http://www.pioneernews.net/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Chapeze family big part of local history http://www.pioneernews.net/content/chapeze-family-big-part-local-history <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/9-21_chapez_pix.jpg" alt="Office of Benjamin and Adam Chapeze, grandsons of Adam Shepherd" title="Office of Benjamin and Adam Chapeze, grandsons of Adam Shepherd" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Chapeze is located on the Long Lick Creek in Bullitt County, Kentucky. &nbsp;</span></p> <p> It is a small village by the name Chapeze Station and is twenty-four miles from Louisville, Kentucky.&nbsp; Chapeze is one of the oldest stations in the county.&nbsp; A land grant was given by Governor Benjamin Harrison of Virginia to Peter Shepherd and his son Adam who were surveyors in 1782.</p> Constitution Week honored by Salt River NSDAR chapter http://www.pioneernews.net/content/constitution-week-honored-salt-river-nsdar-chapter <p> &nbsp;<em style="line-height: 20.4px;">&ldquo;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.&rdquo;</em></p> <p> These words, writting 229 years ago, are the Preamble to our Constitution.</p> <p> This is Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, celebrating the signing of this important document.</p> Pay attention to emergency sirens http://www.pioneernews.net/content/pay-attention-emergency-sirens <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Hey Bullitt County drivers, let&rsquo;s chat for a second.</span></p> <p> I know I&rsquo;ve only had my driver&rsquo;s license for less than 10 years and that there are far more experienced people than me on the roads. However, I&rsquo;m convinced there must have been some miscommunication when I read my driver&rsquo;s manual and took my test than when the rest of the county took theirs.</p> Childhood poverty is an issue http://www.pioneernews.net/content/childhood-poverty-issue <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">As a school district and community, we believe that all children can learn.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> As Americans, we stand for equality of opportunity - everyone should have access to the American Dream.&nbsp;</p> <p> Sure, most of us realize that those with wealthy or connected families sometimes get breaks the rest of us don&rsquo;t get, but that is the relative few.</p> <p> Work hard, study hard, make your own luck, take advantage of the blessings of being born in the USA.</p> BBB Hot Topics: September 2016 http://www.pioneernews.net/content/bbb-hot-topics-september-2016 <p> &nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">See the latest scams in BBB&rsquo;s September 2016 Hot Topics</strong></p> <p> If you receive a call saying you&rsquo;ve won <strong>a new computer, </strong>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.</p> Congrats to our kids http://www.pioneernews.net/content/congrats-our-kids <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Over the past couple of weeks, youngsters from Bullitt County have represented our community well.</span></p> <p> From Florida to Washington, athletes excelled.</p> <p> The Mount Washington 8U softball team fought back from a tough regional finish to bring home the Babe Ruth World Series title.</p> <p> This is a great accomplishment for the girls, their coaches, the parents and grandparents and those who supported those efforts.</p> Saying Goodbye http://www.pioneernews.net/content/saying-goodbye-3 <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Over the past month, I&rsquo;ve lost some folks who were pretting important during my tenure at The Pioneer News.</span></p> <p> Thomas Whitt was a very solid member of the community and as a member of the Bullitt County Public School Board.</p> <p> Well-respected for his work on the fire department board in Mount Washington, Whitt dealt with many tough issues on the school board.</p> Webber joins Bevin in signing of HB 183 http://www.pioneernews.net/content/webber-joins-bevin-signing-hb-183 <img src="http://www.pioneernews.net/sites/www.pioneernews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/8-29_webber.jpg" alt="Rep. Russell Webber (far right) at the signing by Gov. Matt Bevin" title="Rep. Russell Webber (far right) at the signing by Gov. Matt Bevin" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">On Aug. 5, state Rep. Russell Webber joined Gov. Matt Bevin for the ceremonial signing of House Bill 183.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The legislation created the new Kentucky Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification program.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Webber and Bevin were joined by other intersted parties at the ceremony, which was held in Frankfort.</span></p>