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Today's Opinions

  • District has made strides under Davis’ leadership

     It is not unusual. In fact, it is pretty common.

    The tenure of school superintendents is usually not a long one.

    The days of a Frank Hatfield serving for decades is not the norm.

    Some of it is caused by poor academic performances of a district. Like a head coach, the superintendent bears the brunt of that performance.

    Some of it is caused by superintendents moving to a more lucrative situation.

    And some of it is caused by superintendents who make decisions that upset a majority of school board members.

  • BBB Hot Topics: August 2017

     Read about the latest scams in BBB’s August 2017 Hot Topics!

  • Tremendous challenges in Frankfort

     I hope that you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. 

    I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly.

    I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Governor Bevin.

  • County loses pair of different leaders

     As I do on an occasional basis, we try to salute some of those who have left Earth but not without making an impact on their community.

    While on a short vacation, I learned that two pillars in the community -- Tom Jasper and Jim Enlow -- passed away.

    While at the newspaper the past 34 years, I didn’t have the opportunity to have many direct dealings with Jasper.

    However, the resume was impressive and his impact upon the community, especially in Mount Washington, could not be questioned.

  • City needs to clean up its delinquent trash bills

     It is a bit embarrassing to learn that a company that is providing a service to the residents of Shepherdsville must file a lawsuit in order to recover nearly $150,000 in unpaid garbage bills.

    OK, the dispute between the city of Shepherdsville and Eco-Tech must be more than a simple opening paragraph in an editorial.

    Or, maybe it isn’t.

    For at least the past three mayors, there has been an issue. The city is required to take steps to collect delinquent bills for the garbage company.

  • Appreciate the help

     Recently, on the way home from Kentucky Down Under, I had a flat tire in my Jeep on I-65 Northbound right before the 480 exit.

    I called AAA who assured me I was a top priority and they would arrive in 20 minutes. I had my four children with me. It was 90 degrees.

    After waiting 35 minutes, I called AAA again and was told 15-30 minutes. I called a third time and was told the driver was on the way.

  • It Happened in JULY

     We will be looking back 10, 30, 50, 70, and 90 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 2007, 1987, 1967, 1947, and 1927 in the month of July.

     

    2007 - 10 Years Ago

    Jailer Danny Fackler was honored by the Kentucky Jailers Association as its Jailer of the Year. He also volunteered to sit in the dunking booth at the St. Aloysius summer picnic.

  • Saying goodbye

     The law enforcement community lost a couple of good guys recently.

    Jerry Corum and Lucky Dennis recently had their “last calls” through Central Dispatch.

    Corum served the county police and sheriff’s office well. He finished his career as a deputy at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Back before drugs were discussed like they were today, I heard of the story where Jerry and a group of officers struggled to subdue a man.

    It wound up that Jerry literally lost a piece of his ear in that scuffle.