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Today's News

  • Public invited to be part of world tree hugging record

     CLERMONT --- To mark Earth Day, Bernheim officials hope to  break the world tree hugging record on June 4, 2016. 

    Dubbed the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, the Guinness World Record attempt will require at least 1,201 tree huggers to break the record of the most people hugging trees at the same time at the same location.

    Bernheim wants to attract upwards of 3,000 people to not only break the record, but to hold that title for years to come. South Korea holds the current world record.

  • Unofficial results: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway

     UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 at Salem Speedway, Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, Salem, Indiana - April 24, 2016

     

    ARCA Racing Series

    Fast Qualifier: Chase Briscoe, 17.235

  • Two pools spruced up; other still in doubt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The waters were calm and there were no signs of storms Tuesday as county officials moved forward in their quest to get at least two of the public pools open for business in May.

  • Schultz to be new leader of Oldham schools

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County’s loss will be Oldham County’s gain.

    Greg Schultz, who has spent the past nine years as assistant superintendent for student learning in Bullitt County, will become the leader of Oldham County Public Schools on July 1.

    For Schultz, it is an opportunity to return to his educational home.

    One of the first things he hopes to do is return to his first teaching classroom at Oldham County High School and just look around the scenery. 

  • County seeks crossing safety improvements

     BROOKS -- Residents living near the railroad crossing at Highway 1020 and East Blue Lick Road have become accustomed to emergency lights.

    Over the years, collisions between trains and vehicles have been common.

    Some have resulted in death, as recently as the past month.

    Magistrate Dennis Mitchell is hoping that more attention will be placed upon crossings throughout the county.

    However, his top priority is the East Blue Lick Road crossing.

  • Skate Park Honoring Prescott to open

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The day before her 15-year-old son died in June 2012, Chrystal Goodman O’Bryan and her family passed by the skate park in Paoli, Indiana.

    “He wanted to stop,” she said. “We were on a family day trip and we were running behind. I wouldn’t stop. He just wanted to check it out and he didn’t understand why a small town like that had one and we didn’t.”

    The next night, Prescott Lee Goodman was hit while riding his bike on Bardstown Road across from Kroger.

  • BBB Warns: Beware of scams surrounding the death of Prince

     BBB is warning Prince fans to beware of scams that could pop up, surrounding his death. Yesterday, news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his home in Minneapolis at the age of 57.

    Scammers use celebrity deaths to con fans in a variety of ways. Whatever the scam may be, fans will end up with viruses or malware on their computers, or giving out personal information.

  • School Board upset that work done without approval

     PIONEER VILLAGE -- The work had to be done.

    And it had to be done while school was not in session.

    But should it have been done without notifying school board members?

    The consensus during a recent work session of the Bullitt County Public School Board was that the sewer line work at Maryville Elementary was necessary.

    However, board members were not happy to get a negotiated change order for $21,000 from its contractor, Parco.

  • Helping the Scouts

     The Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout organization held its annual fund-raising dinner at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Organizers were John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs was the guest speaker.

    This is a major fund-raiser each year for the Boy Scouts.

  • Lady Cougar softball wins two

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – While still not world-beaters, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars are showing some signs of being a competitive softball team after going 2-2 last week.

    Coach Mike Phillips team started this week with a 4-15 record.

    The most important win came on Wednesday when Bullitt Central mauled visiting Moore 16-1 in a district game that will be used to seed the post-season tournament. The Lady Cougars had beaten Moore earlier in the season.