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Today's News

  • Council clears road to Cedar Grove improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While some of the questions could not be given a guaranteed answer, the Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 to move forward with a potentially-major economic development project off Cedar Grove Road.

    Under the proposal approved, the city could spend up to $3 million to enhance transportation issues along Cedar Grove Road, as well as set the stage for providing a second route in and out of the business park.

  • Elementary schools ready to get young off to great start

     These days everything seems to start earlier: Christmas decorations up in October, Independence Day fireworks sold before the Kentucky Derby, Easter Candy available by New Year’s Day and Halloween candy available in July.

    School starts earlier, this year beginning in Bullitt County on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Here is a glimpse of what to expect when BCPS elementary schools to start the 2015-16 school year:

     

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  • Bernheim students help design logo for Southeast Bullitt VFD

     CLERMONT - People often enjoy the site of a shiny red firetruck, at least when it’s not headed to an emergency.

    The Southeast Bullitt firetrucks are adding a little more color to their vehicles thanks to a local school’s art contest.

    Hannah Arnold and Ashleigh Stopher won a design contest at Bernheim Middle School, with their contest entry selected for placement on the Southeast vehicles.

  • Annual Street Rod Nationals invade local community on August 7-9

     LOUISVILLE -- Street rods, muscle cars and classic cars will roll into the Kentucky Exposition Centeron Thursday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 9 for the National Street Rod Association’s 46th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. 

    More than 11,000 vintage vehicles and 30,000 visitors are expected to attend this event which will generate $12.85 million in economic impact.

    Many of those attending will be present throughout Bullitt County.

    Local hotels and restaurants will be filled with street rod fans.

  • Blue Lick runs out of gas in regional final

     SAUK PRAIRIE, WIS. -- Heading into the Ohio Valley 16-18 Regional tournament, Blue Lick manager Tommy Parker didn’t have a lot of extreme hopes.

    With nine players on the trip after winning the state tournament, Parker knew it would be tough to bring home a championship.

    However, the local team surprised everyone by reaching the championship game last Sunday.

    But with a lot of tired bodies and sore arms, Blue Lick fell just short, losing 4-0 to the host Sauk Prairie team.

  • Two arrested for child porn, enticement

      FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of two men.

    Joseph Andrew Morgan Oldani, 29, of Oregon and Ashish Ashok Parekh, 33, of Louisville were arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators. The charges are the results of unrelated investigations that began in July of 2015. Oldani is from Oregon and was arrested in Kenton County. Parekh was arrested in Jefferson County. Both defendants were arraigned this morning and remain in custody.

  • School district implements broad-based learning

     Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.

    Bullitt County Public Schools welcomed the initial PBL institute in 2014 for 35 participants who then spread their knowledge in classrooms.

    Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Greg Schultz said PBL is appropriate for students in grades Kindergarten through 12 and enhances pupil comprehension.

  • Grant provides help for early childhood work

     Bullitt County Public Schools has been awarded $16,050 to help prepare children as they start their school year.

    The district received one of the largest checks from the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative’s Community Early Childhood Council.

    Governor Steve Beshear announced nearly $1 million in grants have been awarded to 55 Community Early Childhood Councils (CECCs) covering 84 Kentucky counties to promote school readiness for children.

  • First Summer of Baseball

     The Mount Washington Under-6 All-Star team, the youngest All-Star team that the league names has had a strong summer.

    Unlike some of the older All-Star teams, the U-6 squad does not have tourneys in the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth series. Instead, the machine-pitch group plays in some independent tournaments. On July 11-12, the team won the Die Hard Invitational at Valley Sports Complex. The team also finished second in the Firecracker Tournament at Fern Creek.  The team still has a tournament at Germantown.

  • Stuff the Bus with school supplies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While Bullitt Countians are out shopping for their back-to-school supplies, they might want to pick up a few extra items for those who might need a little assistance.

    A national partnership between the Metro United Way and Wal-Mart stores is now in full swing in Bullitt County.

    Help Metro Way Stuff the Bus is the campaign now through Aug. 20 at the new Wal-Mart in Shepherdsville.