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Today's Opinions

  • Saying Goodbye

     A few goodbyes are in store.

    First, Jean Hatzell passed away last week. She served as Bullitt Circuit Clerk.

    She was a well-respected business person before jumping into elected office. Her husband, Jippy, was another well known businessman.

    Jean was at the start of the great growth in Bullitt County -- which mean more court cases and more work for her staff.

  • Be ready to roll when practice starts

     You need that form filled out and signed for your child to play sports, so you dash off to the local retail clinic. Sound familiar? Probably too familiar, according to Drew Duerson, M.D.

  • State officials work together to prevent Zika Virus

      FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks to inform residents about the risks of exposure to the Zika virus through mosquito bites and how to stay safe in the outdoors throughout the spring and summer season.

  • Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today presented “Kentucky HEALTH”, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, empowering individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the Commonwealth. 

  • State fire marshal advises Kentuckians to celebrate Independence Day at community events

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the state fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Using fireworks at home risks injury and property damage and may also violate local ordinances,” said state Fire Marshal Mike Haney. “I recommend that families attend local festivities instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.

  • Thanks to EMS, Simon

     Recently I had need of Bullitt County EMS over the weekend. I just wanted to commend them for excellent sservice they provided and thank the Mount Washington Fire Department for their prompt response.

    Also I would like to thank the Simon Family for everything they have done for our county over the years. It would be impossible to list all of the contributions they have made to build a better Bullitt County.

  • Scottish Rite Club thanks

     On Tuesday, May 10, at the Paroquet Spring Conference Centre, the Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club held its 29th annual Student Recognition Program. 

    They recognized 66 academically challenged students from the Bullitt County Middle and High Schools with a plaque, a proclamation from the Bullitt County Judge Election, and a $25 gift card.

    Three graduating seniors received a $3,000 scholarship.

    This could not have been possible without the personal and business support and sponsors of our community.

  • Interim work will keep us busy

     The 2016 legislative Session is finished! Now it’s time to continue to work here at home and to take care of some of the issues/projects that need to be done or are still pending.

    The construction for Highway 61 is moving along and the turning lane/light for Bell’s Mill is almost finished. The work on the turning lane/light by Pleasant Grove Elementary school should be started soon.

    State road signs are being put in place signal lights are being adjusted.