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Today's News

  • Bullitt East's Stevens named Class AA Track's top athlete

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East junior track standout Jackie Stevens was recently named the Class AA Female Track Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association.

    The KTCCCA award is amazing for Stevens given the fact that she just completed only her second year in the sport. In May, she won both the girls' discus and the shot put to become the first Bullitt East state track champion in 21 years.

    Stevens is the first Bullitt County track athlete to earn the Athlete of the Year recognition.

  • Clark improves one step up to earn fair crown

    BERNHEIM - "One step up" was a slogan that worked very well for Kindra Danielle Clark on the first night of the 2009 Bullitt County Fair.

    The runner-up in the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant a year ago, Clark woke up Monday morning wanting to have fun and also improving one spot over a year ago in the top beauty competition for the week.

    Mission accomplished.

    Under the pavilion in front of a few hundred on-lookers, Clark dazzled the three judges enough to take the title from five other girls.

  • County to work to decrease foreclosures

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the tough economic times, it is easy to see the number of homes that have gone into foreclosure.

    Bullitt County officials have formed a task force to help oversee a program to provide information to property owners in an effort to avoid foreclosure.

    Bill Heinz of HPI Inc. said many people are facing foreclosure and simply don’t know where to turn for answers.

    In his recent discussion with Bullitt Fiscal Court, Heinz said his non-profit company is a place where people can be sent for help.

  • Board agrees to allow permit to continue for top-soil operation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A county agency has approved the continuation of a top-soil removal company even though several neighbors opposed the application.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional-use permit for Bob Jones.

    A previous owner started removing top soil on property along Long Lick Creek off Beech Grove Road in 2001 with a conditional-use permit.

    Applicant Bobby Jones said he only removed 40-50 loads of top soil each year from the property.

  • Baseball All-Stars this week; BE girls part of LIT tourney

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A week after being rained out, the Sixth/Seventh Baseball All-Star games are being played this week.

    Originally, the juniors were playing on Monday night while the seniors were going to play a doubleheader on Tuesday. Neither one of those nights were dry enough last week.

    Now, the juniors played last night at Pleasure Ridge Park High School while the seniors will play tonight at Panther Field.

    All three Bullitt County baseball programs were represented in the games.

  • The time has come to move to next stage

    Within the next few days, graduates from the four Bullitt County public high schools will walk across the stage.

    They will be leaving one place in their lives and moving toward another.

    It’s a tough time in the world today.

    The job market is tight.

    Post-secondary education is becoming more expensive by the day.

    The military is a dangerous option but one that is so important.

    So why should the members of the Class of 2009 be optimistic?

    America is still the land of opportunity.

  • General Assembly called back to work

    FRANKFORT - Earlier this month, when Governor Beshear announced he would be calling legislators to Frankfort, he put four sizable issues on our agenda: Overcome a billion-dollar shortfall; find a way to fund “mega” road projects; re-write many of our economic-development incentives; and help our signature horse industry.

    Although most of those had been debated just a few months ago in our regular legislative session, that didn’t mean finding common ground between the House of Representatives and the Senate would be easy.

  • A real Bullitt Central flavor prevails in local basketball

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the hiring of Amber Courtney as the new girls’ basketball coach at North Bullitt, the sport takes on a distinctly Bullitt Central feel.

    Of the six girls’ and boys’ basketball coaches at the three Bullitt County high schools, five played and are graduates of Bullitt Central. The lone exception at this point is Bullitt East boys’ coach Troy Barr who graduated from the school where he now coaches.

  • Planning key to avoiding dry ground at pools

    Bullitt County government loses several thousand dollars each week that it operates swimming pools at its four locations.

    This year, the losses will be less as only one pool - behind Maryville Elementary - appears ready to meet the new federal safety standards and will open sometime this week.

    With only one pool open, it will provide a bit of insight on whether people will travel several miles to take advantage of the county facility.

    It would also provide a bit of leverage for a group looking to open a single indoor swimming facility.

  • Changing of name won't solve issues

    For years, Bullitt Lick Middle School had a nickname that wasn’t the kindest of monikers.

    There is a proposal now to change the school’s name and maybe even its mascot and colors. This is not the right way to reach the desired results.

    Kids will be kids and they probably have nicknames for all their rival schools.

    However, for the past 33 years, Bullitt Lick has been a part of the community.

    Yes, it has suffered through some tough educational times but simply changing a name will not erase any or all of the school’s history.