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Today's News

  • BC’s Ijames signs with IUS to continue baseball career

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sometimes when it comes to picking a college destination who you know can be an important point.

    That was the case with Bullitt Central senior Garrison Ijames when he selected Indiana University Southeast in New Albany as his college choice. Recently it all became official with the powerful NAIA program when Ijames signed all the necessary paperwork in a ceremony in the Bullitt Central Media Center.

  • Local Farm Bureau earns Gold Star Awards

     Bullitt County Farm Bureau earned numerous Gold Star Awards during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual meeting.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state's largest general farm organization.

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Bullitt County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

  • Calvary Christian honors city servants

    MOUNT WASHINGTON—A local congregation set out to ensure city servants knew their dedication was appreciated this holiday season.

    The elders at Calvary Christian Church, located at 11829 Highway 44 East, decided in November they wanted to do something to thank the police officers and firefighters that serve the city of Mount Washington every day.

  • East makes field for next week’s boys’ LIT

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After the Republic Bank Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament announced shrinking the event field from 20 to 16 teams and after being ranked 14th in the original SETH rankings, the format used for selecting the 16 teams, the Bullitt East Chargers easily made the field in the final call, earning the number ten seed.

    With the seed, Bullitt East will play the final game of the first-round when they take on seventh-seeded Pleasure Ridge Park on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8:15 p.m. at Valley High School.

  • James Collings -- sheriff, hardware dealer

     The Collings came from Virginia and settled in Kentucky.  James Collings’s grandfather was Abner Collings.  

    Abner was born in 1805 in Virginia or Kentucky.  Abner married Harriett Simmons in 1830 in Bullitt County, Kentucky when he was 25 years old. Harriett was born in 1805 in Virginia or Kentucky.  Abner and Harriett had four children.  They were Mary Jane, William Sanford, Benjamin Franklin and Maria Collings. 

  • Do something good throughout the year

     It happens every year… and I just don’t get it.

    Every year, through my position with the community newspaper, I get to see the good that comes with the spirit of the holiday season.

    Each year I get to see groups and individuals going out of their way to make Christmastime special for others.

    Whether its for needy children, the homeless, senior citizens, or just doing a little something for those that need some good cheer, somehow Christmas always arrives and the local folks seem to pull it through.

  • Cougars finish second at Henry Co. tourney

      NEW CASTLE – It’s not often that you can find a coach after a game in which his team lost by 36 points in a championship game of a traditional tournament and had that coach smiling and content with his team.

    But that was the case on Friday with Bullitt Central head coach Jessie Curry who actually has had a lot to be pleased with over the first five weeks of the regular season. He was in no mood after the championship game of the Henry County Invitational to led a 74-36 setback to a strong West Jessamine team take away from the start of the season.

  • Lady Eagles get to unwind in Florida

     HEBRON ESTATES – Area high school basketball teams seldom know what they are going to get on holiday trips out-of-state other than some better weather, a chance to ‘bond’ for the second half of the season and to get a chance to unwind.

    That was certainly the case for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles last week as they traveled to Pensacola for three games in the Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament. The host high school was hosting concurrent boys’ and girls’ tournaments and had teams from just about every southern state.

  • Anything for Operation Santa

     Overdale staff, including Caitlin Valdez, along with local police officers, including Hillview officer Scott Barrow, agreed to take a pie in the face as part of the Operation Santa program at the elementary school.

    Hillview's Operation Santa program donated 400 boxes full of food and toys to area families. The annual program is organized by the city's recreation department.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86, based in Hillview, held vaqrious fundraising events at area schools, collecting over $1,700 for the program.

  • County audit has issues to correct

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County officials must address nine issues raised by the state auditor.

    State Auditor Mike Harmon released the 2015-16 audit of Bullitt Fiscal Court and listed a number of deficiencies, most of which dealt with the animal control services.

    The following concerns were addressed in Harmon’s audit:

    *Bullitt County Animal Services did not properly account for pet license receipts