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Opinion

  •  See the latest scams in BBB’s November 2016 Hot Topics

    1. A local business reported receiving calls of a recorded message saying they have an unpaid LG&E bill and their electricity will be cut off. The scammers ask for a payment right away, through a wire service or prepaid debit card. This is a scam.

  •     The time has come.
        Forget all the rhetoric.
        Forget all the direct mail pieces and the media ads.
        The time is approaching.
        Next Tuesday, it will be your time to tell everyone in the country who should be the next president.
        It will be time to elect members of the state legislature and the local council races.

  •     The dictionary definition of accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
        While this definition certainly applies (or should apply) in our politics, our families, or our churches, the word is used differently when it comes to what is known as school accountability.
        In education, school accountability revolves almost exclusively around student testing and is really a synonym of the word “rating.”

  •  FRANKFORT – (October 28, 2016) Trick-or-treaters, parents, motorists and homeowners all play important roles in keeping Halloween safe.  The Kentucky State Police offer the following tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween:

    FOR MOTORISTS

  •  It is always great to get a little recognition.

    Bullitt County needs as much good publicity as it can get these days.

    Last Wednesday, Bullitt County was in center stage in the state capitol in Frankfort.

    It was time for the annual Ashland Teacher of the Year recognition ceremony.

    For the first time ever, Bullitt County had the Middle School Teacher of the Year.

  •  “We Are the Remembers,The Ones Left Behind,” a quote I often use to remind me that domestic violence is real. It happens to one out of three women. It can happen to the rich or poor, highly educated or illiterate, Christian or non-Christian, and to the most loving of families. 

    The family of Karen Byerly Morgan can testify to this.

    The signs of a toxic relationship often missed by loved ones:

    He/She will:

    1. Check your texts

    2. Check your messages.

  •  So Bullitt Fiscal Court has decided that one way to solve the issues at Southeast Bullitt Fire District is to remove two board members.

    Pending appeals, now what happens?

    Will the next two appointments be “fire department” friendly?

    Will those appointees be “district board” friendly?

    Will it really matter?

  •  Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning those who want to help victims of Hurricane Matthew to be cautious when giving money or other assistance to charities. Fundraising efforts are already showing up on crowdfunding sites like Gofundme.com. While some efforts are legitimate, others are scammers posing as fake charities to take advantage of those who want to help.

  •  Congratulations to the Shepherdsville City Council.

    Even before reading Wednesday’s editorial, the council came together and made the choice it had to make -- select a person to fill the mayor’s seat over the next 27 months.

    Curtis Hockenbury was certainly the first to sign up for the mayor’s election early this spring when Scott Ellis resigned for the first time.

    He was on the campaign trail knocking on over 1,700 doors.

  •  See the latest scams in BBB’s October 2016 Hot Topics

  •  Several years ago cyberspace was frenzied over many popular websites going dark for 24 hours to protest a federal bill meant to crack down on video piracy.

    The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – was a controversial and perhaps misguided effort championed by the Motion Picture Association of America to end illegal online sharing of copyrighted material, primarily movies and music.

  •  Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. 

    You say, “I haven’t gotten a newspaper in years. But I’m not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I’m talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in the television broadcast and the push notification on your phone.’

    The word newspaper no longer reflects the media industry encompassed by the word. 

  •  During the interim our committees continue to meet on a monthly basis usually in Frankfort. I am a member of the following committees: Appropriations and Resources, Education, Veterans affairs and Public Protection, County Government, Labor Industry, Administration Regulations, Education Assessment, budget subcommittee on Secondary Education an Women Veterans issues. We are also given two days a month to use for individual meetings and paperwork so I am in Frankfort frequently. 

  •  Let’s hope this is one of those editorials written that is no longer relevant because after deadline, the powers that be took care of the matter.

    But, for a little lack of confidence, let’s just ponder the craziness surrounding the mayor’s vacancy in Shepherdsville.

    Yes, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress’ ruling on the legal question in Shepherdsville probably caught a few people by surprise.

  •     Labor Day has passed us and fall is right around the corner.
        Fall is a great time for short weekend road trips.
        Cave City is just a short drive down I-65 and in October offers great music, good family time, and nature in all of its autumn glory.  
        America’s favorite country quartet the Oak Ridge Boys takes front and center stage at the Cave City Convention Center the third Saturday in October.

  •  Chapeze is located on the Long Lick Creek in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  

    It is a small village by the name Chapeze Station and is twenty-four miles from Louisville, Kentucky.  Chapeze is one of the oldest stations in the county.  A land grant was given by Governor Benjamin Harrison of Virginia to Peter Shepherd and his son Adam who were surveyors in 1782.

  •  “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    These words, writting 229 years ago, are the Preamble to our Constitution.

    This is Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, celebrating the signing of this important document.

  •  See the latest scams in BBB’s September 2016 Hot Topics

    If you receive a call saying you’ve won a new computer, hang up! A local consumer was told she won a new PC but had to send money. She sent $20 to the scammer, who then said they wanted more money before sending her the computer.

  •  On Aug. 5, state Rep. Russell Webber joined Gov. Matt Bevin for the ceremonial signing of House Bill 183.

    The legislation created the new Kentucky Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification program.

    Webber and Bevin were joined by other intersted parties at the ceremony, which was held in Frankfort.

  •  As a school district and community, we believe that all children can learn. 

    As Americans, we stand for equality of opportunity - everyone should have access to the American Dream. 

    Sure, most of us realize that those with wealthy or connected families sometimes get breaks the rest of us don’t get, but that is the relative few.

    Work hard, study hard, make your own luck, take advantage of the blessings of being born in the USA.