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Today's Opinions

  • Council must put heads together to determine city’s true money status

     Is the city of Shepherdsville in solid financial footing? Yes.

    Could the city of Shepherdsville return to the days of old when paying the next cycle of bills was a matter of concern? Yes.

    Well, you can’t have it both ways. And this is where the city leaders must come together and determine the concerns of the budget and spending and whether those concerns are justified.

    Just a few miles to the east, the city of Mount Washington appears flush with money -- with a whole lot less industry and a whole lot less occupational tax revenue.

  • Apprenticeship programs important in state

     The Commonwealth, along with many other states across this nation, is struggling to find highly-skilled workers to fill scores of job in the manufacturing, health care, agriculture, and trade industries such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and telecommunications.

  • Plenty of attractions close to home for holidays

     With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving around the corner, NOW is the time to start thinking about winter break. Let me suggest WildLights and Jack Hanna’s Home for the Holidays at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, OH. WildLights kickoffs at the Columbus Zoo on November 17, 2017 and has quickly become a regional favorite featuring millions of LED lights, animated musical shows, the ole jolly guy himself, Santa’s reindeer, and visits with Bumble and Rudolph.

  • Season to give many thanks

     The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transition into this blustery November.

    As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Another seasonal classic?

     Bullitt County has again found itself involved in a nationwide controversy that could signal the end of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday.

    Henrietta “Herkey” Turkey was scheduled to appear at the White House Thanksgiving dinner, but fled the area after learning the president refused to offer a traditional presidential pardon.

    “My predecessors may have made it easy on all of these birds, but not me,” Donald Trump said. “No free meals on my watch.”

  • Bullitt County has many things to be thankful for

    As we enter this holiday season, Bullitt County residents should be thankful for many things.

    Are there things which the county suffers a black eye from time to time? Sure.

    But that is common with any place in the United States.

    It is during this Thanksgiving week that we need to look a little deeper.

    We should be thankful that we aren’t waking up every day or going to sleep every night with a new homicide in the news. With the population reaching 80,000, the odds of bad things happening increases.

  • Saying goodbye

     A couple of recent passings of note.

    Harry Cooper moved into the Hillview community from Highland Park and immediately made an impact.

    His first work in the city came with Operation Santa. He served as a helper to the real Santa Claus for a number of years.

    He was never afraid to tell you what he thought. Sometimes that meant going against the city fathers.

    He successfully ran for city council in Hillview. He was also unsuccessful in a bid for mayor.

  • AAA: 2017 Thanksgiving travel expected to be highest volume in a dozen years

      AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

    The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.