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Opinion

  •  The Bullitt County Public School Board took the proper route recently when it approved a 4 percent tax hike by a 3-2 margin.

  •   There is probably no time that politics are not part of the governmental scene.

  •  By the time you read this, school will have been back in session for several days.

  •  Short of finding a 10,000-person mistake in the 2010 Census within the next 72 hours, it appears that Bullitt County will be split up once again when legislative redistricting takes place.

  •  For years, the city of Shepherdsville had a festival to culminate the summer.

  •   Everyone enjoys a nice pie of pie.

  •  Restitution is the act of making a person “whole”. 

  •  Better Business Bureau (BBB) joins the nation in mourning the loss of the Arizona Firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire. To ensure donations get into the right hands, BBB offers advice on charitable giving in the wake of this tragedy.

    “Tragedies like this one, the Newtown School shooting, and Boston Marathon bombings bring out scam artists,” says BBB President/CEO Charlie Mattingly. “Americans want to help the victims’ families and community through donations.”

  •  Beth Vachon is a highly-respected veteran educator in Bullitt County.

  •  With the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s that time of year to celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with backyard barbeques, fireworks, and tons of patriotism. However, with any holiday come scam artists who will try to take advantage of you and ruin your holiday plans.

    BBB tells you about the most common 4th of July scams and offers tips on how to protect yourself.

  •  1. Parents are complaining that Inspirational Keys, a performing arts summer camp here in Louisville, abruptly shut down. BBB has received 18 complaints since June 3, 2013 against the Memphis, TN based business. Parents complain they never received any refunds.

  •  Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! That’s the one thing I always hear when I talk to people, we need more jobs. 

  •  FRANKFORT– To better understand just how involved Kentucky is in transporting and exporting products across the country and around the world, consider the lobster.

    Most people normally wouldn’t associate the commonwealth with the crustacean, but they should, because for more than a decade now, we have been home to the world’s largest inland lobster tank.

    It’s a key stopping point between Nova Scotia and some of the United States’ finest restaurants.

  •  The county’s work to become work ready certified is important.

  •  With concerts, games, and festivals in full swing this summer, many fans are eager to purchase tickets to their favorite events. However, before committing to a purchase, BBB warns to beware of ticket scams!

    Many tend to seek out tickets on classified sites. Unfortunately, this is where many scam artists lurk. For instance, fake tickets are often posted on Craigslist, with “too-good-to-be-true” prices. The seller asks the buyer to pay through wire services, like Western Union then the buyer never receives the tickets.

  •  An estimated three to five million older adults in America were victims of abuse in 2011.

  •  The Bullitt County Public School System is in excellent shape to raise the dropout age from 16 to 18.

  •   April 2013 brought a much needed change in the judicial system.  In 2011, the General Assembly passed House Bill 308 to ensure that Kentucky complies with the 2007 National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP). 

  •  It is yet another time when Bullitt Countians have an opportunity to shine.

  •  There has been some amount of attention given to Bullitt County Schools the past few days related to the slight change made to our grading scales at the middle and high school level.