Today's Opinions

  • Young wildlife best left undisturbed

     FRANKFORT – Encounters with young wildlife increase in spring as people spend more time outdoors.

    An unattended deer fawn curled up in tall grass. A litter of rabbits discovered alone in the backyard. A baby bird furiously flapping its wings but struggling to get off the ground.

  • Christopher Jones’ family thanks Hebron Middle

     The family of Christopher Jones would like to thank the Hebron Middle School students and teachers for the outpouring of love, respect and sympathy exhibited after Christopher’s death.

    We were awed, amazed and astounded by all of the visitors to the funeral home, the flowers, the balloons released, the stories, the cards, the chimes, the bench, the throw, the scrolls and kind words.

    The money collected by Christopher’s classmates will be used to purchase a tree and memorial plaque for his gravesite.

  • BBB Hot Topics: June 2015

     See the latest scams in BBB’s June 2015 Hot Topics

    1.    A local consumer received a call from 888-675-3768 from a person claiming to be with Humana Health Insurance. The consumer was told he had to purchase a prime policy. The scammer wanted personal information. Humana is NOT making these calls.

  • Bullitt County still needs acute hospital facility

     In October 2008, The Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued a Certificate of Need (CON) authorizing the conversion of an existing outpatient health center in Bullitt County, Kentucky, into a 60-bed acute care hospital. 

    The CON was issued to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South, an entity that is now part of the KentuckyOne Health system.

    The issuance of the CON was the culmination of a lot of work by me and by former State Senator Gary Tapp.

  • Need new ideas

     Thank you for your coverage of the statewide candidates meeting.

    The overview provided by The Pioneer News was  helpful to those of use who could not attend.

    The candidates all sounded as if they rode in together on the same tired horse and I am less sorry I missed it.

    Their messages echoed the great Quincy Adams Flagstaff (Groucho Marx) in the movie Horsefeathers…

    “I don’t care what they have to say

    it makes no difference any way

    Whatever it is

    I’m against it.

  • Thanks from Roby PTA

     The Roby Elementary PTA would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations for the Spring Auction:

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Memorial Day Scams

      Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have served. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for scammers to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.

    As Memorial Day approaches, the Better Business Bureau urges consumers and donors to be aware of scammers that feed off of the military.

  • Council to be commended for looking at big picture

     Often times we have opportunities for the future.

    Those opportunities can leave a stamp or a legacy.

    Unfortunately, things get in the way of such opportunities -- which often don’t come along very often.

    While not trying to measure the impact of the recent decision of the Shepherdsville City Council to the drive of former Gov. Martha Layne Collins and the Toyota deal, there are similarities.

    Both projects were large in scale in terms of what the respective government agencies had been dealing with.