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Today's Opinions

  • Op-Ed -- High school sports offer more toward all scholarships

     The following piece was written by Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Jillian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

     

    Unfortunately, today many parents are trying to live out a dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Equally unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.

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  • Thank you emergency workers

     Thank you, Emergency Workers, for all you have been doing during the awful, flooding weather.

    Bonnie and I went to a funeral service late Saturday evening on Feb. 24 for a very good man who deserved the attendance.  Several times along the stormy roads I saw wrecks, overflowing streams, and cars in ditches.

    And at each place I saw blue flashing lights in the darkness, and brave men and women enduring the rain and cold to help those in need.

  • Parks improvements please

     My family moved to Bullitt County over 28 years ago and back then there were no parks where families could take their kids to play.

    I wrote a letter that was published and there must have been other people thinking the same thing as the First Street Park became a reality.

    With all of the new neighborhoods being built and families moving in, it is time to evaluate how we can improve on our parks.

  • Budget bill still not right

     The General Assembly has finally produced a bill regarding public pensions and the fine print reveals some remarkable facts about its potential impact. The “fine print” in question is the actuarial analysis performed on behalf of Kentucky Retirement Systems regarding those aspects of Senate Bill 1 that affect KRS.

  • Paper fails the county

     The Pioneer News (PN) is failing the people of Bullitt County. The PN has provided no investigative journalism to its readers nor does it hold any governments, county leaders or candidates accountable. 

    This has been a running joke for too long.  Given the political climate, budget outlooks, needed economic development and upcoming elections, I’m done laughing. 

    We need an active newspaper and as one of the largest and fastest growing counties, we deserve one.

  • Flooding Creates Health, Safety Concerns

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.

  • Games too pricey

     I would like to address the Bullitt County athletic directors, or the Board of Education, as to who sets the prices for high school basketball games.

    Every game that I have attended this year, the cost for admission has been $6 and that is for adults and students. College students event get a discount to attend games for their schools.

    There are weeks when there are two or three games at $6 admission that can get pricey, especially for teens who work hard for their money.

    These games can also be pricey for families who have multiple children.