Today's Opinions

  • Decisions on budget must be smart ones

     Seldom would you think that elected officials would have to justify keeping their budget the same.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 03/13/13

     This week Paul Coyle takes a hopeful look at Bullitt County's upcoming Fiscal budget time.

  • BBB tips on March Madness

     With local teams making it to the NCAA, the Better Business Bureau wants to warn the public about scams related to March Madness.

    Major sporting events like the NCAA tournament almost always inspire scammers to capitalize on the scarcity of tickets and fans’ desire to snap up souvenirs or team jerseys. The BBB advises fans to check out offers with the BBB before spending their hard-earned cash.

  • Sen. Hornback discusses education, drugs and religious freedom, among other issues before the GA

      FRANKFORT – The 2013 General Assembly Session is nearing its end with the Senate working overtime to ensure important bills and resolutions are being considered and passed.   

    This week, the Senate addressed issues related to education, drugs, victim protection, special taxing districts and religious freedom, among others.

     The Senate continues to place a high priority on strengthening Kentucky's educational opportunities which is evidenced by the adoption of Senate Bill 176 and 97.  

  • BBB Tips on Safe Spring Break Getaways

     Are you in the midst of planning your spring break getaway? Whether you’re jetting to Costa Rica, headed on a cruise, or driving to Destin, Florida, don’t just book a trip because it looks like a good deal! Do your homework first – spring break is not the time to book a trip from a provider you aren’t familiar with!

    Out of the almost 4,000 industries the BBB monitors, the travel industry consistently ranks near or in the top 25 for number of complaints, costing consumers as much as $10 billion annually.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2013

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s March 2013 Hot Topics!

    1. Businesses are receiving emails disguised as Consumer Complaint Notifications from the FTC. The email states a complaint has been filed against your business, and you need to review and respond. The email provides a link, which takes you to a third party website, and the file you download is actually malware that scans your computer for personal information.

  • More transparency needed on legislation

      FRANKFORT– Every year members of the Kentucky General Assembly descend on Frankfort to carry out the duties that our citizens expect to do.  That expectation includes making sure that the legislative process is open and transparent to all Kentuckians.

  • Thanks to one, good luck to another man

     It is ironic that in a single issue of the paper we have stories on a leader in the community who is leaving and another who is coming to our area.