The battle against cancer is something that is waged 24/7. There is no rest in this battle against the biggest killer in the world.
However, on one 24-hour period each year, the battle against cancer takes on a new persona.
The national Relay for Life celebrations are held across the country. It is an opportunity to celebrate those who have survived, remember those who have lost their battle and support those who are currently fighting the good fight.
In Bullitt County, the Relay for Life is o ne time where every part of the county comes together. There are no school rivalries. There is no finger pointing about who has more or who gets more from county government.
People will line the North Bullitt track this Friday night united to battle one thing - cancer.
Everyone in this community has been touched by cancer. Coming out to the Relay for Life not only provides around $200,000 for research, it is therapeutic.
We hope that all will have an opportunity to come out, visit the creative booths and soak in the energy that will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and go until 7 a.m. on Saturday.
The laps walked around the track will be healthy for you both physically and emotionally. It is truly a shining moment for Bullitt County.
s will certainly get much tougher before they get any better for employees of the city of Shepherdsville.
And the painful budget cuts suffered inside the walls of city government will then spread to the citizens of the community.
City officials are still working on the upcoming budget but there is nothing that is encouraging in the early discussions.
Employees are already prepared for paying more on their insurance premiums, probably to the tune of 10 percent. They are also bracing for furlough days each month.
There have already been positions left vacant that will probably not be replaced in the near future.
And the city has lowered the salaries of around eight employees to bring Shepherdsville into compliance with its 2006 pay scale ranges.
Interim police chief Dan Patchin and new fire chief Layne Troutman both encouraged councilmembers to quickly make a decision on their plans for compensation.
Both said that workers are very uptight and nervous about the future. A quick decision would at least give then insight on the future path of the city.
Shepherdsville officials have some tough decisions over the next month. This is where the leaders will stand out and the pretenders will fade out.