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Today's News

  • Skate Park Honoring Prescott to open

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.

  • Freedom teacher takes lessons learned to help show new ways to foreign educators

      HEBRON ESTATES - A teacher is a teacher the world over.

    A local educator, hoping to see all teachers find similar success through shared platforms, ideas and resources, travelled to Africa during Spring Break to kickstart that success.

    Freedom Elementary instructor Lauren Vining co-founded and established Pink Elephant, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring and supporting teachers worldwide, especially in disadvantaged communities. 

    “We want to connect all teachers in a global support system,” she said.

  • Good things continue to happen for Bowman Valley restoration

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Patience is a virtue.

    Just ask the committee members working to restore the Bowman Valley Schoolhouse.

    The core group has spent over six years trying to preserve and to restore the last schoolhouse for African American students in Bullitt County.

    In the last year, the work has allowed the schoolhouse to be moved from its original location to property next to the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center and it is now secured from the weather.

  • Lithuanian man guilty of warehouse distribution conspiracy

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. –United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a Lithuanian man to a single charge of conspiracy for his role in the theft of interstate shipments from warehouses and distribution facilities in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia.

  • Two pools spruced up; other still in doubt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The waters were calm and there were no signs of storms Tuesday as county officials moved forward in their quest to get at least two of the public pools open for business in May.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.