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Today's Opinions

  • Intersection still in works

     Several people have asked me about the timeline of the turning lane on Highway 44 and Lloyds Lane. I am pleased to pass on the following information -- “The third and final intersection widening (turning lane with a light) on Highway 44 will soon be starting. The expected completion date will be summer of ‘18.”

  • Children in Flight thanks

     Children in Flight’s 10th annual golf outing was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, was a huge success.

    We would like to thank the following for supporting education for our students in our community. With your support we have awarded over $30,000 in scholarships. Our winning team: Prewitt & Son Trucking.

    Our contest winners: Dave Nall, closest to hole; Delbert Adams, longest drive.

  • Mended Hearts thanks

     We just wanted to say a special thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the Mended Hearts fourth annual golf scramble. We could not have had this success without your sponsorships, donations and participation to raise awareness for heart disease.

    Mended Hearts is the oldest peer-to-peer cardiac patient network in the world with 300 chapters in 48 states. We are dedicated to inspiring hope in heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.

  • Room in the Inn

     Her name is Cindy but is affectionately called “Granny” by her fellow “guests” at Room in the Inn -- Bullitt County. She’s 62, full of spunk and ready for her next adventure.

  • Fall burn laws go into effect this week

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

    Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

  • Saying goodbye

     A final goodbye to a person who didn’t make the headlines.

    Sharon Hand was heavily involved in the Scouts and then got involved in the city of Hillview.

    First, she helped on the Hillview Emergency Response Team.

    Then, she was hired as the city’s code enforcement office.

    She wasn’t a person who wanted the spotlight. She only wanted to help her community.

    Sadly, she passed much too soon. Sharon was a true asset to the Hillview community.

    Also passing recently was Carroll Cogan.

  • So talking is bad?

     So President Trump is getting criticized for talking with leadership in the Democratic Party?

    Maybe that is the epicenter of our problems in government.

    When we elect individuals aren’t we putting them into office to do what is best -- no matter which side of the aisle has the best idea?

    Instead of criticizing the President maybe folks on his side should pay attention.

  • Pension talks top discussion

     Over the course of the last few weeks, I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns with regard to our public pension systems. 

    I realize that the recommendations that were submitted last week to the General Assembly by the consulting group who reviewed our retirement systems were troubling and unsettling.

    I know that there are many of you who have dedicated many years of public service to our communities and our state.