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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Courtney takes over Lady Eagle basketball program

    HEBRON ESTATES - A dream born when she first started playing basketball has become a reality for Amber Courtney.

    Just a few weeks after long-time North Bullitt girls’ basketball coach Bill Robinette stepped down, Courtney was give the reigns to the Lady Eagles recently, getting her first head coaching position at the age of 26.

  • We appeal to cooler heads on fire suit

    After 10 years in the making, someone has finally officially told Shepherdsville officials that their fire department is “regular.”

    In layman’s terms, it doesn’t mean a lot.

    In legal terms, it means that some residents who live in the city limits but also live in what is the fire taxing districts of Southeast Bullitt and Nichols may not be facing a second tax in the future.

  • Don’t Let Foodborne Illness Spoil Your Independence Day

    FRANKFORT - The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) wants all Kentuckians to observe a happy and safe Independence Day by following a few simple food preparation and handling guidelines during outdoor cookouts, picnics and barbecues.

  • Survivors have stories of hope, pain after long battles with cancer

    HEBRON ESTATES – For 25 years, the Relay for Life has raised funding toward cancer research.

    At the Bullitt County Relay, each year brings new hope for the many participating survivors and their caregivers.

    Many of the survivors are now regulars, attending each year to celebrate life and to share their ongoing hope with others.

    Brenda Smothers

    Mount Washington resident Brenda Smothers went for her regular mammogram in 2005 when she received news every person dreads: the procedure revealed a lump in her breast.

  • McClintock has spent lifetime at Overdale School

    HILLVIEW - If Overdale Elementary is an example of a functioning body, Carolyn McClintock is the heart.

    The Overdale secretary has been with the school since its inception, a member of its first graduating class.

    “I was here the first year in sixth grade,” said McClintock. “Then the next year they built onto the school. They added seventh grade and then eighth grade, so we were the first ones.”