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Today's News

  • Big work still in progress at Bullitt Central

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County’s first, and oldest, high school facility is in the process of a facelift worth bragging about.

    Construction is underway for a new campus building and other various improvements that will almost double the school’s building size.

    Bullitt East and North Bullitt have already received new college and career centers. Like Bullitt Central, each has a multi-purpose area and flexible classrooms.

    In addition to the similar upgrades, Bullitt Central also received a major renovation.

  • Parents can learn more about children’s meals at school thanks to new software

     Parents can learn everything about their child’s breakfast and lunch at school thanks to the new Nutrislice link available at www.bullittschools.org.

    On the website, look for School Meal Menus in Nutrislice on the For Parents, For Staff and BCPS Community pages.

    District School Food Services Manager Angela Voyles said Program Assistant Becky Willoughby invested quite a bit of time downloading information.

    “There is a lot of information for the public thanks to Becky’s efforts,” she said.

  • Forum next Tuesday to look at pros, cons of newest debate

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -  It’s legal in two states, medically legal in another 23, considered less harmful than other illegal narcotics, and some believe it’s safe enough for legal use.

    Kentucky is among the states now discussing marijuana legalization. That’s why Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP) is hosting a public forum to address issues and concerns.

    “Marijuana: Legalize It?” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

  • Former Ft. Knox energy program manager faces additional fraud charges

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former Fort Knox Energy Program Manager was charged in a second superseding indictment today with devising multiple wire fraud schemes to defraud the United States and violating criminal conflict of interest laws, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Academies will allow more areas of expertise in learning

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the year started new beginnings.

    By next year, all Bullitt County high schools will be fully implementing career academies or “pathways” that will give students the opportunity to gain background in fields of study they might show interest in as well as possibly obtain certifications.

    Superintendent Keith Davis said the new programs will help students be better prepared for their future.

  • College, career programs have endless possibilities in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The more she is on the job, the more excited Christy Coulter is about the possibilities of the college and career readiness program in Bullitt County.

    The push of students to attend college has been a longstanding mission of the education system.

    The need for a trained workforce in a diverse pathway of careers is new on the horizon.

    And, it is that newness of the career part of the equation that excites Coulter.

  • Ramp closure from I-65 South to KY 480 Sept. 19-22

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 65 to KY 480 at Shepherdsville (Exit 116) will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.  This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 22.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via southbound I-65 to westbound KY 44 (Exit 117), then turn left onto southbound KY 61 and follow to KY 480.

  • Hunters Hollow frustrated with lack of sewer solution

    HUNTERS HOLLOW -- As the months pass, the frustrations grow for leaders with the city of Hunters Hollow.

  • Hillview will retain same tax rate for coming year

    HILLVIEW - It was called a special meeting, but there was nothing special about maintaining tax rates.

    The Hillview City Council unanimously approved similar 2014 tax rates to the previous year's rates, including real property, personal property and public utilities rates.

    City attorney Mark Edison referred to the city's real property tax rate calculation worksheet, showing the city with a total gross assessment increase of almost $2 million.

    Edison noted that many cities, including in Bullitt County, were decreasing in assessment.

  • All the James Beams in the world can be part of birthday bash Thursday

    CLERMONT--In recognition of legendary bourbon distiller Jim Beam's 150th birthday, Jim Beam Bourbon is inviting everyone named Jim Beam (who is of legal drinking age) to join in a once-in-a-lifetime birthday party at the world's No. 1 bourbon's historic distillery in Clermont.

    "If your name is Jim Beam, then you better get down here," said Fred Noe, Jim Beam's great-grandson and seventh generation master distiller. "We want to meet you and we want to treat you to a special day in honor of a special man."