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Today's Opinions

  • Time for prayer

     First of all I was a sinner, saved by the grace of God just as you were.

    Second, I am a disabled veteran of World War II and proud of it. I have been in church as long as I can remember. I can see a drastic change in our society and the church today.

    At one time, our nation wasknown as a Christian nation. Not today.

    And the church today is filled with so much rock throwing back and forth and gossip. This is sin within itself and yet there are some who act so holy holy and they are the ones who are throwing the rocks and gossip.

  • Brooks PTA

     The Brooks PTA would like to thank the following companies for their donation to our Fall Festival. Because of their generosity we had a very successful event.

  • Fellowship of Concern

     As current president of The Fellowship of Concern, “Thank You” for your coverage of Community Thanksgiving Service held at First Baptist Church in Shepherdsville the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving.

    After reading the article, I do want to clarify, a bit, about the Fellowship. Mentioned, were several churches represented in the leadership of the Worship Service. I want to give recognition and thanks to all the churches and the Community at large that support the Fellowship of Concern.

  • Disasters happen at home

     Any time a disaster happens, I’m always intrigued by how people react. 

    Are they sharing facts from reliable articles?

    Are they even aware of what is really happening? Do they continue to show interest after the hype of the disaster is over?

    Take the Gatlinburg fires.

  • BBB Hot Topics: December 2016

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

    1.    The BBB is warning iPhone owners about hundreds of fake retail apps popping up in Apple’s App Store. These counterfeiters are impersonating businesses like Dollar Tree, Foot Locker, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom. BBB recommends going to a retailer’s website to get a link to the legitimate app in the App Store.

  • Jacob Hubbs -- Revolutionary soldier who died in Bullitt

     Jacob Hubbs was born in 1762 in Nova Scotia, Canada.  He was the son of Captain Samuel Hubbs and Nancy Dodsworth.  Jacob’s father was in the Royal British Army, who came to North America to receive a land grant in Nova Scotia.

    The land which he had the deed to was already settled by another family. 

    So, Jacob moved his family to Maryland.  Jacob’s father Samuel assisted with the establishing of American independence.  His rank was Lieutenant in the Maryland Militia.

  • BBB Warns of Smokies Wildfire Scams

     Natural disasters like the recent fires in the Smoky Mountains area are tragic. Many organizations are available to assist those who are affected; however, this also provides an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of this tragedy.

    Better Business Bureau encourages you to visit give.org before you donate to learn more about the charity. BBB reminds you to not be pressured into making contributions, as reputable organizations do not use these pushy tactics. Here are more tips for disaster relief giving:

  • BBB tips on Giving Tuesday

     From collection kettles to toy drives to end-of-the-year tax deductions, the spirit of the holidays means giving to favorite causes and to those less fortunate. American charities receive one-third of their annual donations during the holiday season.

    With that in mind, several charities started Giving Tuesday to follow the busy shopping weekend after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday). Giving Tuesday falls on November 29 this year.