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Today's Opinions

  • Straighten out the record

    I read an opinion letter from a Ms. Thompson that stated Gloria Taft and Dana James brought the “brink of bankruptcy” to a balanced budget (in the city of Shepherdsville).

    I am not being negative toward these ladies but do wish to straighten the record. They were not in office when this began and the council at the time (including myself) worked hard with the mayor to make tough decisions that were not popular and understandably so.

    All these recoveries were in place when these ladies took office and then they continued with it.

  • Simon, Hardy real heroes

    On Oct. 21, 2015, Ms. Thompson stated in the Pioneer News that Gloria Taft and Dana James saved the city of Shepherdsville from the brink of bankruptcy.

    Well, I want to set the record straight. In 2011, six council members (Faith Portman, Don Cundiff, Bonnie Enlow, Larry Hatfield, Bernie Brown and Alan Wetzel), the mayor, Nick Simon with Publishers Printing and Bill Hardy with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County worked together as a team to save the city of Shepherdsville from bankruptcy.

  • Don’t forget to get out to vote next Tuesday

     No, Donald Trump will not be on the ballot next Tuesday when the voting machines are open in Bullitt County.

    To cast your opinion about the flashy leader of the GOP primary polls, or to show your support for Hillary Clinton, you will have to wait until next spring.

    What you will decide on Tuesday is who will be your leadership team in Frankfort for the next four years.

    We’re  not here to endorse anyone.

    What we do endorse is that you go out to the polls.

  • Horrific stories can be told on movie screens from events in Bullitt County

    There’s no doubt in this cynical journalist’s mind that 2015 has been the scariest year in some time.

    The shootings and threats, the scandals, the ethics charges, the upcoming presidential election campaign starting a year early…it’s all pretty creepy.

    Sometimes both you, the beloved reader, and I both experience the burnout of story after story dealing with so much blatant negativity and drama. Sometimes we just need to step back and enjoy the fun things in life… like vampires, spiders, witches and ghoulish creatures.

  • Thanks from the Women's Club

    On behalf of the Bullitt County Woman’s Club, we would like to thank our community and Bullitt County Woman’s Club members for making our first annual Christmas in October Craft Show and Talent Auction a wonderful success.

    Thank you to our Shepherdsville Government Center for allowing us to hold the event in the gymnasium and to the vendors who joined us for the event.

    Thanks to Cedar Grove Coffee House for providing food concessions.

  • Conway right choice
  • Successful golf event

     Children in Flight 7th annual golf outing was a huge success. We would like to thank the following for supporting education in our community, we could not have done it without you. 

    The mission of Children in Flight is to enable students as fully as possible to achieve a better education for their future.

  • Thanks to all my friends

     To all the postal patrons, acquaintances and friends at the post offices in Mount Washington, Brooks and Hillview, thank you for the opportunity to serve you for the last 26 years. I retired on Oct. 10. I will miss the visits, the stories and the laughter that we have shared. I will not miss getting up at 4 a.m. or going to bed before dark.

    I am looking forward to pursuing my hobbies of gardening, building yard art and song writing for You Tube.