The following article by David Strange was originally published on 30 Aug 2015. It is archived here for your reading enjoyment.
Charles Hartley and I have been writing stories for you in this column since 2011, and we hope you enjoy them.
Two years ago we published a collection of the stories in a book titled simply enough, Bullitt County Memories. If you're a long-time reader of these articles, you already know that the stories are really about all of us, wherever we are.
This year, we plan to print another volume, to be titled More Bullitt County Memories, that will contain another ninety of our best stories, many with expanded content from those published on these pages. It's a work of love, and we will again be donating all profits to the Bullitt County History Museum, where we volunteer.
But we need your help this time. Printing costs have risen dramatically and that makes publishing the book almost cost-prohibitive. We are looking for some help to offset some of those publishing costs.
We have created a series of contributor's categories, and all who contribute will be recognized on a special page within the book itself, as well as by letter. Here are the categories with their levels of contributions: Sponsors - $1,000 and up; Patrons - $500 - $999; Friends - $250 - $499; and Boosters - $50 - $249.
The Bullitt County History Museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.
We are hoping to publish in time for the Christmastime shopping season, so we need your help very soon; in fact by September 30 so we can send it to the publisher.
If you can help us with this project, please make your tax-deductible check payable to the Bullitt County History Museum, and mail it to Bullitt County History Museum, P.O. Box 206, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.
Thank you in advance for your help.
By the way, maybe you haven't heard of our other books. Besides our collaborative Bullitt County Memories, Charles Hartley also wrote The Train Wreck, Shepherdsville, Kentucky, December 20, 1917 about the deadliest train wreck in Kentucky history. That Christmastime disaster has so many interesting and dramatic twists and turns, and personally affected so many families, that it touches the soul even as we soon mark its one hundred years since the passing of so many women, children, and families on that cold snowy evening. The all-factual story is so compelling, and so poignant, that I don't understand why it has not been made into a movie.
Charlie also wrote an all-fact, but none-the-less dramatic, book titled Murder or Not? – The Hagan-Barbour Feud about how two families in Northern Bullitt County went from being good friends to mortal enemies in a case that was never really resolved.
These books, and more, are available through the Bullitt County History Museum.
Again, please consider becoming a financial supporter of our next volume of More Bullitt County Memories and sit back in a good chair this winter to enjoy expanded versions of our stories again and again.
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