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Today's Opinions

  • City needs to clean up its delinquent trash bills

     It is a bit embarrassing to learn that a company that is providing a service to the residents of Shepherdsville must file a lawsuit in order to recover nearly $150,000 in unpaid garbage bills.

    OK, the dispute between the city of Shepherdsville and Eco-Tech must be more than a simple opening paragraph in an editorial.

    Or, maybe it isn’t.

    For at least the past three mayors, there has been an issue. The city is required to take steps to collect delinquent bills for the garbage company.

  • Appreciate the help

     Recently, on the way home from Kentucky Down Under, I had a flat tire in my Jeep on I-65 Northbound right before the 480 exit.

    I called AAA who assured me I was a top priority and they would arrive in 20 minutes. I had my four children with me. It was 90 degrees.

    After waiting 35 minutes, I called AAA again and was told 15-30 minutes. I called a third time and was told the driver was on the way.

  • It Happened in JULY

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of July.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Jailer Danny Fackler was honored by the Kentucky Jailers Association as its Jailer of the Year. He also volunteered to sit in the dunking booth at the St. Aloysius summer picnic.

  • Saying goodbye

     The law enforcement community lost a couple of good guys recently.

    Jerry Corum and Lucky Dennis recently had their “last calls” through Central Dispatch.

    Corum served the county police and sheriff’s office well. He finished his career as a deputy at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Back before drugs were discussed like they were today, I heard of the story where Jerry and a group of officers struggled to subdue a man.

    It wound up that Jerry literally lost a piece of his ear in that scuffle.

  • Home on the mountain top where the Holsclaws lived

     Mountain Top is a portion of Bullitt County located now as property of Fort Knox. 

    Mountain Top is the highest elevation on Fort Knox and the most easterly high point hill known as Dawson Knob.

    It also, is south side of the Salt River between Bardstown Junction on the east side and Pitts Point on the west side being  at the junction of the Salt and Rolling rivers. 

    The station that was about 9 meters south of the road along the top of the ridge was the land belonging to William Holsclaw.

  • Serving the homeless

     There is no doubt about it, Bullitt County has a homeless population.

    Room in the Inn – BC (RITI) is in its 26th month serving this population  with great success.  RITI has not missed a night of service since inception. 

    Along with nightly shelter, RITI provides meals, transportation and resource  connections to men, women and children across Bullitt County.

  • Remember the Community

     In response to the July 5 newspaper report about the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority considering to push recruiting more commercial development in addition to industrial development, I’d just like to say that could be good.

    But I offer this friendly reminder to all officials that the ultimate purpose of government and related entities should be to improve the lives of regular people, residents, and families in the county.

  • Commercial growth can enhance county

     When are we going to get another sit-down restaurant?

    Why can’t we have a major mall in Bullitt County?

    Both are questions asked at political forums, as well as whenever the county’s economic development director enters a room.

    The focus on EDA has been industrial and light industrial growth. 

    Location remains a key factor and Bullitt County has that.