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Today's Opinions

  • Session busy, productive

      Long nights, intense debate, and media attention from across the globe wrapped up what started as a quiet final week of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. 

    Minutes before the Senate gaveled out for good, Gov. Matt Bevin called this session the most productive in history. 

    It was truly an honor to work alongside the governor with the new House Majority to pass many great initiatives for our commonwealth. 

    Critics and supporters alike have noted the session was among the busiest our state has ever seen. 

  • House gets lot done in short time

     The most productive and significant legislative session in modern history has officially come to an end. 

    Although it was a short, 30-day session, the General Assembly has accomplished more in 2017 than we have in most 60-day sessions. 

    When Republicans took the majority in the House of Representatives last November, Speaker Hoover came right in and declared that the House would once again be a functioning institution. 

  • Stop child abuse forever

       In observance of Child Abuse Month in April, a nine-year-old student at Crossroads Elementary wrote the following essay:

  • Small issues may become big issues on facility’s use

     It’s kind of funny how quickly one discussion can lead to another and how a non-issue becomes a major issue.

    Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury and the council started a recent conversation about whether an agency could be given access to the community center several hours a day.

    Before you could bat an eye, the public works department would take over the use of the Shepherdsville Community Center and several groups would be left looking for other options.

    The decision took a matter of minutes.

  • Schools only stability for 300 homeless kids

     Instead of starting your morning with breakfast, you start by packing up your things. 

    Your mom says our stay at the hotel is over and we have to find a new place to go.

    You’re late to school again because mom’s car wouldn’t start this morning and you had to find a ride there. 

    She kisses you goodbye telling you everything will be okay, but you’re not so sure.

    Your stomach rumbles, but you’re too late for breakfast. 

  • Appreciate the help

     Recently, on the way home from Kentucky Down Under, I had a flat tire in my Jeep on I-65 Northbound right before the 480 exit.

    I called AAA who assured me I was a top priority and they would arrive in 20 minutes. I had my four children with me. It was 90 degrees.

    After waiting 35 minutes, I called AAA again and was told 15-30 minutes. I called a third time and was told the driver was on the way.

  • Serving the homeless

     There is no doubt about it, Bullitt County has a homeless population.

    Room in the Inn – BC (RITI) is in its 26th month serving this population  with great success.  RITI has not missed a night of service since inception. 

    Along with nightly shelter, RITI provides meals, transportation and resource  connections to men, women and children across Bullitt County.

  • Remember the Community

     In response to the July 5 newspaper report about the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority considering to push recruiting more commercial development in addition to industrial development, I’d just like to say that could be good.

    But I offer this friendly reminder to all officials that the ultimate purpose of government and related entities should be to improve the lives of regular people, residents, and families in the county.