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Columns

  • Some creepy movie suggestions in future

      Monsters. Witches. Zombies. Grim reapers. Headless specters. Scary doctors. Evil scientists. Shadowy figures. Spooky creatures. Bloodsucking eels. Stalking wolves.

    But enough about national government officials… let’s cut to the upcoming Halloween holiday instead.

  • Dad, it’s time that you can rest in peace

     You’re prepared. But I guess you’re never prepared for death.

    Leaving the hospital late Sunday night, he seemed to be in very good spirits. Maybe that’s the way it is just before you enter your  next phase in life.

    All the kids had gotten to visit. His sisters were there. He probably talked more in that one day than he had in the past year.

    He told me he was dying. I really didn’t believe him. Maybe I should have paid more attention.

  • Yellow house needs to be saved

     On Main Street Mount Washington, there is two-story yellow house with intricate white details decorating the front.

    The colorful paneling and wide boards always left 7-year-old me fantasizing about what life what like in Mount Washington circa 1920. Even now, at 25, I find myself fantasizing about running a bakery on the bottom floor and making the second floor an apartment to live in.

  • Eclipse Day becomes new holiday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One week prior to the much-anticipated total solar eclipse of 2017, Bullitt County’s school board voted unanimously Monday night to make Aug. 21 a professional development day, allowing all students and teachers a day off to enjoy the event.

    Many children and teachers throughout the county celebrated with eagerness to partake of the major weather event. But not everyone in the county is happy, with one local resident protesting both the event and the school board’s decision.

  • County loses pair of different leaders

     As I do on an occasional basis, we try to salute some of those who have left Earth but not without making an impact on their community.

    While on a short vacation, I learned that two pillars in the community -- Tom Jasper and Jim Enlow -- passed away.

    While at the newspaper the past 34 years, I didn’t have the opportunity to have many direct dealings with Jasper.

    However, the resume was impressive and his impact upon the community, especially in Mount Washington, could not be questioned.

  • Finding solution to growing homeless issue serious one

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - At a time when the United States of America celebrates the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, Bullitt County still continues to scratch its collective head on what to do with those in a land not free, existing bravely without a home.

    In an attempt to alleviate the homeless problem in the county, a collection of civic-minded individuals initially gathered to discuss the situation and determine a solution.

    That meeting resulted in numerous solutions made by numerous individuals and organizations. 

  • Aquatic views shouldn’t sink possible center

     A research firm should be wrapping up a survey of over 600 county residents.

    The question is their opinion on a new aquatic center in Bullitt County.

    As the aging county pools are slowly being closed, the decision is whether to sink more money into making costly repairs on very old facilities or to participate in an indoor facility.

    Tough decision as such facilities are costly to build but even more costly to maintain. To simply build it and they will come is not always a guarantee.

  • Deaths should push us to organ donations

     There once lived a girl who, despite every rock thrown her way, aimed to make the most of the life she lived. The girl had learned early just how precious life was.

    As a newborn, the girl was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes more mucus in the lungs than normal. The disease caused the girl to spend her childhood in more hospitals than playgrounds.

  • Graduation ceremonies are all special

     Like a wedding, there can be no such thing as a bad graduation.

    As my alma mater was having an all-class reunion last Saturday, the three Bullitt County high schools were wishing the best to nearly 1,000 graduates.

    There are always special moments. That is what graduations are for.

    Superintendent Keith Davis had the chance to present his son, William, with his diploma from Bullitt East.

    School board vice chairman Darrell Colemen did the same for his niece, Annie Argenbright of Bullitt Central.

  • Saying Goodbye

     A goodbye to a fellow that many people may not know but it is someone who stands out in my 33-year career.

    Dennis Wilson recently passed away. To many in the Hillview governmental circle, that would be Big D.

    Dennis loved politics. He was a frequent attendee of the Hillview City Council.

    He was a big supporter of many of the governmental leaders in the city, including former mayor Leemon Powell.

    He was also a big supporter of Elise and John Spainhour and Tom Givhan.

    Dennis loved politics. He loved to make predictions.