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Relay for Life brings entire county together

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Our Views

 It is one of the few events that Bullitt Countians can rally behind – in a united effort.

The annual Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society.

No matter your school preferences. No matter your party affiliation. No matter your denomination.

The Relay for Life is an event that everyone rallies behind.

There is no disease that has such an impact on every single person.

This year’s event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at North Bullitt High School. It will continue until 7 a.m. on Saturday.

There will be booths set up around the track by various groups who have worked hard to raise funds throughout the year.

There will be entertainment and food.

Most importantly, there will be people walking to show their support for the cause.

There will be a survivor’s walk, which is always emotional.

There will be a lighting ceremony as memorials will be read for those who have lost their battle and those who have survived.

At the end of the relay, Bullitt Countians will generate nearly $200,000 for cancer research.

It is an evening to remember the past but to celebrate the future.

Even if you are not part of a team, come out and experience the moment. It will be a Friday night that you will not soon forget.

We salute all Bullitt Countians who play a role in making this the single-most fund-raising effort in our community. It is a time in which Bullitt County can truly say that it is a community united.

 

A perfect opportunity for a partnership exists in Bullitt County.

The question is could it be something which is done together.

Faith Portman, a Shepherdsville city councilmember, mentioned on several occasions at the budget workshop the need for an engineer to be hired.

The city has had its own engineer in the past. Presently, it contracts for that service with a private firm.

Portman, in looking at the money being spent over the past few years by the city, is right in stating that Shepherdsville could afford its own professional engineer.

But Shepherdsville might not be the only one facing that situation.

There has been a recent hue and cry over the need for a county planner. Under certain conditions, this could be a very well-utilized position.

However, maybe there is a way to utilize the engineering position countywide.

There are numerous times when the Bullitt County Planning Commission hears cases and has concerns about drainage or road issues. Would it not be wonderful to have someone on staff to answer those questions.

Could there be a possibility that a single engineer be hired and then utilized by the county and the cities? Most have requirements to meet under the federal Clean Water Act for stormwater programs.

We believe that Shepherdsville have enough work to keep a person busy for the engineering work. But we also think there would be enough time to help other agencies.

This would take a meeting of the minds, if anyone were interested.

If not, Shepherdsville needs to follow Portman’s lead and seriously consider creating the position in the upcoming budget.