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Columns

  • Easter tales for Bullitt County

     The primary election may have cracked open a large hole in Bullitt County’s annual Easter egg distribution plans, and the yolk is on local officials and candidates.

    The Bullitt County branch of the Regional Authority of Bunnies Bringing Incredible Things (RABBIT) Coalition has announced its refusal to deliver and hide Easter eggs in the county.

    “This decision was based upon political strife, partially caused by primary elections held too close to this wondrous holiday,” said RABBIT spokesperson Cleo “Crusty” Honeybunny.

  • Can’t get hoops season out of your head yet?

     Having troubles shaking off the losses by Kentucky and Louisville in the NCAA tournament?

    I understand.

    Maybe a trip this weekend to the Knob Creek Gun Range in western Bullitt County might take your might off things.

    With a little space to fill, think about the importance we place on the hoops game.

    Some people are so excited they will decide to upgrade their living room by burning a couch.

    For some, the NCAA is something worth betting on. It can be silly things between governors or it can be important things like money.

  • Tolerance is something we need to practice

     A couple words for you today regarding tolerance. Or intolerance rather. Two fairly recent happenings have made me very upset and sad as an American.

    The first was an ad (I’m sure you all remember) done by Coca-Cola for the Super Bowl.

  • Sometimes what is said isn’t always what you may mean

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes we just get a little confused in life.

    When the column submitted by state Rep. Russell Webber’s staff in Frankfort came through the e-mail, I was admittedly confused.

    (The column can be found here)

    The basis of the article is that local communities had road projects stricken from the governor’s new transportation plan submitted to the legislature last week.

  • Bring back that old way to inform us of snow closings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A little bit of this and a little bit of that….

    *I guess I’m getting old but I miss the way we used to notify the public about snow closings.

    For many of us, listening to the school closing music on television was a fixture.

    Now, the anchors will talk about Jefferson County schools and that’s about it. The rest of us will be directed to the bottom of the screen.

    And, radio is totally different.

    I remember listening to Wayne Perkey continue to read the school closing lists - over and over.

  • There are still good people who help others

     There is still goodwill in the world. I want to take this opportunity to thank my saviors the other night‚Äîthe Burkheads.

    On Monday night I went out to Kings Church Road to cover a fire. Long story short, I pulled over too far let the fire trucks pass and got my car stuck for several hours in the snow.

    There were a couple of people that passed me and asked if I was OK, but this man and his son were the only two that attempted to help me get my car out. 

  • Some comments can ‘really’ be confusing, entertaining

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s time for another installment of those REALLY moments from the past few weeks.

    The first revolves around how businesses react to big events, such as the Super Bowl.

    One major restaurant said it would close at 7 p.m. on Sunday due to the Super Bowl. I can understand that one as the game started around 6:30 p.m.

    But another one drew my REALLY comment.

    It announced that it would close at 9 p.m. due to the Super Bowl. 

  • Prognosticators on the run as annual day of prediction nears

     Multiple snowstorms. Temperature below zero. Wind chill advisories. Day after day, week after week. And all during an election year.

    Local officials, many of which are slated to run for re-election, will not stand back and let that happen.

    By a 4-1 margin, Bullitt Fiscal Court agreed on an ordinance banning any future prognostication by formerly-official county groundhog Nichols Nick.

  • Don’t forget to let kids be kids as they do their schoolwork

     I had the opportunity to photograph the district’s science fair recently and I would like to share with you some of my findings.

    Now it’s been about 10 years or so since I’ve been to one, but when did when did the projects get so complicated and involved?

    I entered the science fair twice when I was in school.

    The first project I did was about trees and the second about the solar system. Someone almost always did a volcano.

    But there were no volcanoes in sight at this fair.

  • Santa Barr pulls something out of hat at last minute

     With the hours suddenly becoming minutes, it is time for Santa Barr to leap into action.

    Feeling like Mike Farner and waiting until the final moment to write this annual column, I quickly forced down a Snickers bar.

    I am back to normal. And Farner is still normal as he procrastinated even longer than I. But not only did he run out of time but he also found himself out of space.

    Without further delay, the deer have been fed and my belly is full for a long night of delievering packages to the good little boys and girls.