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Today's Opinions

  • House passes its version of the budget

     Last week, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed the two-year budget, aimed to set Kentucky on a robust path for the future, by a vote of 76-15. 

  • Busy times as budget tops discussions

     FRANKFORT -- After being sworn in last week, I am hard at work in Frankfort, filing two bills and co-sponsoring others that I feel will improve our county and Commonwealth. I also made sure we were represented on voting for the state budget.

    When Governor Bevin presented his proposal to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

  • Get ready for forums for candidates

     Candidates for the major county offices should be prepared -- there will be at least a couple of forums this spring.

    We don’t want to surprise anyone. From all the discourse we’ve seen on social media, the forum for the special election came as a surprise and was rigged in favor of the Democratic candidate.

    As one of the sponsors, who is normally just the publicity arm for the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, we’ve heard enough.

  • Paper fails the county

     The Pioneer News (PN) is failing the people of Bullitt County. The PN has provided no investigative journalism to its readers nor does it hold any governments, county leaders or candidates accountable. 

    This has been a running joke for too long.  Given the political climate, budget outlooks, needed economic development and upcoming elections, I’m done laughing. 

    We need an active newspaper and as one of the largest and fastest growing counties, we deserve one.

  • State offers advice on dealing with flood waters, cleanup

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.

    The following precautions are recommended by DPH:

    Flood Waters

  • BBB warns of storm chasers

     LOUISVILLE – The recent damage done by floods in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

    As a follow up, your local Better Business Bureau is warning local residents affected by the recent flooding to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

  • Flooding Creates Health, Safety Concerns

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.

  • Games too pricey

     I would like to address the Bullitt County athletic directors, or the Board of Education, as to who sets the prices for high school basketball games.

    Every game that I have attended this year, the cost for admission has been $6 and that is for adults and students. College students event get a discount to attend games for their schools.

    There are weeks when there are two or three games at $6 admission that can get pricey, especially for teens who work hard for their money.

    These games can also be pricey for families who have multiple children.