Today's Opinions

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2018

     Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for February 2018!

  • Thanks from HOPE

     The board members of HOPE of Bullitt County would like to say thank you to those who took their time to help make our program a success.

  • Saying Goodbye

     Over the past couple of weeks Bullitt County has lost a pair of outspoken individuals.

    During their prime, Charlie Long and Phyllis Wehrenberg were part of the fabric which made up Bullitt County.

    And neither happened to be afraid to speak their peace.

    Charlie covered the gamut of work in Bullitt County.

    When I came onto the scene, Charlie was a detective with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. At the time, Tom Waller was prosecuting some pretty bad sex abuse cases.

  • It Happened in JANUARY

        We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of January.

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

       Rev. Joseph Hamilton, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington, retired after spending nine years at the church. Rev. Hamilton suffered a heart attack in his second year at the church, and was the recipient of a transplanted heart in August 1985.

  • BBB Warning: Beware of Super Bowl ticket scams

     Now that the teams have been chosen for this year’s big game, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about possible ticket fraud.

    The secondary market can be great for non-season ticket holders, occasional fans, or those making a last-minute decision to see the big game, but to avoid disappointment, make sure your tickets are legitimate.

    BBB offers the following tips for safe ticket purchases:

  • Audit worth expense

     I feel the money spent on the recent county audit was money well spent.

    I like specifics and there were none.

    It may be classified info but being a tax payer and if we have a right to know, then tell us what’s going on or what we’re missing, if anything.

    We’re all adults here I hope. Whenever there’s only one person in control of all the financial paperwork we’re asking for trouble.

  • We don't need help

     Several comments made in this article (Jan. 1, about new Shepherdsville firehouse) caught my attention.

    The article states, “Eventually, Troutman ( Chief Layne Troutman) said the growth along Highway 245 may require a small station in that area.”

    Apparently Chief Troutman has not been out to the Highway 245 area in some time. We have a Wonderful seven (7) bay, state of the art fire station located next to Bernheim Forest.

  • Plenty of fun events to tackle in winter

     2018 is off to a cold, wintery start. 12 days so far where the high has been BELOW freezing. Definitely not my kind of traveling weather, and I am willing to bet not yours either. To make the most of the winter months let me recommend some books, cds and dvds for your enjoyment. Plus if you got gift cards for Christmas you might be able to put them toward picking up these true entertainment gems.