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Today's Opinions

  • Seum maintains budget focus

     Not only did Friday mark the end to another busy week in the Kentucky Senate, it also was day 46 of our 60-day legislative session. We are now in the proverbial fourth quarter when the House and the Senate must come together to get a victory for the state of Kentucky by passing a responsible budget. 

    After 10 weeks we are still awaiting a key assist from our colleagues in the House in the form of a budget bill that has yet to pass the lower chamber.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s March 2016 Hot Topics

     

    1.    Local consumers are receiving postcards from the Compliance Division. The postcard says to “please call immediately” to avoid potential fees or penalties. A local consumer said he called and was told to pay $70 in order to “clear up a matter.” This is a scam. 

  • Designate a sober driver this St. Patrick’s Day

      FRANKFORT – As Kentuckians prepare to celebrate one of the country’s most popular holidays, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are reminding drivers to make plans before your St. Patrick’s Day party begins.

  • Putting freeze on college tuition increases proposed

     As citizens of this Commonwealth, state universities play a huge role in our lives, not only through our love of college sports but also the important job of educating our children. 

    Unfortunately, time and time again we hear the struggles of students who are drowning in debt because of student loans they simply cannot pay back. 

    Nationally, students owe over $1.3 trillion dollars in debt.

  • Do you know how Bullitt County got its name?

     Bullitt County was founded in 1796.  Bullitt County was formed from parts of Jefferson County and Nelson County.  Its location is in the western Bluegrass Region known as the knobs.

    The first people to inhabit this area were the Paleo Indians.  They were hunters and some of the Native American Indians were Shawnee and Cherokee. 

    This area had mineral springs or salt licks, where big game of mammoth and bison once roamed.  This area was considered the Indians homeland and hunting grounds.

  • Tribute to Donna Rodgers

     This is a tribute to a friend, Donna Lynn Whittaker Rodgers.

    Donna passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. This is not about her death but about her life.

    Donna was truly an asset to our community of Lebanon Junction. She was a person of many talents. She gave back to our community, her church, her business and her family.

    She was a committed business woman in her own right. I can still hear her laughter as I entered her hair salon that was set up in the back of her home. She served many of our ladies here in LJ.

  • Change Congress

     Ranking out current GOP candidates after hours and hours of debates, interviews. Seeming them on all channels. CNN, Fox and MSNBC.

    Donald Trump -- vague, general, most likely could and would work with both sides. Can showmanship get the job done?

    Ted Cruz -- very scary; not truthful; bully; panders to religious right and wouldn’t work and doesn’t work with people.

    Mario Rubio -- pulls too much from memorized responses; claims as first-term senator to have foreign policy experience because he attended meetings, briefings. WOW.

  • March 3 final day to introduce new bills

     As the Senate eagerly awaits a budget proposal from the House of Representatives, we are busy passing bills both out of committee and out of the Senate to send to our House colleagues during the eighth week of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly.

    Several meaningful bills passed the Senate this week and will now move on for consideration in the House of Representatives.