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Opinion

  •  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.

  •  If you are on the hunt for a reputable contractor after severe weather rolled through the area yesterday, be aware of those who may try to take advantage of your situation: The home repair rip-off artist who may overcharge, perform shoddy work, or skip town without finishing your job.

  •  Things are rosy today but will there be thorns exposed when the budget process begins in Bullitt County?

  •  FRANKFORT - We’ve long said our first priority in policymaking is to ensure the welfare of our “most vulnerable” - our children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, specifically. This week, we moved forward in adding Kentucky’s increasing number of human-trafficking victims to that priority list.

  •  As lawmakers we strive to find new ways to help Kentucky’s future - our children. This week we saw a number of bills successfully advance through the legislative process that would help educate and protect our children.

  •  Businesses and consumers across the country have been hit by an on-going email scam that appears to be from the Better Business Bureau. The fake emails started in November, and have changed forms a number of times. Most of them include a virus – if the recipient clicks on a link. 

    BBB Louisville was alerted by an Accredited Business today about the latest version, which accused the business of illegal activities: 

    From: Better Business Bureau 

    Sent: Friday, February 24, 2012 7:08 AM 

  •  When the Bullitt County Sanitation District was formed in 1997, it was done out of desperation.

  •  It is a neat project that the community should get behind.

  •   Sometimes on paper, ideas really look good. But, upon further review, the promising idea might not be as rosy as it may have appeared.

  •   FRANKFORT When it comes to high school dropouts in Kentucky, one number in particular stands out: 33.

    That’s how many students on average walked out of the classroom each and every school day in 2010, amounting to 6,200 students over the entire year.

  •  We have reached the half way mark of the 2012 session and I believe the House of Representatives has much to show for our 30 days in Frankfort.

    Since January 3rd, we have been hard at work moving legislation through the committee process, working on budget issues within our subcommittees and meeting with constituents and stakeholders on issues of importance to Kentuckians,

  •   FRANKFORT – We have reached the half-way point of the 2012 General Assembly Session. There are daily committee meetings, policy briefings, visits from constituents, and meetings with various advocacy groups.

  •  There is no question that the per pupil spending on youngsters in Bullitt County is below par.

  •  Bullitt County was in a prime position for the first time in many, many years in Frankfort.

    The redistricting proposal would give the county two house representatives who would have the vast majority of residents and voters in their territory.

    Also, the senate district would be just Bullitt and Nelson, increasing the possibility of having its own senator.

  •  Every parent wants their children to succeed in life.  Early on, parents can help by making sure that their child can read.  And they need to keep them in school.  This is the parent's responsibility, but some in Frankfort want to take that responsibility away from them by mandating school attendance until they're 18 years old. 

  •   Redistricting took another turn this week when the judge returned his opinion disagreeing with our plan and directing members of the Kentucky General Assembly to run in our old districts.

  •  Unless you have a large trust fund or have won a big lottery jackpot, you know what it means to make economic choices.  Do you buy these shoes, or do you buy those groceries? Do you get the data plan at $25/month or stick with text messages and put $25 a month away for a college fund for your baby (which could add up to about $8,500 by graduation day).

  •  Forget all the politcal talk. Forget all the special interest involvement. It is time to put the issue on whether Kentucky should have gambling on the general election ballot.

  •    If you are going to send flowers, candy, or gifts for Valentine’s Day do your homework first!

    When buying flowers, consumers should be especially careful when making the purchase online or over the phone. Consumers should review the description of the floral arrangement and be sure they know exactly what their loved one will be getting. When doing business with a florist, keep the following in mind:

  •  In his state of the Commonwealth address, Governor Beshear laid it out fairly straight- we have to tighten our belts.  Again.  Like every responsible family in the Commonwealth we need to establish a reasonable budget, and exercise the discipline to stick to it.  We've been doing a pretty good job of that for the last four years, although we haven't been shy about our bonding (which is borrowing money on a 20-year payback.)