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Today's News

  • CG's Dennis earns national teacher certification

    Cedar Grove Elementary School music teacher Rebecca Dennis has earned certification in Music/Early and Middle Childhood from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the highest possible ranking in the field of education.

    “It was very challenging but also very rewarding,” she said. “I learned more during the NB process than I did during any college course. Analyzing your own teaching through video was very enlightening. You can reflect on your lessons, but many things go unnoticed while you are teaching.”

  • Chargers have just enough Bacon to beat the Crimsons

    VALLEY STATION -- Surrounded by reporters and cameras, Tyler Bacon was all smiles on Friday evening.

        And so was his coach, Bob Blackburn.

        The veteran coach likes when his 6-foot-9 center plays like a 6-foot-9 post man.

  • Doss ends Chargers' dreams in LIT semis

    VALLEY STATION -- To win basketball games, you must execute.

        When you don't execute the entire four quarters, you might be able to beat some teams.

        But you won't beat a team favored to win the Sixth Region.

        On Saturday morning, Bullitt East only executed for two-and-a-half quarters.

  • Golden arches get new look

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Golden Arches are once again open to Shepherdsville residents, this time with a more modern feel.

    The newly-remodeled restaurant location on Highway 44 in Shepherdsville hosted a grand re-opening for the community.

    Patrons received free McCafe coffee and $1.99 Happy Meals, along with an opportunity to win a free Big Mac every week for a year.

  • Home Product Expo this weekend at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fifth annual Home Product Expo, presented by Window World and partnering with The Courier Journal, The Hawk and Q103.1, will take place this weekend Jan. 17-18 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

  • Woman's Club New Officers

     The Bullitt County Woman’s Club, the longest-running civic organization in the county, recently installed its officers for the 2015 year.

    The officers include: Pam Harville, president; Sherry Parker, first vice president; Betty Porter, second vice president, Donna Stout, treasurer; and Donna Burke, parliamentarian.

    The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at various locations.

    Major benefactors of the group’s efforts will continue to be CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Center for Women and Families.

  • GEORGE BRADBURY - Early carrier, Tragic Death; Little history on postal service throughout Bullitt County

     More than two centuries ago in 1775, Benjamin Franklin was appointed first postmaster.

    ‘The first Post Office was established in Boston, Mass., at the house of Richard Fairbanks in 1639.  One of the earlier Post Offices that were located in Bullitt County was in the town of Shortsville.  Shortsville was located near the Bullitt-Jefferson County line not far from Mount Washington, Kentucky.  This Post Office was there from 1856 to 1863 when it was discontinued.  

  • Auditor releases Southeast Bullitt Fire District exam; finds weaknesses in financial controls

     Auditor Adam Edelen today released a special examination of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District, finding lax controls and a lack of analysis of its finances while levying property taxes at the highest allowable rate.

  • HEART-WARMING: Youngster blessed with opportunity to have new lease on his young life

     HILLVIEW - Logan Johnson’s Yellow Brick Road turned out to be Interstate 71.

    That’s the route he traveled from his Hillview home to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he received a new heart.

    Logan is a 10-year-old fifth-grade student attending Little Flock Christian Academy. On Sunday, Oct. 19, he also became a 10-year-old heart transplant recipient.

    On top of receiving a second opportunity, Logan was well enough to return home just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

  • Wells passes test; seeks Head Start position

     Working with Head Start students at Maryville Elementary School has been a joy for both Amber Wells and the youth.

    “I love being around the kids and seeing them make progress,” she said as student after student approached to show her a classroom object. “This is where I want to be now.”

    Wells zipped through an intensive program in only two months during the summer of 2014 to earn a Child Development Associate certification. The process was new for those desiring to work in a Head Start setting.