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Opinion

  • With Labor Day in our rear-view mirror, and hopefully the brutally hot weather as well, most of us are understandably looking forward to fall.

    Interests may range from football to festivals, but getting ready for hunting season or casting a line in the nearest lake or river ranks high on the list for many.

    Native Americans called Kentucky the Happy Hunting Ground for a reason, and now more than ever, there is no shortage of people who love getting outdoors.

  •     You know that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for you, but you’re constantly on the go.

        You can fit fruits and veggies into your everyday routine. Fruits and vegetables can be a part of a balanced diet anytime, anywhere.

        Fruits and veggies are easy while on the go. Follow these simple tips to include more fruits and veggies into your time away from home.

    On the Go with Fruits and Veggies:

  •     Trying to do what is right may not always be the best thing.

        No matter the side you happen to be on, any city that has gotten into a public debate over starting a wrecker service ordinance has been in trouble.

        For some reason, the debate over wrecker services is a very big deal in Bullitt County.

        Mount Washington has gone through the mess several times. Shepherdsville has most recently joined the fray.

  •     There are many, many intelligent people in the United States.

        There are many more intelligent people who have powers that the person behind this computer would never possess.

        But with unemployment still averaging around 10 percent in Kentucky, and higher in many others, it is time for someone in Washington to look at the big picture.

        Jobs.

        People need jobs. Jobs make the world and the economy go around.

  •     So, now what do we do since the election is over?

        We roll up our sleeves and get to work.

        While the number of issues discussed during any political season are often masked by the negative advertising, there are definitely platform items to be addressed at all levels of government.

        After we spend a few days getting all the political sign-ups picked up - those who leave signs for weeks, months and years should be fined - then it is time to practice what the winners have been preaching.

  • NOVEMBER 2010

     

    MONTH:

  • OCTOBER 2010

    MONTH:

    Adopt-A-Shelter Dog

    Animal Safety and Protection

    Antidepressant Death Awareness

    Apple

    Bake and Decorate

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Caffeine Addiction Recovery

    Celebrating the Bilingual Child

    Celiac Disease Awareness

    Children's Magazine

    Chili

    Chiropractic

    Church Library

    Class Reunion

    Co-op Awareness

    Crime Prevention

    Cyber Security Awareness

    Cut Out Dissection

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU HOT TOPICS - SEPTEMBER 2010

    1. The Grandparent Scam preys on the emotions of seniors who believe a grandchild is in trouble. A local grandparent lost $12,000 when scam artists contacted her, posing as her grandchild in distress seeking money for a supposed arrest in Haiti. If faced with such a call, indicating an emergency situation, BBB advises seniors to verify the identity of the individual, check-out the story with other family members, and be wary of any requests to wire money.

  •     With three forums down and another to go, those advocating a smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County has heard a lot of opinions.

        Some are supportive of the ban in places such as restaurants and bars.

        Others aren’t quite as supportive.

        The final forum will be on Nov. 4 at the Bullitt County Health Department.

        The key is to get your voices out - no matter your side of the argument.

  • SEPTEMBER 2010

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    MONTH:

    Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery

    All-American Breakfast/Better Breakfast

    America on the Move

    Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

    Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

    Baby Safety

    Backpack Safety America

    Be Kind to Editors and Writers

    Biscuit

    Chicken

    Childhood Cancer Awareness

    Children's Good Manners

    Cholesterol Education

    College Savings

    Coupon

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  • WAUNAKEE, Wis. - For years, drivers from every U.S. state and Canadian province have reported speed trap locations to the National Motorists Association's National Speed Trap Exchange. As families squeeze in vacation time together this Labor Day weekend, before the school year begins in full swing, the roadways will be a very busy place for travelers.

  • On Aug. 11 my editor, fellow staff writer and I visited most of Bullitt County’s 23 public schools for the first day of the new school year.

    Most of the schools I cover are in the east end so I started my first-first day of school as the newest reporter with The Pioneer News at Bullitt East taking pictures of students, faculty and staff before the bell rang.

    As I wandered the crowded front lobby searching for the perfect photo opportunities, I found myself looking back on the time I spent at BE as a student not so long ago.

  • Throw out the statistics.

    Throw out the logic.

    It’s time for a good, old fashioned debate just about election time.

    A study conducted by the University of Kentucky shows that second-hand smoke is quite prevalent in public places in Bullitt County.

    Probably no big shock.

    However, when communities get upset when government leaders save them money by hiring a single sanitation contractor, what would be the reaction if they imposed a smoking ban in restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues?

    We are about to find out.

  •     Recent numbers of dead fish found in the Salt River have become a barracuda of a problem during an important election year.

        Kentucky Fish and Wildlife representatives said the cause of the fish deaths was a result of natural causes based on weather conditions.

        The majority of the fish affected were Asian carp and paddlefish.

        Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts declared “a day of mourning for the paddlefish, followed by a night of evening.”