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Today's Opinions

  • Positive work done in first week by the legislators

     FRANKFORT — For the first time since 1921, Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, making our first week back to Frankfort a historic one. 

    We have been hard at work doing exactly what the voters of Kentucky sent us to Frankfort to accomplish. 

    The result of this was an extremely productive first week of the 2017 session, in which priority bills to improve the economy, protect life, and make government more accountable passed through the General Assembly. 

  • Recognize School Board

     Our community is blessed. We have a successful public school system with incredibly engaged students in grades K through 12 and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.

    A vital component of the progress of our district – and thus our community – is the leadership provided by the members who make up the Bullitt County Board of Education. 

  • Old Business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Today starts an occasional column that I’ve called OLD BUSINESS.

    Why?

    Because we seem to forget as elected officials things that we’ve talked about. In other words, I’ll keep certain topics on the list until something is done.

    In the inaugural list, what about:

    *The city of Shepherdsville has a garbage contract. In that contract there is some contention that the city is responsible when Eco-Tech is unable to collect the bills.

  • A casual look at the final six months

      Alliance Entertainment started off the second half of 2016 by announcing that it would expand its Shepherdsville distribution facility and add 150 jobs.

    The expansion would make it the world’s largest distributor of CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray wholesale products.

    Noah Glass was selected to be part of the Team USA squad which participated in the National Archery in the Schools All-Star Championships.

    The competition was held in South Africa.

    Homearama came to Bullitt County in July.

  • Thank you Shepherdsville

     At this writing, my term on the Shepherdsville City Council ends in twelve days. I am very thankful to the wonderful people of Shepherdsville for allowing me to work on their behalf the last six years. It has been an honor and privilege to represent you in city government. The confidence and trust “you the people” have given me is deeply appreciated and valued. My sincere thanks to all of you.

  • Thanks Sharon Kelty

     The Stepping into Freedom group would like to recognize Mrs. Sharon Kelty. Every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Church in Shepherdsville, Sharon teaches a faith-based 12-step group.

    She goes above and beyond to help us. She makes sure the group has everything we need and, if not, she points us in the right direction to get it.

    She also does church services every other Tuesday at the Bullitt County Jail for the female inmates.

    She always brings a smile and a great attitude wherever she goes. We are so incredibly grateful to her.

  • Bullitt Countians show their caring acts during 2016

     Bullitt County is a caring community.

    Look past the negative. This community will always rise to the top when the need is there.

    During the past month, you’ve seen numerous stories and pictures about the generosity of this community. Young and old, the community has come forward to provide some of our less fortunate a brighter Christmas celebration.

    None of the donors are seeking praise or recognition. They are doing it because they want to.

  • Lack of any elections may give chance to focus on issues

     In all practicality, there is never a time when there isn’t an election looming for somebody.

    But, for 2017, there will be no elections on the ballot in Bullitt County -- or Kentucky, for that matter.

    Why is that important?

    It should give elected officials at least a few months before they start worrying about how their decisions will affect their next test from the voters.

    Ok, so what does that mean to us, the people?