Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Developing thinking through your writing

      French writer Gustave Flaubert once wrote, “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” 

    In this age of posts, tweets, and sound-bites, it is easy to think that the real art of writing is essentially dead.  But, as Flaubert implies, the careful setting down of words on a page is not just a method by which we communicate, it is more importantly a method by which we develop that most important of all academic and citizenship skills: critical thinking. 

  • Thank you to everyone

      Our family would like to thank each and every one of you personally but fortunately with all the support from the community, I just don’t think it’s possible!

    We can’t express our gratitude for the overwhelming support our community has shown for Shawn.

  • If you act right, there should be no worries

     Bullitt County is never short on controversy. But some of it is getting a bit scary.

    We’ve had a fire chief who has said the wrong things on several occasions that got him in trouble and caused him to lose a job he dearly loved.

    We’ve had a police chief who has been found guilty of lying to federal investigators. That case will surely be appealed in federal court but it has cost the long-time officer his job.

  • Welcome Derby guests to Bullitt County

     During this week each year, hundreds of visitors will return to Bullitt County. It is a short hop to the festivities associated with the Kentucky Derby.

    We hope you enjoy your stay. For many, this is an annual occurrence. 

    Bullitt County has plenty to offer. There is Bernheim Forest, four wineries, Jim Beam Distillery, Kart Kountry, Zappos, Donna Sharp Quilts and a whole lot more. 

    Dozens of antique and consignment shops are found throughout the community.

  • Horse looking for ‘respect’, first BC Derby victory

     Possibly the nicest weather in the history of Hall of Famer Mike Farner Downs greets the competitive field for this year’s Bullitt County Derby.

    Among the popular favorites in the annual Run for the Glade Cress is the Shepherdsville Wal-Mart entry, Open For Business, out of Here We Are and No More Driving.

    Another favorite comes from Standard Publishing and The Pioneer News. Hot Off The Press hails from Five Alarm Fire and Ash Wednesday.

  • Beware Scammers taking Advantage of Nepal Earthquake Tragedy

     BBB's Wise Giving Alliance (WGA) is warning donors to avoid being taken advantage of by scammers who want to make money off of the Nepal earthquake tragedy.

  • New faces heating up rivalry between Bullitt track teams

    SHEPHERDSVILLE-- There might not be a track for any local meets this season, or any season for the foreseeable future, but the area coaches and athletes seem to be doing a pretty good job of things despite the hurdles (or lack of hurdles).