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Today's News

  • Teaching truly sweet music to Patton’s ears

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle music instructor Meredith Patton remembered the e-mail from principal Lee Barger at 6:50 a.m. on a Friday.

    “He asked me if the band can play at a morning ceremony,” she said.

    The mother of three was frantic, getting her son ready for school while texting members of the BLMS band, telling them to meet her at school with their instruments ready.

    When she arrived, she told the students they would perform in 10 minutes.

  • State Fire Marshal: ‘Change the Batteries’ this Weekend

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Fire Marshal is reminding Kentuckians to change the batteries in each of their home’s smoke alarms when you spring your clocks forward this weekend to daylight saving time.

  • Mediator to be selected for negotiations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The legal issues between a fire department and a board of trustees is close to being settled.

    But the matters between the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc. and the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District board still exist.

    Attorneys from both parties were in Bullitt Circuit Court Monday.

    The issue at hand was a series of motions filed by the various parties.

    Maurice Byrne is seeking a temporary injunction to place the $2.7 million into an escrow account.

  • Highway 245 site appears out of running for new JCTC Bullitt campus

    CLERMONT -- If the Bullitt County Education Development Authority hopes to see a beautiful college campus on its property off Interstate 65, it will apparently be with a different suitor.
        For the past two years, the local group has been working with a prospective tenant to locate a place of higher education on county property at the intersection of I-65 and Highway 245.
        Drawings were rendered and hopes were raised.

  • Beasley follows heart by going into teaching

     BROOKS - Some believe they are born to teach; others feel they should pursue other career paths. On occasion, someone might do both.

    Brooks Elementary teacher Gina Beasley did, switching gears from a decade-long business profession to begin a teaching career.

    Beasley made the right move for herself personally, as well as for the district, proven by her selection as the Bullitt County Public Schools 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

  • Hebron Estates still looking for ways to improve traffic signals on new portion of Preston Hwy.

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Motorists are adjusting to the new traffic patterns in northern Bullitt County.
    Officials with the Hebron Estates City Commission spent a great portion of a short meeting talking about the newly-opened sections of Preston Highway.
    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said the new road had presented problems with numerous accidents.
    The hope was that as motorists become more familiar with the road, the accidents would decrease.
    For residents of Hebron Estates, the road has brought frustration over the traffic signal operations.

  • Statewide Tornado Drill postponed

    FRANKFORT--Due to the potential for flooding and the outlook for another round of winter weather to affect Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the Tornado Drill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

  • Common sense, research all part of talks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Darrell Vincent recognized last year that when his high school students arrived later due to a two-hour weather delay, they acted differently.
    There was more interest and more energy.
    He knew that with a little more sleep, his students were better prepared to start learning when the bell rang.
    And there is plenty of research nationwide about the advantages of having high school students starting classes later in the morning.
    However, the mission given a committee to study the start times of Bullitt County students is not a simple one.

  • LJ looks at ways to get rid of eyesores

    Eyesores have caused headaches for the Lebanon Junction city council. At a recent council meeting,
    council member Connie Jackson ask if they could be more diligent in enforcing that people clean up trash and other waste in their yards.
    “If they're elderly we can get a youth group to help clean it up,” she said.
    Jackson also mentioned they needed an ordinance relating to dilapidated buildings. She said there are a couple of garages in town that look like “they would fall over if you touched them.”
    “There's no pride in town anymore. We're not going to grow if people don't try,” she said.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning March 2, 2015

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.