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Opinion

  •  Local drivers beware! Ghosts and goblins may invade your driving space in search of their favorite treat and to play a trick or two. AAA reminds drivers to adjust their driving to accommodate these “spooktacular” creatures.

  •  FRANKFORT - Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

    About half of all collisions between vehicles and deer in Kentucky occur over the last three months of the calendar year, according to statistics compiled by Kentucky State Police. More of these collisions are reported in November than in any other month.

  •  At the local level, there are three types of court:  Circuit, District and Family.  

    Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction and can hear all types of cases unless the General Assembly has given exclusive jurisdiction of a particular case to another designated court.  

    The types of cases normally heard in Circuit Court are as follows:  civil matters involving more than $5,000 capital; offenses such as felonies, divorces, adoptions, termination of parental rights, real property title disputes and contested probates. 

  •  Probably the biggest battle Bullitt County will face in the next decade was discussed for the first time last Wednesday.

    The altering of the flood elevation maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency could be catastrophic to the future of Shepherdsville, in specific, and Bullitt County, in general.

    Engineering work has been going on for the past 20 years on making changes to flood maps throughout the country.

    It just so happens that due to a rash of major natural disasters, FEMA is out of money.

  •  See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s October 2014 Hot Topics!

  •  Better Business Bureau serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky is warning consumers who are looking to buy the new iPhone 6 to beware of online scammers.

  •  As I’ve written in this space more than once, it is our overarching goal to graduate 100 percent of our students ready to enroll in college without the need for any remedial coursework, ready for a career where they are able to earn a good living and be prepared to advancement, or both. 

    Our Board unanimously endorsed a policy stating this almost five years ago to apply to this year’s senior class.

  •  For years, the key to economic development was location, location, location.

    As times have evolved, there is now a 1A in importance -- an educated and skilled workforce.

    With the changing workforce in the country, the needs have gone from a land heavy in manufacturing jobs to one leaning much more to the service and logistics fields.

    Just look at the landscape in Bullitt County. Those big boxes are a different type of business than your parents or your grandparents  grew up in at General Electric, Ford or Philip Morris.

  •  At every formal military dining in or out, there is a small table set up to honor our POWs and MIAs.

    What follows is the dialogue spoken at the touching ceremony:

    This who have served, and those currently serving in the uniformed services of the United States, are every mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that we enjoy our daily pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain, deprivation and imprisonment.

  •  The Better Business Bureau is once again joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency and thousands of other organizations across the country to promote National Preparedness Month. The annual event educates the public on the importance of emergency preparedness, encouraging citizens, businesses, and government agencies to prepare, and stay informed for emergencies.

  •  Each year the Shepherdsville Police Department responds to thousands of requests for service in the community. 

    What the public might not realize is that even though the department responds to those calls the partnerships that are formed in the community are just as important.

    Community partnerships provide both the Shepherdsville Police and the community the ability to share information.  Any organization is dependent on the community to help them understand their needs  and the police department is no different. 

  •  It happened on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day in which terrorist attacks changed this country forever.

    While the years have passed, the memories have not. And never should they fade from our memories.

    Each year, Bullitt Countians remember this event in a variety of ways. This year will be no different.

    North Bullitt High JROTC will again host a special remembrance on Friday. On Thursday, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will honor all first responders.

  •  The recent appointment - without any peep of opposition - of Keith Griffee as the county’s first finance officer is an interesting one.

    As the elections grow closer, the opinion of whether Bullitt County needs a financial officer is varied - for various reasons.

    And it will surely be part of the political fodder we will hear.

    The neat thing is - the creation of the position can be debated on either side. The person selected cannot.

  • LOUISVILLE—The challenge is simple. Lift up one family—from every Kentucky Baptist church—to foster a child. Doing so would mean placing one third of the state’s 7,000 foster children in a loving, Christ-centered home if embraced by all 2,400 Kentucky Baptist Convention churches.

  • FRANKFORT– The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.

    The transition to fall is underway.

    For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.

    Archery deer and wild turkey seasons open statewide on Sat., Sept. 6 and run through Jan. 19, 2015.

  •  See the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s September 2014 Hot Topics!

     

    1.    If you receive a call from a “Sergeant Carlson” who says he is with the Jefferson County Motor Division, hang up! The “Sergeant,” who is calling local residents, claims a traffic camera on a local highway caught them speeding. The “speeder” is asked to pay the ticket with a prepaid money card. This is a SCAM!

  •  The growing problem is childhood obesityThe obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis.  Because of this, today’s children may have a shorter life span than their parents.

    For the biggest majority of children, the problem of overweight and obesity is the result of eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity.

    A diagnoses of overweight in defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and lower than the 95th percentile for children of the same sex and age. 

  •   AAA projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

    Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million), including nearly 1.75 million in Kentucky and other East South Central states, will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1.

  •  Stop by the Better Business Bureau booth at the 2014 KY State Fair! The BBB booth will be located in Main Street KY, in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center. There, you can pick up the latest edition of the BBB Wise Buying Guide, hot off the press! You can also get information on the most common scams, scams against seniors, tips on credit, and more!

    Tips while at the fair: