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Today's Opinions

  • There will be some politics this spring despite few races

     While the signups were still being taken as our deadlines passed, we know a couple of things about the May primary.

    First, there will be at least one race for everyone in Bullitt County. That will be the Democratic primary for U.S. President.

    Second, voters in the 49th District, no matter your party, will have a primary race.

    Incumbent Linda Belcher will be challenged by Paul Caccitore in the Democratic primary, a repeat of two years ago.

    And County Judge Melanie Roberts will face Jennifer Stepp in the Republican primary.

  • Winter weather poses numerous health threats

     FRANKFORT – With low temperatures and snowy conditions around the state, many Kentuckians could be exposed to harsh winter elements. To prepare for these conditions, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are emphasizing the importance of limiting exposure to the cold and taking other necessary steps to prevent hypothermia. Meanwhile, parents and caregivers of infants are also advised to follow safe sleep practices to keep infants warm, in order to help prevent injury or infant deaths.

  • USDA Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Severe Winter Weather

     WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast due to the forecast for severe winter conditions.

  • Bro. Gerald Armstrong

     One thing comes to my mind. We need prayers for people that know the Lord Jesus. They’ve been born again (saved) by His blood on the cross of Calvary. Luke 13:5 Romans 10:9-10,13

    That our government will be run by Bible principles. The KJV is the only true Bible of God’s word.

    In 1937 in Owensboro, Ky., was the last hanging for murder. Numbers 35:15-17

  • PSC advises caution during winter storm

     FRANKFORT – In anticipation of possible electric outages during a coming winter storm, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    A major storm is expected to bring heavy snow across much of Kentucky, with significant ice accumulations also possible in the southern part of the state. The wintry precipitation, accompanied by strong winds, could bring down trees, limbs and power lines.

  • Felony expungements studied

     While our main responsibility this 60-day session rests with creating the state’s next two-year spending plan, each meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly brings with it a vigorous discussion of issues, both old and new. This 2016 session is no exception.

    For almost 15 years, the legislature has considered expungement legislation. Often, what begins as a youthful mistake for these individuals becomes a life sentence as opportunities for employment, education and housing disappear with the acknowledgement of a past felony conviction.

  • Politics aside, fiscal court has two major decisions

     Bullitt Fiscal Court members have two very big decisions on their plates for early 2016.

    One has garnered much publicity and the other not as much.

    First, the county must make a decision on the future of its public pool system.

    Managed under contract by the Bullitt County Family YMCA, the pool at Bullitt Central has repairs of around $200,000. If they are not done, the pool will not open.

    That news hit the public in November, three months after county officials were apparently notified.

  • MW leaders take refreshing action in zoning request

     Kudos to the Mount Washington City Council.

    Is the reason for a pat on the back for something monumental? No.

    We commend the council for taking the people of the community to heart before making a decision.

    The most personal of decisions any govenrmental agency may make is a zoning request.

    Many affect few. Some affect many.