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Today's News

  • Hamilton says goodbye after 32 years in BCPS

      NICHOLS - Bullitt County’s smallest school is saying goodbye to one of its biggest supporters.

    Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton is retiring after five years at the school, 32 years overall with the Bullitt County Public Schools system. She has also served as BCPS pre-school coordinator during her time at Nichols.

    The long resume is impressive for someone who had intentions of remaining a stay-at-home mom.

  • Few file as deadline nearing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a little more than seven weeks remaining until the Aug. 9 filing deadline, few have submitted their paperwork for a long list of offices which will be at stake.
        For the first time, all eight cities will be involved in non-partisan elections.
        There will also be a mid-term election, pending a ruling in Bullitt Circuit Court, for the mayor’s seat in Shepherdsville.
        And three non-partisan school board seats will also be on the line.

  • District works to attract more minorities to teaching ranks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System currently has 8 percent minority students of its pupil population of roughly 13,000.
        And, in terms of staff members, that minority number is only 2 percent.
        But the school district’s quest to recruit more minorities to the classroom has nothing to do with numbers or percentages.
        Instead, it is part of the district’s mission to better prepare its students for a global society.

  • Last-minute work enables Bullitt to earn Ready-to-Work recognition

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a project that a local committee had basically declared dead for the year.
        But, some how, it was revived.
        Bullitt County was one of three counties which received notification that it was certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community.
        Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner recently announced that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

  • Overdale’s Usher to lead elementary education

        Overdale Elementary School Principal Adrienne Usher has been chosen district Director of Elementary Education. She succeeds Terry Price who took an administrative position in Henry County.
        “I feel very excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”

  • Mother Nature continues to play role in county fair attendance

        CLERMONT -- Mother Nature may have yet again played a role in a county fair that saw a dip in its normal attendance numbers.
        “We don’t have an exact total yet, but we had around 10,000 people total,” said Bullitt County Fair president Jimmy Anderson.
        While 10,000 is more than last year’s rain-drenched attendance, Anderson said it is still starkly smaller than previous fairs during his tenure.

  • Oldham man charged with child sex exploitation

     LA GRANGE  On June 23, 2016, at approximately 10:25 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 5-Campbellsburg, arrested Daniel C. Swart, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Game On at GameStop was business ready to begin work

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the drone flying overhead and Storm Troopers prepared for action, the first package came off the conveyor line at GameStop on Thursday afternoon.

    Bypassing the traditional ribbon-cutting, employees at the new GameStop distribution center in Shepherdsville joined with dignitaries as the first package broke through the red ribbon.

    The 631,000 square foot facility off Conestoga Parkway triples the size of its previous location in Commerce Crossings.

  • Dermody breaks ground on newest facility

     CEDAR GROVE -- It wasn’t your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.

    As officials with Dermody Properties announced plans for its second large facility in Bullitt County, heavy equipment was already at work getting the site prepared.

    The 546,000 square-foot facility is expected to be ready by late 2016.

    The Park Loop Road facility is the second in Shepherdsville and fourth in Kentucky.

  • Bullitt Blast Dash set for July 4

     The Bullitt County Family YMCA will host its fourth annual Bullitt Blast Dash on Monday, July 4.

    The race will start at 8 a.m. at the YMCA facility on Joe B. Hall Avenue in Shepherdsville.

    This is a 5K run/walk.

    Race packets will be available July 1-3 at the YMCA or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race.

    If you register by June 20, you are guaranteed a T-shirt. Prizes awarded to the top finishers.