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Today's News

  • Special Concert: Emily makes sure before she passed that parents would enjoy Kid Rock

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—For many, a new year means new chances and saying goodbye to the past.

    It can also be a time many people dread, fearing that a new year could mean leaving behind a lost loved one.

    Joe and Patty Curtsinger expected there to be tears last New Years. Their daughter, Emily, had passed away June 9 from liver failure, a battle she’d fought her entire life.

    But, thanks to Emily’s encouragement and a little help from the Dream Foundation, the family was able to celebrate with a family tradition: a Kid Rock concert.

  • Growing pains include need to put redistricting on board table

     As a school community, we have a lot to be happy about. 

    We have great schools filled with bright, energetic teachers; thoughtful, dedicated leaders; well mannered, curious, and motivated students; superior support staff; and wonderful volunteers. 

    Our facilities are in very good, bordering on great, shape. Our transportation fleet is safe, efficient, and effective. 

    Our assessment results are on the rise - moving up 68 places in just eight years and surpassing many traditionally high performing school districts. 

  • Some hare-raising things going on for Easter ‘16 in Bullitt County

     With a recent boom in local industry and employment, the Bullitt County population continues to grow.

    However, due to certain logistical numbers, local experts were walking on eggshells anticipating a potential shortage in county Easter eggs.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court addressed the issue at recent special meetings with Dee Greenegg, head of the Bullitt County branch of the Special Hen-selected Easter Rabbit International Fraternal Flopears (SHERIFF).

  • Saying Goodbye

     A few notes about some of those who have passed recently and their ties to the community…

    *Robert Harned, known as Bob, to most, recently passed away.

    For many, many years, the Lebanon Junction man has played a major role in agriculture in the community.

    As a young editorial person put in charge of advertising, my biggest memories were his days of owning Bullitt County Feeders.

  • NB rebounds for big win over St. Xavier, 7-3

     HEBRON ESTATES -- It is early in the season and managers are looking to see what they have on the mound.

    But, no matter the hurlers, North Bullitt achieved one of those historic moments Thursday when the Eagles defeated St. Xavier 7-3.

    In what has been an annual matchup, Brian Wise’s team won for the first time in seven outings during his coaching career. As a player at North Bullitt, Wise recalled a victory but that was several years ago.

  • Chargers roll to three victories on the diamond

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Bullitt East’s pitching depth was profiled in the opening week of the season as the Chargers won all three of its games without using either of its top two hurlers.

    Last week, the Chargers opened the season with a 10-5 win over Holy Cross and then bombed Atherton 10-0 in five innings. The week ended on Friday with a 6-2 victory over visiting Christian Academy.

    A game on Saturday with Eastern was cancelled due to wet field conditions.

  • BC baseball wins two, but defense needs to improve

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been a mixed bag of results for the Bullitt Central Cougars at the start of the 2016 baseball season.

    Coach G.J. Moore’s squad has started the season with a 2-3 record, but the coach feels that the numbers could be reversed if the team had played a little better on defense.

    In fact, the first couple of games for the Cougars had to be cancelled due to bad weather. As a result, the team added a second game for a trip to Jeffersontown that opened the season. That day, the Cougars didn’t hit well and lost 1-0 and 11-0.

  • Eagle Battalion team earns second place national honors

     The North Bullitt High School Eagle Battalion Academic team earned Second Place in the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB).

    The team consists of Stephen McCullough, Krista Tungett, Chase Caudill, Katie Jenkins and Kailah Habib.

    Senior Army Instructor Major Kevin Clark described his feelings this way.

  • If there was snow this winter, Pioneer Village was prepared

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village City Council has the city prepared for snow business, and helping out a neighboring city to boot.

    The council unanimously approved mayor Gary Hatcher’s purchase of a Henderson 2-cubic-yard salt spreader at a cost of $6,800.

    According to Hatcher, the spreader fits into the back of any dump truck. Because of the purchase, the council could surplus its current truck, a Dodge 2000 model.

    City attorney Mark Edison said the nearby city of Hunters Hollow was interested in purchasing the Dodge truck.

  • Bernheim Forest blooming in spring

     CLERMONT -- Signs of spring are everywhere at Bernheim this month.

    That includes a new traveling exhibit from Morton Arboretum that shines a spotlight on the plight of trees. Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat opens at Bernheim runs through July 5.

    A public opening will be held on April 2.

    The exhibit will be set up in and around the Two Ponds Loop trail behind the Visitor Center.

    The Morton Arboretum developed and produced the exhibit in association with the Global Trees Campaign.