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Opinion

  • It’s beyond hot. It’s miserably hot.

    Just think, eight months ago you were complaining about the cold and the snow and the wind.

    How much would you give to have a couple of inches of snow to play in?

    OK, for some, the summer heat is great.

    Look at The Y, formerly known as the YMCA.

    They take over management of the county pools for the summer and couldn’t ask for better weather.

    Through June, it looked like the pools had at least broken even thanks to the sun and the heat.

  •     The summer is winding down, and soon students will be headed back to school! Chances are, you still have some major “back-to-school shopping” to do. Whether your child is headed to 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:

     

  •     Bullitt County government recently lost a very valuable member of its team.

        Having served under three different county judge/executives, Kendall Grant recently resigned as director of the parks and recreation department.

        Grant had a keen interest, especially in youth sports, throughout the county.

        Over the past few years, Kendall battled through some very serious medical issues. In the end, he decided that it was best to take the time to get better physically.

  • It’s a small world after all.

    Never has this statement been more true than it is today as technology continues to advance, moving us closer and closer to one another.

    Innovation has allowed us the capability to hold conversations with people on the other side of the planet in the blink of an eye and just as instantaneously, billions of dollars can be transferred from the U.S. to Germany, Thailand, Australia, anywhere in the world, all with the simple click of a button.

  • Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul stopped in Shepherdsville for the Voices of Independent rally on Thursday.

    It seemed everyone came out of the woodwork for the TEA Party gathering.

    I had the privilege to speak with several of Bullitt County’s fine citizens, Democrats and Republicans alike, and I was fascinated to hear where each of them stood politically.

    The only person I encountered who didn’t seem to know where he stood politically was Mr. Paul.

  • While we are sure the intent was never to change boundaries on the five school board seats at the last minute, the latest decision makes things appear a bit messy.

    An addition to the last month’s school board agenda, a committee recommendation to redraw the five districts was approved with little discussion.

    For the most part, school board elections don’t draw a lot of interest, unfortunately.

    And maybe this one would have fallen into the same category as the seats currently held by Tim Wiseheart and Dolores Ashby are up for bids.

  • Over the years it has happened on the local, state and federal level.

    People swear to the voters that they aren’t politicians. They are just common folk wanting to serve their constituents.

    Then reality hits. They are now in the world of politics.

    Bullitt County’s drug task force has been a shining star for the past nine years. While at times it may seem to TV viewers that Bullitt County only has a bunch of criminals, the task force has done a wonderful job.

  •     LEXINGTON, Ky. - As any scout can tell you, “Be Prepared” is an excellent motto. With the storms and flooding of early May still fresh in people’s minds, now is a good time for you and your family to prepare for the next disaster-whatever it may be.

        There are three important steps to personal preparedness:

     

    1.      Get a kit.

    2.      Make a plan.

    3.      Be informed.

     

    Your kit

  •     FRANKFORT – For thousands of children attending school, the biggest challenge of the day may not be tied to the classroom, but to their health.                   

  • BBB is warning online shoppers about a fraudulent e-mail that appears to be from Amazon.com. Scam artists are sending out the e-mails that state “thanks for your order.” The e-mail has an order number on it, a total price, and a link to click on to check out your order.

  •     Summer time signals the start of the vacation season.

        Whether you are planning a day trip, a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, you can travel “green” by following some simple environmentally friendly traveling tips.

    1.     Before you go, unplug unnecessary appliances such as TVs, DVD players, coffee pots and microwaves.  These items use energy even when they are turned off.  Adjust your thermostat and water heater setting to conserve energy.

  •     Thanks should go to Jim Boswell and the crew he assembled over the past 19 years with the Bullitt County Adult and Community Education program.

        Boswell retired last Wednesday and the program has kind of been divided up among various agencies. The Bullitt County Public School System is gearing its energies in K-12 and Jefferson Community and Technical College will take over the adult education phase of the program.

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU HOT TOPICS: July 2010

        1: Beware of any job postings that lead you to the website jobnab.com. Local papers have recently ran classified ads that lead to the website. The site contacts job seekers via email or text message about seeing their resume online and guarantees a job after registering. A job offer never materializes but identity theft often occurs. Be careful giving out your personal information!

     

  •     On Thursday evening, Bullitt County will host its first tea party event. The featured speaker will be Dr. Rand Paul, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

        The setting will be at the front portion of the Shepherdsville First Street Park next to Buckman Street.

        The local Voices for Independence organization is hosting the event.

        The question is whether there will be a large crowd at the event. Our guess is that there will be a number of people present.

  •     As summer begins and temperatures rise, often so do the tempers of angry consumers who fall victim to summer door-to-door salesmen.  While many door-to-door salesmen are honest, every summer the Better Business Bureau receives troubling complaints from consumers who made purchases on their doorstep and were dissatisfied with the quality of product received, if they receive anything at all.

     

  • JULY 2010

    MONTH:

    Anti-Boredom

    Baked Bean

    Bereaved Parents Awareness

    Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness

    Black Family

    Blueberries

    Cell Phone Courtesy

    Child-Centered Divorce

    Doghouse Repairs

    Family Reunion

    Freedom From Fear of Speaking

    Grilling

    Hemochromatosis Screening and Awareness

    Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness

    Horseradish

    Hot Dog

    Ice Cream

    International Blondie and Deborah Harry