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Columns

  • This is a column that you can take on the road

     It’s not a pretty time to be a motorist in Bullitt County.

    A year from now, things might be a whole lot different.

    No matter where you live in the county, road construction can be seen.

    For the past few months, repairs on Interstate 65 from about Highway 245 south to the Hardin County line have been underway.

    Travelers have been known to complain on the social media on the long, long line on I-65, especially on the weekends.

  • Why don’t many people believe in marriage?

     It’s disturbing to me as a young woman, that no one seems to believe in getting married anymore. People just seem to have kids left and right with numerous partners at their own discretion. When did that become the norm?

    I look forward to the security that comes with having a husband and a house for my children one day. It gives a family stability.

    For a population that is so used to wanting everything right away,  it makes sense they just leave a relationship when it gets hard. They’re not married so they don’t feel an obligation.

  • Sometimes it is better to laugh than to cry

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In my 30 years at the paper, I’ve learned a couple of things.

    First, always beware of short meeting agendas.

    Second, often it is better to laugh than to cry.

    Both came into play at a recent meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Things were flying along. One hour and things were about to wrap up.

    One more topic - not on the agenda - was mentioned. It was a serious topic but it quickly moved into the comedy genre.

  • What will the final six months bring to county?

     At the first of each year, people like to prognosticate on what will happen for the new year.

    Sometimes those predictions are accurate. Sometimes they are not.

    Now that we’ve cut out the first six months of 2014, maybe we can sharpen our scope and see what happens for the final half-dozen months.

    First, we have the election fields narrowed down with a flurry of primary races decided in May.

    It was the first time there were more Republican primary races than Democratic contests in Bullitt County history.

  • BC and NB teams eligible for both LIT events in 2015

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – We are now firmly in the ‘dead period.’

         Fortunately, as of today, there is no word of any vampires, ghosts or zombies walking through any of our athletic facilities.

         The ‘dead period’ is the creation of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. It is a two-week period from June 25 to July 9 in which high school coaches and athletic facilities and equipment cannot be in use.

  • Education can come in many ways, shapes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - How do you grade a student’s education?

    Is it by the grades on the report card?

    Could it be by the scores on the ACT or other tests?

    Could it be by the manners a child shows in every day life?

    Could it be by the maturity gained and the common sense acquired to survive in life?

    Could it be by the number of friends a person has or the friends maybe on Facebook?

    Could it be that you really can’t grade a student until years after he or she has graduated from the school system?

  • Cornell has had amazing 101 years of life

     I had the pleasure of sitting with Hilden Cornell recently. Some of you who have been around Bullitt County for a long time might remember her. She taught for almost 30 years at Pleasant Grove Elementary, Waterford Elementary, Saint Aloysius School and ended at Brooks Elementary.

    On May 9 she turned 101 years old.

    I was truly inspired by this woman’s example. Even after having lost the majority of her eyesight about 10 years now she still goes on living her life. And is so optimistic.

  • What local flavor will win the Kentucky Derby?

     A long, cold winter finally broke through to a beautiful spring, but heavy rains this week made a sloppy track at Hall of Famer Mike Farner Downs for the annual Bullitt County Derby.

    Among popular entries this year is the Bullitt Fiscal Court colt Smoking Suit, son of former Derby favorite Smoking Ban and the mare Whowearsthepants.

    Another favorite is School Cop, the Shepherdsville entry. School Cop comes from School Safety and Copper WIre.

  • Compromise appears dead in local sports

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Here we go again!

  • 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.