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Today's News

  • County seeks crossing safety improvements

     BROOKS -- Residents living near the railroad crossing at Highway 1020 and East Blue Lick Road have become accustomed to emergency lights.

    Over the years, collisions between trains and vehicles have been common.

    Some have resulted in death, as recently as the past month.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell is hoping that more attention will be placed upon crossings throughout the county.

    However, his top priority is the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

  • Schultz to be new leader of Oldham schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County’s loss will be Oldham County’s gain.

    Greg Schultz, who has spent the past nine years as assistant superintendent for student learning in Bullitt County, will become the leader of Oldham County Public Schools on July 1.

    For Schultz, it is an opportunity to return to his educational home.

    One of the first things he hopes to do is return to his first teaching classroom at Oldham County High School and just look around the scenery. 

  • Garrett Jones to take his skills to Craft Academy

     Garrett Jones, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy at Morehead State University this fall.

    He is the third student from Bullitt County and the second from Bullitt East High School to gain admission into the academy. Sebastian Kaufman is completing his junior year.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Garrett said. He learned about his selection from an unfamiliar caller ID and then wondering who he knew at Morehead that would be calling him.

  • Patel to become second BAMS student selected for Craft Academy

     Ishika Patel, a sophomore in the Bullitt Advanced Math and Science (BAMS) program, will attend The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University this fall.

    She and fellow BAMS sophomore Garrett Jones are the only two Bullitt County students selected to the Craft Academy this year and the first from the BAMS program.

    Ishika received the telephone notification as her mother, Kamini I. Patel, stood beside her.

  • Public invited to be part of world tree hugging record

     CLERMONT --- To mark Earth Day, Bernheim officials hope to  break the world tree hugging record on June 4, 2016. 

    Dubbed the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, the Guinness World Record attempt will require at least 1,201 tree huggers to break the record of the most people hugging trees at the same time at the same location.

    Bernheim wants to attract upwards of 3,000 people to not only break the record, but to hold that title for years to come. South Korea holds the current world record.

  • Make your graduation plans as date set for June 4

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Barring anything unforeseen, the members of the Class of 2016 in Bullitt County will graduate on Saturday, June 4.

    The Bullitt County Board of Education approved the graduation dates on Monday.

    Greg Schultz, assistant superintendent for student learning, said that Broadbent Arena had again been secured for the ceremonies.

    North Bullitt will graduate at 11 a.m., followed by Bullitt Central at 2 p.m.

    The final commencement exercise of the day will be at 5 p.m. with Bullitt East.

  • Students will begin to have Chromebooks in lieu of textbooks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The maiden voyage of a pilot project to bring personal computers to students in the Bullitt County Public School System has been a success.

    Now, with the approval of the school board, more students will be giving up the textbooks and carrying their Chromebooks.

    Beginning next school year, over 3,200 students will be carrying their computers with them for the rest of their time in the local district.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning April 24, 2016

     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.

     

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

     

  • Flood rule may jeopardize growth

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was unsettling for residents to be informed that many would now be part of the flood plain insurance program due to changing elevation maps.

    For the Shepherdsville properties, many saw the maps increase the flood elevation by six inches.

    What it also did was increase the level in which developers had to build any new structures.

    But, on top of that, the Shepherdsville City Council’s new flood plain building requirements made the ground floor be at least two feet above the new flood elevation.

  • MW still looking for ways to slow up traffic

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — When the Wilchar Estates neighborhood wants something done, residents won’t stop until they have a solution.

    Especially when the problem involves the safety of their children.