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Today's News

  • D-1 signing - BE’s Alphin signs with Cards

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The dream became reality on Wednesday for Bullitt East baseball standout Brandon Alphin when he put his name on the dotted line to play next season for the University of Louisville.

    Alphin had committed to the Cardinals back in June during Bullitt East’s big post-season run that saw the red and gold reach the semi-finals of the State Baseball Tournament.

    Alphin becomes the first Bullitt County baseball player to ever sign a Division I scholarship.

  • Traffic signal needed for north Preston

    Hold on for a wild ride.

    We’re not talking about an amusement park. We’re talking about the various traffic projects throughout the county.

    While figuring out how to get on and off Interstate 65 has been a mystery for many the past couple of months, there is a new maze game to play on Highway 61.

    As road crews work to get the four-lane extension from Cardinal Drive to the John Harper Highway completed, motorists had better put on their helmets and pretend to be a Formula I road racer as there are some interesting twists and turns.

  • All-for-one for Charger squad

    LOUISVILLE - The Bullitt East Chargers needed a nearly flawless performance on Saturday in the Class 2-A, Region 3 Cross-Country Championships at McNeely Lake Park in southern Jefferson County.

    They got it.

  • Center for Women, Families celebrates new Bullitt facility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large turnout showed representatives from The Center for Women and Families that the Bullitt County community cares.

    A great deal of local effort and involvement helped lead to the opening of a new Bullitt County CWF location.

    Local officials and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting and grand opening at the facility, located near the campus of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

  • Cardboard life shows different reasons for homelessness

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For one night adolescents experienced the struggles and plight of the homeless.

    Cardboard Light is an event designed to allow an opportunity for young people to remain homeless throughout an entire evening. The event was hosted at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    Members of Victory Baptist, Vine Hill and Bardstown Baptist Church youth groups participated. Victory Baptist youth pastor Stephen Crenshaw said 38 youth members ranging from 6th through 12th grade attended the event.

  • Can you believe Christmas, election time approaching

    As my nine-year-old continues to remind me daily, it’s just over two months to Christmas.

    Of course, my response is that every day is Christmas to many children, including my own.

    But as we approach that time of year, it also means that it is time to flip the old calendar.

    Yes, 2010 will be another year but for many it will be a special year -- it is an election year.

    From a journalist’s standpoint, it is awful.

    I guess if you were covering a national election, it might be different. You would be covering a particular candidate.

  • Late representative honored for his commitment to education

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had been nearly a year since Larry Belcher passed away but his memory was strong as the Bullitt County Education Association honored him as its distinguished citizen.

    With past winners Dr. Mohana Arla and Jesse Flynn in the audience, Linda Belcher accepted the honor for her husband.

    “Larry was fun,” said Belcher, also a retired educator who is now serving as state representative for the 49th District.

    She recalled various stories about how her husband liked to play pranks on people he liked.

  • Live nativity will have added attractions this week at Hillview church

    HILLVIEW - For years, sights of seeing young children - and adults - visit the corner of Hillview Boulevard and Brookley Drive to see a live nativity scene with real animals have become common.

    But the members of Hillview Community Christian Church will be adding to the holiday production this December.

    The Walk to Bethlehem will bring live scenes of five activities on that walk will be presented Dec. 4-6 from 7-9 p.m.

    “We wanted to step it up a notch,” said producer Betty Schooling.

  • Summer works program benefits over 70 youth

    SHEPERDSVILLE) ee" T.J. Bradley was one of more than 70 Bullitt County young adults who gained valuable work experience and job skills in SummerWorks 2009.

    “Working in IT (information technology) this summer has given me great insight in the field,” said Bradley, 18, a Jefferson Community and Technical College student. “Now I know that I’ll enjoy working in IT as my career. The job also allowed me to save money for college.”

  • Few new candidate filings for 2010 race

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A few more names have been added to the list of candidates looking to seek elective office during the 2010 campaigns in Bullitt County.

    But none of the names are a surprise to those involved with the political system.

    The filing deadline in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office is on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.