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Today's News

  • Should county look at tax for ambulance service?

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Would a tax on ambulance service to be paid by all property owners in Bullitt County ever become a reality?

    Probably not.

    But, in attending conferences with magistrates from throughout the state, it is one of the revenue-generating ideas used in some areas.

    So, Bullitt County magistrate Joe Rayhill threw it topic out on the table.

    In a meeting of the Bullitt Emergency Services committee, Rayhill said he didn’t know if applying an ambulance tax on all property owners would be good or bad.

  • Schools focused on continuing positive movement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Students probably enjoyed the fact that classes in Bullitt County will start a week later than in past years.

    But, the maintenance crew of the school system may have enjoyed the extra few days of summer break even more.

    Ready or not, an estimated 13,000 students will be returning to the classrooms on Wednesday.

    “I think we’re ready,” said superintendent Keith Davis. “But I think that extra week really helped us in building readiness.”

  • LEGO CAMP

     HEBRON ESTATES - At one summer camp, the students were proud to be known as blockheads.

    Freedom Elementary hosted a summer Lego camp, presented by the school’s Family Resource Center.

    Teacher Kristen Axline led students through creative math, science and language arts projects designed around Lego toys.

    Students created marble mazes and cars with the building blocks, as well as creating a superhero based on Lego designs.

    The camp was available to Freedom students entering grades 3-5.

  • Business to bring many more smiles to kids’ faces in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A new business location hopes to bring more smiles than ever to the area.

    Mortenson Dental Partners have officially opened a child-based operation, kid’s dentistree, in Shepherdsville.

    Meanwhile, another Mortenson operation, Braces Braces Braces, has moved out of its original location and across the street, sharing a building with kid’s dentistree.

    The two operations cater toward children, with kid’s dentistree offering standard dental care for children, while Braces Braces Braces features orthodontics.

  • Truck, tractor pulling series at BC fairgrounds this Saturday

     CLERMONT -- It’s time for the big trucks to return to the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    The Battle of the Bluegrass pulling series will again bring the big machines to the fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 8.

    Despite a hot and humid night last year, a big crowd showed up and were treated at a great evening.

    Tom McConnell and Kevin Fulks own the regional truck and tractor pulling series which competes from spring through fall.

    A number of the events are televised by NBC Sports.

  • Miracle selected Trimble County superintendent

      HEBRON ESTATES - When Hebron Middle School began lengthy renovation projects, and students had to work around construction crews, many believed the school needed a miracle to get them through it all.

    After five years, they’ve had their miracle. Now they are saying goodbye to it.

    Principal Steve Miracle is leaving prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year, taking a position as superintendent of Trimble County Public Schools.

  • MW Lions Club recaps busy year of giving back

      MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Many recognize the Lions Club as the Knights of Sight, but the Mount Washington Lions Club has evolved into so much more.

    This year the club documented more than 2,650 service hours and donated more than $20,000 to the community.

    And while this is a great feat, they are still striving to be better.

    Mike Frye, secretary of the club, said it set a special goal this year to be more involved with the schools and community.

    “To give money is often easy, but to give time never is,” he said.

  • Seven Wonders excel at LEGO competitions

      The Seven Wonders, a robotics team from Bullitt County, participated in FIRST LEGO League (FLL) during the 2014-2015 school year. 

    FLL consists of three components: the robot, the project, and vital core values. 

    Participants, ages nine through 14, solve real-world engineering challenges, develop important life skills, and make positive contributions to society. Core values are guidelines that help teams develop cooperation skills. If you would like to know more about FIRST Lego League, please visit their website at www.firstlegoleague.org.

  • Fall sports previews to start in next week’s editions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Summer is over!

    I can now make that official statement as I begin to work on previews for all the fall sports teams. The previews will start in Monday’s edition and that will allow basically four issues for golf, soccer, volleyball and football previews.

    I really can’t give you any type of order in which they will run other than to say that football previews won’t run until the week of Aug. 17.

  • County carryover on target at $3.3 M

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the fiscal year came to a close on June 30, Bullitt County’s financial situation was about where Keith Griffee projected.

    The total carryover for the past fiscal year, minus any outstanding checks, would be sitting at around $3.3 million.

    That is less than the previous year but where it was projected, according to Griffee, who is nearing the end of his first year as the county’s chief finance officer.

    “That’s were we expected to be at the end of the year,” said Griffee.