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Today's News

  • School district implements broad-based learning

     Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

    Bullitt County Public Schools welcomed the initial PBL institute in 2014 for 35 participants who then spread their knowledge in classrooms.

    Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Greg Schultz said PBL is appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through 12 and enhances pupil comprehension.

  • Grant provides help for early childhood work

     Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded $16,050 to help prepare children as they start their school year.

    The district received one of the largest checks from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s Community Early Childhood Council.

    Governor Steve Beshear announced nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children.

  • Students need to check KEES account accuracy

     FRANKFORT - Kentucky high school students and 2015 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, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International exams. KEES is administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

  • Bullitt EMS Recognized For Making Sure Minutes Count

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You’ve heard the commercials.

    When a heart attack strikes, seconds can determine life or death.

    Early diagnosis by first responders may mean whether a person lives or dies.

    Bullitt County EMS was recently honored with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award.

    Only two EMS agencies in Kentucky and only 84 in the United States received the Gold Award this year.

  • Mayor indicted for misdemeanor; could face up to 90 days in jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the course of an eight-month period, the mayor of Shepherdsville allegedly promoted or commanded a person to engage in the business of prostitution.

  • County to seek state help to determine jail staffing plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- How many employees should be working at the Bullitt County Detention Center?

    That is apparently a question of interest to Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    But jailer Martha Knox didn’t know of the request until she was alerted by a member of the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

    On July 7, 2015, Roberts sent a letter to the state.

  • Tests show mold found in county jail

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The test results are in and mold has been detected in parts of the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Jailer Martha Knox informed Bullitt Fiscal Court members recently that the GED room in the detention facility had some type of growth.

    A special meeting of Bullitt Fiscal Court is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 3 p.m. to decide the next step.

    For the time being, that room is not being used for the GED services. However, the growth seems to be expanding to the other side of the room’s walls.

  • Eagle Scout to honor Korean War veterans as his special project

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Eagle Scout projects have always been beneficial to the community, putting in countless hours of service. 

    And Boy Scout Robby Smith’s project will be no exception; however, his will hold a special significance.

    “I was talking to my grandpa (Robert E. Younger) about all of the monuments (in Bullitt County) and we didn’t have one for the Korean War so I wanted to do one,” he said.

    Younger, a Mount Washington resident, was a staff sergeant in the Navy during the Korean War.

  • City to have larger role in road project

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A proposed road project that could solve many of the ills on Cedar Grove Road may cost a little more money than  some city officials may have realized.

    But, the project is still one that economic developers feel is vital to the continued growth of the community.

    John Snider, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority, came prepared to speak about the update to the Cedar Grove expansion project.

  • Murder suspect case sent on to grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The murder case against a Louisville man will now go to the grand jury for possible indictment.

    However, the charge of hindering apprehension against the suspect’s girlfriend was dismissed.

    Enough evidence was presented Tuesday during a probable cause hearing to send the case against Kevin Justin Ward, 26, to the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

    Ward has been charged with murder in the death of Travis Lyn Steiger on July 10 behind the Super 8 Motel in Shepherdsville.