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Today's Opinions

  • Vote for Faith Portman

     Faith Portman has served the citizens well as a city council member, and has been a strong voice for all the citizens in Shepherdsville.

    She not only has great qualifications to be our next mayor and has a vision of what this city needs to make Shepherdsville a thriving city.

    She will have a strong fiscal plan to cut waste and improve conditions where spending has been running rapid. She will put into place the necessary changes that effects our every day lives.

  • Leaders need integrity

     I greatly appreciated the information presented by city employee Chuck Keith in the Sept. 10 issue of The Pioneer News.

    I, for one, am exhausted by the “good ole’ boy system” that seems to run so rampant in this county both politically and legally. Every citizen should be held accountable equally, fairly and appropriately regardless of who they know, how much they have or how much money they have.

  • Goal remains simple - prepare youth for their future

     As I’ve written in this space more than once, it is our overarching goal to graduate 100 percent of our students ready to enroll in college without the need for any remedial coursework, ready for a career where they are able to earn a good living and be prepared to advancement, or both. 

    Our Board unanimously endorsed a policy stating this almost five years ago to apply to this year’s senior class.

  • Education will be key element for county to thrive

     For years, the key to economic development was location, location, location.

    As times have evolved, there is now a 1A in importance -- an educated and skilled workforce.

    With the changing workforce in the country, the needs have gone from a land heavy in manufacturing jobs to one leaning much more to the service and logistics fields.

    Just look at the landscape in Bullitt County. Those big boxes are a different type of business than your parents or your grandparents  grew up in at General Electric, Ford or Philip Morris.

  • POW/MIA Day set for Friday, Sept. 19

     At every formal military dining in or out, there is a small table set up to honor our POWs and MIAs.

    What follows is the dialogue spoken at the touching ceremony:

    This who have served, and those currently serving in the uniformed services of the United States, are every mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that we enjoy our daily pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain, deprivation and imprisonment.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

     The Better Business Bureau is once again joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency and thousands of other organizations across the country to promote National Preparedness Month. The annual event educates the public on the importance of emergency preparedness, encouraging citizens, businesses, and government agencies to prepare, and stay informed for emergencies.

  • Thanks to sponsors

     On behalf of The Mended Hearts Inc. Kentuckiana Chapter 11, we thank all the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and 52 golfers who participated in our Inaugural Golf Scramble.  The event was Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville.

    As our excitement of our event begins to fade, it is only natural that we reflect on the event and those who helped us achieve success.  Your participation played a sufficient role in our results and for that we are grateful.

  • 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.