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Today's Opinions

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  • Employee shows why county such a great place

    If anyone questions where you live and why you live there, just point out that Bullitt County is a great community made up of caring people.

    On Aug. 20 an unnamed city employee in Shepherdsville decided that a monument was needed to honor the veterans of military services.

    Absorbing the entire cost, the anonymous employee took care of everything and the monument was officially dedicated.

    Every community is full of caring people. And when the chips are down, you know others will come to offer help.

  • No one immune to untimely events

    Maybe it is the fact that my son is just weeks away from getting his driver’s license.

    Or maybe it is from writing too many stories detailing death coming much too early for too many youths in our community.

    The old belief that the young is indestructible is nothing but a myth.

    Just ask the families of Preston Cissell, Jason Smith and R.D. Reynolds.

    The community lost each of these young men in the recent couple of months. They were lost in different ways but they were all lost much too early in their lives.

  • Eliminating 'duel' from oath would take fun away

    When legislators return to Frankfort in January, they will face many issues, including the budget crisis, gaming and duels.

    Yes, duels have been part of the Constitutional oath since 1849.

    State Rep. Darryl Owens of Louisville has pre-filed a bill to eliminate the part of the oath of elected officials stating that they had dueled or been a second in a duel.

  • Nostalgic look at Belmont community

    I am 82 years old, and my wife (80) and I are retired in Palm Desert, Calif.

    Born in Belmont I spent the first 16 years of my life there. We are attending the Belmont Baptist Church for the first time in 66 years, and it calls for a bit of nostalgia and reminiscing about life during and after Belmont.

    Regular attendance at Sunday School and Church each Sunday was expected.  My father was the Sunday School Superintendent, and  my mother was the teacher of a Sunday School Class of small children.

  • Is it time for Olde Tyme to return?

    When arriving into the community over 25 years ago, Bullitt County was home of four major festivals each year.

    The Mount Washington Historical Society had the spring festival each May and Lebanon Junction’s Old Fashion Days were held in early October.

    The Bullitt County Fair was held in the middle of June at the fairgrounds.

    And the Shepherdsville Olde Tyme Homecoming was held along Frank E. Simon Avenue.