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Today's Opinions

  • Vote for Nemes

     Before you cast your vote for District 49 House of Representative, I wanted you to know a little of the Mike Nemes I know.

    My family has known Mike Nemes and his family for around 18 years, since our boys played recreational baseball together. That was really how we came to know Mike. He became our oldest son’s baseball coach for seven of those years.

    Through all of the travels, tournaments, practices, seasons, we got to know Mike Nemes and his family. What Iearned about Mike during that time was that he was a man who truly cared about people.

  • A quick look at the workings of the court system

     At the local level, there are three types of court:  Circuit, District and Family.  

    Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction and can hear all types of cases unless the General Assembly has given exclusive jurisdiction of a particular case to another designated court.  

    The types of cases normally heard in Circuit Court are as follows:  civil matters involving more than $5,000 capital; offenses such as felonies, divorces, adoptions, termination of parental rights, real property title disputes and contested probates. 

  • Forget when and where, flood map issue must be addressed

     Probably the biggest battle Bullitt County will face in the next decade was discussed for the first time last Wednesday.

    The altering of the flood elevation maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency could be catastrophic to the future of Shepherdsville, in specific, and Bullitt County, in general.

    Engineering work has been going on for the past 20 years on making changes to flood maps throughout the country.

    It just so happens that due to a rash of major natural disasters, FEMA is out of money.

  • BBB Hot Topics: October 2014

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

  • Support Linda Belcher

     I have known Linda Belcher for over 38 years. She and her late husband, Larry, were dedicated educators since 1970.

    She taught school, was an assistant principal and principal, and director of transportation in Bullitt County.

    Her service has always been in Bullitt County.

    Linda is a member of Little Flock Baptist Church and serves on the board for the Christian academy.

  • Chili supper thanks

     On behalf of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, we would like to say thank you to all who supported our DARE chili supper.

  • Tax not for kids

     I have received my property taxes for the year and the school tax part that I have to pay is ridiculous.

    The biggest portion is school tax. Even superintendent Keith Davis admits that the school system could function without the extra tax being applied. Yes, we are hurting out here with inflation, gas prices, utilities increasing and everyone is fighting to keep what they make in their pockets.

  • No more tax hikes

     In reference to your recent commentary concerning the approved school tax rate, I would like to make the following comments:

    The School Board Members are smart not to offer a vote on any tax increases. They know that it would not receive an acceptable voter response.

    Your commentary stated that the district would have an additional $1.3 million dollars to spend, of which $1.2 million would go to the Teacher Retirement System and also give a 2 percent salary increase for next year.