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Today's News

  • District still looks to fill full-time, sub bus driving jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Looking to step into a job where you are off when school is not in session?

    How about a job where you have the satisfaction of knowing you play a role in the educational success of a school district?

    And the job may even allow you to participate in some of the school field trips.

    Full-time positions are now available for those wanting to become bus drivers in the Bullitt County Public School System.

    According to transportation director Staci Goedde, six full-time positions were open as of last week. 

  • Father, son knocking down pins in national bowling competition

     HILLVIEW - They both enjoy knocking them down and getting the most pins.

    One of them is a wrestler, the other a bowler.

    The Eric Dezarn team, senior and junior, make for a powerful twosome, one that will compete against other parents and children at the International Family Tournament presented by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA).

    Eric S., the son, will attend seventh grade at Zoneton Middle School. However, he is already a member of the North Bullitt bowling team.

  • Musical skills to be on display

     Sometimes you just have to take a chance.

    Over the past few years, the Bullitt County Public School System has not been afraid to try new things.

    This summer, knowing that the district is full of very talented youngsters who are interested in the performing arts, the district tried a new program.

    The goal of this program was to produce a summer musical for the public to see.

    The work of staff and students will be put on display this week as Sleeping Beauty will be performed at the Bullitt Central auditorium.

  • Improved radio communication must occur as soon as possible

      It is a scary story to hear.

    Police officers and firefighters talk about the inability at times to communicate with each other or with central dispatch.

    Over the course of the past year, the major complaint has come from those first responders in northern Bullitt County.

    It seems that if officers or firefighters are inside buildings, such as schools, radio transmission with the outside world is spotty, at best.

    This is disturbing.

    More importantly, it could be fatal.

  • Big swing eliminates Blue Lick in state tourney

     OKOLONA - With one swing of the bat, the season ended for the Blue Lick 16-18 All-Stars.

    In the top of the fifth inning, Ben Parker hit a long two-run homer to propel Okolona over Blue Lick 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the state Babe Ruth baseball tournament.

    The host Okolona team would go on to win the state title and advance to the Ohio Valley regional tournament later this week in Wisconsin.

  • Local All-Star squads taking part in state tourneys this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A number of local baseball All-Star teams will be taking part in Kentucky Babe Ruth State Tournaments this week.

    The team playing closest to home will be the Mount Washington Under-15 All-Stars who will be playing at Germantown in Louisville. That team is coming off a third-place finish in the last week’s combined district tournament at St. Matthews.

  • Highway 44 to be affected by resurfacing work

     Motorists using Highway 44, especially in the Mount Washington area, should be warned.

    Work is slated to begin on July 18 to mill off the top portion of the roadway.

    Resurfacing is set for July 20-29, depending on weather.

    According to county road foreman Jimmy Stivers, work is supposed to be done from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m.

    Even if the work is being done at night, Stivers said to expect traffic issues.

    Work continues on Interstate 65 and on Highway 61.

  • Man pleads guilty to producing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws today, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Craig Ian Elliott, age 47, pled guilty to a single charge of producing child pornography.  Senior United States District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, accepted the guilty plea.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff this Thursday

     The first day of the 2014-2015 school year for students is Wednesday, August 6th.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 17th during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • Murder, suicide ruled in deaths

     NICHOLS - When a family member arrived at the home of Avery and Marion Blevens on Monday afternoon, they were greeted by a horrific tragedy.

    The married couple was found deceased in a bedroom in the home on Cow Branch Road in western Bullitt County.

    Lt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that deputies got a call at 12:58 p.m. on Monday.

    Arriving at the scene, the deputies confirmed that two adults were dead.