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Today's Opinions

  • Quirky things about the clerk’s office

     In year one, I have discovered there are many misconceptions or misunderstandings about the clerk’s office.  Some of the most prevalent will be discussed in this article.

    Driver’s License Middle Name:  My middle name isn’t McG my aunt told me after renewing her driver’s license.  She is not the only one who has experienced the 3 letter middle name that is not the driver’s legal name. 

  • Prognosticators on the run as annual day of prediction nears

     Multiple snowstorms. Temperature below zero. Wind chill advisories. Day after day, week after week. And all during an election year.

    Local officials, many of which are slated to run for re-election, will not stand back and let that happen.

    By a 4-1 margin, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed on an ordinance banning any future prognostication by formerly-official county groundhog Nichols Nick.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Groundhog Day

     This week The Pioneer News features a Coyle's Corner from 2011, in hopes that it helps Bullitt County in its ongoing struggle with this year's severe winter weather.

  • BBB Tips on Finding a Tax Preparer

     Many of you will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau encourages taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation help. Using the wrong preparer could cause the taxpayer a lot of headaches, fines, and fees.

  • Senate Majority has top five session priorities

     Best regards to you and your family for the New Year. The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our daily routines. 

    I hope you got through the arctic weather safe and without any damage, though many had to deal with pipes bursting and power outages.

    School is back in session and the work of the year in full swing.

    January 7 convened the 2014 General Assembly, a 60-day legislative session creating the next two year budget for Kentucky. 

  • Don’t forget to let kids be kids as they do their schoolwork

     I had the opportunity to photograph the district’s science fair recently and I would like to share with you some of my findings.

    Now it’s been about 10 years or so since I’ve been to one, but when did when did the projects get so complicated and involved?

    I entered the science fair twice when I was in school.

    The first project I did was about trees and the second about the solar system. Someone almost always did a volcano.

    But there were no volcanoes in sight at this fair.

  • Put gaming on ballot to let us decide on issue

     Our legislators are now in Frankfort. We  trust that they are there to help the constituents.

    We fear that since it is time to put a biennium budget together, it might be more gridlock than progress.

    Before that is decided, however, it might be the race to see what Constitutional amendments are placed on the ballot for consideration in the fall.

    Only two such measures can be on the ballot but several have already been mentioned in the first couple of weeks.

  • Bill filed to allow you to decide on felon voting rights

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 17, 2014) – The first full week of the 2014 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is in the book, and while we await the start of debate and discussion on the top issue facing us, drafting a new budget, several bills began being heard in committees.