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Opinion

  •  Even as rescue workers rush to the Atlantic Coast to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy, Samaritans around the world are looking for ways to help victims of the storm.

  •  The motto of Bullitt County Public Schools is “Moving Forward.”  It represents that to which we aspire; no matter how much we have improved over the past few years, or how much we will improve over the next few, we will not ever be satisfied.  

  •  Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW) is October 20 – 27, 2012! Better Business Bureau is helping area consumers fight Identity Theft with a special event!

  •  The Pioneer News is celebrating National Newspaper Week, scheduled Oct. 7-13, 2013.

    We want to thank all of our readers and subscribers for their loyalty and invite you to celebrate with us.

  • LOUISVILLE – If asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. While those all seem like logical choices, statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that the deadliest animal roaming the countryside is actually the white-tailed deer.

  •  Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s October 2012 Hot Topics!

    1. Beware of a scam using the Reader’s Digest name. The sweepstakes scam comes with an official looking letter and check telling the recipient they won a large sum of money. When consumers call a phone number on the letter, they are urged to deposit the check and wire money for insurance and fees on the prize. The check is fake, and you will owe the bank the money.

  •  He will leave as quietly as he entered the county scene nine years ago.

  •  If you’ve been paying attention to education for a long time, you remember the KIRIS (Kentucky Instructional Results Information System) tests, which was replaced by CATS (Commonwealth Accountability Testing), which was overridden by the federal NBLB (No Child Left Behind) law that used the KCCT (Kentucky Core Content Test) to judge whether a school was a success for failure. 

  •  Within the next month, the Bullitt County Planning Commission will have a number of companies interested in completing the final portion of the comprehensive land-use plan.

  •   There is not a single elected official - let alone a politician - who would ever admit that they enjoyed voting for a tax increase.

  •  BBB warns, scammers are already gearing up for this year’s Presidential election, from robocalls offering a “free cruise” for taking a political survey, to promises that President Obama will pay your utility bill.

    Better Business Bureau is advising voters to be on the lookout for the growing number of scams that are likely to continue leading up to the Presidential election. Here are a few of the election-related scams BBB is hearing about. Don’t fall for them!

  •  Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s September 2012 Hot Topics!

     

  •  LOUISVILLE - During the week of September 9 through September 15 over 40,000 Southern Gospel Music fans, representing at least 40 states and more than a half dozen foreign countries will converge on the city of Louisville for the 55th Annual National Quartet Convention. 

  •  Members of the newly-recreated Bullitt County Parks and Recreation board may have been shocked at the discussion during their second meeting.

  •  Some of you readers know Sadie, the therapy dog, from when she visited two children who attend Pleasant Grove Elementary that read to her (see that story here).

  •  The Hillview City Council was supposed to meet last night in executive session.

  •  Bullitt County Fiscal Court members made a wise decision recently when they decided to provide funding for a drug-detecting dog.

  •  BBB warns fair goers to watch out for what you sign up for at the KY State Fair!

  •  Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s August 2012 Hot Topics! For more information visit www.bbb.org.

     

    1.    Beware of another round of BBB Fake Emails. Scammers continue to contact businesses across the country, pretending to be the BBB. The emails vary on subject matter, but one of the latest involves a response to a complaint, and provides a link. The link could be a virus.