In the 12 years since my mother’s death, I’ve probably driven by the old home place less than a dozen times.
For a while, it seemed necessary to avoid that stretch of Ky. 1500 between Vine Grove and Fort Knox. But time eases the pain and warm memories eventually won out over grief and loneliness.
On Memorial Day, a trip along the route felt appropriate. It also would provide a look at the new access road leading to Bullion Boulevard at Fort Knox.
So turning off Joe Prather Highway, I headed to see what had changed.