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Today's News

  • BE's Alphin, Bowles earn baseball All-State honors; NB's Cissell runs and tackles

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The honors keep rolling in for Bullitt East baseball standouts Brandon Alphin and Matt Bowles.

    On Tuesday of this week, it was learned that both of the juniors had been named First Team All-State by the Kentucky Baseball Coaches’ Association. There were 18 players named to the first team and an equal number on the second team.

    It has been quite a few years since any local players have earned All-State baseball recognition.

  • Schools able to weather first storm

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With no major changes expected from the recent special session, Bullitt County officials believe they will be OK financially for the next fiscal year.

    But they aren’t as confident about the years after that.

    While the district is utilizing a different pot of money for the many construction projects underway, superintendent Keith Davis and finance director Denise Smith felt confident in the proposed 2009-10 budget.

  • Up on the rooftop: Bernheim gardening to new heights

    CLERMONT -- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest aims high at being a regional pioneer in the field of horticultural science.

    One might say they’ve aimed just above the ceiling.

    Bernheim revealed the Living Roof Project, an ongoing research project testing various plant and soil samples for use on rooftops of area buildings. The project is being funded through the Brown Foreman Corporation.

  • The Army comes to Bullitt Lick

    Throughout the past school year, SFC Daniel Kimball came to Bullitt Lick Middle School to bring a message on the dangers of illegal substances, such as drugs and alcohol. PE/Health instructor Amanda Yarbrough brought in Kimball and his U.S. Army program as part of the curriculum.

  • Elementary band programs hitting low notes

    HEBRON ESTATES - Many of Bullitt county’s public elementary schools are having to face some tough music next year.

    Several schools are deciding not to offer beginning band as state accountability testing standards change and growing elementary schools are faced with tough scheduling decisions.

    Bullitt County’s elementary schools have traditionally offered beginning band at the fifth grade level. Band was one exploratory course that students could participate in to expand their knowledge of the arts and humanities.

  • Bernheim to celebrate 80th with lots of free activities

    CLERMONT ee" For eight decades Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has been connecting people with nature.

    That continues to be the goal as those who love the forest and support its mission prepare to celebrate its 80th anniversary this Saturday.

    Bernheim’s 80th Anniversary Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime event as the forest reflects upon its rich history and looks to a bright future that is being led by Executive Director Dr. Mark Wourms.

  • Williams set for retirement after nine years as NB's AD

    HEBRON ESTATES - After nine years at the helm, Rob Williams will step down on Friday as North Bullitt’s athletic director.

    Williams is retiring after 27 years in public education despite the fact that he is only 49 years of age. However, while Williams will step down from North Bullitt, he has no plans to exit education.

  • Lehenbauer ready to help new Lutheran church in Georgia

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Divine Savior Lutheran Church pastor John Lehenbauer said there are three types of people: starters, finishers and continuers.

    Lehenbauer is a starter, leading him in accepting a new position to help establish Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Georgia.

    The Divine Savior congregation is saying goodbye to its pastor of 13 years. It's a farewell with an impact not only on the church but the entire Bullitt County community.

  • Fatality in I-65 weekend accident

    LEBANON JUNCTION - An Indiana man was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 late Friday evening.

    Kentucky State Police reported that the accident occurred just before midnight Friday about three miles north of Lebanon Junction.

    Charles E. Chesher, 52, of Jeffersonville, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Mistrial ruled in Hardin County on St. Clair; new trial in August

    ELIZABETHTOWN ee" Prosecutor Todd Lewis was telling of Michael St. Clair and Dennis Reese’s cross-country crime spree when one detail too much was revealed, causing a mistrial in the second trial for the 1991 abduction of Frank Brady.

    Early in his opening statement, Lewis told of St. Clair and Reese’s September 1991 Oklahoma jail break, where they overpowered a guard and stole a deputy’s pickup.

    Lewis said Reese and St. Clair then stole another truck from a farm in a part of Oklahoma where rural residents carry guns in holsters around their waists.