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Opinion

  •   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.

  •  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.

  •  The Harned family came from England.

    The first immigrent of the Harned family to travel by vessel to America was Edward Harnett/Harned and his wife Scisllea/sysley Parrmaor arrived in Salem, Massachusetts around 1643.

    Before coming to America, Edward married his wife in 1619 when he was 21 years old.  They had a son name Edward Jr. who was born in England.  Edward died in 1658 in Salem, Massachusetts.  Edward’s wife death was unknown.

  •  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.

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  •  FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2018) – July is Military Consumer Month, and Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning veterans and military families to be on the lookout for the most common veteran-specific scams.

  •  FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention encourages Kentuckians to attend community events instead of celebrating with fireworks at home during this year’s Independence Day festivities.

    “Let the professionals entertain your family,” said Mike Haney, state fire marshal and director of fire prevention for the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. “By celebrating at a public event instead of at home, you reduce the risk of injury and property damage. You may also avoid violating the law.”

  •  It is midway through the Bullitt County Fair but there is plenty of time to go out and enjoy the many sights and sounds.

    The annual fair, which is operated and run by a totally volunteer board, runs through Saturday evening.

    This year, visitors will see some improvements to the facility, especially those watching the various pageants under the pavilion.

    When your major revenue generator is subject to the wishes of Mother Nature, it is difficult to predict the success of your county fair.

  •  Maybe it was a final effort to make a difference.

    Superintendent Dr. Keith Davis recently proposed a “no fee” zone for elementary and middle school students.

    The idea was pretty simple -- students would not be required to go out and purchase school supplies for their elementary and middle school years.

    They would also not be subjected to any class fees -- with the exception of Chromebooks and some field trips.

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  •  George Tanner was born 1879 in Hardin County, Kentucky.  His father and mother were John Tanner and Henrietta Graham.  Henrietta was born in 1838 in South Carolina. She was the daughter of Henry Graham and Elizabeth Johnson.  

    Henrietta’s family moved to Kentucky around 1845. 

  •  Across the Bluegrass, Kentuckians celebrated the Memorial Day weekend. 

    As family and friends gathered, it is imperative to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting our country. 

    The brave men and women who fought and died, defending the freedom we covet as Americans, deserve our respect and gratitude. 

    Collectively, I am sure we all paid tribute and celebrated the true meaning of the upcoming holiday. 

  •  For National Prevention Week, the member of Bullitt County’s drug-free coalition were challenged to write letters to their future selves about what they’re doing today to ensure a healthier tomorrow.

    Dear Future Me,

    *Remember that every choice you make not only affects yourself, but it could be a ripple effect for everyone else. –Sarah Smith

    *Always remember that you are a living example that will either empower or discourage others! –Jonna Naylor

  •  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.

  •  During this week of teacher appreciation, the Mount Washington Elementary School PTA wants to acknowledge the staff/faculty for all that they do for our children.

    We want to thank you for your tireless dedication, the smiles that you wear even on your most difficult days, the wisdom you impart, the example you set and the values you instill in our kids.

    You keep our most precious treasures safe and secure, prepared and cared for.

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  •  We often write about the bad things that happen in Bullitt County.

    The crazy things that government folks tend to do at times.

    The decisions that we question.

    And the criminal acts which are committed.

    However, there is a silver lining that most people familiar with Bullitt County know -- it is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

    This weekend, residents will have three opportunities to get a taste of those good acts.

  •  The Kentucky Derby is a tradition. And another annual tradition is that hundreds of Derby guests make it a point to spend a few days in Bullitt County.

    Many will return year after year.

    Some like the point that hotels are located on Interstate 65 and just a few miles from Churchill Downs.

    Others like that they can visit some great attractions while they are here.

    And still others have just gotten into a routine where they know the hotels, restaurants, gas stations and attractions.

  •  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.

  •  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.