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Today's Opinions

  • Precautions needed when taking kids out for annual Trick or Treat adventures

     It is fast approaching the fun filled night of Halloween; the Shepherdsville Police Department wants to share with you some important tips to keep you and your family safe.  

    If your child is participating in a traditional “trick or treat” evening, always make sure you walk on the sidewalks and cross the street at the intersections.  

    Make sure an adult is with your child as they make their way through the neighborhood. 

    Another thing to take in consideration is the costume that your child wears. 

  • A little spooky script for your Halloween season

     These days every time something takes place it is immediately shared throughout the world at such a frenzy that people freak out.

    Topics such as ISIS or ebola put society in an immediate state of shock, worry and panic.

    As a change of pace, it’s time to get back to simpler times. I have again searched around locally for good old-fashioned ideas to use as topics for scary Halloween movies.

    And without further adieu, here’s this year’s list, presented as always in B-movie promo fashion, of Halloween movie ideas.

  • Drivers BEWARE: Trick-or-Treaters may be nearby

     Local drivers beware! Ghosts and goblins may invade your driving space in search of their favorite treat and to play a trick or two. AAA reminds drivers to adjust their driving to accommodate these “spooktacular” creatures.

  • Fall breeding season increases deer movement

     FRANKFORT - Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

    About half of all collisions between vehicles and deer in Kentucky occur over the last three months of the calendar year, according to statistics compiled by Kentucky State Police. More of these collisions are reported in November than in any other month.

  • Vote for Higgins

     I wish to let the citizens of the north end know that Mike Higgins has been an active volunteer in this community and has kept abreast of the needs and possibilities of our county.

    He would not have stood idly by and watched the opportunity of gaining 1,500 jobs go some place else.

    That is why I support Mike Higgins for magistrate

    James R. Nally

  • Vote for Nemes

     Before you cast your vote for District 49 House of Representative, I wanted you to know a little of the Mike Nemes I know.

    My family has known Mike Nemes and his family for around 18 years, since our boys played recreational baseball together. That was really how we came to know Mike. He became our oldest son’s baseball coach for seven of those years.

    Through all of the travels, tournaments, practices, seasons, we got to know Mike Nemes and his family. What Iearned about Mike during that time was that he was a man who truly cared about people.

  • A quick look at the workings of the court system

     At the local level, there are three types of court:  Circuit, District and Family.  

    Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction and can hear all types of cases unless the General Assembly has given exclusive jurisdiction of a particular case to another designated court.  

    The types of cases normally heard in Circuit Court are as follows:  civil matters involving more than $5,000 capital; offenses such as felonies, divorces, adoptions, termination of parental rights, real property title disputes and contested probates. 

  • Forget when and where, flood map issue must be addressed

     Probably the biggest battle Bullitt County will face in the next decade was discussed for the first time last Wednesday.

    The altering of the flood elevation maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency could be catastrophic to the future of Shepherdsville, in specific, and Bullitt County, in general.

    Engineering work has been going on for the past 20 years on making changes to flood maps throughout the country.

    It just so happens that due to a rash of major natural disasters, FEMA is out of money.