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Today's News

  • Discovery students learn much on trip

        HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle’s Discovery School, living up to the program’s name, took a very long field trip on Spring Break.
        Fifteen Discovery School students, with nine adult chaperones, participated in an educational trek to Costa Rica.
        Principal Kelland Garland said all Discovery School students were eligible to participate in the trip, which was based exclusively on science and biodiversity education.

  • Bullitt Alternative Center earns second straight distinction mark

     The Bullitt Alternative Center has achieved Program of Distinction status in Kentucky for the second consecutive year.

    School districts nominated their programs for recognition based on criteria developed by KDE and the Innovative Pathways for Success Cadre. A four-member panel screened the applications and the finalists received site visits from a four-member team.

  • Shepherdsville man dies Wednesday in single-vehicle accident

     A local man died in a single-vehicle accident on Wednesday.

    According to the Kentucky State Police Post 4, Eddie Franklin May, 35, of Shepherdsville, died on the Western Kentucky Parkway at around 2:15 p.m.

    He was going eastbound in his 2010 Chevrolet van when it crossed the median for some unknown reason and flipped into the westbound traffic.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    KSP Trooper Eric Hines is investigating the case.

  • Election eligibility still to be decided in 49th District

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There was no dispute that one of two individuals who signed paperwork for Jennifer Stepp’s run for the 49th District state representatives seat did not meet the statutory standards.

    The question is whether that disqualifies the Republican Party nominee for the position in this fall’s election against incumbent Linda Belcher.

    And, if she is disqualified as a candidate, will the GOP have an opportunity to select someone to place on the ballot in that November race?

  • Tourism office splits off into own Cedar Grove location

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— Bullitt County tourism officially has a new home.

    Beginning this month, visitors will be able to stop in the new office building off Cedar Grove Road to answer any questions they may have about Bullitt County and Shepherdsville attractions.

    According to tourism director Troy Beam, the new site at exit 116 wasn’t the ideal spot; however it was in the budget and it was a spot that tourists will be able to find easier.

  • Chamber of Commerce moving operations next to EDA office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the years, it has been discussed in various ways.

    But the matter of combining the Bullitt County Economic Development Authority and the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will become a reality in a few weeks  -- just in a different way.

    In August, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will be relocating.

    It won’t be actually merging with the economic development group but it will be sharing a common office location.

  • Proposed bill would help volunteer firefighters in state

     FRANKFORT -- In small-town Kentucky, volunteer firefighters are part tradition, part public service. But it is becoming increasingly difficult for cities and counties to find volunteer firefighters in the Commonwealth.

  • Students make their marks on MW community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — No one knows what the world is going to look like in 50 years, but the Mount Washington Youth Chamber of Preservationists (Youth COPS) have done their part to ensure the present is preserved in the past.

    Gavin Blain, Brooke Hatfield, Eliza Love, Isaac Shelton and Haley Steinmetz spent the past year working on preserving a piece of Mount Washington history: the mile marker located on North Bardstown Road beside First Baptist Church.

  • Coalition works to improve health condition in county

     HILLVIEW -- Kentucky has the seventh worst health status in the nation, according to United Health Foundation. While diabetes and disabilities have risen throughout the state, physical exercise and adequate fruit and vegetable consumption have declined.

    The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities (KCHC) is hoping to change those staggering statistics, Bullitt County Community Organizer Megan Ray said.

  • Campbellsville University honors Bullitt County teachers of the year

     CAMPBELLSVILLE -- “I hope you are proud of yourselves and your accomplishments. Today is a day to celebrate you,”  Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, told the 199 teachers from 70 school districts throughout Kentucky honored by Campbellsville University, teaching is an important job, a hard job and a challenging job.