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Opinion

  • MAY 2010

    MONTH:

    American Stroke

    Arthiritis Awareness

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

    Asthma and Allergy Awareness

    Awareness of Medical Orphans

    Barbecue

    Better Hearing and Speech

    Better Sleep

    Bike

    Cancer Research

    Celiac Disease Awareness

    Clean Air

    Correct Posture

    Creative Beginnings

    Ecodriving

    Electromagnetic Sensitivity Awareness

    Egg

    Family Wellness

  • BBB is urging property owners in need of repairs and clean-up to carefully check out companies before hiring them after heavy rain made its mark on the area this weekend.

    BBB warns, be aware of those who may take advantage of your situation: The home repair rip-off artist, who may overcharge, perform shoddy work, or skip town without finishing your job. BBB suggests homeowners call or go to the BBB’s website, www.bbb.org, to check out contractors before hiring them.

  •     There is one guarantee in Bullitt County - officials will hammer out a budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, no matter the differences.

        Unlike our folks in Frankfort, there won’t be a power struggle at the top of the food chain. An agreement will be  worked out locally.

        Of course, there will be an agreement worked out in Frankfort. It might just cost the people of Kentucky $64,000 a day until it gets done.

  •     When you are young, the only thing that matters in the paycheck is the bottom line.

        As you get a little older, benefits such as insurance, retirement and savings means a little more.

        When the state of Kentucky began making local governments decide whether to place eligible employees in the hazardous duty retirement program, it gave officials options they really didn’t need to have.

  •     Many may feel that filling out the Census information every 10 years is a waste of time.

        It isn’t.

        In fact, it is more important than most people realize.

        And plus, the federal government just spent $85 million sending out letters recently telling you that Census information is coming your way.

        Make that investment count by filling out the information forms as accurately as possible.

  • “She is a ‘ministering angel’ without any exaggeration in these hospitals, and as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor, every poor fellow’s face softens with gratitude at the sight of her.

    When all the medical officers have retired for the night and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds.” (cited in, The Life of Florence Nightingale by E.T. Cook (1913) Vol 1, p 237)

  •     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.