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Today's News

  • District looks to have right to set rates without OK of fiscal court

      HILLVIEW -- The Bullitt County Sanitation District commissioners don’t want to see a repeat performance from 2014.

    That’s when the Bullitt Utilities’ treatment plant off East Blue Lick Road literally exploded.

    With much of its system approaching or exceeding its 50th year of service, district manager Jerry Kennedy said a deja vu moment could occur at any of the eight treatment facilities.

  • Options Unlimited moving forward after theft of van

     HILLVIEW - Options Unlimited is now back to offering full unlimited options for its clients.

    The organization that provides day programs and job opportunity assistance for people with disabilities has a new transport van, replacing a van that was stolen from the property in April.

    The wheelchair-accessible van, used to assist clients to and from various jobs and programs, was taken on a Saturday afternoon from the Options location on Castlerock Drive.

  • What does make America great?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local officials remain uncertain as to whether the United States Flag will still be seen flying over the Bullitt County Courthouse by the dawn’s early light on July 5.

    A growing fear appears to be taking hold of the community as political opponents are using Independence Day as a tool in their ongoing fight to claim their own perceptions of what makes America great.

  • Fourth of July

     There will be plenty of campaign rhetoric from our presumptive candidates for President this holiday season.

    But overlooking the political talk, it is a time in America were we should salute the freedoms that we have.

    We continue to see the world change. It sometimes seems to change on a daily basis.

    As we enjoy hour holiday weekend, we should all take a moment to remember those who fought for our freedoms.

  • Saying Goodbye

     A few goodbyes are in store.

    First, Jean Hatzell passed away last week. She served as Bullitt Circuit Clerk.

    She was a well-respected business person before jumping into elected office. Her husband, Jippy, was another well known businessman.

    Jean was at the start of the great growth in Bullitt County -- which mean more court cases and more work for her staff.

  • Summer Youth Sports Camps -- Baseball

     The fundamentals of baseball were the main topics recently at Youth Baseball Camps put on by the Bullitt Central and Bullitt East coaching staffs.

    Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore had about 30 players at his three day event held at the team’s field.

    Bullitt East assistant coaches Craig Sharpe and Eric Moore ran the Bullitt East camp for roughly 60 players in two sessions at the Total Sports Academy in Mount Washington.

  • Jean Hatzell, longtime Bullitt Circuit clerk, dies at 89

     Jean Marie Barger Hatzell, 89, of Shepherdsville, died on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 

    She was born on Oct. 16, 2916, and was the youngest of four children of the late Forrest Lee and Fern Roby Barger.

  • Central’s Burns signs to cheer for Hilltoppers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Cheerleading has always been important for Bullitt Central senior Hannah Burns, so it wasn’t too tough for her when she spent four days trying out for the All-Girls program at Western Kentucky University in May.
        OK, maybe a little tough on the nerves.
        Still, Burns made it through that tough try-out and she was elated when she saw her name posted on the final day of the work-outs in Bowling Green.

  • Last-minute work enables Bullitt to earn Ready-to-Work recognition

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a project that a local committee had basically declared dead for the year.
        But, some how, it was revived.
        Bullitt County was one of three counties which received notification that it was certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community.
        Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner recently announced that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

  • Overdale’s Usher to lead elementary education

        Overdale Elementary School Principal Adrienne Usher has been chosen district Director of Elementary Education. She succeeds Terry Price who took an administrative position in Henry County.
        “I feel very excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”