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Today's Opinions

  • Childhood obesity numbers may be getting little better

     The growing problem is childhood obesityThe obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis.  Because of this, today’s children may have a shorter life span than their parents.

    For the biggest majority of children, the problem of overweight and obesity is the result of eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity.

    A diagnoses of overweight in defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and lower than the 95th percentile for children of the same sex and age. 

  • Safety advised as highways will be busy for holiday

      AAA projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

    Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million), including nearly 1.75 million in Kentucky and other East South Central states, will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1.

  • Why make visit to the clerk's office?
  • Better Business Bureau at the KY State Fair

     Stop by the Better Business Bureau booth at the 2014 KY State Fair! The BBB booth will be located in Main Street KY, in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. There, you can pick up the latest edition of the BBB Wise Buying Guide, hot off the press! You can also get information on the most common scams, scams against seniors, tips on credit, and more!

    Tips while at the fair:

  • Little of this and lot of that

      Can you believe that summer is over and school is back in session?

    It’s true.

    To get into the Back to School mood, I took a little trip back in history with a visit to The Campus Beautiful.

    For those Eastern Kentucky University grads, that is a familiar motto.

    I had not been back on the campus for over 25 years. A lot had changed but a lot remained the same.

    On a Saturday when few students are on campus, it was a pleasant stroll around the grounds.

  • What’s the big debate to having a public forum?

      Incumbents uusally hate them. Challengers usually demand them.

    The great debate over the great debates.

    It is common during the political season for the discussion over the need or validity of debates to be waged.

    The interesting thing is that most people who have ever attended public forums - a kinder, more gentle version of a debate - already had their minds made up.

    It is up to the media to report what is said or not said at such an event and there is the hope that someone reads the account.

  • New year has started - expect great things to happen

     The beginning of the school year is upon us, and it is a good time to take stock of where we stand. 

    Before burying you under a bunch of statistics, I want to clearly state that our students are not made up of their test scores. 

    Not a week goes by that doesn’t bring individual and team success stories. 

  • Best of Coyle: Back to School

     The Pioneer News welcomes all Bullitt County Public School students, faculty, administrators and staff back to school on August 6.