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Today's News

  • Education dominates talk in House Chamber

        FRANKFORT – When it comes to education, few days in recent years could rival last Thursday, when the state learned in the morning that it is a “Race to the Top” finalist and the Kentucky House voted overwhelmingly that afternoon to begin raising the high school drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Issues down to one in fire tax lawsuit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The legal fighting may soon be over in a lawsuit started in 1999.

        A trial set for this week involving the city of Shepherdsville and the fire taxing districts of Nichols and Southeast Bullitt is not being held.

        Instead, the parties have agreed that the only motion still open to consideration in the boundary dispute is whether Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress is going to grant a new trial to the taxing districts.

  • Hoffman takes over growing Lady Charger program

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A stint as the Bullitt East softball Fall Ball coach turned into a full-time gig recently for Ricky Hoffman. Real recent in fact.

        The resignation of former head coach Ed Phelps didn’t happen until late January. Hoffman was able to work with the program when practice started Feb. 15, but he wasn’t officially in the post until a few weeks ago.

  • January to forget hampered NB

        HEBRON ESTATES - After winning a second straight game in the team’s own holiday tournament on Dec. 22, the North Bullitt Eagles had a 5-3 record.

        Even after a few holiday bumps, the squad’s record was 6-6 heading into the new year.

        That is where the good news stopped for the 2009-2010 Eagles. A zero-for-January swoon, including a double overtime loss to Bullitt Central, zapped North Bullitt’s confidence. There were just two more victories in an 8-20 campaign.

  • No seniors? No problem for Lady Cougars

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Veteran Bullitt Central softball coach Buddy Gallemore will be the first to agree with you when you point out just how young his 2010 Lady Cougars are.

        In the very next breath, Gallemore will tell you that his team won’t use that as an excuse this year. He will also remind you that a players’ class at Bullitt Central isn’t exclusive to their experience level.

  • Belcher's bill on teen suicide signed into law by governor

        FRANKFORT - Public middle and high schools will now be required to distribute suicide prevention materials by Sept. 1 of each year, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Linda Belcher, (D-Shepherdsville).

        House Bill 51 was signed into law by Gov. Beshear this week.

        House Bill 51 also requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide suicide prevention information on its Web site by Aug. 1 of this year.

  • BC's Bennett finds a good fit at smaller Pikeville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When some bigger schools went in other directions, Bullitt Central football standout Jeremaie Bennett found the perfect fit at Pikeville College in eastern Kentucky.

  • Hillview looks to annex new Brooks school

        HILLVIEW - Employees at Brooks Elementary hoping to avoid paying an occupational tax when the new school opened in August shouldn’t be spending that anticipated windfall just yet.

        While the city of Shepherdsville received a request to stop its deannexation measures along Highway 1020, the city of Hillview apparently has a way to reach the new school.

        Currently, employees at Brooks Elementary are paying a 1.5 percent occupational tax to the city of Hillview.

  • Crooked shooting kept BC from having more success

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the spring of 2010, the past basketball season at Bullitt Central could easily be labeled ‘The Team that Couldn’t Shoot Straight.’

        In the spring of 2012, the most recent season might just be recalled as the foundation being laid for a rebuilt program.

        Cougar head coach Joe Pat Lee can look at both situations and smile.

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