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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks from CASA

     As they have for the past five years, Susan Bradbury and First Federal Banks have worked hard to make Christmas 2013 a good memory for many Bullitt County children involved with the CASA program. These are children in the court system due to dependency, abuse and neglect and no fault of their own.

    With the help of the First Federal Angel tree, community members are able to pick an angel (CASA child) to buy Christmas for. Through these efforts over 70 children received a Christmas they would not have had otherwise.

    Thanks so much!

  • Legislative suggestions

      Since the General Assembly is in session and legislatures are entering and voting on bills, I would like to mention a couple of things that need fixing along with a couple that don’t need fixing. 

     We don’t need more bills to regulate women’s personal lives and interfering with the rights they already have. 

  • Budget unveils lot of good ideas, not enough money

     FRANKFORT - The top issue of the 2014 Regular Session started its journey this past week, as Governor Steve Beshear laid out his thoughts and ideas for a new two-year budget for the Commonwealth.

    Education, which a majority of members in the General Assembly view as in dire need of more money, would receive an additional $71 million in the first year of the budget, Fiscal Year 2015, and $118 million in Fiscal Year 2016 under the Governor’s proposed budget.

  • Quirky things about the clerk’s office

     In year one, I have discovered there are many misconceptions or misunderstandings about the clerk’s office.  Some of the most prevalent will be discussed in this article.

    Driver’s License Middle Name:  My middle name isn’t McG my aunt told me after renewing her driver’s license.  She is not the only one who has experienced the 3 letter middle name that is not the driver’s legal name. 

  • Prognosticators on the run as annual day of prediction nears

     Multiple snowstorms. Temperature below zero. Wind chill advisories. Day after day, week after week. And all during an election year.

    Local officials, many of which are slated to run for re-election, will not stand back and let that happen.

    By a 4-1 margin, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed on an ordinance banning any future prognostication by formerly-official county groundhog Nichols Nick.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Groundhog Day

     This week The Pioneer News features a Coyle's Corner from 2011, in hopes that it helps Bullitt County in its ongoing struggle with this year's severe winter weather.

  • Senate Majority has top five session priorities

     Best regards to you and your family for the New Year. The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our daily routines. 

    I hope you got through the arctic weather safe and without any damage, though many had to deal with pipes bursting and power outages.

    School is back in session and the work of the year in full swing.

    January 7 convened the 2014 General Assembly, a 60-day legislative session creating the next two year budget for Kentucky. 

  • Don’t forget to let kids be kids as they do their schoolwork

     I had the opportunity to photograph the district’s science fair recently and I would like to share with you some of my findings.

    Now it’s been about 10 years or so since I’ve been to one, but when did when did the projects get so complicated and involved?

    I entered the science fair twice when I was in school.

    The first project I did was about trees and the second about the solar system. Someone almost always did a volcano.

    But there were no volcanoes in sight at this fair.