• CTP classes filled for first month; more invited for next training as manufacturing jobs waiting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There are still opportunities for local residents to go back and receive some free training which could lead to high-paying manufacturing job.

    The Certified Production Technician (CTP) program is a four-week process that is currently being offered through several agencies, including the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Donna Miller, director of the local campus, said that the sessions would continue in December and into 2016.

  • Local students part of award-winning BEHS robotics team

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the search for engineers to fill jobs at an all-time high, a local high school club is doing what they can to expose the area to the world of robots. 

    Bullitt East students Kyle Echsner, Andy Lutz, Rucker Gardiner and Judd Huff are part of the 46-member award-winning robotics team, led by Echsner’s dad David.

  • NOISES OFF at Bullitt Central

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central High School Drama Club turned up the volume in their production, with assistance from the Bullitt County Area Technology Center.

    “Noises Off” is a play written by Michael Frayn, presented over three night at the Bullitt Central auditorium.

    The story is a play-within-a-play experience, showing the cast of a fictional play performing the production during dress rehearsal, a sort of behind-the-scenes look into a play.

  • Jury dismisses charges faced by teacher for dragging kid

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt District Court jury took just over 17 minutes to determine that a school teacher did nothing criminal in her handling of a student last October.

    The six-member jury panel found Ashley Silas not guilty of assault and harassment on Wednesday.

    On Oct. 29, 2014, Silas, a first-grade teacher at Brooks Elementary, drug a boy in her class 158 feet down a hallway to the principal’s office.

    The school security video would later be released and became part of social media.

  • BCHS grad Gnadinger installed as new St. Catharine president

     SPRINGFIELD - St. Catharine College installed Dr. Cindy Gnadinger as its eighth president on Friday, Oct. 23, in St. Catharine Hall.

    Gnadinger, who became president in July of 2015, has accomplished much in her short time in office.

    Some notable achievements include appointing Laura Pantano as vice president for student affairs, expanding dining hours and meal options for students and increasing student activities and facilities.

  • Old Mill ‘Academy’ focuses on producing leadership skills

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Old Mill Elementary has had an unofficial name change in support of their new educational strategy.

    Old Mill Academy, as principal Les McIntosh called it, recently introduced their “Creating Koalified Leaders” method to parents and community members.

    The program stems from the Franklin Covey program called “The Leader in Me”.

  • Bernheim has no problems despite threat

     CLERMONT -- Classes were as usual at Bernheim Middle on Friday.

    A threatening message was found on the restroom wall on Wednesday threatening to blow up the school Friday.

    Principal Troy Kolb sent an e-mail to parents outlining that the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office would be present on Friday.

    He said things very smoothly on Friday and attendance was about 71 percent. Normally, attendance would be around 96 percent.

  • Major manufacturer commits big funds to equip local tech center

     LOUISVILLE -- Written on the memo line of a $120,000 check to the Bullitt County Area Technology Center is “to help students build their futures.”

    Thanks to GE Appliances, Amatrol and Technical Training Aids, that’s exactly what is going to happen.

    According to president and CEO of GE Appliances and Lighting Chip Blankenship, many companies are finding their biggest challenge is finding qualified applicants to fill the manufacturing operations demand in their ever-growing community.

  • Bernheim Middle believes threat is a hoax

      The following e-mail was sent out by Bernheim Middle School principal Troy Kolb at 3:57 on  Thurs. Oct. 29:


  • Contract ‘drug’ through court before OK

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Joe Rayhill feels that if one student is subject to drug testing, all students should have the same possibility of being testing.

    That would be if county taxpayers are used to fund the drug prevention program.

    The county’s funding of over $11,000 to the public school system was approved at the Oct. 6 meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    However, after Rayhill saw the contract to voted upon for the actual vendor, the magistrate had second thoughts.