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Opinion

  •  As a school district and community, we believe that all children can learn. 

    As Americans, we stand for equality of opportunity - everyone should have access to the American Dream. 

    Sure, most of us realize that those with wealthy or connected families sometimes get breaks the rest of us don’t get, but that is the relative few.

    Work hard, study hard, make your own luck, take advantage of the blessings of being born in the USA.

  •  Over the past couple of weeks, youngsters from Bullitt County have represented our community well.

    From Florida to Washington, athletes excelled.

    The Mount Washington 8U softball team fought back from a tough regional finish to bring home the Babe Ruth World Series title.

    This is a great accomplishment for the girls, their coaches, the parents and grandparents and those who supported those efforts.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE – The great news is that the new tracks at the three Bullitt County High Schools are nearly complete.

    In fact, the track at North Bullitt is finished and even rubberized and lined.

    While that is really great news for the area track programs, it will cause a few headaches for area football fans as was obvious last Friday night at Bullitt East as the team was scrimmaging Fern Creek.

  •  Everett Lee was born in 1936 in Colesburg, Kentucky. 

    He was the son of Bennie Lee and Willia Agnes Montgomery. 

    When Everett was around 2 years old, he remembers walking with his mom and little sister down a road to his Uncle Pete Stovall house.  The house was located in the Belmont area.  

    Belmont area was a small community. 

    Everyone knew everyone. 

  •  Summer has been a break from school for the children of the county but that is coming to an end in just a few short days. 

    As school starts back up we all need to think about what that will mean to our daily tasks.  Important things to think about are: traffic, school issues, and safety of our children.

  •   See the latest scams in BBB’s August 2016 Hot Topics

  •  When you see the clerks in the Circuit Clerk’s office, there are many things you may not know about them.

    There are 19 full-time clerks in an office which, per the state’s own statistics, requires 25 full-time clerks.  16 of these clerks process all of the paperwork in the court system.  3 of the clerks work in the driver’s license division.

    Clerks in the District, Circuit and Juvenile divisions are the takers, not the makers.  Clerks can only process documents received. 

  •  We will look back 25, 50, 75, and 99 years to capture glimpses of what was happening in Bullitt County in each of these years. Today we will focus on the month of July.

    1991 - 25 Years Ago

  •  The Old Shepherdsville Pioneers Cemetery is located on West Plum Street between 1st and 2nd streets in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. 

    The Cemetery is located near the Salt River.  The Cemetery has been through several floods.  

    There were about 300 graves found in the Cemetery, but only a little over 100 marked graves were read. 

  •  We have often drive by Renfro Valley on our way to the Smoky Mountains. “The Valley” is only about two hours away from Shepherdsville. 

    This summer after stumbling upon www.renfrovalley.com we decided to make “The Valley” and Berea a weekend summer get-away, and are we glad that we did!

    This area may just be one of the most overlooked destinations in Kentucky. It offers some great shopping, handmade artisan crafts, delicious eating, and great family shows. 

  •  FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has honored state Rep. Linda Belcher with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for her leadership in passing landmark tourism legislation that will elevate and transform the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures.

  •  Pinch us to make sure it is really true.

    For the first time in over a year, it looks like the Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District Board might actually be looking to settle their differences.

    I know... we’ve been here before.

    About 15 months ago, it appeared the two boards would be working toward a mutally-agreeable resolution.

    By January 2017, the two entities would become one. And you know what happened then.

  •     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The baseball All-Star game was just last week, the Fourth of July is still a vivid memory and summer has officially been with us for less than a month.
        The not so tactfully named ‘dead period’ is well...dead and gone for another summer.
        Yet fall starts next Friday.

  •  See the latest scams in BBB’s July 2016 Hot Topics

  •     Each summer we try to do a big road trip to some place new.
        This summer we chose Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is as good as it gets without going to the West Coast and it’s a lot closer (only about 10.5 hrs).

  •  The following people have posted money for bonds in Bullitt County Cases. 

    These bonds are ready to be released but we do not have current addresses on the sureties named below.

    If you think you are the person listed, please contact the Bullitt Circuit Court Clerk’s office to provide identifying information and a current address.

    Edward Armstrong

    Ralph D. Bottoms, Jr.

    Thomas Easley

    Josh Payne

    Larry Cornett

    James Cotton

  •  Sarah’s father was Edmund Hayes Taylor.  Edmund was born in 1772 in Virginia. 

    His father was Edmund Gibson Taylor and his mother was Sarah Stubbs. 

    Edmund was an officer in the regular Army.  He was in command of the Harper’s Ferry military post.  He fought in the Indian Wars.  

    At the close of the war, he was called to service in many appointments under the Government.  He gave up Army life when he married Eloise Thruston.

  •  FRANKFORT – The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with picnics, parties, parades and more. However, celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking.  The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver.

  •  What a difference a year makes.

    After getting a few tough scores last year in his evaluation from school board members, superintendent Keith Davis got top grades this time around.

    There were glowing comments from board chairperson Debby Atherton and Davis was also very pleased with the marks.

    No one will agree with anyone in leadership 100 percent of the time. Even with the most popular of leaders, there will always be someone who is not pleased with the status quo.

  •  There will be plenty of campaign rhetoric from our presumptive candidates for President this holiday season.

    But overlooking the political talk, it is a time in America were we should salute the freedoms that we have.

    We continue to see the world change. It sometimes seems to change on a daily basis.

    As we enjoy hour holiday weekend, we should all take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedoms.