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Today's Opinions

  • Coming Soon -- Talks on Charter Schools

     Charter schools.  

    We have all heard the statistics and the arguments.  Forty-three states have approved charter schools in one form or another.

    I have written about charters in this space before and my position is and has always been that I am not in favor of any particular organizational structure to educate kids; I am in favor of educating our kids, period.  

    Now that no legislative barrier blocks the passage of a charter school law, our attention needs to turn to the particulars. 

  • County will be part of national look at Dishons

     From the day of the mass search for a missing teenager to the final sentencing of the uncle who would admit heinous crimes against family members, there was probably only one media member who was there.

    At every one of the painful hearings. At the jury trial of another individual. At the press conferences when a family was desperately seeking help.

    Little did they, or the world, know that the person responsible for the death of Jessica Dishon in 1999 was also responsible for the sexual abuse of others, including family members.

  • Shepherdsville Light Up Success

     Our second City Sponsored parade and display light up at City Hall is over  and again a huge success! 

    And again I need to thank a group of guys that if not for them it just wouldn’t be possible and that is our  Public Works Department (Tom LaFollette, John Bradley, Mark Branham, Josh Edwards, Mike Leslie, Pete Plush, Christian Ramsey and Scotty Smothers) and our Sewer Department (Scott Fleming, Rocky Price, Jeremy Keith and Pat Welsh). 

  • Positives in school system

     I want to write this letter that seems to be positive about our Bullitt County Public Schools.

    At the end of September, I lost my wife to stage 4 breast cancer. My son attends North Bullitt High School. The day of the funeral I was set back and could not believe my eyes. The principal had let his baseball team and friends sign out to attend the funeral. The coaches and some of the parents also attended.

    In all my years of hearing negativity about our schools, that to see all these people as a family come to pay their respects was amazing.

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  • Yet another humorous way to look at holiday season of local history

     It’s usually the most wonderful time of the year, but politics can even affect North Pole protocol.

    After hundreds of years of running things on his own, Santa Claus decided to allow for the distribution of North Pole Christmas duties to staff members that would help ease his workload.

    “At the time it was a great plan,” said North Pole spokeself Ivy Dinkelschmirter. “Kind of like Great Britain, we have leaders for various things but Santa was still the royalty.”

  • Big dose of leadership best gift for county crew

      It is that time each year where we send a few gifts to individuals and agencies in Bullitt County.

    In the past, Santa Barr has tried to mix a little humor into his gifts. But, we’ll leave the humor to much more skilled writers than myself.

    Besides, there are serious times and that calls for serious discussions.

    First, the members of Bullitt Fiscal Court need to wish for, and receive, a big dose of leadership.

  • Small donation goes long way for local charities

     Tis the season to be jolly, even if you stress yourself to the limits of humanity to do so.

    At The Pioneer News our editorial staff remains busy, covering many Christmas events throughout Bullitt County. We enjoy Christmas like everyone else, with shopping and gifting and decorating and cookies and carols and TV specials.