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Today's News

  • Stark part of state program to prepare district leaders

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Growing up in New Orleans, Dr. Geneva Stark always knew her career would be as an educator.

    While her career has been diverse, the common thread has always been education.

    During the past year, Stark has been part of a state fellowship which prepares minority educators to become superintendents.

    For the resident of Mount Washington, this fellowship through the state Department of Education has seen her work both in Bullitt and Shelby counties.

  • Plenty of fireworks this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There will be fireworks flying a little early this year for Bullitt Countians.

    The annual event that has combined the Shepherdsville City Fair and the Bullitt Blast will be held June 30-July 2 at the First Street Park.

    According to Zoneton Trowel Club Secretary Harlen Compton, the largest fireworks show in Bullitt County will start at approximately 10:10 p.m. on Saturday as a finale for the Bullitt Blast and Shepherdsville City Fair.

  • District looks to have right to set rates without OK of fiscal court

      HILLVIEW -- The Bullitt County Sanitation District commissioners don’t want to see a repeat performance from 2014.

    That’s when the Bullitt Utilities’ treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road literally exploded.

    With much of its system approaching or exceeding its 50th year of service, district manager Jerry Kennedy said a deja vu moment could occur at any of the eight treatment facilities.

  • Options Unlimited moving forward after theft of van

     HILLVIEW - Options Unlimited is now back to offering full unlimited options for its clients.

    The organization that provides day programs and job opportunity assistance for people with disabilities has a new transport van, replacing a van that was stolen from the property in April.

    The wheelchair-accessible van, used to assist clients to and from various jobs and programs, was taken on a Saturday afternoon from the Options location on Castlerock Drive.

  • 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.

  • Jean Hatzell, longtime Bullitt Circuit clerk, dies at 89

     Jean Marie Barger Hatzell, 89, of Shepherdsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 

    She was born on Oct. 16, 2916, and was the youngest of four children of the late Forrest Lee and Fern Roby Barger.

  • 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.

  • Last-minute work enables Bullitt to earn Ready-to-Work recognition

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a project that a local committee had basically declared dead for the year.
        But, some how, it was revived.
        Bullitt County was one of three counties which received notification that it was certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community.
        Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner recently announced that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

  • Overdale’s Usher to lead elementary education

        Overdale Elementary School Principal Adrienne Usher has been chosen district Director of Elementary Education. She succeeds Terry Price who took an administrative position in Henry County.
        “I feel very excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”