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Today's News

  • CASA’s Summer Night Out

     Each summer, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Bullitt County (CASA) hosts a major fund-raiser.

    The Summer’s Night Out was held over the weekend at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The dinner and auction provides funding for CASA, which is a group of volunteers helping children who are in the court system by no fault of their own.

    Alex Cline provided some pre-dinner music while the crowd enjoyed socializing with one another.

  • Relocation getting very close

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the hopes of relocating the Bowman Valley School in early August was a bit of a stretch, organizers planning the big event are getting more excited as reality grows closer.

    The relocation of the last remaining one-room school occupied by African Americans in Bullitt County will soon be settling into its new home - between the Woodsdale one-room schoolhouse and the school district’s central office on Highway 44 East.

  • Filings slow as deadline nearing for fall elections

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With less than two weeks to go before the filing deadline, there are few candidates who have jumped into the various non-partisan races.

    And no one has filed for the two school board seats which will be contested.

    The filing deadline is at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

    In the race for Mount Washington, incumbent Joetta Calhoun will not run for re-election.

  • 2 high schools will have changes at top; new programs in middle schools

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When school begins next Wednesday, there will be one thing certain -- two of the three high schools will have new leaders at some point this year.

    Jeff Marshall left North Bullitt to go back to Jefferson County.

    And Christy Coulter has been selected as the college and career director for the school system.

    Willie Foster will be the one returning principal at Bullitt East.

    High Schools

    Bullitt Central is starting the year off with new assistant principal Brittany Knipp.

  • Elementary schools ready for changing of the times

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s not year-round school, but a late ending to last year, combined with an early start this year, make for a short summer vacation.

    Bullitt County Public School students return to the classrooms Wednesday, Aug. 6. That makes for rare back-to-school sales at the stores in the month of July.

    One of the biggest changes at the elementary level is start and ending times, which will vary at each school location.

  • Young artists off to a solid foundation in the community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What better way to promote art’s future in the community than with a junior arts council?

    And what better way to promote that council than to give them a community project to create?

    The Junior Artists of Bullitt County gathered at a summer camp to begin work on a sculpting project that will be displayed at the Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Pair charged for abuse in way they disciplined young child

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The mother of a 4-year-old girl is taking some heat for the way she allegedly chose to discipline her child.

    Brittany Herbst, 23, of Mount Washington, has been charged with criminal abuse.

    Also charged is her boyfriend, James Ford, 29.

    According to the warrant which led to her arrest on Wednesday,  Herbst allegedly helped boyfriend force feed her 4 year-old daughter hot sauce and vinegar between June 18, 2013, and May 1, 2014, on “multiple occasions.”

  • Students advised to check KEES for accurate amount

     FRANKFORT — Kentucky high school students and 2014 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy.

    KEES allows students to earn money for college by getting good grades in high school and for qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT. Students eligible for free or reduced lunches may also earn awards for good scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: AUGUST 2014

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - August 2014:

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    4

    MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

    5

    OPENING DAY FOR TEACHERS

  • Construction to begin on I-265/KY 61 improvements

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 24, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to improve traffic operations at the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 61 (Preston Highway) in Louisville.

    Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 28 to add turning lanes at some of the I-265 ramps and build additional travel lanes on KY 61.