Today's Opinions

  • Getting good jobs and preparing for them

     I recently ran across a report from Georgetown University regarding “Good Jobs” created since the end of the 2008-10 recession.  

    The study’s authors define good jobs as those paying more than $53,000 annually for a full-time, full-year worker, so we are talking about very, very good jobs for a young person starting their career in Kentucky.

    In addition, the majority of these good jobs are full time, offer health insurance and provide employer sponsored retirement plans - adding more than 30 percent on top of employee base salary.

  • Outlook points to another productive deer season

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky receives national acclaim for the quality of its deer herd, and the numbers help draw the attention.

    The state has produced hundreds of trophy-class bucks over the past five seasons and hunters last season combined to take 138,899 deer overall. It was the second highest harvest total on record behind only the 2013-14 season.

  • State treasurer warns of phony IRS tax scam

     Frankfort – Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at work again calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as IRS representatives telling folks they owe money to the IRS and threatening legal action if they don’t pay.

    "The IRS does not initially contact taxpayers by phone so if you receive a call or get a voice message from someone claiming to be a representative from the IRS threatening to take legal action against you, it’s a good bet it’s a scam,” Hollenbach said.

  • It Happened in August

     We will look back 25, 50, 75, and 99 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of August.


    1990 - 25 Years Ago.

    I wonder if Julie Wilkins remembers getting her picture taken while she washed cars during the Bullitt Central Football Boosters car wash?

  • Whatever happened to Kate Browning?

     Kate Browning was born in 1869 in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  Her parents were Joseph Browning and Eliza Hilton. 

    The Browning family was extremely poor.  Katie and her family lived in Browning-town, Kentucky. 

    Browningtown is 20 miles outside Louisville, adjacent to the town of Solitude and near the Salt River.  

    The Browning family was the founders of this town and the town was name after the Browning family.  They built houses and the Browningtown Hotel in that area.

  • The other side of history
  • Thanks Linda for road project

     I want to acknowledge and personally thank Linda Belcher for her positive actions in making sure the section of road on North Preston Highway between John Harper and Bells Mill Roa can/will be repaired and reopened as quickly as possible.

    I am confident that without her efforts/attention the process for this to occur could have potentially never occurred.

    Thanks Linda and keep working for our county as I know you will. I am sure I speak, too, for the many businesses located in the area.

  • Ample rain should mean bountiful dove season

     FRANKFORT – It is the third week of August and already it is the third wettest summer on record for Frankfort and the fifth wettest for Louisville. Corn fields across most of Kentucky look robust as do pastures, yards and soybean fields.

    This portends excellent conditions for the dove season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1.