Today's Opinions

  • Critical need exists for all types of blood

     LOUISVILLE — An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives. 

  • Partners in Prevention seeking feedback on survey

     The Bullitt County Partners in Prevention program continues its efforts to educate the community about issues involving substance abuse and preventative methods.

    PIP is made up of a conglomerate of local experts and officials from various community components working together to establish strategies toward implementing such methods.

  • BBB Warning: Beware of Storm Chasers

     (LOUISVILLE, KY) – This past weekend’s storms produced tornadoes, hail, flash floods, and heavy rains. As residents begin to evaluate damage that may have occurred, BBB serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky wants to remind consumers to beware of storm chasers around the area.

    Local consumers have reported companies knocking on their doors just hours after the storms had passed to help fix the damage. Before you sign a contract and hand over your money, BBB has some tips to help you avoid a scam.

  • Traffic Jams

     Besides taxes, what is the most aggravating part of many peoples’ lives?

    Traffic congestion.

    As Bullitt County has grown and the number of people driving vehicles has mushroomed, the roads are just not adequate to handle the flow.

    This community is not the only one facing these issues. However, if you spend time trying to navigate from one area to another, you know it is bad.

    The simple Friday afternoon traffic delays on Highway 44 in Mount Washington and in Shepherdsville are now a daily occurrence.

  • Election probably proves that people turned off by politics

      I love politics.

    I don’t love the nastiness that often appears during the election cycle.

    But the pure science or non-science of trying to predict races and then analyzing them is something I’ve always enjoyed.

    But it’s two months past the primary and four months until the general election and I didn’t write the first analysis of what happened in May.

    First, I think as journalist we have gotten into the practice of trying to be experts and to offer advise.

  • Don’t be chicken to let your views be known

     For a couple months, residents in Mount Washington have been asking for a change to an existing ordinance that prohibits livestock within city limits, including chickens.

    Led largely by a resident who admitted to the council he has several chickens on his own land within the city, these residents have given fact after fact over why the council should permit chickens.

  • Veterans’ charities that mislead: BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins federal, state regulators to announce enforcement actions

      Washington DC – BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org), the charity monitoring organization affiliated with the Better Business Bureau, joined today with the Federal Trade Commission, state Attorneys General, and state charity regulators to help the donating public avoid misleading charity appeals and find trustworthy veterans’ organizations to support. The event was held at the FTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC to announce the latest enforcement actions against veterans’ charities.

  • Crystal Clear

     Maybe the biggest buzz word in government circles over the past few years is “transparency.”

    Everyone on the campaign trail talks about it.

    Those in office swear by it.

    The public drinks it down like a cold, icy cola on a hot summer day.

    In the media, we talk about transparency and how we are the champions.

    In reality, not the fake world where so many tend to spend their time, transparency is no more present today than it was 100 years ago.