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Today's Opinions

  • 15 severe weather safety tips for residents at risk

     With the slight risk of severe weather that could bring damaging winds and hail, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offers the following 15 safety tips for residents to stay safe if the power goes out and hail falls.

    Power Outage Safety

    1. Keep a supply of flashlights, batteries and a battery-powered radio on hand. Do not use candles if the power goes out as they pose a fire hazard.

  • THANKS

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to publicly thank the Bullitt County community for its support for the 2014 Bullitt County Derby Affair.

    This event was a wonderful success as the foundation clearly nearly $11,000. This is month that will be made available to the educators in our Bullitt County public schools through a competitive grant process.

  • THANKS

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to publicly thank the Bullitt County community for its support for the 2014 Bullitt County Derby Affair.

    This event was a wonderful success as the foundation clearly nearly $11,000. This is month that will be made available to the educators in our Bullitt County public schools through a competitive grant process.

  • THANKS

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to publicly thank the Bullitt County community for its support for the 2014 Bullitt County Derby Affair.

    This event was a wonderful success as the foundation clearly nearly $11,000. This is month that will be made available to the educators in our Bullitt County public schools through a competitive grant process.

  • Sometimes it is better to laugh than to cry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In my 30 years at the paper, I’ve learned a couple of things.

    First, always beware of short meeting agendas.

    Second, often it is better to laugh than to cry.

    Both came into play at a recent meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Things were flying along. One hour and things were about to wrap up.

    One more topic - not on the agenda - was mentioned. It was a serious topic but it quickly moved into the comedy genre.

  • Blast, city fair proves two can work together

     Going into the first attempt to move the ever-popular Bullitt Blast from its roots at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to join forces with the Shepherdsville City Fair, there were some concerns.

  • BBB Hot Topics: July 2014

    Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s July 2014 Hot Topics!
     
    1.    BBB is receiving calls from local consumers saying they are getting calls from themselves! Scammers are using Spoofing Technology to impersonate businesses, police departments, and your own number! The technology is used to get victims to pick up the phone when they normally wouldn’t answer an unfamiliar number. Victims report the scammers are trying to get their personal information.

  • Every day should celebrate independence

     FRANKFORT – We are only a few days away from marking the 238th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, when a young nation stood up against the oppression of the British Monarchy and sought to create a country ‘for the people, and by the people.’

    While July 4th is a time for us to reflect on the formation of the United States and the ups and downs of remaining the one true free nation in the world, we must sometimes wonder if the meaning of the day gets lost in cookouts and fireworks.