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Today's News

  • I-65 ramp closure this weekend

      The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of a ramp closure this weekend to northbound Interstate 65 at Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County.  This ramp closure is part of a $20.7 million project for removal and replacement of various sections of concrete pavement across a 20-mile section of I-65.

  • Lady Chargers break quickly from the gate

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Heading into the first major softball tournament of the season on Friday when they played in Elizabethtown at the Big M Chevrolet Classic, Bullitt East head coach Ricky Hoffman didn’t really know what to expect.

    Six games later and with the only two losses being by one run, including a 3-2 loss to the number one ranked team in the state, Hoffman was all smiles when the team got back to Mount Washington.

  • Lady Eagles stumble early, but rally for win a day later

     HEBRON ESTATES – The start wasn’t exactly what head coach Mike Nally was hoping for, but his North Bullitt Lady Eagles snapped back with two better outings later in the week to start the high school softball season.

    Last Monday, North Bullitt was able to get its field ready for a game and had Manual making a visit. The outcome was all Crimsons as Manual rolled to a 15-3 win in six innings.

  • Lady Cougars drop first two

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Getting on a field was job one last week…any field.

    The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars did get that accomplished last week, playing softball on real dirt and grass for the first time since practice started back on Feb. 15.

    Perhaps even better news was that after playing two games early last week, the team got some time off for practice. For a young and inexperienced team, that might have been the most important part of the season.

  • Metro United Way funds help provide volunteer coordinator for CASA

     With funding from Metro United Way, the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates recently hired Stan Bowling as its part-time Volunteer Coordinator. 

    Stan will be working to recruit, train and support volunteers to serve additional children who are in the court system as a result of dependency, abuse or neglect.  

    Stan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and recently moved to Bullitt County.  

  • Gala provides educational grant funds for foundation

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to 12 schools during 2014-2015.

    Schools such as Cedar Grove, Crossroads and Maryville Elementary along with Eastside Middle, Bullitt East High, Bullitt Alternative and Riverview Opportunity Center were among a few of the facilities awarded funds to pay for program and projects that would not have been possible otherwise.

    Since the 2011-2012 school year, the Foundation has raised and awarded over $38,000 in grants for schools.

  • KSP charges Louisville man for child porn

      LOUISVILLE - On March 24, 2015, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post-4 Elizabethtown, arrested Jason Koerner, 35, for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Trial against ex-teacher delayed until July

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The trial of a former Bullitt Central teacher will not be conducted until July.

    Crystal Chappell has been indicted on six counts of rape, a Class D felony punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    The former teacher is accused of having sexual intercourse with a student at Bullitt Central since June 1, 2014.

    The action was brought to the attention of school officials in late August 2014 and Chappell was immediately suspended from her position as a math teacher.

  • LJ works out way to secure new fire apparatus

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Christmas came early for the Lebanon Junction Fire Department.

    At a recent special meeting, the city council voted 4-2 in support of giving the department 25 percent of a pending $43,000 loan from the Kentucky Fire Commission.

    Assistant fire chief Kendall Coleman told the council at the last meeting that the department needed a new firetruck to replace an 1993 model ambulance they had purchased 10 years ago that had gone bad.

  • Power of showing up important in education

      There is a lot of research indicating that almost all students who attend school on a regular basis attain at least adequate levels of academic success.

    When Woody Allen said “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” he wasn’t far off. 

    Obviously, we want more than 80 percent of success, but the quote and the research taken together begs the question of why students miss school and what can we, as a school system and a community of thoughtful adults, do about it.