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Today's Opinions

  • Christmas comes early for those who live in Shepherdsville

     There was a bit of apprehension among members of a committee working to beautify the city of Shepherdsville.

    What would the people think if the city spent some money to install Christmas decorations this year?

    We think they would be overjoyed.

    We think many would say that it is about time the city looked at ways to beautify the community, especially a downtown area which has suffered for years.

    We think, unfortunately, that most citizens and business owners won’t care.

  • County must resolve issue or it will continue to ‘dog’ officials

      We hope by the time gets into your hands that the county will have made a big decision on the future of its animal control program.

    The future of its program has been in a state of flux for months.

    Animal control officer Mark Williams had come under heat of the county judge. In fact, Melanie Roberts fired Williams but fiscal court members voted to reinstate him.

    But, he almost immediately went on medical leave, which is perfectly legal.

    The problem is that the 12-week period of his medical leave has passed.

  • BBB Tips for the Equifax Data Breach

     BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is alerting local consumers about the latest data breach announcement. Equifax, one of the three credit reporting bureaus, announced that personal information may have been exposed for about 143 million Americans.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2017

     Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for September 2017:

    1. When disasters strike, scammers come out of the woodwork. Before you give to help Hurricane Harvey victims, check out the charity at give.org first to be sure your dollars are going to a legitimate charity.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

     FRANKFORT – As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is reminding the public that households, businesses and communities can increase their preparedness by following the four simple steps of Be Ready, Be Steady, Show and Go! during September – National Preparedness Month (NPM).

  • Times have changed

     Times have changed and not always for the good.

    I read today in the Courier article a book -- Jailed for Freedom  --was written that in August 1917 six women were  being arrested at the White House and jailed for peaceful protest for their right to vote.

    Now, 100 years later, our nation has sunk to my lowest seen level in my 79 years.

  • Changes at Dispatch

     Living in Bullitt County for 32 years, I have seen good governments grow and collapse, inly to be revived later.

    The number one priority of county governments is, and will always be, emergency response. In the last 10 years, the gatekeeper to help on the way, Central Dispatch, has become a wall between you and help becuase you call and you get a belligerant inquisition instead of  help.

    Many folks just give up. We, the powerless, give up against a government increasingly complacent and protected by sovereign immunity. No more.

  • Fight drug abuse

     Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014, it surpassed both car accidents and gun violence in number of deaths.

    Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin need to be aware that opiates are the main contributors to this problem. With drug dealers across the United States mixing new and powerful synthetic drugs into street opiates such as heroin, the chance of accidental overdose has exponentially increased.