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Today's News

  • RELAY for LIFE 2016

     Mother Nature gave participants in the 2016 American Cancer Society Relay for Life a perfect night.

    After last year’s weather forced the major fund-raiser indoors, Saturday was perfect for the event, which was held at North Bullitt High.

    A good crowd turned out to honor the survivors, the caregivers and those who passed away.

  • Suit seeks to remove candidate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Incumbent Linda Belcher will be on the ballot this November in the race for another term as state representative in House District 49.

    However, there is some question on who her opponent might be.

    A lawsuit was filed last week against Jennifer L. Stepp, who had won the Republican primary on May 17.

    Her victory came after her opponent, Melanie Roberts, withdrew two weeks earlier, leaving Stepp as the only Republican on the ballot.

  • Fire groups battle over money will continue until June

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxes paid by property owners in the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District have not been turned over to the contracted fire department.

    Now most of those funds will be placed in a court-appointed banking account as the controversy between the fire district board and the fire department rages on.

    The two parties were in Bullitt Circuit Court Wednesday after the fire department filed a claim seeking the release of the tax dollars collected last year.

  • One pool open this weekend; still hope BC facility could be open later

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The death of the swimming season at the pool outside Bullitt Central High School may have been a bit premature.

    After the state mandated the closure of the Bullitt Central pool until nearly $300,000 in repairs were made, there might be a bit of a reprieve.

  • Treadway selected Freedom principal

     HEBRON ESTATES - One of Bullitt County’s youngest elementary schools will be led next semester by Bullitt County’s youngest principal.

    Matt Treadway was named Freedom Elementary’s newest leader, with the official move taking place after the current school year is completed.

    Treadway comes from Pleasant Grove Elementary, where he served the past year as assistant principal. He is a Hardin County resident and John Hardin High School graduate.

  • Bullitt East students earn championship in marketing

     Bullitt East High School students Jacob Birge, Kitty Harris, Elisabeth Halbauer, Jeremiah Johnson and Jasmine Meeks participated in the Global MarketPlace Challenge and were named Champions.

    The youth competed against 10 other high schools from Jefferson County and Indiana districts. By placing first, they toured the Papa John’s corporate headquarters May 16th.

    In addition, Jasmine was the first recipient of the Grindmaster-Cecilware Business leadership scholarship for $500.

  • Brooks honors Marvin Stewart for his commitment, service to school

    BROOKS - Marvin Stewart was a well-respected leader at Brooks Elementary and within the surrounding community.

    Stewart served 12 years as Brooks principal during his long tenure within the Bullitt County Public Schools system.

    His commitment to educational excellence will continue at the new Brooks Elementary location, with the school library officially dedicated in his honor.

    Former and current Brooks staff members, administrators, and friends of the Stewart Family gathered for a special dedication ceremony at the library to commemorate the event.

  • No big surprises in primary election

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The primary elections are over with little fanfare.

    Voters only had a few local races to pencil in their responses.

    In the 49th District race for state House of Representatives, incumbent Linda Belcher easily defeated challenger Jonathan Cacciatore for a second straight election.

    This time, Belcher collected 2,873 votes, compared to 558 for Cacciatore.

    The 3,431 votes were nearly 2.5 times as many that were cast in the Republican primary.

  • Community voices views on problems with heroin, other drugs

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Experts were training experts as part of the ongoing battle against heroin in the comment.

    Seven Counties Services, Inc., joined forces with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, adopting a strategical five-point plan to address and prevent issues regarding the region’s opioid epidemic.

    Seven Counties began an extensive 12-step program to assist local residents in overcoming opioid addiction, hosting community events to promote the program and address ongoing issues within society.

  • Mount Washington to help preserve Lloyd House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With all the focus on future development of the city, the Mount Washington city council is doing their part to preserve the past, too.

    The James M. Lloyd House was donated to the Mount Washington Historical Society in 1989 by Kenneth R. Lutes in memory of his with, Anita Ann Dooley Lutes, the great-granddaughter of James M. Lloyd.

    Since the donation, the historical society has used the house as a meeting place, a research center and a museum dedicated to preserving and educating others on the history of Mount Washington.