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Today's News

  • Brooks honors Marvin Stewart for his commitment, service to school

    BROOKS - Marvin Stewart was a well-respected leader at Brooks Elementary and within the surrounding community.

    Stewart served 12 years as Brooks principal during his long tenure within the Bullitt County Public Schools system.

    His commitment to educational excellence will continue at the new Brooks Elementary location, with the school library officially dedicated in his honor.

    Former and current Brooks staff members, administrators, and friends of the Stewart Family gathered for a special dedication ceremony at the library to commemorate the event.

  • Flat fee suggested to help pay for dispatch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- To operate one of the most vital, yet most often overlooked, departments of county government, the annual price tag is about $1 million for Bullitt County Central Dispatch.

    And, with upcoming requirements, that department is facing some expensive upgrades in order to protect life and property in the county.

    The problem is that while a monthly $1 landline fee was imposed years ago, that revenue is dropping.

    The reason?

    Many people are getting rid of their land lines in the age of technology.

  • No big surprises in primary election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The primary elections are over with little fanfare.

    Voters only had a few local races to pencil in their responses.

    In the 49th District race for state House of Representatives, incumbent Linda Belcher easily defeated challenger Jonathan Cacciatore for a second straight election.

    This time, Belcher collected 2,873 votes, compared to 558 for Cacciatore.

    The 3,431 votes were nearly 2.5 times as many that were cast in the Republican primary.

  • Community voices views on problems with heroin, other drugs

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Experts were training experts as part of the ongoing battle against heroin in the comment.

    Seven Counties Services, Inc., joined forces with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, adopting a strategical five-point plan to address and prevent issues regarding the region’s opioid epidemic.

    Seven Counties began an extensive 12-step program to assist local residents in overcoming opioid addiction, hosting community events to promote the program and address ongoing issues within society.

  • Mount Washington to help preserve Lloyd House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With all the focus on future development of the city, the Mount Washington city council is doing their part to preserve the past, too.

    The James M. Lloyd House was donated to the Mount Washington Historical Society in 1989 by Kenneth R. Lutes in memory of his with, Anita Ann Dooley Lutes, the great-granddaughter of James M. Lloyd.

    Since the donation, the historical society has used the house as a meeting place, a research center and a museum dedicated to preserving and educating others on the history of Mount Washington.

  • Treadway selected Freedom principal

     HEBRON ESTATES - One of Bullitt County’s youngest elementary schools will be led next semester by Bullitt County’s youngest principal.

    Matt Treadway was named Freedom Elementary’s newest leader, with the official move taking place after the current school year is completed.

    Treadway comes from Pleasant Grove Elementary, where he served the past year as assistant principal. He is a Hardin County resident and John Hardin High School graduate.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 22, 2016

     Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Eastside brings Annie to life in production

     MOUNT WASHINGTON-- It’s the show that started it all and, for some, it was the show that helped them end an era.

    Eastside Middle School recently performed “Annie Jr.”, a shorter version with less complex music of the ever-popular “Annie” play.

    The middle school drama club was led by Bullitt East students, who starred in their own production of Annie Jr. as middle schoolers seven years ago.

  • Bullitt East students earn championship in marketing

     Bullitt East High School students Jacob Birge, Kitty Harris, Elisabeth Halbauer, Jeremiah Johnson and Jasmine Meeks participated in the Global MarketPlace Challenge and were named Champions.

    The youth competed against 10 other high schools from Jefferson County and Indiana districts. By placing first, they toured the Papa John’s corporate headquarters May 16th.

    In addition, Jasmine was the first recipient of the Grindmaster-Cecilware Business leadership scholarship for $500.

  • Bullitt Arts Council names winners in writing competition; Sherrard wins high school title

     Casey Sherrard’s literary piece Through the Window was awarded First Place in the NightWriter’s Writing Contest sponsored by the Bullitt County Arts Council.

    By winning the high school bracket as well as the overall bracket, she received a Certificate of Recognition, a cash award and her work will be published in the council’s compendium of winners.

    Casey has been invited to a book-signing banquet where she will read her piece to the audience and sign the first editions.