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Today's Opinions

  • Series on high rate of suicide should hit home

      A serious topic with deadly overtones.

    Over the past couple of months, Pioneer News staff writer Stephen Thomas and summer intern Kayla Swanson wrote a series of stories about a growing problem - suicide.

    While nothing earthshaking may have been discovered in the series, the major point of the articles is to alert the community that suicide is a growing cause of death. And the age of such self-inflicted acts is starting every early in life.

    Bullitt County is losing too many lives much too early in life.

  • Knowing your own breast

      During a woman’s life, she has different changes in her breast. She might have more lumpiness during her period or may have breast problems, like a mastitis (a breast infection), while breastfeeding.

    Several breast conditions can affect women. Learning more about these breast condition can help you find problems early and have them treated right away.

  • School taxes too much

     Bullitt Country taxpayers should take note.  The School Board has again raised your property taxes.  They try to imply that taxes went up $22.00, when in fact your taxes have increased much more.  Thanks to three School Board members, Lorraine McLaughlin, Dolores Ashby, and Board Chairman, Tim Wiseheart, your property taxes have increased for the SIXTH year in a row.

  • No guns for high risk

     Nine American women are shot and killed by their husbands and intimate partners every single week. The victims are mothers, sisters, daughters, friends – each an irreplaceable loss to their families and our society. Tragically, our lax gun laws make it easier for abusers to acquire a firearm than it is to purchase a Sudafed. Legislators who don’t support expanded background checks and other common-sense gun reforms are co9mplicit in this bloodshed and moms need to call them out.

  • What happens when called for jury duty

      Jury duty is perhaps one of the areas that creates the most questions for our office. 

    The first question is usually, “why me?”  Jurors are selected for service by the The Kentucky Court of Justice Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

    The Kentucky Court of Justice strives to ensure that jury pools are a true representation of Kentucky’s population. The AOC compiles a master list of prospective jurors for the entire state on a per county basis.

  • Seniors will get to take trip even if ‘educational’ value questioned

     When is a policy not a policy? When you can find a good reason to bend the rules.

    It was almost a funny situation.

    On Sept. 9, the Bullitt County Public School System held its monthly work session.

    At these sessions, the members have a little extra time in a more informal setting to discuss things such as field trip policies.

    During this particular session, although no formal request had been received, board members were advised that a senior trip for Bullitt East might be on the horizon.

  • Thanks to Arts Council

     The Woman’s Club would like to thank the Bullitt County Art Council for their participation in the Fall Conference.

    Their wonderful displays on the tables and throughout the room were beautiful.  A special thanks to Donna burke and Judy Nevitt for their singing performance, as well as Jacob Head with the Compass Quarter, for his solos on the Violin. Their performances were inspiring up lifting.

  • Thanks for watching our tax dollars

     I would like to take a moment to thank our county magistrates for their effort to make sure that the county’s money is being spent properly and that our county departments are run as they should be. I would like to say a special thank you to Magistrate John Bradshaw for asking the hard questions even though it’s not the popular thing to do.