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Letters

  • Homeless situation

     Increasing numbers of homeless people are living in our community  -- Bullitt County, Kentucky. Families are living in substandard shelter, and in some case they are living outdoors. Parents and children are being split up in order to acquire safe shelter. Children are hanging out at local restaurants and the library just to have a warm, dry place to spend their afterschool hours, if they are even in school. This is a problem in need of a good solution. 

  • Proud of my ancestry

     I had the privilege to reach manhood in the early Sixties, when our society was teaching itself how to integrate. That was the word we used back then and it seemed natural and correct, although very difficult to achieve. 

    That term, along with many others has come and gone, to be replaced by other words that seemed to be more acceptable for some unknown reason. 

    They all mean the same thing though, that of coming together and that is where we as a society have failed.

  • Please recognize the signs of abuse
  • Thanks from the VFW

     Thanks to all who attended our POW/MIA program at VFW Post 5710 Bullitt County Memorial.

    Post members led by our commander, James Anderson, and his officers and auxiliary members led by President Kathleen Coffey and her officers presented the program.

    Special guests were Judge Executive Melanie Roberts with her mother; Sixth District Auxiliary president Shaunia Eisenback and veteran Sherry Elmore Whitehouse, who explained the POW/MIA table and what each item symbolized.

    We must never forget those who have not returned home yet.

  • Intersection still in works

     Several people have asked me about the timeline of the turning lane on Highway 44 and Lloyds Lane. I am pleased to pass on the following information -- “The third and final intersection widening (turning lane with a light) on Highway 44 will soon be starting. The expected completion date will be summer of ‘18.”

  • Children in Flight thanks

     Children in Flight’s 10th annual golf outing was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, was a huge success.

    We would like to thank the following for supporting education for our students in our community. With your support we have awarded over $30,000 in scholarships. Our winning team: Prewitt & Son Trucking.

    Our contest winners: Dave Nall, closest to hole; Delbert Adams, longest drive.

  • Mended Hearts thanks

     We just wanted to say a special thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the Mended Hearts fourth annual golf scramble. We could not have had this success without your sponsorships, donations and participation to raise awareness for heart disease.

    Mended Hearts is the oldest peer-to-peer cardiac patient network in the world with 300 chapters in 48 states. We are dedicated to inspiring hope in heart disease patients, their families and caregivers.

  • Room in the Inn

     Her name is Cindy but is affectionately called “Granny” by her fellow “guests” at Room in the Inn -- Bullitt County. She’s 62, full of spunk and ready for her next adventure.

  • Times have changed

     Times have changed and not always for the good.

    I read today in the Courier article a book -- Jailed for Freedom  --was written that in August 1917 six women were  being arrested at the White House and jailed for peaceful protest for their right to vote.

    Now, 100 years later, our nation has sunk to my lowest seen level in my 79 years.

  • Changes at Dispatch

     Living in Bullitt County for 32 years, I have seen good governments grow and collapse, inly to be revived later.

    The number one priority of county governments is, and will always be, emergency response. In the last 10 years, the gatekeeper to help on the way, Central Dispatch, has become a wall between you and help becuase you call and you get a belligerant inquisition instead of  help.

    Many folks just give up. We, the powerless, give up against a government increasingly complacent and protected by sovereign immunity. No more.