SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County prepares for the closing of The Shepherd’s Shelter and sees other organizations stepping up to fill the void, one helpful organization continues to stand the test of time and help others in need.
The Fellowship of Concern consists of representatives from area churches working together to assist others. The program has worked in the local community for 50 years.
Bill Hardy, CEO and chairman of the Board with The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County, has served at the FOC’s treasurer since the first meeting.
SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He never applied for the position of school superintendent in 1966.
But Frank R. Hatfield went on to not only be superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School District but to also be one of the most influential educators in the state of Kentucky.
Hatfield died on Sunday.
A man who never sought publicity made Bullitt County his home and he would continue to be an active member in organizations like the Shepherdsville Lions Club and the American Cancer Society until his death.
That was former Mount Washington mayor Sidney Edward Griffin’s go-to campaign slogan and it was one he never lost touch with.
Sid, as most knew him, moved to Mount Washington around 1958. Not long after, he was asked to serve on the trustee board, similar to today’s city council. From 1961-1968, he served with five others to run the city. He lost the race to become the city’s first mayor, but won two years later. He held the title from 1969-1981.
SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After 70 years of community service, the Shepherdsville Lions Club was set to close last June due to lack of members.
“A lot of the traditional community organization clubs have struggled the past 20 or 30 years,” chapter president David Strange said. “Things have changed with both spouses working. There seems to be less time for those kinds of activities.”
The Lebanon Junction branch closed a few years ago and it seemed like Shepherdsville was soon to follow.
HUNTERS HOLLOW - Over the past decade, there have been numerous television programs dedicated to the science of paranormal investigation, translating things that go bump in the night into possible evidence of afterlife.
The programs range from the serious scientific approaches to the sensationalization of finding a ghost every two minutes.
A Hunters Hollow couple is hoping to take their interest in the paranormal and lean it toward a more scientific approach, for the sake of learning more about the unknown, rather than seek fame and fortune.