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Today's Opinions

  • Want to pay more taxes?

     What do you think of tax increases? Not inflationary increases but the kind of increase that is applied to fund pet projects, or worse, gross malpractice by leaders.

    Not good? OK, we agree.

    Government should be kept in check. That concept has no party. If you look real hard at what Frankfort is doing on the tax front, you will learn that in 2014 your government gave cities, counties, and most other taxing entities, a blank check. They took the ceiling off the insurance tax. The vote was almost unanimous.

  • Need some advice?

     I read with interest today about the Mayor and councils decision concerning the Shepherdsville Community Center. It saddens me that there cannot be any  better decisions made for the benefit of our community. 

    Perhaps at some point  everyone forgot that it is a “community” center and not just a building.  Sweat, hard work and private monies went into creating a place for everyone to utilize. 

  • April is National Safe Digging Month

     LEXINGTON – As warmer weather gives way to outdoor projects that call for digging into the ground, Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company urge area residents to remember three crucial numbers: 8-1-1.

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

     FRANKFORT – In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign.

  • Fire safety while turkey hunting

     FRANKFORT - With the start of youth spring turkey hunting season less than a week away, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is urging hunters carrying on the state's rich hunting traditions to be especially careful during Spring Forest Fire Season.

    KDF offers the following tips for a wildfire-safe hunting experience.

    · BE CAREFUL WITH ALL FIRES: Whether a campfire, gas lantern, cook stove, barbecue, etc., all can quickly start fires in dry forests.

  • House reaching session’s home stretch

     FRANKFORT – We are in the final stretch of the Regular Session and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky. 

    We passed a variety of measures as of late that will expand educational choice in Kentucky, reform our legal system, and positively benefit our area. 

  • House passes critical education bill

     FRANKFORT — With just a few days left of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, much work remains, but much has been accomplished, especially as of late. Important legislation has passed on a variety of fronts, including education reform, reforms to our legal system, and promoting industrial hemp in Kentucky.

    At the end of last week, the House passed critical legislation that would expand school choice, and provide more opportunities for low-income children to receive a high quality education.

  • Sanitation rates are OK

     On the subjects of the Sanitation District rate increase: If you were like me -- paying for this service in both Bullitt County and Jefferson -- you would gladly accept this modest bill and thank the volunteers that ride herd on Bullitt County’s struggling agency that takes your waste.

    My Jefferson County bill is twice that one in Bullitt County. 

    Either this county can stop issuing building permits, which includes those that bring jobs, or we can fund this agency sufficient personnel.