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Letters

  • Background checks

     A few months ago, some conservative senators felt the need to kill a popular, bipartisan proposal on firearm background checks bill (H.R. 1565), and relied primarily on a single talking point: the proposal might lead to a firearm database.

    The very idea of some kind of national gun registry was so offensive to them, that the legislation had to die at the hands of a Republican filibuster. It didn’t matter that the bipartisan bill had no such database. It didn’t matter that the bipartisan bill explicitly made the creation of such a registry a felony.

  • Happy ending

     I?d like to share with your readers a “news” story that actually has a happy ending. My hope is that others will follow suit if they’re in the same situation. Our beloved “Bear,” a chow-mix dog, was last seen in the neighborhood on a recent Wednesday night. So when she didn?t show up for a day or two, we all started to get really nervous. I can honestly say I felt like my ?kid? was lost, wandering the road, or worse.

  • Thanks to community

     This is an open letter of thanks to the community of Shepherdsville. Over the last five weeks you supported your Shepherdsville Titans football and Cheer teams by giving donations at one of our many roadblocks or by purchasing lots of Krispy Kreme and candy bars. Each of the children you?ve helped will leave the fields a better person this year through the sports of Football and Cheer with your generosity. Without you we are only the Titans but with you we are the Shepherdsville Titans. 

    Shepherdsville Titans

  • Thanks for benefit

     Thank you for participating in the David Rummage Memorial Benefit on Friday, July 19, 2013!  The staff and volunteers would like to thank you for your kindness, support, and/or donation(s) during the planning of this event. 

  • Post Office must fix woes

     The Post Office would have made over 400,000 dollars in 2012, but for a death stroke bill passed in December 2006 which mandated that within 10 years the Post Office had to pony up 75 years in advance for all the healthcare benefits of all the postal retirees. This burden cost the Post Office over 6 billion dollars a year. That kind of burden would kill any department of business, especially when it is regulated by a postal commission.

  • Remember to say thanks

     Many times in my life I have failed to stop what I was doing long enough to tell someone thanks for a job well done. Today I am putting things aside to stop and commend Doris Owen not only for her many years of service as Administrative Assistant to the former directors of E.D.A. She worked for many years and reached the point of wishing to retire. Later when Mr. Faust resigned the Board requested Doris to consider coming back to work which she was kind enough to do.

  • Addressing statements

     Recent paid advertising in the Pioneer News directed at the current elected administration of the City of Shepherdsville and the lack of a follow up inquire by the Pioneer News has prompted me to respond to the paid advertising. 

  • Support sheriff's efforts

     What Sheriff Dave Greenwell did in supporting a Merit System is a sure re-election back into the office that he holds and it should be.

    17 years ago, I worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson County, KY and I remember when James Vaughn became Sheriff and I saw people who had 15-18 years in Law Enforcement, lose their jobs because they were not on the right side of the political fence.

  • Fort Knox forgotten

     Our Federal Representatives are supposed to be aware of issues in our communities and advocate for us in Washington.

  • Thanks for work at park

     On behalf of myself and my family we would like to say thank you to the city of Shepherdsville’s Mayor Scott Ellis and a special thank you to council woman Faith Portman for approval to build the gazebo on 1st Street Park. We also would like to thank Claude Middleton with city works, Jonathan at Quality Stone and Ready Mix for the concrete, Don at DG Industries for all the steel parts needed and Eddie at Grandmas RV Park for the shrubs around the gazebo.