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Today's Opinions

  • Make safe boating part of your July 4 holiday weekend plans

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday this year, Kentucky’s lakes and rivers will be teeming with boaters enjoying the long holiday weekend.

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources want it to be a fun and safe experience for everyone.

  • County must have method to ways they contribute to organizations

     County government is not an endless coffer to fund worthy organizations.

    But that doesn’t mean there might not be a way to properly, and fairly, distribute funds.

    The past two county attorneys have been very clear in their interpretation of the law - tax dollars can not simply be given out to groups as a donation.

    Any such appropriation of funds must be accompanied by a contract or agreement stating what services of value will be provided to the county in exchange for the contribution.

  • Budget worries must be talked about earlier in process

     It is like studying for a final exam. You knew the date months ago when you received the syllabus from the teacher. 

    Yet, you procrastinate.

    Procrastination is pretty common. Writers do it all the time.

    However, when you are an elected official who is in charge of the taxpayers’ purse strings, procrastination can be an ugly thing. 

    More than anything, it can be very unpredictable.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Door-To-Door Sales Scams

     In the summer months, scammers take advantage of the good weather to stalk neighborhoods. Going door-to-door with different scams to steal personal information and money.

    Some sales people may be trustworthy, working for legitimate companies or are “one-man-bands” selling their services for honest summer maintenance work. But there are also scammers out there “posing” as these honest sales people.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Summer Vacation Scams

     Headed on a summer vacation? Whether to the beach, on a cruise, or something closer to home, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) encourages travelers to use caution when making plans, booking hotels, and navigating unfamiliar destinations. Taking the right precautions ahead of time could save you time and money!

    BBB warns there are many potential scams during the vacation planning process and the trip itself.

    Planning:

  • Exercise your rights

     Election time! Exercise your right to vote! Vote for the candidate of your choice How many of us did not get to vote for the candidate of our choice in the Primary held on May 20? We were limited in our choice of candidates due to how we were registered to vote. Some were not allowed to vote at all because there were no independent candidates in the running. Is there anyone out there who thinks this is unfair?

  • Thanks from Scottish Rite

     For the past several years the Bullitt County Scottish-Rite Club has sponsored a Motor Rally/Fun Run. Motorcycles, Sand Bugs and Custom Cars of all kind, show up from through-out the state to have a fun day and contributed to a very worthy cause, “Challenged Needs Students of Bullitt County Schools.”

  • Thanks to the people

     I want to THANK all the people of Shepherdsville that let me put a sign in your yard, those that made a contribution to my campaign and those that voted for me as Mayor of Shepherdsville. Your support means a lot to me.

    I hope you continue to support me in November in the general election! I want to work for you the people that pay to keep our city moving forward.

    Again, thank you. “Gotta Have Faith”

    Faith Portman