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Today's News

  • Progress can't keep up with federal expectations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Although most Bullitt County schools made marked progress toward reaching their 2009 No Child Left Behind goals, the stakes seem to be getting higher faster than faculty members and administrators can produce the required results.

    Many educators become discouraged in the trek to reach NCLB 100 percent proficiency by 2014, voicing that federal requirements require progress too quickly without accounting for the time it takes to see true progress.

  • Fox Chase has w(hole) dilemma

    FOX CHASE - The heads of Fox Chase have had a hole to deal with this past month.

    A large sinkhole appeared in an easement area along Sussex Drive.

    “There is one heck of a hole on Sussex right now,” said Mayor Alice White.

    Witnesses told council members the hole was about 28 x 12 feet in size.

    The roadway was not impacted. White said driving on the road was safe.

    White contacted Dirt Design Construction to examine and fill the hole. She said a first truckload of gravel dumped into the hole virtually disappeared.

  • Bullitt East High struggles through trying times by working together

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes it seems like it rains for days, and then just when the clouds break, another storm comes along.

    Bullitt East students, staff and faculty know that scenario all too well. The student body has experienced its share of proverbial storms since the beginning of school.

    From two students sustaining life-threatening injuries to a student’s death by suicide, the school’s ability to band together and overcome tragedy has been tested in the past two months.

  • Youth deer season a time for patience, not pressure

    Kentucky's youth-only deer season is coming up Oct.10-11.

    Safety always comes first, but for adult mentors, patience isn't far behind.

    Hunting for big bucks or to fill the freezer may be an adult hunter's goal, but kids are out there mostly to have fun.

    "I would recommend more than anything to make sure the young ones enjoy it," said Will Connelly, a hunter training officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "You shouldn't put pressure on them to shoot something."

  • Former football official probated; repays LJ organization its $10,000

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Denise Grimes left a Bullitt Circuit Courtroom with something many had been seeking for several years - a check.

    Grimes was able to deposit a $10,000 check for the Lebanon Junction Jaguars football and cheerleading program three years after the funds had been taken by former league official Brian Edward Wibbels.

    On Monday, Wibbels, 34, was sentenced on a single count of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    His five-year sentence would be probated for the next five years.

  • Police want to tighten solicitation rules

    HILLVIEW -- Everyone has experienced that person who comes to the door.

    They might be selling magazine subscriptions, vacuums or the latest, greatest stain remover.

    Some people will never answer the door. Others will politely listen to their sales pitch and then decline the offer. Still others will allow the people into their homes.

    While Hillview police chief Aaron Yates won't place all door-to-door salespeople into the same category, he knows there could be problems.

  • Getting parents involved may have been key to BC recognition

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" The annual Cowherd Award for Center Excellence is presented to the state’s top Youth Service Center, Family Resource Center and combination of both.

    Though there are no combination centers in the county, two Bullitt centers claimed the state’s YSC and FRC awards, including Maryville/Overdale Elementary Hand In Hand FRC coordinator Betty Marshall.

  • Remembering the 1917 Train Wreck: Hartley finishes book project

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On December 20, 1917, the deadliest train accident in Kentucky history took place in Shepherdsville.

    In 2007 a memorial service was held at the Bullitt County Courthouse, located near the wreck site, to commemorate the 90th anniversary. The Bullitt County History Museum featured a booklet about the 1917 event during the ceremony.

  • Health department to host H1N1 target group vaccination clinic Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Health Department will be hosting its second novel H1N1 vaccination clinic for target groups Tuesday evening at Paroquet Springs Conference Center.

    The clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or until the vaccine runs out, whichever comes first.

     

    Department  Public Health Director Swannie Jett said the target groups include health care workers, pregnant women, caretakers for infants younger than six months, persons six months to 24 years of age and persons 25 to 64 years old with medical conditions.

  • Councilman will not bring up Sunday sales in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — City Councilman Dale Walter says he knows of a business that would like to come to Mount Washington — if Sunday liquor sales were legal within the city limits.

    But after strong opposition was demonstrated via Walter’s online poll on his Web site at www.councilmandalewalter.com, he has decided not to discuss the issue at this evening’s council meeting.