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Today's News

  • Business allows people to express themselves through painting pottery

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Art is all about personal expression and local artist Debbie Mantell understands that.

    That is why she recently opened Express Yourself paint-your-own pottery studio at 10239 Highway 44 E in Mount Washington.

    Mantell was looking for a new life endeavor when she decided to open Express Yourself. She took a ceramics course several years ago and fell in love with painting pottery.

    With a flair for the artistic and a love for original pieces, opening a paint-your-own pottery studio seemed like a perfect fit.

  • Bragging on Grandpa: Crystal clear about how much she appreciates her grandfather

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Crystal and John Kesler were all smiles at the Bullitt County Judge/Executive’s office.

    John is the grandfather, Crystal the granddaughter. They lived together until recently when John moved to Bowling Green.

    The closeness of their relationship is obvious, never more so than when Crystal wrote about John, earning top honors in the 2009 Bullitt County Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest sponsored by AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

  • Little Flock looking to grow, not close school

    PIONEER VILLAGE – Word of the demise of Little Flock Christian Academy may have been a bit premature and erroneous.

    However, as attendance fell at the private K-8 school, there was reason for concern about the educational facility’s future.

    Principal Brian Trees said there should be no worry as commitments have been received to ensure the program will be around for years to come.

  • Charger Challenge has four top teams

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Three of the top teams in Kentucky high school baseball will join Bullitt East this weekend for the Charger Challenge.

    This will be a round-robin showcase type of event. There will be no champion crowned.

    Bullitt East will take on Trinity at 5 p.m. on Friday and then Lexington Catholic will face Harrison County at 7:30 p.m.

  • 100 and still going strong: Tarter has no plans to slow down

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Becknell Hall was recently filled to capacity to mark a special celebration.

    They were there to celebrate the 100th birthday of a special individual.

    Mabel Tarter was the guest of honor, surrounded by loved ones from her sister to her great-great grandchildren.

    The Adair County native was born in Columbia on Feb. 16, 1909. She shares her birthday with actor Hugh Beaumont, famous as Ward Cleaver, the father on the television series, “Leave it to Beaver.”

  • Center for Women and Families finds home in Bullitt County

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Soon victims of domestic violence and abuse will have a safe place to seek help and guidance in Bullitt County.

    In a county where domestic violence incidents rose 40 percent this year, the initiative cannot come soon enough for some.

    The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, along with St. Aloysius Catholic Church and other community partners, recently banded together to form the community’s first-ever Bullitt County Center for Women and Families.

  • North reschedules Southern to May 6

    HEBRON ESTATES - Rain on Monday meant that the North Bullitt Eagles will have to wait a week before getting a chance to claim the top seed for the upcoming 24th District Tournament.

    Already 3-0 in the five-team district race, the Eagles were supposed to close out district play with a game against Southern. Unfortunately, rain cancelled that game. The game at North Bullitt will now be played next Wednesday, May 6, at 5 p.m.

  • East's teams are the ones to beat on Tuesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A defending state champion and a number of individuals with that goal very much in mind will be in action on Tuesday at the All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championships at Bullitt East.

    This should be one of the better-attended county championships as with the exception of the Bullitt Central boys’ team, all of the squads should have a double-digit size list of entries.

  • Students get top marks in pre-CATS exam

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the third round of Think Link assessment for local students holds true when the CATS exams are done in May, local school officials feel there will be a lot of celebrating this fall.

    However, with the changes in the education reform act, there may not be a public display of those student accomplishments.

    So, Bullitt County school officials are making sure there is some mechanism in place to publicize the CATS strides.

    “If the numbers hold, wow,” said Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning.

  • Questions over who owns home doesn't slow cleanup efforts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took years of work to get it torn down but only a few minutes to actually do the work.

    In its effort to get rid of structures that pose health hazards, the city of Shepherdsville tore down its first home at the corner of Hester Street and Carpenter Street on Friday morning.

    While the city has gotten rid of an eyesore, the battle over who actually owes the property may have to be settled in court.