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Today's Opinions

  • Best of Paul Coyle

     This Coyle's Corner, originally published June 30, 2010, was a classic Coyle tongue-and-cheek look at politics in the media, focusing on an Independence Day visit by Rand Paul to Bullitt County.

    The Pioneer News wishes everyone a fun and safe Independence Day weekend and holiday.

  • BC and NB teams eligible for both LIT events in 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – We are now firmly in the ‘dead period.’

         Fortunately, as of today, there is no word of any vampires, ghosts or zombies walking through any of our athletic facilities.

         The ‘dead period’ is the creation of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. It is a two-week period from June 25 to July 9 in which high school coaches and athletic facilities and equipment cannot be in use.

  • Fox Chase good people

     The Fox Chase Mayor’s resignation statement was not only unnecessary but untrue. The current council members are well respected, active members of the community.

  • Safe Fourth of July

     The 4th of July is fast approaching and long with it comes fireworks. Although they are an integral part of this wonderful celebration and everyone enjoys a good show, please keep in mind that a lot of people have jobs they have to get up early for, children that need rest and animals that re terrified by the sounds. Not everyone enjoys hearing or seeing them for days on end until the wee hours of the morning. Please keep this in mind and be respectful of your neighbors and others in your community. 

    Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!

  • Growing district has building pros, cons

     I have called Bullitt County home for nearly two decades and in that time, I have been privileged to witness a great deal of growth and progress in this community.

    Our student population has grown a little over 30 percent over that 20 year period to right at 13,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. 

    This kind of growth presents a lot of opportunities.  With more students, we can offer more varied and individualized programs tailored to specific interests and abilities. 

  • 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.