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Today's Opinions

  • 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. 

  • Let us give much thanks

     It is that time each year that we take a few moments to give thanks.

    No matter our situation, there should always be an opportunity to thank others for what we have in life.

    Sometimes, we don’t have everything that we want. Others may not even have everything that we need.

    While the millions of dollars spent on elections could be put to better uses, that is not reality.

    Instead, we help others when we can without the need for any praise or publicity.

    We help ourselves as much as possible.

  • After years of service, it is time for chief to resign

     In the past 30 years, there is no memory of ever asking a public official to step down from his or her post.

    In the case of Southeast Bullitt fire chief Julius Hatfield, we think it is more than appropriate to make that request.

    (A special meeting was planned for Tuesday evening. The only item on the agenda was an announcement by Hatfield.)

  • Turkey disease hits region as big holiday nears

     Local officials are scratching their heads - and other areas - determining how they could allow a highly infectious disease to potentially ruin the local Thanksgiving holiday.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court, in collaboration with the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Bernheim Chapter, officially prepared a statement warning local residents to avoid turkeys this year.

  • Honoring the veterans

     Tuesday, November 11 was Veterans Day.

    I know there were several restaurants between here and Louisville that did open their doors, showing their kindness and hospitality to we Veterans, giving us a free lunch. 

    We are not asking for hand out, only respect for our time we gave in fighting for our freedom. 

    There were many that didn’t come home, giving their lives for our freedom. Just think about this; if we didn’t win our wars, where would we be? 

  • BBB Tips: Black Friday Shopping

     Are you counting down the days and hours until Black Friday shopping? It’s time to start planning! Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out the door, and get caught up in the frenzy, BBB offers these tips:

  • Thanksgiving is top day for cooking fires

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2014) – Leaving food on the stove to cook unattended is a recipe for disaster, says Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

    "Being aware of fire safety while preparing your holiday meal can mean the difference between calling family and friends to the dinner table or calling the fire department to put out a fire," said Swope.

  • BBB tips on holiday travel

     The holiday travel season is upon us! Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to make your holiday travel a little brighter.

    Do Your Research. If you are driving, before you hit the road, find alternative routes in case of traffic delays. Also, travel with GPS.