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Today's News

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: AUGUST 2014

     Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - August 2014:

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    4

    MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

    5

    OPENING DAY FOR TEACHERS

  • Construction to begin on I-265/KY 61 improvements

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 24, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to improve traffic operations at the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) and KY 61 (Preston Highway) in Louisville.

    Work is scheduled to begin the week of July 28 to add turning lanes at some of the I-265 ramps and build additional travel lanes on KY 61.

  • College student ID cards valuable

     FRANKFORT - If you’re headed to college this fall, you’ll most likely be issued a student ID card during orientation or registration.

    Most likely, your card will have your photo and student number on it. 

    Most colleges require students to carry their ID cards with them at all times while on campus. 

    Use it well, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) advises.

    Your ID card will often be your dorm room key and your debit card for on-campus meals and the bookstore.

  • Breakfast starts fund-raiser day for arts center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Arts Council is looking for a place to call their own.

    Beginning next month, the group will start having fundraisers to build an arts center.

    “It’s something we are all pretty excited about,” said Arts Council President Donna Burke.

    She said they are looking at a few pieces of land and have made up a tentative drawing of the building which will include an art gallery/gift shop and meeting/event rooms for the three divisions of the council.

  • Lane shifts on Southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of lane shifts on southbound Interstate 65 in Bullitt County.

    Beginning this evening, Friday, July 18 at midnight, southbound traffic will be shifted to allow for work in the right and center lanes between mile points 106 and 112.

    Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.  A temporary median cross-over will be used to shift one lane of traffic to the northbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the southbound lanes.

  • Roby students get big response from Disney on movie request

     Officials at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA took interest in letters dispatched by students in Roby Elementary School teacher Jacquelyn Clark’s reading council.

    “The kids loved the book The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John R. Ritter and wanted to see if a studio would make it into a movie,” Clark said.

  • Minnis pleased as participation in chess grows

     The popularity of an ancient board game is captured in the number of new players.

    “We have, as a group, seen our chess program almost double in size over last year,” said District Chess League Coordinator Dennis Minnis. “18 different schools from Bullitt County participated in the district Chess Championships this year.”

    Minnis has a passion for chess because it involves thinking strategies.

  • Teachers, coaches enjoy growth in second chess season

     School chess team coaches are learning that once word reaches students they can be part of a chess team, moves are made.

    Rita Taulbee of Lebanon Junction Elementary School distributes flyers in the fall followed by visiting individual classes and asking teachers for input.

  • Local writing team earn top honors at various competitions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local authors have received a great deal of success, and that’s not fiction.

    Amy McCorkle, with her co-author Melissa Goodman, have achieved success this year in the form of multiple awards from various independent organizations.

    The duo received nominations for two separate awards at the 2014 FandomFest event at the Galt House in Louisville Aug.1-3. The nominations are both for screenplays, featuring the works, “Bella Morte” and “City of the Damned.”

  • New business looks for better ‘results’ for their PT clients

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you looking for a “hands on” approach to physical therapy and a quicker road to recovery, a business might be just what you are looking for in Bullitt County.

    Results Physiotherapy opened  its newest physical therapy clinic Monday in the Cedar Grove Shopping Center, across from the Amazon Fulfillment Center.

    According to Brooke Blackford, sales and marketing representative for the Central Tennessee-based company, this was the perfect area to open its fifth clinic in Kentucky.