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Today's Opinions

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Thanksgiving

     At this time of year The Pioneer News offers our continuous thanks to cartoonist Paul Coyle for his years of service to the Bullitt County community.

    The cartoon was Coyle's last Thanksgiving panel, originally published in 2012.

    The staff of The Pioneer News wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Spend smarter this holiday season

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2013) – Once the Thanksgiving traditions are complete and the family members have recapped all they’re thankful for, many Kentuckians will turn to sale fliers to plan their Black Friday or Cyber Monday attacks on Christmas shopping.

    The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) would like to remind consumers to spend wisely this holiday season by shopping smarter, saving money and avoiding fraud.

  • Louisville Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook

     Louisville - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 11.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 644 gas outlets in Louisville. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

  • BBB Tips on Black Friday Shopping

     Have you started planning for Black Friday - that special shopping day after Thanksgiving when you can find all of the “deals?” Remember, all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing! Before you head out for the holiday shopping frenzy, BBB offers these tips:

  • Food safety tips for the holidays

     FRANKFORT – Parties, family dinners and seasonal gatherings where food is served are traditional part of holiday cheer. This holiday season, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) urges consumers to take precautions in purchasing and preparing food items, and to pay close attention to good hygiene practices to combat foodborne illness this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Here are a few simple food safety tips to avoid getting sick during the holiday season:

    Safe Storage Temperatures

  • Kentucky Labor Cabinet Encourages Retailers to Follow Crowd Management Guidelines

     FRANKFORT – With the holiday season upon us and “Black Friday” this week, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet wants to remind all retailers in Kentucky to adopt effective safety procedures for crowd management.

  • Holiday safety tips for home decorating, cooking and lighting

     This week rings in a season of spending time with friends and family, shopping, gift-giving, decorating, baking, and cooking. Safe Electricity offers tips to help ensure that this busy and festive time remains a safe one.

  • BBB Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Travel Headache

     The holidays are a time of cheer, but they can also be a time for battling traffic and bad weather on the road. Staying safe should be a top priority for all travelers, so Better Business Bureau recommends, before hitting the road, give your car the attention it needs and take these extra precautions when hitting the road: