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Today's News

  • Hebron students earn high marks at KMEA Solo, Ensemble band fest

     HEBRON ESTATES - Band students from Hebron Middle participated in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival at East Oldham Middle School on Saturday, Feb. 22.

    The following students were recognized with distinguished ratings:

    *Elizabeth Hines

    *Tyler Self

    *Maiyuki Druen

    *Emily Grau

    *Abigail Mackin

    *Katie VanderEspt

    The following students earned Proficient ratings:

    *Abey Hicks

    *Amber Gore

  • Seniors squeak Cougars to region win over Fairdale

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Doing everything in their power to win a big game, the Bullitt Central Cougars rode a 47-point combined scoring effort from seniors Brett Bourland, Zack Humphrey and Jacob Wampler to a 61-59 victory over Fairdale on Wednesday in the first-round of the Sixth Region Tournament on their home court.

  • Legislators pay tribute to fallen heroes

     One of the most moving and important services we conduct each year in the House of Representatives is the memorial ceremony to honor members of our armed forces who join more than 6,700 American men and women who have lost their lives in recent wars.

    We paid tribute to Army Sergeant Michael Cable and Staff Sergeant Daniel “Danny” Fannin, true Kentucky heroes who died defending our freedom.

  • KIDS COUNT: County improves on child’s health

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In determining the county’s health in terms of family and community, the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey looks at four diverse areas.

    And, when those numbers are tallied, Bullitt County was 13th out of 120 counties in the state.

    One of the areas probed was the percentage of births to mothers who did not have a high school degree from 2009-11.

    In Bullitt County, it was determined that 12.3 percent of the births during that span was to mothers who had not earned their high school degrees.

  • Bradshaw says change needed in office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Serving the past three-plus years as a member of Bullitt Fiscal Court, John Bradshaw realized something very important to the people of the county.

    “The more I weighed the issues and the condition of the current administration, I became convinced that Bullitt County could not survive another four years under our current judge-executive,” said Bradshaw.

    With that, the Fourth District magistrate threw his hat into the ring as a Republican contender for the county judge’s office.

  • Lady Eagles beat PRP in regional opener

     HEBRON ESTATES - The hurdle has been cleared. It just too five extra minutes to make it happen.

  • Plan’s goal: lower student retentions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should students who are not reaching the needed level of learning be retained for a second year at the same grade?

    Or should there be an attempt to provide extra learning opportunities to get that student up to the appropriate level?

    After some interesting debate, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted to implement a new retention prevention program at the elementary school level.

  • Bumpy ride along I-65 will be repaired; expect delays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you complained about how rough the pavement is on Interstate 65?

    Well, there will be some relief coming your way.

    But, there might be some pain until that relief is available.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract to Hall Contracting of Louisville for the work to begin this month.

    The $20.7 million project will involve the removal of sections of concrete on Interstate 65 throughout the 20-mile stretch in Bullitt County.

    Some repairs were done several years ago.

  • Has anyone seen Spring yet?

     Mother Nature continues to have her grip on Bullitt County.

    On Sunday, Bullitt Countians were met with a little freezing rain, some sleet and between 3-4 inches of snow.

    But it could have been much worse.

    Law enforcement officials had to deal with an increased number of traffic accidents and vehicles running off the road. 

    No major power outages were reported, despite having some minor icing issues.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, pushing the end date for students to June 10.

  • KidsFest gives chance to have fun, forget about Mother Nature

     When the doors open to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Saturday morning, we hope that everyone can forget about the awful winter weather Bullitt County has suffered through.

    It will be time for the annual KidsFest celebration, a presentation of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., there will be dozens of booths. There will be dozens of entertainment acts throughout the facility.

    There will be demonstration by emergency personnel, like the fire departments, police department and EMS.