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Today's Opinions

  • Twas the Night Before Christmas

     Twas the night before Christmas,

    He lived all alone,

    In a one bedroom house made of 

    Plaster and stone.

    I had come down the chimney

    With presents to give,

    And to see just who

    In this home did live,

    I looked all about, 

    A strange sight I did see, 

    No tinsel, No presents, 

    Not even a tree,

    No stocking by the mantle,

    Just boots filled with sand,

    On the wall hung pictures

    Off far distant lands.

  • BBB Tips on Charitable Giving During the Holidays

     Many people support their favorite charities all year long, however, some wait until the holiday season to donate. BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky offers some DOs and DON’Ts that apply year-round when it comes to charitable giving.

  • Mount Washington has the right sign

     What is one thing most politicians will talk about in their campaigns?

    Beautification.

    What is the one thing that most often gets ignored once that politician is elected to office?

    Beautification.

    While we are not sure all the language in the Mount Washington proposal to ramp up expectations for signage is good, we applaud the effort.

    Drive through the community. What do you see? A lot of junk.

    As a newspaper, it is difficult to champion the cause in limiting outdoor advertising. We get that.

  • Those who serve deserve bit of praise as they depart offices

     Every few years, there is a changing of the guard.

    With our political cycle, there will be those who step away voluntarily or have the voters decide that it is time for a change.

    We are approaching the end of the line in this particular political cycle for some of our elected officials.

    For all of the good and for all of the bad that happens in Bullitt County, those who decide to devote time to public service are doing it for the right reason.

  • Parking Lot Survival Guide: AAA Helps Motorists Stay Safe While Shopping

     Mall traffic can be overwhelming for shoppers who are heading out for their last minute bargains. AAA recommends that drivers exhibit the holiday spirit by safely sharing the lot with pedestrians.

    Distracted driving could also result in additional holiday expenses. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found about 20 percent of all vehicle collisions happens in parking lots.

  • Thanks to young man

     My husband is in very poor health and is unable to do many things for himself. 

    I went to the grocery on this rainy Thursday afternoon and on my return found that my husband had fallen on the front porch. 

    Before I got out of the car a young man walking home from Bullitt Central had heard my husband’s call for help and responded immediately. This young man was able to get my husband inside and into his recliner with no help from either my husband or myself. 

  • Public Health Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week that the influenza (flu) activity level in the state has increased from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • What happened to Shep. Roller Mill?

     The Shepherdsville Roller Mill was located on 4th Street in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.  The Roller Mill was a wooden structure large enough to use as a Roller Mill.

    The Roller Mill was a new method of grinding Meal and flour from the older method of the water wheel.     The Roller Mill Company was a part of what was formerly known as the Tile Factory Lot.  In 1913, the property owner was Maraman and Company.  

    The Property sold at Public Auction and the property was sold to C.L. Croan.