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Today's Opinions

  • William Thomas Lee - a very prominent family

     William Thomas Lee’s parents were Orleans Lee and Mary Cundiff.  William’s father Orleans was born in 1826 in Belmont, Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

    He grew up in Bullitt County and married Mary Cundiff in 1826.  Mary Cundiff was born in 1828 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

    She was the daughter of John Brown Cundiff and Elizabeth Younger. 

    They had 10 children.  They were Amanda, John Henry, Mary Allis, Alice, Charles, William, Sarah, Orleans, Emma and Mary Lee.

  • Thanks June

     I would like to publicly express my gratitude to June Daugherty, director of the Bullitt County YMCA, upon her recent retirement. 

    June has been an avid advocate for our community as she grew the YMCA into what it has become today. 

    Over the course of her career, June has acted as a teacher, fund-raiser, promoter and manager of the YMCA’s programs, assets and personnel while maintaining the organization’s Christian emphasis. 

  • BBB warns of tax scams

     Submitted by Mindy Eaton, Director of Communication & Marketing, BBB

  • 2016 was another busy year

     Another year has come and gone.  They say time flies when you are having fun!  I don’t know about having fun but the clerks certainly have been busy this past year.

    The state continues to make changes to its computerized accounts receivable program.  

    Unfortunately, we are still required to run both the manual and computerized accounts receivable programs because the computerized program is still not capable of generating all of the needed reports. 

  • MWES more than renovated school

     Once a Mount Washington Elementary Brave, always a Mount Washington Elementary Brave.

    I spent seven years inside that school and it’s bittersweet to think about the changes that have been made, no matter how needed they were.

    Thanks to a terrible speech impediment, I spent from preschool to fourth grade earning scratch and sniff stickers twice a week if I could say my name correctly.

  • Positive work done in first week by the legislators

     FRANKFORT — For the first time since 1921, Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, making our first week back to Frankfort a historic one. 

    We have been hard at work doing exactly what the voters of Kentucky sent us to Frankfort to accomplish. 

    The result of this was an extremely productive first week of the 2017 session, in which priority bills to improve the economy, protect life, and make government more accountable passed through the General Assembly. 

  • Recognize School Board

     Our community is blessed. We have a successful public school system with incredibly engaged students in grades K through 12 and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.

    A vital component of the progress of our district – and thus our community – is the leadership provided by the members who make up the Bullitt County Board of Education. 

  • Old Business

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Today starts an occasional column that I’ve called OLD BUSINESS.

    Why?

    Because we seem to forget as elected officials things that we’ve talked about. In other words, I’ll keep certain topics on the list until something is done.

    In the inaugural list, what about:

    *The city of Shepherdsville has a garbage contract. In that contract there is some contention that the city is responsible when Eco-Tech is unable to collect the bills.