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Today's News

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER 2014

     The Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events for September 2014. For more information contact your school or call 869-8000, or visit the BCPS website.

     

    HOLIDAYS

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    LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL – BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE for ALS

     CEDAR GROVE - At the conclusion of Saturday’s Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational Golf Tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Course, the Bullitt East Lady Charger team, as well as the team from Presentation Academy, took the Ice Bucket Challenge to Support ALS. 

    With a little help from the team from Notre Dame Academy, there was plenty of ice water to go around which wasn’t too bad on a hot and humid day. The Lady Charger team sent out a challenge to the Bullitt East boys’ golf team to support ALS research.

  • Bullitt County 4-H Fair

     The following youngsters were honored at the Bullitt County 4-H Fair:

    *Jamisen McCrary -- red ribbon in junior leather arts and crafts class; and a red ribbon for wood science made from kit

    *Lilly Mooney -- red ribbon in junior scrapbooking; red ribbon in junior paper crafts; red ribbon in junior color drawing; white ribbon in junior black and white drawing; white ribbon in needlework items with small amount of embroidery; white ribbon in horticulture black and white photograph; and blue ribbon in let’s learn to sew/Unit 1/non-clothing option

  • Multiple departments respond to business blaze

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A metals building was destroyed by a fire near Lebanon Junction Thursday afternoon.

    Lebanon Junction and Shepherdsville FIre units responded to a working structure fire at Blugrass Trailer Sales, Inc., at the intersection of S. Preston Hwy. and Hwy. 733 shortly before 4 p.m.

    Lebanon Junction assistant chief Kendall Coleman said the building on the Bluegrass site was used for welding.

  • Traffic nightmare moves north as Interstate 65 work continues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you are traveling anywhere in Bullitt County over the next few months, plan ahead and don’t get in a hurry.

    The $20.7 million project to replace concrete sections of Interstate 65 is continuing to progress northward.

    This week, Interstate 65 between Shepherdsville and Preston Highway saw a major traffic pattern change.

    Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said northbound I-65 will be reduced to the right two lanes from Highway 44 to just past the Highway 61 overpass.

  • Safety advised as highways will be busy for holiday

      AAA projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

    Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million), including nearly 1.75 million in Kentucky and other East South Central states, will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1.

  • Mercy shows BE that work remains

     LOUISVILLE – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers learned on Monday night what they already knew – that the Mercy Jaguars are nearly unbeatable when it comes to volleyball.

    What Bullitt East head coach Ed Fisher hopes the team learned from a lopsided loss is the importance of the other games within the 24th District. Beat Fern Creek and Whitefield Academy later in the season (they have already beaten Jeffersontown), and the Lady Chargers won’t have to face the Jaguars until the district final and then possibly the Sixth Region final.

  • Sacred Heart regains control of Bluegrass

     CEDAR GROVE – Back on top.

    For the second time in three years, the Sacred Heart Valkyries won the Bluegrass Invitational on Saturday at Heritage Hill Golf Course.

    The event, which is basically the Bullitt East Lady Charger Invitational, had a top-flight field of 18 teams with 98 players taking part. With that type of participation and the length of the course, the event was a Tier 1 competition with All-State points going to the top players. 

  • Griffee tabbed as finance director

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past seven years, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts has been advocating the creation of the position for financial officer.

    With a population nearing 80,000 and with a budget of over $22 million, Roberts said county government should be run like a business.

    After getting the position funded in the 2014-15 budget, Roberts cleared the final hurdle on Tuesday.

    Despite repeated opposition in the past, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to hire Keith Griffee as the new finance officer.

  • No relief in sight for future of treatment facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The parties are still talking but there is no solution in sight for the troubled Bullitt Utilities sewage treatment plant on East Blue Lick Road.

    In March, the privately-owned treatment plant suffered a catastrophic failure as a wall in the facility was literally blown out.

    Luckily, the side containing the pump facilities survived and the estimated 700 customers in northern Bullitt County continued to receive service.