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Today's Opinions

  • Kudos to those keeping streets safe

     It has been a winter like no other - in recent memory.

    It isn’t the terrific one-day snow and ice events that we’ve seen in the past.

    But it sure is a whole lot worse than we’ve experienced in the past 5-6 years.

    The one of snow here, the quarter inch of ice there and the sub-zero wind chill temperatures have all done nothing but cause havac with life as we know it.

    Schools have been cancelled.

    Businesses have suffered from the lack of customers.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Winter

     Originally published Jan. 12, 2011, this week's Best of Paul Coyle rendered itself suitable for the Winter of 2014.

  • Full story on road projects

     Phase 3 Construction is beginning! Apparently there is some misinformation about the roadwork that will be starting soon and how the funding was secured.

    Let me help clear this up for you. Serving as your State Representative I Linda Belcher wrote a Bullitt County Road Plan Proposal while I served you in Frankfort. I put the road requests in priority order hoping we would get “SOME” of them included in the 6 year Road Plan – where projects are funded. 

  • Future appears to be bright in higher education

     In this month’s Lane Report, there is a special section titled, Research Kentucky 2014.  If you are interested in looking at it yourself, it can be found digitally at www.lanereport.com.   

    The section highlights several institutions of higher education and the work they are doing with important research initiatives.  

  • There are still good people who help others

     There is still goodwill in the world. I want to take this opportunity to thank my saviors the other night‚Äîthe Burkheads.

    On Monday night I went out to Kings Church Road to cover a fire. Long story short, I pulled over too far let the fire trucks pass and got my car stuck for several hours in the snow.

    There were a couple of people that passed me and asked if I was OK, but this man and his son were the only two that attempted to help me get my car out. 

  • Road plan puts county on right path to future

     It may one of the most promising things to come out of county government in the past seven years.

    A committee formed by Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts will meet with legislators in Frankfort on Thursday.

    They will be equipped with a plan for the future in terms of transportation projects.

    Is it the perfect document?  No.

    Are there still other road projects which might be needed in the future? Yes.

    Is it a good start? Yes.

  • No good choice on snow days

     If the state sees things like the local school district sees things, it might be easy to make up some of the days lost due to snow, ice and cold this year.

    However, without knowing what the state will decide, Bullitt County Public School Board officials had the task of making a no-win situation. And, any decision would be sure to jack up those who have plenty of comments on the social media.

    With 13 days to make up, board officials opted to use this Friday and next Monday. The final day - barring any other missed days - would be June 6.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Valentine's Day

     This week The Pioneer News shows love to Bullitt County via Paul Coyle and Coyle's Corner.