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Today's News

  • Growing Experiences at Crossroads

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—In a world where students think milk comes from the grocery store, Crossroads Elementary is working to teach students the importance of gardening and growing their own food.

    In 2015, LG&E’s Debbie Shobe contacted first grade teacher Rebecca Johnson about organizing an Earth Day event.

    Johnson had recently spoken with Crossroads parent Chris Tobbe about designing a fruit and flowers garden.

    When presented with the blueprint, Shobe excitedly agreed to help the group make their garden dreams come true.

  • Walk with Doc Saturday

     CLERMONT - There’s more than one way to make a healthy walk even healthier.

    KentuckyOne Health and the Bullitt County Health Department joined forces with the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to present its first in a series of monthly Walk with a Doc events.

    Dr. Joseph Oropilla was the first scheduled doctor, enjoying the Nursery Loop while discussion neurology and other health topics with the 40 people in attendance. Oropilla even diagnosed a dog who attended the walk.

  • BE’s Wilson, Masden reaching elite levels in track

     BARDSTOWN – The final time all three Bullitt County track teams will be competing in the same meet before the Class 3-A, Region 3 Championships came on Tuesday at the Border Battle Meet at Nelson County High School.

    While individual and team scoring was being contested, there was also a Bullitt County vs. Nelson County battle going on. Unfortunately, the Nelson County school prevailed in that duel on both the boys’ and girls’ side as Nelson County, Bardstown and Thomas Nelson got the best of Bullitt East, Bullitt Central and North Bullitt.

  • NB’s Sizemore signs to play softball at Transylvania

     HEBRON ESTATES – Sometimes it is the sport that comes first and the academics follow suit, especially early in the process.

    Other times, high school students have an occupation and career firmly planned out and the sport just follows along for fun.

    It was the latter for North Bullitt senior Tabitha Sizemore. The softball player had long ago decided that she wanted to attend Transylvania University in Lexington to study pre-med with the plans of becoming an anesthesiologist.

  • Local players seeded as quest for state begins today

    LOUISVILLE -- After local squads struggled in the team competition held last week, it is time for tennis players to begin their trek to the state tennis tournament.

    Region Six tennis action begins on Monday. 

    The girls will compete at Petersburg Park, located at Newburg Road and Indian Trail.

    The boys will compete at St. Xavier High School.

    All championships will be played at St. Xavier on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

    Girls’ action

  • Welcome to Bullitt County

     Some of Bullitt County’s best was on display for travelers stopping at the Interstate 65 Welcome Center.

    Bullitt County Tourism Day, coinciding with National Travel and Tourism Week (May 1-7), was hosted at the Interstate 65 Welcome Center May 5.

    Hosted by Bullitt County Tourism, the event featured informational booths by such locations as Bernheim Forest and Forest Edge Winery as well as works on display courtesy of the local Basket Guild and Quilting Bees.

  • Another city looks to regulate fireworks stands

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just days after another city revamped its regulations, the Shepherdsville town board is looking to make changes to its ordinance regulating temporary structures that sell fireworks.

    The Shepherdsville City Council held the first reading of its ordinance on fireworks sales.

    In an ordinance very similar to one adopted by the Hillview City Council, businesses selling fireworks this summer will pay a flat $1,000 permit fee.

    The permit would cover 14 days.

  • ROADSHOW for the week beginning May 8, 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.

  • Roberts drops out of state rep race

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The political season got a whole lot less interesting on Thursday afternoon.

    Melanie Roberts officially withdrew from her bid to be the next state representative for the 49th District.

    Barring upsets in the May 17 primary, the general election would have pitted three-term incumbent Linda Belcher versus Roberts, who is serving her third term as county judge.

  • Able-bodied without dependents in Bullitt lose benefits if they have no job

     FRANKFORT -- Approximately 9,000 able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs), who live in Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Fayette, Daviess, Henderson, McCracken and Warren counties lost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on May 1 because they failed to either comply with federal work requirements or participate in an Employment & Training (E&T) program.