 years, he is still very much alive to some of his fans from Bullitt County and Louisville.

    The five-plus members call themselves the Taking Care of Business for Elvis Fan Club because that was his moto.

    All of the women agreed, they were drawn by his great looks and singing, but also the person he was.

  • What teachers can tell us parents

     Report cards have been around for as long as schools. 

    Many of us still have our old report cards tucked away in a box somewhere and once in a while, we’ll see one dating back many decades and wonder how that child turned out. 

    As interesting as they may be in a historical sense and as a tool to bring forth old memories of a particular teacher or period of time, today’s report card is much more than an assignment of percentages mastered in a particular content area.

  • Situation with fire department has just gotten more complex

     Quite honestly, we thought our unprecedented move last Wednesday to ask Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield to resign would be a bit anticlimatic.

    With a meeting planned of the private fire department board after our holiday deadlines last Tuesday, our thought was that by the time the paper came out, Hatfield would have announced the previous night that he was stepping down in light of the recent events which cast shame upon the image of Bullitt County.

  • Various local agencies, mayors ask SEB fire chief to resign his position

     The following was drafted and approved by the mayors of Shepherdsville, Mount Washington, Hebron Estates, Hunters Hollow, Pioneer Village and Lebanon Junction, as well as the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission in asking that Julius Hatfield resign as fire chief of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Department:

    Julius Hatfield is only one man and he does not represent the sentiments of our community.