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Today's News

  • Hamilton says goodbye after 32 years in BCPS

      NICHOLS - Bullitt County’s smallest school is saying goodbye to one of its biggest supporters.

    Nichols Elementary principal Sheri Hamilton is retiring after five years at the school, 32 years overall with the Bullitt County Public Schools system. She has also served as BCPS pre-school coordinator during her time at Nichols.

    The long resume is impressive for someone who had intentions of remaining a stay-at-home mom.

  • Few file as deadline nearing

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With a little more than seven weeks remaining until the Aug. 9 filing deadline, few have submitted their paperwork for a long list of offices which will be at stake.
        For the first time, all eight cities will be involved in non-partisan elections.
        There will also be a mid-term election, pending a ruling in Bullitt Circuit Court, for the mayor’s seat in Shepherdsville.
        And three non-partisan school board seats will also be on the line.

  • District works to attract more minorities to teaching ranks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System currently has 8 percent minority students of its pupil population of roughly 13,000.
        And, in terms of staff members, that minority number is only 2 percent.
        But the school district’s quest to recruit more minorities to the classroom has nothing to do with numbers or percentages.
        Instead, it is part of the district’s mission to better prepare its students for a global society.

  • Oldham man charged with child sex exploitation

     LA GRANGE  On June 23, 2016, at approximately 10:25 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 5-Campbellsburg, arrested Daniel C. Swart, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Game On at GameStop was business ready to begin work

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With the drone flying overhead and Storm Troopers prepared for action, the first package came off the conveyor line at GameStop on Thursday afternoon.

    Bypassing the traditional ribbon-cutting, employees at the new GameStop distribution center in Shepherdsville joined with dignitaries as the first package broke through the red ribbon.

    The 631,000 square foot facility off Conestoga Parkway triples the size of its previous location in Commerce Crossings.

  • Dermody breaks ground on newest facility

     CEDAR GROVE -- It wasn’t your traditional groundbreaking ceremony.

    As officials with Dermody Properties announced plans for its second large facility in Bullitt County, heavy equipment was already at work getting the site prepared.

    The 546,000 square-foot facility is expected to be ready by late 2016.

    The Park Loop Road facility is the second in Shepherdsville and fourth in Kentucky.

  • District salutes employees who retire at end of year

     After investing time working with students, retiring educators are looking down a different path.

    Some already have travel plans. Others will spend more time with grandchildren. There are those who will do volunteer work.

    And some will return to education in another role.

    During the annual district retirement ceremony, Superintendent Keith Davis asked retiring Nichols Elementary School Principal Sheri Hamilton if she planned to work in schools in the future.

  • Bullitt Blast Dash set for July 4

     The Bullitt County Family YMCA will host its fourth annual Bullitt Blast Dash on Monday, July 4.

    The race will start at 8 a.m. at the YMCA facility on Joe B. Hall Avenue in Shepherdsville.

    This is a 5K run/walk.

    Race packets will be available July 1-3 at the YMCA or at 7 a.m. on the day of the race.

    If you register by June 20, you are guaranteed a T-shirt. Prizes awarded to the top finishers.

  • State fire marshal advises Kentuckians to celebrate Independence Day at community events

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the state fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Using fireworks at home risks injury and property damage and may also violate local ordinances,” said state Fire Marshal Mike Haney. “I recommend that families attend local festivities instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.

  • State officials work together to prevent Zika Virus

      FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks to inform residents about the risks of exposure to the Zika virus through mosquito bites and how to stay safe in the outdoors throughout the spring and summer season.