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Opinion

  •     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

  • The Better Business Bureau has warned consumers for years about talent search firms whose primary goal is to collect money from would-be models, singers or movie stars.  Some talent search businesses are mostly interested in taking financial advantage of the ambitions of people seeking to become a star, and not-so-much interested in identifying talent or advancing the career of the people who audition or try out.

     

  • No matter the ultimate decision on the proposed partnership between the Bullitt County YMCA and the Bullitt County parks and recreation department, great strides have already been made.

    First, a cooperative effort will ensure that the Bullitt Central swimming pool will open on time this spring.

  •     FRANKFORT - After seven weeks of grinding effort, scouring state government for savings, casting a wide net to find more revenue without raising taxes - and under the gun of writing a state budget footer-to-roof beam in limited time - the House this week passed its version of a two-year spending plan for state government.

        The climax came on a near-party-line vote of 65-33 Wednesday after three hours of lively, sometimes contentious, floor debate.

  •     FRANKFORT – As expected, the final full week of the 2010 Regular Session ended with the focus returning to the General Assembly’s top priority, the two-year state government budget.

        House and Senate leaders began working toward common ground on Wednesday afternoon, and if all goes as scheduled, a compromise should be ready for a final vote this coming week.

  •     FRANKFORT - Last week in Frankfort, the Senate passed bills that strengthens the ethical restrictions placed on government officials, restricts a dangerous drug growing in use across the nation, and outlines the proper way for the state to classify local schools that need renovation.

        We also passed bills honoring our veterans and kept a close eye on the progress of the state budget in the House.

  • Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act in May 2009.

    While some of the changes became effective last fall, the majority started February 22, 2010, with others not effective until August 2010.

    The new credit card law addresses interest rate increases, penalties, and fees.

    For more information on the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, read the

    The new credit card law will implement the following changes:

  • FRANKFORTee"After nearly two months of work, and in the face of a $1.2 billion deficit, the Kentucky House of Representatives voted this past week for a two-year budget that streamlines state government while investing in the Commonwealth.

    Legislators have known for months that the budget would be difficult to write, given the nation’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

  •     Could the Bullitt County Parks pool next to Bullitt Central been repaired and open last summer?

        Maybe not.

        Having to make upgrades on its filtration system to meet federal safety standards and facing a large leak to fix, it may not have been possible to open the third of the county’s four pools.

  •     Every day, Bullitt County Environmental Health professionals (Registered Sanitarians) are on the job ensuring our Bullitt County is a safe place.

        This unique group of professionals help ensure the safety of restaurants, grocery stores, supermarkets, food production facilities, schools, hotels, motels, mobile home parks, public swimming pools, tattoo studios, and other health programs such as lead based paint, septic systems, radon, milk, water, quality assurance, animal rabies,  methamphetamine labs, and many more.

  •     Many people think that H1N1 is behind us, but the Bullitt County Health Department would like to remind residents, that is not true. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), no states reported widespread influenza activity.