Today's News

  • COYLE'S CORNER 09/28/11

     This week Paul Coyle takes a look at the feeling of every citizen during tax rate setting time in Bullitt County.

  • Popular vote may be fatal to long-term prospects

     No one wants higher taxes.

  • Health board to appeal decision on smoking ban

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A month after Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled the comprehensive countywide smoking ban passed earlier this year by the Bullitt County Board of Health unlawful, the board took action Monday to appeal the ruling.

    The board voted 4-2 in favor of appealing the Circuit Court decision after going into executive session during a special meeting held at the Bullitt County Health Department.

  • Higher scores...higher goals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County educators should be ecstatic about the gains made in student learning indicators over the past few years.

  • Sprite offers way to improve playgrounds

     ATLANTA – Youth everywhere are already dreading the end of summer vacation.

    Sprite is here to help students swing back into the school year with newly refurbished recreational spaces.

    The Sprite Spark Parks Project for Schools program is giving local schools across the country the opportunity to liven up areas on their campuses where students can play, stay fit and be refreshed all school year long.

  • Health department staff trains to provide continous improvement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Knowledge is a powerful tool. The Bullitt County Health Department (BCHD) staff is acutely aware of the need for continuous improvement not only for the health department as a whole, but also, for each individual that makes up the health department team. Continuing education is for everyone-everywhere. Some know this a lifelong learning.

  • Tight races as teams prepare for season championship at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, IN, Sept. 26 – Season championships will be on the line when racing returns to Salem Speedway on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd.

    The Scott County Visitors Commission Season Championship event marks the final points race of the year for all four Salem Speedway divisions – Lucas Oil Super Stocks, Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Great American Stocks, Global Assembly Pure Stocks and Six Sigma Front Wheel Drive Stocks.

  • Policy stands...No religious materials

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The school system’s policy on the distribution of religious information is very clear.
        It is not allowed.
        However, the practice has apparently been different than the policy and attorney Eric Farris is concerned that would open the district up to possible litigation.
        On Tuesday, a policy was presented - and rejected - to school board members that would allow the distribution of material at the middle and high schools but not at the elementary school level.

  • Age doesn’t keep 5-year-old from flying high in competition

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Mount Washington Elementary kindergartner Ryan Robertson, 5, doesn’t have a pilot’s license, but with a remote control in his hands he can fly a helicopter just like a pro.
        Since he was 3 years old Ryan has immersed himself in the world of RC helicopters, spending at least two hours a day practicing maneuvers.
        “As soon as he gets off the school bus it’s the first thing he does,” said Ryan’s dad, Todd Robertson.

  • School board tax hearing on Monday; could be hike OK’d

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the Bullitt County Public School Board follows a recommendation from its superintendent, property owners will be paying a little more on their tax bills in October.
        With state funding shrinking, superintendent Keith Davis will recommend that the board accept an increase in the real property tax from 55.2 cents per $100 of assessed value to 57.6 cents.
        On a $100,000 home, the increase would be $24.