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Today's News

  • Sweet potatoes make for large harvest

     LEBANON JUNCTION - A woman living on the old family farm found an heirloom no one had ever seen there before.

    Wanda Crump grew an Early Triumph white heirloom sweet potato in her garden that weighed 9.25 pounds.

    “I think it looks like a funky pumpkin,” she said.

    Three more of the potatoes weighed in at a combined 7.75 pounds.

    Crump found the Early Triumph potatoes through a friend, Judy Johnson. According to Crump, Johnson’s mother, Nevil, grew the potatoes at her home in Pike County.

  • Eastside honored for behavior strategies

     Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies (PBIS) implemented during the 2013-2014 school year have garnered Eastside Middle School state recognition.

    Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID) Director Mike Wafford dispatched Principal Troy Wood a congratulatory letter along with an emblem and a banner.

    Counselor Bryan Bates said earning the recognition in 2012-2013 as a School of Fidelity was special enough but this time is twice as nice.

  • Nine district schools earn PBIS honors

     Nine schools (six elementary and three middle) have been named Schools of Fidelity for their implementation of Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies (PBIS) during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Brooks, Cedar Grove, Crossroads, Lebanon Junction, Overdale and Roby Elementary Schools along with Bernheim, Eastside and Hebron Middle Schools will receive a sticker as they have earned the honor before from the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID).

    Schools attaining the honor for the first time earn a banner for display.

  • The play-offs have arrived with a bang for teams

      It was a longer than normal weekend for The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League as the teams played the final weekend of the regular season on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, the eighth and ninth place teams in the three younger age divisions played their ‘play-in’ games to get each division down to an eight-team bracket for the rest of the post-season which will start on Saturday.

    Championship Saturday will be on Nov. 8.

    The program with the bye in the three younger divisions on Saturday was the Maryville Patriots.

  • Chargers battle for second; BC faces difficult road trip

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A common phrase heard in the sports world is ‘win or go home’.

    For the Bullitt East Chargers when they play host to district rival Shelby County on Friday, it will be ‘win and stay home’. The winner of the final district match of the regular season will earn the number two spot in Class 5-A, District 4 and will play a home game in the first round of the play-offs.

  • MW AARP to host Veterans Day celebration event

     The Mount Washington AARP Chapter 4613 will host a Veterans Day Fund-raiser on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This “red carpet” evening will begin with a Veterans Day tribute at 6 p.m. with the National Anthem. After dinner, the evening will continue with John Wigginton and Allen Peavler providing musical entertainment and live and silent auctions.

  • Flood still major topic for Shepherdsville board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Any water found in the new Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated flood plain proposal will be hot water.

    The Shepherdsville City Council continues to work toward a more feasible solution to FEMA’s suggestions of increased flood insurance premiums for residences and businesses located within the proposed plain.

    The city’s 90-day appeal period began on Oct. 1, giving the city until Jan. 1, 2015, to officially appeal. The process began when the plans were officially made public.

  • Man sentenced 15 years for producing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior United States District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson III, sentenced Craig Ian Elliott, age 47, to 15 years in prison followed by 20 years of Supervised Release for violating federal child pornography laws, namely, the production of child pornography, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Forum provides differing views on issues

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Many came sporting the shirts of their favorite candidates.

    Others just came to listen to the views of those running for local office.

    About 150 people attended the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce’s Meet the Candidates night inside the new Bullitt Central High cafeteria.

    Each of the candidates were presented with a number of questions in advance. However, none knew the two which would be selected.

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  • Brides can be part of unique day of fun

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Hold on to your veils ladies, bridal show has just gone to a whole new level.

    Want in on the fun?

    The Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will be hosting a Bridal Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m.

    The event will begin at Especially You Events at 226 Old Preston Highway. 

    Brides will be given their first clue and then will visit about 12 other locations in Bullitt County to receive stamps, said Conference Centre executive director Vicki Downing.