Today's Opinions

  • 2013 Legislative Session Focuses on
Many Issues Affecting Kentucky

      With the holiday season behind us, the General Assembly returned to Frankfort this week to prepare to deal with several crucial issues facing our Commonwealth.

    The first task of the 2013 Legislative Session was to elect leadership for our respective caucuses, receive committee assignments and essentially get our footing as we get ready for the work ahead of us.  It’s also a time of transition as new members prepare for their first legislative session.

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

     The 2013 legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly opened this week with the election of new leaders who will help us navigate many important issues in the weeks to come. 

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Majority Leader Rocky Adkins, Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark and Majority Whip Tommy Thompson retained their posts. The House elected its first female member of leadership with Rep. Sannie Overly as Caucus Chair.  This team brings a broad spectrum of experience to our leadership team and I look forward to working with them over the next two years. 

  • Senator Paul Hornback: 2013 Session Overview

     Hello and Happy New Year!  As we start the New Year, so starts a new session in Frankfort.

    The 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is 30 days long and is known as the “short” session.  During the first week, both caucuses are traditionally busy choosing their respective leaders and making committee assignments.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of Windshield Repair Scams

     BBB is receiving reports of salespersons in the Elizabethtown area, going door-to-door, trying to get residents to sign contracts to replace their “damaged” windshields.

  • Don’t have to travel far for some good stories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some of the stuff not really front-page material but something that will sometimes bring a chuckle or maybe a moment to pause and think.....

  • It’s all about safety in local schools

     Every school day, around 13,000 young souls enter the doors of our local schools.  

  • Legislators must hear our collective voice

     With the fine work of our legislators Linda Belcher, Paul Hornback, Jeff Greer, David Floyd and Dwight Butler, Bullitt County has made some strides over the past few years in terms of state-funded projects.

  • BBB Hot Topics: January 2013

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s January 2013 Hot Topics!

    1.    Be a Smart Consumer in 2013! Do your research on businesses and charities by going to www.bbb.org. Keep your computer safe by installing anti-virus software. Get everything in writing. Do not just take someone’s word for it. Never wire money to someone you do not know. Last, protect yourself from scam artists by limiting the information you share on social media pages.