• County looks to ‘new’ traditions for Easter season

     With hippety-hoppety Easter on its way, there is concern throughout Bullitt County that there will be no eggs for anyone to find and enjoy during the holiday.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court magistrates tied on a vote to renew an egg-hiding contract with long-time Easter egg spreader Peter “Pete” Rabbit.

    County judge/executive Jerry Summers broke the eggshells, voting against the contract renewal. Many assumed Summers opposed Rabbit, who was originally brought to the county by former judge/executive Melanie Roberts.

  • State of County unique perspective

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  — After 34 years of reporting, there are few “first” events that you get to witness.

    The State of Bullitt County address hosted by new judge/executive Jerry Summers was one of those new encounters.

    Around 350 braved rainy weather and some college hoops games to come out to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to listen to Jerry’s vision for the next four years.

  • Three leave us too early

     The longer you stay in the community, the most impressed you are with the people who live and work here.

    As I occasionally reflect back on those who have left us, this week there are three distinct individuals.

    When I started working here 34 years ago, one of the first individuals I met who operated a manufacturing business was Richard Eschman.

    He bought a small business and turned it around.

    It has now expanded to two buildings.

  • A little ground hog fun

     CLERMONT - A local rodent has waylaid plans to bring Bullitt County out of the shadows.

    And six more weeks of winter weather could be over and done before a legal decision could be reached.

    Issues began following the 2018 election, when new county judge/executive Jerry Summers made a decision to immediately fire long-time Bullitt County groundhog Nichols Nick.

  • Tough week for dedicated servants

     Serving one’s community is an act that few take the opportunity to undertake.

    In the past couple of weeks, Bullitt County lost three individuals who provided service to their community in a variety of ways.

    Jeremy Meyer started a career in law enforcement with the Shephepherdsville Police Department.

    He would then go to work for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    His final duty came in the St. Matthews Police Department.

    In each stop of his career, this young man served his community in an outstanding manner.

  • Christmas changes over the years

     Each year at this time I try to provide Bullitt County with a Christmas gift, something humorous to enjoy at this magical time of year.

    It’s happened so often now that I even have people asking me what I plan to make fun of this year. I suppose that’s a compliment, and I appreciate that people care enough to ask.

    As a grown man, I’ve come to a sudden realization that I’m uncertain how to properly celebrate Christmas anymore.

  • Some simple gifts for the coming year

     Yes, Bullitt Countians, Christmas is less than a week away.

    Where has the year gone?

    In a couple of issues, we’ll look back on the year 2018.

    Now, it’s time to think of a few gifts -- some real and some imagined -- that would best suit Bullitt County.

    With a tongue firmly planted in my rosy cheek, let’s get this show on the road.

  • HOMELESSNESS... It is not going to go away

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Destiny would not be the prototypical figure speaking about homelessness.

    She is professional. She is attractive. She is very well educated. She is more than willing to talk about her story.

    We won’t run a photo of her and her daughter as Destiny was a featured speaker during a Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Bullitt County Housing First.

    We won’t run her last name.

    But what we will do is to use her story to kick off a story about a problem many of us want to ignore — homelessness.

  • Shouldn’t be any shortage of turkeys

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The recent Republican wave in the 2018 Bullitt County election has made the area prime pecking ground for the beginning of a major controversy surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Being one of the most pro-Donald Trump counties in the United States, Trump personally recognized the community by donating a Thanksgiving turkey to long-time Republican Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts.

  • Keep it straight and between the lines

     Over 27,500 votes in Bullitt County in a non-Presidential year is pretty amazing.

    What’s not so amazing is the fact that 44 percent of the voters filled in the straight ticket box.

    Of those 12,119 votes, 8,678 were Republicans and 3,441 were Democrats.

    The bottom line is that if you were in a countywide election, the Republican candidate started with a 5,237 vote lead.

    If I happened to be a GOP candidate, I like my odds.