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Today's News

  • College loans put you in bad situation

      I’d like to say a few words about the president‚Äôs recent proposal to offer college students two free years at community college. 

    That’s great news, but what about all the students who have already graduated college?

    I went to a public university and had scholarships and still owe more than $40,000 in student loans. I just wonder when the government’s going to start helping those with my same situation out?

  • Lots of basketball to be played in final two weeks

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the two Louisville Invitational Tournaments now in the rear view mirror, the high school basketball season is now officially in the homestretch.

    With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, coaches are now fine-tuning things and starting to prepare for the post-season.

  • KYTC District 5 Crews Pre-Treating Roadways to Prepare for Next Round of Winter Weather

     Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will be pre-treating interstates and other routes today in preparation for the snow that is expected to fall this evening.  Motorists should be alert for slow moving trucks on area roads spraying brine throughout the day.

  • Man pleads guilty to six armed robberies in four states

     COLUMBUS – William J. McBride, Jr., 49, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to armed bank robberies in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

  • Incentives to help recruit, retain bus drivers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Prior to the start of the school year, Bullitt County officials were facing a dilemma.

    There were not enough regular and substitute bus drivers to fill the routes.

    And the option of contracting with outside companies to transport students was met with strong opposition.

    With little choice, the Bullitt County Public School Board agreed to contract with outside companies to transport students to and from school.

  • February meeting to talk on flood insurance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a hurriedly scheduled meeting by the city of Shepherdsville in reference to deadline changes in flood insurance requirements, the state’s Division of Water reports no change to a flood plain appeals process.

    Kentucky flood mapping coordinator Carey Johnson said a deadline date for potential flood plain changes by the Federal Emergency Management Association had not yet been set.

  • Judge grants injunction to keep things status quo for department

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- After listening to three hours of testimony and argument on Friday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress has issued a temporary injunction.

    The injunction, sought by the Southeast Bullitt Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Inc., will not allow the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District from contracting with any other entity.

    The request for the injunction from attorneys Thomas Clay and Keith Lay resulted when the board of trustees deemed the 2013 contract unenforceable due to not following the state bid procedures.

  • Farm Bureau has various scholarship opportunities

     Remember high school seniors that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Scholarship applications are due to be turned into the state office by February 28, 2015.  They must be postmarked by that date or they will not be considered. 

    The Bullitt County Farm Bureau Scholarship applications are due to be returned to the Board Scholarship Committee at Bullitt County Farm Bureau, P O Box 156, Shepherdsville, KY  40165 by March 15, 2015.

  • Incentives should put county on right road

     You can have the best educational system in the world but if you can’t get kids to and from school, there is no education system.

    For the past couple of years, Bullitt County -- as well as many other districts -- have had a problem recruiting school bus drivers.

    And they have been having trouble retaining those that were employed.

    Recently, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted on a package of incentives which should help those currently employed, as well as those who might consider coming to this district for a job.

  • East gets two chances but can’t beat Bardstown

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After rallying from an eight point deficit entering the fourth quarter, Bullitt East had a pair of chances in the final 10 seconds to knock off Fifth Region power Bardstown on Friday, but came up short both times.

    The 56-54 Bardstown win continued a recent valley for Bullitt East late in the season. Since beating Manual in the quarter-finals of the Boys’ LIT, the Chargers have lost five of six.