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Today's News

  • Education will be key element for county to thrive

     For years, the key to economic development was location, location, location.

    As times have evolved, there is now a 1A in importance -- an educated and skilled workforce.

    With the changing workforce in the country, the needs have gone from a land heavy in manufacturing jobs to one leaning much more to the service and logistics fields.

    Just look at the landscape in Bullitt County. Those big boxes are a different type of business than your parents or your grandparents  grew up in at General Electric, Ford or Philip Morris.

  • POW/MIA Day set for Friday, Sept. 19

     At every formal military dining in or out, there is a small table set up to honor our POWs and MIAs.

    What follows is the dialogue spoken at the touching ceremony:

    This who have served, and those currently serving in the uniformed services of the United States, are every mindful that the sweetness of enduring peace has always been tainted by the bitterness of personal sacrifice. We are compelled to never forget that we enjoy our daily pleasures, there are others who have endured and may still be enduring the agonies of pain, deprivation and imprisonment.

  • Lady Chargers sweep first round with NB and BC

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Unfortunately, volleyball in Bullitt County is the last of a dying breed in one important aspect -- the sport is the last in which all three local programs still play each other home-and-away during the regular season.

    The first rotation of games started last Tuesday when Bullitt East defeated North Bullitt 3-0. On Monday of this week, the Lady Chargers were at home again and defeated Bullitt Central 3-1.

    On Thursday, North Bullitt and Bullitt Central will clash in an important 23rd District match in Shepherdsville.

  • Turnovers doom Eagles in loss to N. Oldham

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Sometimes it is good when the scoreboard isn't working.

  • Chargers start slow, then roll past Bears

    TAYLORSVILLE – Scoring in the final minute of the first half and then matching that with another touchdown less than two minutes into the second half, the Bullitt East Chargers buried some bad memories on Friday as they rolled past Spencer County 28-7.

  • BC scores 31 in second quarter to rout Valley

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Exploding for 31 points in the second quarter, the Bullitt Central Cougars on Friday took care of business and defeated a young and inexperienced Valley squad 45-8.

         It really was a no-win situation for the Cougars as they were expected to roll over a Vikings’ squad that had already lost two lopsided games this season. Bullitt Central struggled a little early, but then rose to the occasion and did what was expected of them, winning a game that had a running clock for all of the second half.

  • 9/11: First responders are recognized

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a day that many Americans can remember what they were doing and how they were feeling.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

     The Better Business Bureau is once again joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency and thousands of other organizations across the country to promote National Preparedness Month. The annual event educates the public on the importance of emergency preparedness, encouraging citizens, businesses, and government agencies to prepare, and stay informed for emergencies.

  • Key to the City

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mayor Scott Ellis and the Shepherdsville City Council presented Beam, Inc., representative Jerry Summers with a key to the city.

    Ellis referred to Summers as an ambassador for the community, adding that he was honored to call him a friend.

    Summers thanked the city officials, saying Shepherdsville and the Bullitt County have been his hometown since he first moved to the area in 1970.

    “A key to this city is a key to my heart,” Summers said.

  • KENTUCKY STATE FAIR WINNERS: Quilting

     Mount Washington Quilting Bees members Carol Heil, Diane Kisner, Carol Larkin, Beverly Gradisek, Pat Glass and Linda Gentry showed off their Kentucky State Fair winning entries.

    (Not pictured are: Tedi Nunn, Kathy Sheehan and Carol Portman, Lee Hartnett.)

    Kisner won second place in the two person quilt category and a first place ribbon with her granddaughter Tedi Nunn for a quilt made by a group.

    Larkin won honorable mention for unfinished quilt top and first place for the two person quilt.