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Today's Opinions

  • Be CASA volunteer

     In 2009, Kentucky led the nation in child abuse related fatalities.

    By 2012, Kentucky reported the highest rate of child victims of all states in the union.

    Bullitt County has unfortunately had its fair share of contribution toward those statistics, with over 400 children in the system.

    CASA is approaching its 10th anniversary of advocating for these children, fallen victim to abuse and neglect.

  • Healthy school lunches

     With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches.

    Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping  ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat  and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or  obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their  risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

  • Coffee with the Chief part of partnerships

     Each year the Shepherdsville Police Department responds to thousands of requests for service in the community. 

    What the public might not realize is that even though the department responds to those calls the partnerships that are formed in the community are just as important.

    Community partnerships provide both the Shepherdsville Police and the community the ability to share information.  Any organization is dependent on the community to help them understand their needs  and the police department is no different. 

  • Important to not forget the reason we celebrate 9/11

     It happened on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day in which terrorist attacks changed this country forever.

    While the years have passed, the memories have not. And never should they fade from our memories.

    Each year, Bullitt Countians remember this event in a variety of ways. This year will be no different.

    North Bullitt High JROTC will again host a special remembrance on Friday. On Thursday, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will honor all first responders.

  • Finance officer: Does it make good sense?

     The recent appointment - without any peep of opposition - of Keith Griffee as the county’s first finance officer is an interesting one.

    As the elections grow closer, the opinion of whether Bullitt County needs a financial officer is varied - for various reasons.

    And it will surely be part of the political fodder we will hear.

    The neat thing is - the creation of the position can be debated on either side. The person selected cannot.

  • Make a difference in a child's life

    LOUISVILLE—The challenge is simple. Lift up one family—from every Kentucky Baptist church—to foster a child. Doing so would mean placing one third of the state’s 7,000 foster children in a loving, Christ-centered home if embraced by all 2,400 Kentucky Baptist Convention churches.

  • Archery deer, wild turkey seasons on deck

    FRANKFORT– The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.

    The transition to fall is underway.

    For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.

    Archery deer and wild turkey seasons open statewide on Sat., Sept. 6 and run through Jan. 19, 2015.

  • BBB Hot Topics: September 2014

     See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s September 2014 Hot Topics!

     

    1.    If you receive a call from a “Sergeant Carlson” who says he is with the Jefferson County Motor Division, hang up! The “Sergeant,” who is calling local residents, claims a traffic camera on a local highway caught them speeding. The “speeder” is asked to pay the ticket with a prepaid money card. This is a SCAM!