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Opinion

  •   Seldom do you have an opportunity to praise elected officials.

  •  Whether you are ordering flowers, shopping for custom jewelry, or arranging for a special spa day, be a smart consumer this Mother’s Day!

    BBB sees lots of scams that focus on holiday shopping, and is warning consumers to proceed with caution before falling victim to a Mother’s Day vender scam, especially when shopping online.

  •  After three decades of service to the financial industry, Susan Bradbury has called it a career.

  •  This is a week in which the Kentuckiana area can show off to its thousands of visitors who are in town for the annual Kentucky Derby.

  •  Last month, this column celebrated some of the great initiatives we have in place for our high school students - Career Readiness Center, Bullitt Advance Math & Science program, College Credit Acceleration Program, etc. 

  •  What a difficult game plan that must be developed by the Hillview City Council.

  •  FRANKFORT – When the General Assembly wrapped up much of its work at the end of last month, there was only one day left in this year’s legislative session.

  •  On April 12, lawmakers will assemble for the last day of the 60-day session.  While the General Assembly concluded the bulk of its work before leaving Frankfort last Friday, it left one of the most critical pieces of legislation for our state and communities uncompleted.

  •  FRANKFORT – During even-year legislative sessions, no other bill gets more attention than the budget, which is understandable, because no other bill directs so many of the General Assembly’s priorities.

    Even so, that doesn’t undercut the importance of other legislation also set to become law, and as my colleagues and I prepare to wrap up the 2012 Regular Session on Thursday, there are more than a few of these bills that deserve mention.

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

  •  The tradition is about to end.

  • FRANKFORT – Friday marked the 59th day of the session’s 60 working days of the 2012 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. We now wait for final passage of the state’s six-year road plan. We spent this final week of the session wrapping up some of the biggest priorities of the year. 

  •   Recently my husband was speaking with another parent with kids older than ours.  Eventually, they got around to discussing parenting. Not a controversial subject - at least that’s what my husband thought.  

  •  FRANKFORT – In each legislative session, the Kentucky House of Representatives spends a considerable amount of time on those who comprise our youngest generation, looking for ways to help them at home and in the classroom.

  • FRANKFORT – While we passed several important bills this week, my efforts were centered on reviewing the House’s proposal, House Bill 265, for the state’s two-year budget.

    Each year, spending will be roughly $9 billion or $18 billion total over the two-year budget cycle. The Senate proposal carries about 6.58% authorized debt which is lower than the House’s proposal of 6.8% and even lower than the Governor’s proposal of 7.1%. 

  •  The pace of the General Assembly picked up considerably this week as legislators considered a flurry of legislation.

  •  Shepherdsville officials made the morally correct decision recently to make sure stolen storm sewer grates were replaced.

  •  If you receive a text message saying you “have been randomly selected for a $1000 Best Buy Card” or another text offering you a free Walmart gift card, delete the message! This is a smishing scam! Both text messages ask you to click on a link to claim your “prize.”

    Some BBB employees received the Best Buy text message last night.

  •  A bridge over the Salt River may come long before the widening of Highway 44.

  • FRANKFORT Most legislation that the General Assembly passes each year falls in one of two categories: It either protects, or it promotes.

    That was especially evident this past week in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which voted for bills that range from further limiting abuse of our youngest and oldest citizens to helping more students in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky get their four-year college degree.