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Today's Opinions

  • Keep it straight and between the lines

     Over 27,500 votes in Bullitt County in a non-Presidential year is pretty amazing.

    What’s not so amazing is the fact that 44 percent of the voters filled in the straight ticket box.

    Of those 12,119 votes, 8,678 were Republicans and 3,441 were Democrats.

    The bottom line is that if you were in a countywide election, the Republican candidate started with a 5,237 vote lead.

    If I happened to be a GOP candidate, I like my odds.

  • Keep it straight and between the lines

     Over 27,500 votes in Bullitt County in a non-Presidential year is pretty amazing.

    What’s not so amazing is the fact that 44 percent of the voters filled in the straight ticket box.

    Of those 12,119 votes, 8,678 were Republicans and 3,441 were Democrats.

    The bottom line is that if you were in a countywide election, the Republican candidate started with a 5,237 vote lead.

    If I happened to be a GOP candidate, I like my odds.

  • Now what?

     The elections are now over and congratulations go out to the victors.

    And thanks go out to those who did not win. It takes extreme courage to put yourself out to the voters. 

    With around 46 percent of the registered voters going to the polls, that is great, especially for a non-Presidential year.

    In early January, several newcomers will take office. And several veterans of government will return.

    So, what happens in January?

    First, the people of this county expect a sense of cooperation.

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds Thanksgiving travelers to wear a seat belt – every trip, every time

     FRANKFORT – With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining in a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder to buckle up – every trip, every time. 

  • Halloween, and election time, should be time for fun

     It’s that time of year again: All those scary creatures come out, they’re everywhere, begging you, never leaving you alone, all dressed up in those wacky colors.

    But we’ll focus on all those election candidates next week. This week is all about Halloween.

    I myself will spend the entire day munching down on apples and cider and popcorn and candy and pie, all while binge watching my favorite classic Halloween movies and television shows. I might even hunker down with a good horror story novel, perhaps reading it aloud like Vincent Price.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness

     Life is full of surprises! Some good, some bad. Some you will never recover from.

    Over the past few months, I have met many families and friends that share a common trait -- the loss of a loved one to violence.

    Some domestic and others have no idea who murdered their loved one(s). We are a select group that nobody wants to know.

  • Questions are good

     If you notice, there seems to be more people attending public meetings.

    And they seem to be asking more questions.

    While this may seem a bit suspicious, especially when it is candidates asking the questions, the actual asking for information is a good thing.

    We do not favor those who are trying to score brownie points.

    But we do like it when people ask questions.

    What we have found is that many people running for public office don’t always have a good idea on what they are running for.

  • Johann Kappel fought in Civil War

     On June 1842, Caroline Kappel gave birth to Johann Christian Kappel and he was named after his father Johann C. Kappel .  Johann’s parents were born in Olbronn, Wuttemberg, Germany.

    Johann C. Kappel was born in 1811 and Caroline Boehringer was born in 1815.  While in Germany, Johann Christian met Caroline and they fell in love and got married in 1837 in Germany.