Today's Opinions

  • Prostate Awareness Month

     September was prostate cancer awareness month, and for a man being aware of prostate cancer means knowing your PSA level.

  • Voices can make change in community

     Is there a need for more rehabilitation work done in the area of drug abuse?

    There is no question that the answer is yes.

    But, does anyone want such a facility in their back yard?

    The answer to that is also simple -- no.

    What local businessman Kenny Hester quickly learned was that rumors spread quickly.

    When he heard that a proposed 10,000 square foot building he would build and lease could house a methadone clinic, Hester went on the offensive.

  • Thanks for efforts to make Chamber, county better place

     It is with much sadness that we bid farewell to Jenny Estepp, executive director of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    Over the past two-plus years as director, Estepp has brought a certain energy to the efforts.

    Much work has been done to get more people involved in the various Chamber activities.

    More networking opportunities have been developed to get some of the non-traditional Chamber regulars more involved.

    It is a younger, more vibrant Chamber than in years past.


     HILLVIEW -- Many years ago, there was a program in Jefferson County schools called Scared Straight.

    Students would listen to people who were responsible for bad things -- most times fatal traffic accidents -- because they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    The goal of any program is to bring a little reality to a possible situation if they make bad choices.

    Through the years, individuals have come to schools across the country to give similar testimony on why drinking and driving do not mix.

  • Plenty of good things happening in 49th District

      I made an appointment to speak with both KIPDA and District 5 Transportation to ask questions and get updates. 

    Bullitt County has received very few projects/funds from KIPDA during the last 7-8 years. 

    During the meeting we had a very frank discussion about the REASONS why. KIPDA offered to hold a workshop to help Bullitt County Government officials understand how to make request, when to make requests and the types of funding available. 

  • Right choice made on tax rate in county

     There are easy decisions and there are good decisions.

    While we understand the desire to lower tax rates, three members of Bullitt Fiscal Court were exactly right in at least keeping the real estate property tax the same for 2015.

    Keeping the current rate will at least generate a little more revenue for the county. Dropping down to the compensating rate would have been a grand gesture but not a sound one.


      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was an interesting discussion that probably needs to be held more regularly.

    Steve and Barbara Plenge appeared at a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    They had questions about the makeup and operation about the organization.

    For those regularly attending meetings or following the happenings of the organization, it might not be too complicated.

    But, then again, maybe it is.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s September 2015 Hot Topics


    1.    Beware of Ashley Madison-related phishing scams. The most recent offers a link to the "Ashley Madison Client List," but instead infects the user’s computer with banking malware, or locks up files until the user pays the scammer “to get it fixed.”