Today's Opinions

  • Council doing right thing

     I am writing this correspondence concerning the budget amendment, recently approved by the Shepherdsville City Council. The discussion of this amendment has been heated and I believe many misconceptions have been created. 

  • Expanding Medicaid

     Kentucky has the chance to provide health care coverage to Kentuckians ages 50-64. Expanding Medicaid will enable adults making just $15,000 per year to get the health care they need. Without the expansion, uninsured adults will continue to go without care or receive charity care in hospital emergency rooms. And since taxpayers pay for charity care, expanding Medicaid can save taxpayers money.

  • BBB Tips on Spring Home Remodeling Scams

      Spring has sprung! BBB is warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams.

    This is the time of year when less-than-reputable or unqualified contractors come into town promising a variety of services at cut-rate prices. They may show up at your door, advertise in local papers, or deliver fliers to your home.

    There are thousands of reputable contractors who will deliver quality work, on time and within budget. Here are some tips from the BBB on how consumers can avoid costly mistakes and scams:

  • Under proper conditions, time right to look at new personnel

     For years, maybe decades, this newspaper has opined that there is a need for a planner in Bullitt County.

  • BBB Warns of Charity Scams in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombing

     At least one poorly-conceived charity scam (this one was on Twitter) has already emerged in the wake of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday, and more are likely.

    BBB Wise Giving Alliance (“Alliance”), the national charity monitoring arm of the Better Business Bureau, and BBB Serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont (“BBB Boston”) cautions donors about potential red flags concerning tragedy-related philanthropy.

  • BBB Warns: Don’t Fall for Springtime Scams!

     Springtime is synonymous with spring scams. It never fails. Every year, around this time, scam artists come out of the woodwork. Scam artists will break down your door with “too good to be true” opportunities. BBB recommends you look out for these three spring scams:

  • Thanks for caring

     I would like to commend the staff at Elmcroft of Mount Washington, an assisted-living facility for seniors, for being so helpful to our family. My dad lived there for a year and a half before passing away recently. 

  • Revenue boost covers pay hikes

     Some don’t like it. Others are overjoyed.