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Today's News

  • Blast, City Fair this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE--Combining two major events into a single function can be exciting.

    It can also lead to a few snags.

    But no matter, the Bullitt Blast/Shepherdsville City Fair is set to begin its four-day run on Thursday.

    Things will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the First Street Park along Salt River in Shepherdsville.

    The big event will be the annual Fourth of July fireworks display, set to begin around 9:45 p.m. on Friday.

    Throughout the four days, there will be plenty of activities for all ages.

  • Graduated license course now available online throughout Kentucky

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers.

    The online program represents a fourth option for completing the course, which is required before a learner’s permit can be replaced with an unrestricted driver’s license.

    Until now, three options were available:

  • Growing district has building pros, cons

     I have called Bullitt County home for nearly two decades and in that time, I have been privileged to witness a great deal of growth and progress in this community.

    Our student population has grown a little over 30 percent over that 20 year period to right at 13,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. 

    This kind of growth presents a lot of opportunities.  With more students, we can offer more varied and individualized programs tailored to specific interests and abilities. 

  • BC’s McConahay signs with Kentucky Christian

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Brett McConahay will be the first to admit that he had never heard of Kentucky Christian University when his high school football season ended with the Cougars last fall.

    He now knows a lot about the Knights this spring after signing to play football for the next four seasons at the small college in Grayson, Kentucky. The campus is located roughly 15 miles east of Ashland and right off I-64.

  • Scoreboard donation for Roby Elementary

     Jim and Pam White of USA Portable Building had family members join them in the presentation of a new electronic scoreboard for the Roby Elementary gym. 

    Principal Gayle Korfhage said the donation will be very useful - from use in the PE classes to games played in the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation basketball program.

    USA Portable Buildings is a local company owned by the Whites. The owners have sales locations throughout the state and region.

  • Make safe boating part of your July 4 holiday weekend plans

     FRANKFORT, Ky. – With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday this year, Kentucky’s lakes and rivers will be teeming with boaters enjoying the long holiday weekend.

    Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources want it to be a fun and safe experience for everyone.

  • AG announces child porn arrest

     FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Boyle County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

    Mark Morris, 52, was arrested at his Danville home by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit on June 25. He was charged with one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Robertson quickly fell in love with Overdale, Bullitt County

     HILLVIEW - Pam Robertson fell in love with Overdale Elementary, and the Bullitt County Public School system, six years ago when she was selected Overdale’s principal.

    After a successful run, including implementation of new programs and helping Overdale move into its current facility, Robertson will retire at the end of the 2013-14 semester.

    Robertson cited family as her number one reason, with grandchildren, aging parents and an ailing sister that need more of her time. She also hopes to volunteer more with church missions and Bible studies.

  • Byerly selected state volunteer of year for retired teachers

      Those who enter a career in teaching certainly do not do so for the money. 

    For most, it’s an answer to a humanitarian calling to serve and lead, a calling that persists well into retirement. 

    Bullitt County has a retired teacher who exemplifies that notion.  Teresa Byerly, a member of the Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association, recently won the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Volunteer of the Year Award for her tireless efforts in prevention and promotion of awareness of domestic violence. 

  • County must have method to ways they contribute to organizations

     County government is not an endless coffer to fund worthy organizations.

    But that doesn’t mean there might not be a way to properly, and fairly, distribute funds.

    The past two county attorneys have been very clear in their interpretation of the law - tax dollars can not simply be given out to groups as a donation.

    Any such appropriation of funds must be accompanied by a contract or agreement stating what services of value will be provided to the county in exchange for the contribution.