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Today's Opinions

  • Waffle fries good; waffle decisions not

     Elective officials are often caught off guard. Someone will sign up to speak.

    Elective officials by nature want to please the public.

    But, sometimes, they make decisions quickly without fully thinking about all sides of an issue.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court was the most recent example as the members voted three  times on the issue of medical marijuana.

    The pro-medical marijuana troops won the best of three series 2-1.

  • PLEASE VOTE

     It is your right that should not be taken for granted.

    It is your duty to express your view on who your future leaders should be.

    It is not your right to complain if you are not part of the system.

    Next Tuesday, Bullitt Countians will be encouraged to go out to the polls and vote in the May 22 primary.

    Some of the winners will not face opposition in the fall. Others will.

    For a countywide race, there is little chatter.

    We hope that doesn’t mean that a majority of you plan to sit at home next Tuesday.

  • Three items dominate past session

     FRANKFORT -- When historians look back on the 2018 legislative session, most of their attention will understandably be focused on three things: the state’s budget, the corresponding tax plan and public-pension reform.

    They didn’t generate every headline, but there’s no doubt they accounted for most.

  • Our Goodbyes

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A few goodbyes to some people I knew and a few I didn’t.

    Delores Crenshaw Mudd recently passed away.

    She was a giant in the homemakers world in Bullitt County. She was also a longtime teacher in Bullitt County.

    She was also part of the Bullitt County Fair for many years. This year’s fair will be dedicated to her efforts.

    A good person who was involved in so many activities from education to extension.

    She touched many lives.

    A person I didn’t know who watched from afar.

  • What a crazy week it was in Frankfort

     FRANKFORT --- As legislators were debating Friday night whether to give final approval to a major revenue bill, someone brought up the old joke about how most of us would prefer to fund government: Don’t tax you, don’t tax me; tax that fellow behind the tree.

    Based on that, those supporting this new law must have a large tree in mind, because that’s where they placed 95 percent of us, according to an analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

  • The Maraman Family

     The Maraman business’s date back to the Maraman Brothers Company, serving Louisville and Shepherdsville and the firm of George W. Maraman & Sons.  In the olden days, funerals were done at the home of the deceased.  In 1940, the residence of Roy L. Maraman was used for the public and became a funeral home.

  • County burned up usefulness of discussion on medical pot

     It was fun while it lasted but its welcome was worn out quite quickly.

    The issue on medical marijuana was a popular one in Bullitt County.

    Proponents of the medical marijuana legislation even made it to a meeting of the Fox Chase City Council -- albeit a dozen or so people present.

    This shows the commitment the cause has for the legalization of medical marijuana.

  • Chippiness needs to stop if city wants to continue movement in positive direction

     It seems like just yesterday when the Shepherdsville City Council might have been described as dysfunctional.

    Legal issues were flying. Councilmembers weren’t attending meetings. Without a quorum, meetings had to be cancelled.

    Lo and behold, we had elections. There were a majority of new councilmembers elected. A new mayor was placed into office by the voters.

    Good times seemed to be ahead.

    Well, the honeymoon lasted for awhile but things seemed to unravel at the latter part of 2017.