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Today's News

  • No one immune to untimely events

    Maybe it is the fact that my son is just weeks away from getting his driver’s license.

    Or maybe it is from writing too many stories detailing death coming much too early for too many youths in our community.

    The old belief that the young is indestructible is nothing but a myth.

    Just ask the families of Preston Cissell, Jason Smith and R.D. Reynolds.

    The community lost each of these young men in the recent couple of months. They were lost in different ways but they were all lost much too early in their lives.

  • Woman's Council gets view on how drugs affect county

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Some of the material Kenny Hardin normally talks about when discussing the war on methamphetamine was not appropriate on this particular day.

    Speaking to the monthly lunch gathering of the Bullitt County Woman’s Council, the director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force left some of his material at the office. It wasn’t appropriate for those enjoying lunch.

    Hardin said the county is well on its way to another record year in terms of busting meth labs.

  • Eliminating 'duel' from oath would take fun away

    When legislators return to Frankfort in January, they will face many issues, including the budget crisis, gaming and duels.

    Yes, duels have been part of the Constitutional oath since 1849.

    State Rep. Darryl Owens of Louisville has pre-filed a bill to eliminate the part of the oath of elected officials stating that they had dueled or been a second in a duel.

  • Nostalgic look at Belmont community

    I am 82 years old, and my wife (80) and I are retired in Palm Desert, Calif.

    Born in Belmont I spent the first 16 years of my life there. We are attending the Belmont Baptist Church for the first time in 66 years, and it calls for a bit of nostalgia and reminiscing about life during and after Belmont.

    Regular attendance at Sunday School and Church each Sunday was expected.  My father was the Sunday School Superintendent, and  my mother was the teacher of a Sunday School Class of small children.

  • Is it time for Olde Tyme to return?

    When arriving into the community over 25 years ago, Bullitt County was home of four major festivals each year.

    The Mount Washington Historical Society had the spring festival each May and Lebanon Junction’s Old Fashion Days were held in early October.

    The Bullitt County Fair was held in the middle of June at the fairgrounds.

    And the Shepherdsville Olde Tyme Homecoming was held along Frank E. Simon Avenue.

  • Freedom provides perfect fit for Minogue as new principal

    HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes a new job just feels like a perfect fit.

    Marcella Minogue feels that way about her new role as Freedom Elementary principal.

    The former Freedom instructor took over this week as the school’s first female principal.

    “Having taught here I saw the wonderful part of Freedom,” she said. “I knew what it had to offer.”

  • School attendance very important

    The beginning of each new school year your child begins another part of their amazing journey from the first day of kindergarten to high school graduation.

    One of the most essential elements for a student’s success is good attendance.

    Attendance is important and must be taken seriously for kindergarten students, elementary, middle and high school students.

    Students need to be at school each day in order to be properly prepared for the important next steps in learning.

  • Redistricting - let the war of fears begin

    Seldom does anything generate the controversy caused when school boundary lines are altered.

    With continued growth and the construction of a new elementary school in Mount Washington, the dreaded need to redistrict schools has been done.

    Though not etched in stone, the committee set forth some changes that won’t be altered by a simple plea from the public.

    On Tuesday, Aug. 18, a public hearing will be held at the central office. This will be a time when your voice can be heard.

  • Where did fun, sportsmanship go?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Years ago when my uncle died his tombstone included the likeness of a basketball goal and a ball with the University of Kentucky logo on it.

    These days I wish their places were reversed: Uncle John here and local college basketball put to rest.

    I grew up in this area and have always been a basketball fan. I used to play it. I keep the March Madness grids each year.

    Now I think I’ve actually had enough.

    I followed all three of the area’s major schools: Kentucky, Louisville and Indiana. I’ve always rooted for all three.

  • Shepherdsville still looking for ways to deal with property

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The problems of caring for homes which are going through the foreclosure process is growing throughout the country.

    Shepherdsville is not immune to that problem.

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said growing grass and abandoned homes are becoming a “major problem.”

    Local banks are good about taking care of their properties, said McAuliffe.

    Chuck Keith, city works foreman, said his crews could work every day for two weeks and not get caught up with the grass cutting.