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Today's Opinions

  • Pension bill was flushed

     The only honest and appropriate thing about the way our legislature “passed” the Kentucky teachers pension cut was flushing it through on the bottom of a wastewater bill.

    I was sorry to see Bullitt County Representative Russell Webber and State Senator Dan Seum helped operate the commode.

    Bill Harned

  • Waiting to see what Governor does with bills

     FRANKFORT -- The common thread binding all good legislation is that, by the time the actual vote arrives, the outcome is all but a foregone conclusion.

    It takes a lot of effort to get to that point, of course.

    Stakeholders need to be included early on, because they are the ones who will be most affected by any change, and the public must have the chance to weigh in as well.

    It’s a process that can take months, but when it works, the positive impact is measured in years.

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  • Athletic scholarships 101

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There were six players this winter that played basketball at Spalding University in Louisville, both males and females.

    That is great. All six of those players had stories about their college signings in this newspaper.

    And they all had something else in common. Not one of them got paid a dime based on their basketball ability.

    Spalding is an NCAA Division III program. Division III programs are not allowed to give athletic aid. 

  • Op-Ed -- High school sports offer more toward all scholarships

     The following piece was written by Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Jillian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

     

    Unfortunately, today many parents are trying to live out a dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Equally unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.

  • It Happened in MARCH

         We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of March.

     

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

    After a late snow, young Johnny Laun was pictured shoveling snow off a Buckman Street sidewalk.

  • Pension bill not solution in current form

     FRANKFORT -- The transportation bill passed the House last week and is on its way to the Senate.

    Bullitt County did better than many other districts.

    Current projects retained funding and several new projects were added.

    Our hope is that the Senate makes no changes to the road plan for Bullitt County.

    On a related transportation issue, the House approved a bill last week dealing with disability placards for parking.

  • American Automobile Association: With time change, pay attention driving or walking

      Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, when most U.S. states will spring forward an hour.

    With the change comes a change in when the sun rises and sets, and that can affect drivers and pedestrians.

    Across the nation, pedestrian deaths have increased— and that’s why AAA East Central urges all adults to pay attention while driving or walking outdoors as everyone adjusts to the time change.