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Today's News

  • Neighbors encouraged to call on suspicions

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over the past few months, the number of burglary reports continues to grow in the county.

    But law enforcement officials believe the public could provide some valuable information.

    Sheriff’s chief deputy Danny Thompson said many of the break-ins will occur during the daylight hours.

    “We need neighbors to be a little more nosy,” said Thompson.

    Many times, the suspects will drive through neighborhoods looking at the community before deciding where to strike.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 16

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Nov. 16:

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    UPDATE 11/17:

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 265 to southbound Interstate 65 (mile point 10.2). This ramp closure is scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, until 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23.

  • Bernheim students learn life's dangers

    CLERMONT - Bernheim Middle School seventh graders received the ultimate lesson.

    An event called “Ghost Out” was presented by seventh grade instructor Erin Mabe with assistance from instructional coach Karrie Stewart.

    The event was tied to a book read in school, “Tears of a Tiger,” which includes a story involving a drunk driving accident and making good life choices.

    “The event is tied in with the novel,” said Stewart. “The novel causes kids to think of these situations and we wanted to personalize this for them.”

  • Public invited to listen to danger associated to prescription pills

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s become a fact of life in Bullitt County just as it has in other parts of the country: methamphetamine manufacturing, use and abuse.

    While meth remains a hot topic among those working toward a better society, another subtle topic has entered the awareness radar.

    Prescription drug abuse is a nuisance in society for many more various reasons than meth or other drugs. As a result, Bullitt County Partners in Prevention is hosting a prescription drug abuse awareness workshop.

  • Lady Chargers hit the wall in region opener

    SHELBYVILLE - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers ran into a wall, literally, on Tuesday in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at Shelby County High School.

    That led to a disappointing finish to a strong season as the Lady Chargers lost a heartbreaking 25-22, 18-25, 25-18 decision to Anderson County, a team they had beaten in two games during the regular season.

  • Education can’t afford to lose any traction in Ky.

    I often hear diametrically opposed statements about Kentucky’s schools:

    One, they’re a lost cause.

    Or two, they were “fixed” in 1990 by the Kentucky Education Reform Act, and they need no further attention.

    Neither conclusion is true.

    Now, KERA was a revolutionary event.

  • County will lose great asset in tourist leader

    Over a two-stint period, Elaine Wilson served Bullitt County for 20 years as its director of tourism.

    The agency has gone from operating out of a small office to now overseeing a major conference center in the region.

    Bullitt County is blessed to have five interchange exits on Interstate 65, one of the busiest roads in the nation.

    But tourists don’t just decide to stop on their way to another destination.

  • Red Ribbon Week at Eastside

    Former University of Kentucky and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Winston Bennett came to Eastside Middle School last week as part of the school’s kick-off to Red Ribbon Week.

    Bennett talked to students about how living a drug-free life enabled him to follow his dreams as a basketball player and professional. He also emphasized the importance of respect and forming positive relationships.

    Red Ribbon Week promotes a drug and alcohol-free America and especially focuses on prevention and education for school-aged children.

  • Nusz battles rain at state tourney

    BOWLING GREEN - Rain, rain it never went away last week for Bullitt East junior Katie Nusz at last week’s Leachman Buick Girls’ Kentucky State Golf Championships at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Rain late last week forced the big event to start a day late and even on Saturday morning, the course was wet and soggy, forcing most of the players to shoot well above what they had done a week earlier in the regional tournaments.

    That was the case for Nusz who finished with a 99 after having an 86 in the regional tournament in Louisville.

  • Erasing some doubts about BRAC hiring practices

    If there are still any BRAC doubters out there, you should have seen the turn out for the Fort Knox Job Information Sessions at the Urban League Economic Empowerment Tour and Career Fair in Louisville last month.

    We had hundreds of folks show up to learn more about the employment opportunities coming to the installation. Believe me, most were plenty interested in finding out how to qualify and apply for these future positions.