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Today's News

  • WEAR RED: Annual event brings awareness to danger of heart disease

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a sea of red on a recent Thursday morning.

    The occasion was the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon, coordinated by the Bullitt County Public Health Department.

    The aim of the event is to raise awareness to the dangers of heart disease.

    Dr. Brian Holland discussed the changes in his field of detecting and treating heart ailments in the very youngest of children.

    The biggest challenge to dealing with infant heart ailments is early detection.

  • Teaching truly sweet music to Patton’s ears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

    “He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

    The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

    When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.

  • Transportation Cabinet road crews ready for next winter storm

      FRANKFORT - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) highway district road crews are preparing for yet another winter storm set to hit the state today and continue into Thursday morning.

    Crews are monitoring road temperatures and watching for changing weather conditions, standing by ready to keep roads safe for Kentucky drivers.

  • State Fire Marshal: ‘Change the Batteries’ this Weekend

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Fire Marshal is reminding Kentuckians to change the batteries in each of their home’s smoke alarms when you spring your clocks forward this weekend to daylight saving time.

  • Mediator to be selected for negotiations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The legal issues between a fire department and a board of trustees is close to being settled.

    But the matters between the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc. and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board still exist.

    Attorneys from both parties were in Bullitt Circuit Court Monday.

    The issue at hand was a series of motions filed by the various parties.

    Maurice Byrne is seeking a temporary injunction to place the $2.7 million into an escrow account.

  • Highway 245 site appears out of running for new JCTC Bullitt campus

    CLERMONT -- If the Bullitt County Education Development Authority hopes to see a beautiful college campus on its property off Interstate 65, it will apparently be with a different suitor.
        For the past two years, the local group has been working with a prospective tenant to locate a place of higher education on county property at the intersection of I-65 and Highway 245.
        Drawings were rendered and hopes were raised.

  • Beasley follows heart by going into teaching

     BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Hebron Estates still looking for ways to improve traffic signals on new portion of Preston Hwy.

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Motorists are adjusting to the new traffic patterns in northern Bullitt County.
    Officials with the Hebron Estates City Commission spent a great portion of a short meeting talking about the newly-opened sections of Preston Highway.
    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said the new road had presented problems with numerous accidents.
    The hope was that as motorists become more familiar with the road, the accidents would decrease.
    For residents of Hebron Estates, the road has brought frustration over the traffic signal operations.

  • Statewide Tornado Drill postponed

    FRANKFORT--Due to the potential for flooding and the outlook for another round of winter weather to affect Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Tornado Drill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

  • Common sense, research all part of talks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Darrell Vincent recognized last year that when his high school students arrived later due to a two-hour weather delay, they acted differently.
    There was more interest and more energy.
    He knew that with a little more sleep, his students were better prepared to start learning when the bell rang.
    And there is plenty of research nationwide about the advantages of having high school students starting classes later in the morning.
    However, the mission given a committee to study the start times of Bullitt County students is not a simple one.