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Opinion

  •     The re-creation of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation board got off to a very positive start on Monday.

        The reason wasn’t the decisions made but because there was an exchange of dialogue from various interests.

        The decision to make a proposal to fiscal court on Tuesday for the YMCA to have a management agreement to operate the three swimming pools this summer was a correct one.

  •     The time has almost arrived.

        The last signs have been posted. The commercials and advertisements are coming to an end.

        The time has come to quite complaining and start taking action.

        Election day is on Tuesday, May 18. That’s from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Plenty of time to cast a ballot.

        In Bullitt County, there are many important races on the ballot. In fact, every race is important.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - To think that a major, countywide primary election is less than four weeks away, it is sure quiet.

        Yes, there are lots of signs placed on top of signs.

        But the chatter is pretty quiet and the days are counting down.

        Here’s a rundown on some of the upcoming activities, most of which are open to the public:

        *Thursday, April 22 - The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will host its second luncheon with the candidates.

  •     When contestants in the Miss USA pageant walks across the stage, Bullitt County will have a representative.

        Kindra Clark, a Bullitt East graduate and resident of Mount Washington, will be representing Kentucky in quest of earning the title of Miss USA.

        No matter where she places in the pageant, Clark is a winner. The 2009 Miss Bullitt County Fair queen has been busy attending various functions and representing her county and state very well.

  •     “Mr. Speaker, I would move you sir that ...we adjourn sine die, until the first Tuesday following the first Monday of the Year of Our Lord 2011, unless called into extraordinary session by the Governor of the Commonwealth.”

        FRANKFORT - Sine die is Latin. It means ‘without a day.’ In session-speak, it means the end.

  •     Loved ones who plan to send flowers for Mother’s Day should beware of “petal pushers.”

        These unscrupulous florists place bogus listings in local phone directories.

        When you call the local number listed, or given to you by the operator, you’re unknowingly forwarded to an out-of-town telemarketing company.

        The telemarketer takes your order and credit card information, and then forwards your order to an area florist.

  •     Child abuse is terrifying, sad, and senseless!

        I believe no one wakes up in the morning and says “Today I am going to hurt my child.”

        Unfortunately, child abuse occurs anyway.

        A definition for child abuse is an injury or pattern of injuries that is not an accident.

        Child abuse includes non-accidental physical harm, abandonment, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse.

  •     FRANKFORT - When the Kentucky House of Representatives adopted its two-year budget several weeks ago, my colleagues and I had three main priorities: Streamline government; protect education and our most vulnerable citizens; and kick-start our economy.

  • The Internal Revenue Service wants to remind taxpayers to pay all taxes due by the April 15 deadline to avoid interest and failure-to-pay penalties.

    Filing and Paying on Time Saves Money

    If you have a balance due and do not pay by April 15, you are subject to a failure-to-pay penalty. If you cannot complete your return and file it by April 15, you may request an extension of time to file. However, an extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay.

  •     Riders in Bullitt County have become accustomed to the luxury of having mass transportation to and from downtown Louisville each day.

        TARC has provided service for over 20 years to Bullitt Countians who Park and Tarc in Mount Washington and Shepherdsville.

        The one bus was then replaced by a second bus and now three buses make the route.

        In the future, there may be no TARC service.

  • Better Business Bureau is warning business to beware of a new malicious e-mail that pretends to be from BBB about a complaint filed against the company.

     

    Several businesses in the Louisville area, and across the US - including law firms, advertising agencies and architecture firms - have reported receiving a suspicious e-mail from the address seatac@bbb.org with the subject line “BBB Complaint Case #” followed by a nine-digit number. BBB Accredited and non-Accredited businesses have been targeted.

     

  •     April is Financial Literacy Month and Better Business Bureau and Capital One Financial Corp. have partnered to create a unique set of free resources to help consumers learn how to effectively manage credit.

  • It’s amazing how much could take place in a week.

    The first week of April has been a full one. Good or bad, it’s been completely full.

    I don’t seem to ever recall Holy Thursday taking place on April Fool’s Day. It worked out, because by the end of the day I prayed no one got hurt.

    Between office workers calling the Louisville Zoo asking for Mr. Behr and the phone receivers being disconnected, The Pioneer News staff really enjoyed themselves.

  •     NICHOLS - Recently, many Bullitt County Public Schools celebrated Read Across America Week, an event established to encourage reading.

        Read Across America Week is celebrated in conjunction with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Many schools host events in which students (and teachers) dress as their favorite Seussian character.

        This year Nichols Elementary celebrated by inviting various community dignitaries to the school. The dignitaries read to and discussed reading with students.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE - All we needed a couple of weeks ago was Olivia Newton-John singing “Let’s Get Physical” and the political season would have been officially open.

        The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a members-only forum featuring the five candidates for judge/executive.

        Of those in attendance, some got what they expected and others may have gotten a little more than they cared to hear.

  • APRIL 2010

    MONTH:

    African-American Women's Fitness

    Alcohol Awareness

    Autism Awareness

    Cancer Control

    Car Care

    Card and Letter Writing

    Celebrate Diversity

    Cesarean Awareness

    Child Abuse Prevention

    Community Spirit Days

    Counseling Awareness

    Couple Appreciation

    Customer Loyalty

    Decorating

    Donate Life

    Emotional Overeating Awareness

    Facial Protection

    Foot Health Awareness

    Fresh Florida Tomato

    Frog