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Opinion

  •  In each community in Kentucky there is a division of labor in the institutions we, as residents, rely upon.

  •  While our congressional leaders and our President get a few weeks off to recharge their batteries, we expect they are hearing a few choice words from their constituents.

  •  Officials with the Bullitt County Public School System got a little good news last week.

  •  FRANKFORT – It has been a little more than a decade ago since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult education programs, a high point in the legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.

    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens who are helped academically each year.

  •  While it seems like just a few days ago when classes dismissed for the year, today is indeed the first day of classes for the Bullitt County Public School System.

  •   FRANKFORT - For some 23 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and even killed in school bus related crashes.

    Last year, Kentucky had 985 school bus related crashes resulting in 278 injuries and four deaths. With school starting in many communities, KSP Spokesman Lt. David Jude is urging motorists to be alert for loading and unloading school buses.

  •  Summer is winding down, and soon local students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school” shopping to get done. Whether your child is headed to grade school, high school or college, the Better Business Bureau has some Back-to-School basics.

     

    When shopping for anything from new attire to electronic items, BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper:

     

  •  A potential of 1,000 jobs or a group of upset church members...what weights the most?

  •  In recent years, reusable water bottles have taken on stylish new looks, but making a fashion statement pales in comparison to the value of the life-saving role fluids play in reducing risks from too much summertime heat and humidity. 

  •  It is an interesting proposal which has proven to be successful in other communities.

  •  Obesity is a growing problem in the United States. And that is not just a catchy headline.

  •  In the world of “no-brainers,” Bullitt Fiscal Court was correct in jumping into the Substance Abuse Program offered by the state corrections cabinet.

  •  If I were going to run for office, the office that I would run for would be the school board, district four. Due to my background in social work, my main focus would be on the alternative school in Bullitt County.

  •  Some government agencies enter this new fiscal year with a smile on their faces.

  •  Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s July 2011 Hot Topics!

    1.    Grandparents Scam – Local grandparents are getting calls from scammers who are pretending to be their grandchild, or an authority figure saying their grandchild is in trouble outside of the country. The scammer says the grandchild was in an accident or arrested and needs money wired for help. Grandparents are losing thousands of dollars from this scam.  

  •  The biggest one-day event in Bullitt County will return for its 10th occasion.

  •  On behalf of the Bullitt County Family YMCA staff and Board of Directors, as well as the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to say thanks to individuals and companies who made the wonderful work conducted at the swimming pool beside Bullitt Central High School possible.

  •  When the clock strikes midnight tomorrow, another fiscal year will come to a close.

  •  OK, the economy still stinks and gas prices are higher than we would like.

  •  Better Business Bureau has learned that Sylvan Learning Center of Elizabethtown, Ky. has received reports of two men selling “Sylvan” books door-to-door in Hardin County.

    The men are wearing name tags to look like official representatives of the organization, and one even told a consumer he was “an exchange student from Florida,” trying to legitimize sales.