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Today's Opinions

  • HOMELESSNESS... It is not going to go away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Destiny would not be the prototypical figure speaking about homelessness.

    She is professional. She is attractive. She is very well educated. She is more than willing to talk about her story.

    We won’t run a photo of her and her daughter as Destiny was a featured speaker during a Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Bullitt County Housing First.

    We won’t run her last name.

    But what we will do is to use her story to kick off a story about a problem many of us want to ignore — homelessness.

  • HOMELESSNESS... It is not going to go away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Destiny would not be the prototypical figure speaking about homelessness.

    She is professional. She is attractive. She is very well educated. She is more than willing to talk about her story.

    We won’t run a photo of her and her daughter as Destiny was a featured speaker during a Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Bullitt County Housing First.

    We won’t run her last name.

    But what we will do is to use her story to kick off a story about a problem many of us want to ignore — homelessness.

  • HOMELESSNESS... It is not going to go away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Destiny would not be the prototypical figure speaking about homelessness.

    She is professional. She is attractive. She is very well educated. She is more than willing to talk about her story.

    We won’t run a photo of her and her daughter as Destiny was a featured speaker during a Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Bullitt County Housing First.

    We won’t run her last name.

    But what we will do is to use her story to kick off a story about a problem many of us want to ignore — homelessness.

  • Shouldn’t be any shortage of turkeys

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The recent Republican wave in the 2018 Bullitt County election has made the area prime pecking ground for the beginning of a major controversy surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Being one of the most pro-Donald Trump counties in the United States, Trump personally recognized the community by donating a Thanksgiving turkey to long-time Republican Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

  • Give Thanks

     It is that time of year where we annually turn retrospective and reflect on the many things we are thankful for.

    This is something we should really do on a daily basis. But, like those New Year resolutions, our best intentions quickly go out the window.

    This Thanksgiving week we take an opportunity to say thanks.

    *Thanks to all our first responders. They can never be paid enough for their services. Whether it is fighting crime or battling fires or trying to save lives, they are valuable people.

  • 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.