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Today's Opinions

  • Bullitt Woman’s Club remembers Diana Sue Calvert

     Today our article is a tribute to one of our members Diana Sue Calvert. She joined the Woman’s Club in 2007 she was a faithful club woman and a great friend to everyone she knew.

  • College loans put you in bad situation

      I’d like to say a few words about the president‚Äôs recent proposal to offer college students two free years at community college. 

    That’s great news, but what about all the students who have already graduated college?

    I went to a public university and had scholarships and still owe more than $40,000 in student loans. I just wonder when the government’s going to start helping those with my same situation out?

  • Incentives should put county on right road

     You can have the best educational system in the world but if you can’t get kids to and from school, there is no education system.

    For the past couple of years, Bullitt County -- as well as many other districts -- have had a problem recruiting school bus drivers.

    And they have been having trouble retaining those that were employed.

    Recently, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted on a package of incentives which should help those currently employed, as well as those who might consider coming to this district for a job.

  • Why new traffic light?

     I don’t understand why they put a traffic light at the intersection of Hebron and new Highway 61.

    There is not enough traffic on Hebron Lane to warrant this new light. It is too close to the traffic light at John Harper.

    I hope they are not considering  more traffic lights along the new Highway 61 from John Harper and Bells Mill Road.

    Ronnie Durbin

    Shepherdsville

  • Meeting experience

     Born & raised in the community, I decided to attend my first city council meeting, Jan. 12. Being a new year I was hoping the council would be united for the good of our citizens of Shepherdsville.

    Was I wrong. The mayor failed to introduce the new council members. Even after the invocation by Bro. Miller to pray for a new year and a unification to work together for the citizens of Shep. 

  • UPDATE: Better be quick to predict next move

     UPDATE (Feb. 2): At approximately 2:12 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, Nichols Nick, the official Bullitt County Groundhog, contacted The Pioneer News in regards to his prediction.

    According to the local seer of seers and prognosticator of prognosticators, it was not until the afternoon hours that the Sun creeped through the clouds covering Bullitt County all morning.

    With that little bit of sunlight, Nick declared that he did indeed see his shadow, signifying six more weeks of wintry weather expected for Bullitt County.

  • Audit report gives each side reason to claim win

     Can a report from a state auditor serve the purpose of making both sides happy?

    We guess so.

    Let’s take, for example, the recent release of Adam Edelen’s audit of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board.

    Going into the request for the examination, the concern was mismanagement of tax dollars.

    Beyond that, local residents were looking for some tidbit of illegal activity. Theft of tax dollars would be an added bonus. Recommendation for jail time for criminal misdeeds would be icing on the cake.

  • A worthy New Year’s Resolution

     New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement and other goals.  This year why not resolve to do something even more lasting:  improve the life of a child who has suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregiver?

    There is an estimate of over 400 children in the Bullitt County court system due to dependency, abuse and neglect. 

    These children are in the system due to no fault of their own.  Some of these children have been removed from their homes because it is simply unsafe for them to reside there.