Today's Opinions

  • Charter school concerns

     One of the major issues that pivots on the upcoming governor’s election is that of charter schools. We should think carefully before electing politicians who would support charter schools. Many charter schools are managed by corporations, whose focus is to maximize profits for their shareholders.

  • Thanks to Walt Sholar

     The Bullitt County Ministerial Association would like to thank Walt Sholar.

    Due to increasing violence directed toward churches, Walt recently taught a class on church security.

    He was assisted by Jim Higginbotham, a retired law enforcement officer and weapons trainer.

    Walt developed the curriculum, coordinated the classroom training and supervised training on the shooting range.

    Randy Pace


  • Nelson for state treasurer

     Rick Nelson is running for state treasurer. I have had the pleasure of working with him for the last six years as a fellow legislator. He is a retired educator who has spent his life serving the people of Kentucky.

    He works hard and is a good, honest man.

    I am asking that you consider voting for Rick Nelson for state treasurer when you go vote in November.

    Linda Belcher

    Fox Chase

  • Vote Conway, Overly

     Good, quality programs have a positive impact on young learners, not only cognitively but long-term socially, emotionally and behaviorally.

    Please vote for the candidates who care about the children of Kentucky and support early childhood education -- Jack Conway and Sannie Overly.

    Alice Harris

    Mount Washington

  • Pavilion moving forward

     The Mount Washington City Council and its mayor have been discussing, for some time, the need for a community center; a pavilion-type building, that would provide shelter for community events, a civic club fish fry, a place that our farmers market can call home and even a music festival on occasion.

    We already have a small city park, with the city fountain on that property, in the center of town. We needed a place to locate the new city pavilion, but certainly had no place available without spending a lot of city funds for the property.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams after flooding

     The Better Business Bureau is warning those who want to help flood victims in South Carolina and neighboring states to beware of scammers and fake charities. After a natural disaster, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from those who want to help.

    Here are some tips from BBB:

    ·       Donate to well-known charities. Beware of charities that spring up overnight. Check out a charity at bbb.org/charity.

  • Cooler temps heat up fall bass fishing

     FRANKFORT – The orange tint in the tops of mature trees portend what is coming our way. Cool nights with crisp, gorgeous days signal not only some of the best days of the year in Kentucky, but also the beginning of the fall reservoir fishing season for largemouth bass.

    September is typically the driest month of the year and the water in many lakes becomes air-clear. The clear water combined with the lingering summer thermal stratification of the lake makes predator fish lethargic and skittish. This leads to tough fishing.

  • Grades add up for school district work

     Just for a few moments, the naysayers who do not believe in the progress being made by the Bullitt County Public School System -- go to the corner and be quiet.

    By this time, one would think that those who do not believe in the work being done by the school system would be convinced.

    We know they are not. And we would never expect 100 percent of the people to be standing firm in the corner of the school system -- or any other entity.

    Just for argument’s sake, the school system should earn some credit.