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Today's News

  • Snow day decisions are no fun

     Among the several responsibilities that the Board of Education  has delegated to me as BCPS superintendent is the decision to close school when necessary for student safety. 

    At any meeting of state superintendents, especially during the winter months, the topic of school closings and the lamenting of the no-win nature of the decision in many -- if not most -- cases when the decision has to be made is a regular topic of conversations in the hallways. 

  • KYTC District 5 road crews coming on duty early due to predicted snow

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 maintenance staff have been monitoring the winter weather predictions and participated in a conference call this afternoon with the National Weather Service. Based on the current forecast, road crews will report to work this evening at midnight in preparation for the coming snow.

    District 5 road crews have spent the day getting their equipment ready for service. They have been performing routine maintenance, checking the plow blades and fueling the trucks.

  • WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH 7 A.M. SATURDAY

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm warning for Bullitt County through 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

    NWS forecasts 7 inches of snow accumulation for the Bullitt County area of Friday, along with winds gusting up to 26 MPH. Periods of whiteout conditions are expected, along with periods of blowing and drifting snow.

  • Mercy week is big deal for Charger girls

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – It is Mercy week for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers, one of the biggest and toughest weeks of the regular season.

    Riding a six-game winning streak (not counting a game on Saturday at Lafayette) and winners in 10 of their last 11 games, the Lady Chargers appear ready for the challenge. Coach Chris Stallings’ team will play three games in five days against top-flight competition.

  • Frigid shooting leads to North’s first setback to a Kentucky team

     VALLEY STATION – Live by the three, die by not making the three.

    That pretty much summed up North Bullitt’s short trip to last week’s Republic Bank Louisville Invitational Tournament at Valley High School.

    The Eagles, a team that had made 12 three-pointers four days earlier in a win over Pleasure Ridge Park, made just two three-pointers on Tuesday and lost 63-45 to St. Xavier. The 45 points for North Bullitt in this game is 11 points fewer than the green and gold had scored in 14 previous games against Kentucky teams.

  • Sharpe guns down Bears from beyond the three-point line

     VALLEY STATION – It was raining three pointers on the Butler Bears on Wednesday in a second-round game of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Valley High School.

    Fueled by the hot hand of Bullitt East’s Tyler Sharpe, the Chargers pulled away from a 34-34 tie early in the third quarter to beat the Bears 75-54.

  • Frustration! 7-point fourth quarter sinks BE

     VALLEY STATION – The worst quarter of the season cost the Bullitt East Chargers dearly on Friday as the red and gold fell 54-49 to the St. Xavier Tigers.

    A seven-point fourth quarter ousted the Chargers in the quarterfinals of the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament.

    Bullitt East opened the game with a 10-2 surge and didn’t trail until the fourth quarter. The Chargers were up 42-36 entering the final frame when the offense suddenly stopped producing.

  • New bank provides turkeys for baskets

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If anyone could deliver the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh at Christmastime, it could be a bank.

    First Harrison Bank made a different kind of Christmas gift in horn of the season, donating 500 pounds of frozen turkeys to the Helping Out People Everywhere (HOPE) in Bullitt County organization.

    Founded earlier in the year, HOPE was organized to assist area residents and homeless citizens in dire straits. The group offers food and meals, clothing and various life supplies. 

  • Contract awarded on access road to truck stop on Hwy. 480

     LOUISVILLE -- A contract has been awarded to relocate the entrance of a truck stop on Highway 480 at Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for construction of a new entrance and access road at the Love’s Travel Stop on Cedar Grove Road.

    This is one of several projects along Cedar Grove Road which are underway. Each would provide relief to the congested Cedar Grove Road.

  • Shepherdsville Post Office Decorate the Dog House Contest Winners

    The Shepherdsville Post Office celebrated the holiday season with a special Decorate the Dog House contest.

    Thanks to the second grade students at Freedom Elementary and at Roby Elementary for their participation in the program. 

    The winning artists were: first place, Emma Bolt, Freedom; 2. Cali Kemper, Roby; 3. Summer Tackett, Roby; 4. Lilly Miller, Freedom; Honorable mention: Clair of Freedom, Charles Blake, Layla Singer and Jaylyn Basham, all of Roby.