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Today's News

  • Bombs Away! Eagles get the best of PRP

     LOUISVILLE -- In the small confines of the Whitefield Academy gym, it wasn’t difficult to hear the displeasure of veteran Pleasure Ridge Park coach Dale Mabry.

    But what may have been less apparent was the smile on the face of North Bullitt’s Korey Craddock on Saturday.

    In the Whitefield Down Syndrome Classic, the Eagles shot their way to a 75-66 victory over perennial Sixth Region powers PRP.

    But the game was not that close.

  • BE faces Butler in LIT opener on Wednesday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- After crushing Whitefield Academy 87-32 on Friday, the Bullitt East Chargers will return to the court on Wednesday to battle Butler in the second round of the 69th annual Republic Bank Louisville Invitational Tournament.

    Butler (7-7) earned the right for a second meeting with the Chargers this season as they pulled out a 44-41 win over Western on Monday in the opening round of the Boys’ LIT.

    The Bullitt East-Butler game will be the fourth game of the day on Wednesday and is slated to start at 8:30 p.m.

  • BC cannot find consistency

      OKOLONA – To say the least, the Bullitt Central Cougars have been inconsistent this season – overall.

    On Friday, against 23rd District rival Moore, the Cougars were inconsistent within a game. Bullitt Central trailed by as many as 20 points in the third quarter but then managed to battle all the way back to within five points twice in the final 90 seconds only to finally lose 61-54.

    The setback was the ninth in a row for the Cougars since a 3-1 start to the season.

  • Kindred to pay $125 million over False Claims Act allegations

      WASHINGTON – Contract therapy providers RehabCare Group Inc., RehabCare Group East Inc. and their parent, Kindred Healthcare Inc., have agreed to pay $125 million to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to submit false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable, necessary and skilled, or that never occurred, the Department of Justice announced today.

  • Over $4 million saved through energy program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE --Since Bullitt County Public Schools became part of a pilot energy management program in 2006, a total of $4,215,754 has been saved in utility bills.

    Every dollar of that amount has been reinvested in education for students.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph said employee help with everyday energy saving action and things like shutdowns over extended breaks make a huge difference.

  • School board members across Kentucky honored in January

    Throughout January 2016, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members of the Bullitt County public school district are publicly thanking the system’s elected board of education members during Kentucky’s observation of School Board Recognition Month.

  • City looks to push for businesses to pledge to clean up properties

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Originally, the property at the corner of West Blue Lick Road and North Buckman Street was used for a car wash, storage units and a quick-change oil facility.

    Over the years, that usage has changed and there is a call for improvements.

    The Rev. Billy Jenkins, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, said the next-door business has become an eyesore.

    He told city officials that he was concerned about the number of vehicles stored on the property, as well as the car parts laying around and the general appearance.

  • City approves collective bargaining option; officers will decide interest

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While the talks were a bit murky about the difference between a union and a collective bargaining member, Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-1 to accept a negotiating agreement with the police department.

    Two question arose before the council elected to accept the collective bargaining agreement.

    First, the length of the contract was in dispute.

    Second, the actual difference between a collective bargaining unit and a union seemed to be a  bit gray.

  • Fox Chase City helps Operation Santa program

     The Fox Chase City Council decided to help the city of Hillview play Santa Claus this holiday season.

    The council approved a request by mayor Owen Taylor to present a $200 check to the Hillview Recreation Department toward its annual Operation Santa program.

    Terry Bohannon, recreation director and Operation Santa coordinator, was in attendance at the Fox Chase December meeting to receive the check.

    “Pound for pound, (Bohannon) does more to help people than anyone in Bullitt County,” Taylor said.

  • Senior-style Christmas Celebration

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - No one has as much fun during the holidays as the regular visitors of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Senior Center.

    The folks held their annual Christmas luncheon, complete with Christmas goodies, live music by The Smiling Seniors and a gift exchange.

    Everyone received further gifts from the Senior Center staff, thanks in part to donations from Bullitt County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 42.