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Letters

  • Thanks to Thompson, crew

     I wanted to thank Tony Thompson and his workers for the work they did on the Bullitt Blast this year.

    The Bullitt County Woman’s Club and Linda Belcher appreciated the opportunity to sponsor the watermelon eating contest. It was a fun-filled event with five winners and 43 participants.

    Thank you to The Pioneer News for taking pictures.

    Lou Ann Moore, publicity chair, Bullitt County Woman’s Club

  • Helping a motorist

      I broke down on my way to Florida for my oldest daughter’s wedding.

    I ended up at Ken Towery in Shepherdsville. Store manager Brent Beyer and tech Craig Wolfe went above and beyond to get me back on the road. Craig drove to the hardware store himself to get the part. Brent kept the store open an hour and a half past closing to get me to my wedding.

    Their dedication and good nature helps restore my faith in humanity. I hope you can run something in your paper for the good deeds that came from my travel.

  • School board accountability

     The article in the July 7,2014 Pioneer News, front page above the fold,  stated that Bullitt Central High School opened in 1970 and the building does not have a proper firewall.

    Whoa! Let just hold on for a minute. Forty-four years without a proper firewall; how many thousands of students spent four years of their lives in that building? Now we have a board member jumping up and down because it may take $62,435 to correct the problem and make the building safer for thousands more Bullitt Central High School students.

  • THANKS

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to publicly thank the Bullitt County community for its support for the 2014 Bullitt County Derby Affair.

    This event was a wonderful success as the foundation clearly nearly $11,000. This is month that will be made available to the educators in our Bullitt County public schools through a competitive grant process.

  • Fox Chase good people

     The Fox Chase Mayor’s resignation statement was not only unnecessary but untrue. The current council members are well respected, active members of the community.

  • Safe Fourth of July

     The 4th of July is fast approaching and long with it comes fireworks. Although they are an integral part of this wonderful celebration and everyone enjoys a good show, please keep in mind that a lot of people have jobs they have to get up early for, children that need rest and animals that re terrified by the sounds. Not everyone enjoys hearing or seeing them for days on end until the wee hours of the morning. Please keep this in mind and be respectful of your neighbors and others in your community. 

    Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!

  • Exercise your rights

     Election time! Exercise your right to vote! Vote for the candidate of your choice How many of us did not get to vote for the candidate of our choice in the Primary held on May 20? We were limited in our choice of candidates due to how we were registered to vote. Some were not allowed to vote at all because there were no independent candidates in the running. Is there anyone out there who thinks this is unfair?

  • Thanks from Scottish Rite

     For the past several years the Bullitt County Scottish-Rite Club has sponsored a Motor Rally/Fun Run. Motorcycles, Sand Bugs and Custom Cars of all kind, show up from through-out the state to have a fun day and contributed to a very worthy cause, “Challenged Needs Students of Bullitt County Schools.”

  • Thanks to the people

     I want to THANK all the people of Shepherdsville that let me put a sign in your yard, those that made a contribution to my campaign and those that voted for me as Mayor of Shepherdsville. Your support means a lot to me.

    I hope you continue to support me in November in the general election! I want to work for you the people that pay to keep our city moving forward.

    Again, thank you. “Gotta Have Faith”

    Faith Portman

  • Getting the facts straight

     In a recent ad in The Pioneer News, paid for by Jimmy Smothers, I was accused of receiving $150,000 from the City of Shepherdsville in return for a $500 piece of property.

    A few months ago, The Pioneer News also ran an article, quoting city council member Dana James and city attorney Joe Wantland, stating I had received $150,000 for a $500 easement. All of these claims are untrue. I challenge anyone to produce a canceled check proving otherwise.