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Today's News

  • Open Records celebrates 40 years of open government

     Government watchdogs are celebrating this month the 40th anniversary of the Kentucky Open Records Act. It has withstood the test of time as an indispensable tool for a variety of individuals and interest groups seeking to hold public officials accountable.

  • Pet Styles by Sharon

        When given the chance to sell insurance or be surrounded by dogs all day, Pet Styles by Sharon’s Sharon Walls went with the pups.
        After an opportunity arose to work with Dr. Stone at the Shepherdsville Animal Shelter, Walls began grooming pets on Saturdays and weekdays after her day job as a State Farm insurance agent. Eventually, she left State Farm to pursue pet grooming full-time.
        “I saw an opportunity to work with animals and do something I could possibly love,” she said.

  • Patience pays off as BE beats Scott 6-5

     LEXINGTON – Patience. Don’t leave home without it.

    Bullitt East coach Jeff Bowles has been through the baseball wars and knows one thing for sure -- patience is a virtue when it comes to big games.

    The coach stood by that mantra on Saturday, sticking with pitcher Troy O’Brien despite the senior giving up five runs in the first two innings. O’Brien would end up pitching for six innings, not giving up another run, giving his offense a chance to rally.

  • BE squares off with Camels in semi-finals

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Most high school sports teams have their banquets after the season is completed.

    Not the Bullitt East Chargers. Not this season.

    Because of the team’s deep run in the post-season, coach Jeff Bowles’ team had its earlier scheduled banquet on Monday of this week. Of course, there was a lot to celebrate as Bullitt East is still alive heading into the final week of the season, playing in the state semi-finals on Friday.

  • Thank You, Nick

     Nick Simon left us too soon.

    He left us before everyone had an opportunity to thank him and his company one last time.

    Simon died on Friday. It was a shock to our system.

    Our first task should be to send prayers to his family and to his extended family at Publishers Printing.

    Our next mission should be to say thank you to a man who was generous beyond belief.

    Frank Simon started the tradition of giving to the community when the printing company was moved to Shepherdsville years ago.

  • Meade County’s Rhodes claims crown

     CLERMONT – Erica Rhodes loves pageants and pageants seem to love the 5-6, 140-pound 21-year old from Brandenburg.

    On Monday night under the pavilion at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, Rhodes was crowned the 2016 Miss Bullitt County Fair in a contest with four other young women.

    The Miss Bullitt County Fair Pageant is the traditional main event on opening night. This year’s Bullitt County Fair runs through Saturday.

  • Swimming repairs get new twist; opening of BC pool not likely

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The chances of children swimming in the Bullitt Central pool continue to get more slim by the meeting.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court did not accept any of the three bids from companies seeking to make repairs on the pool, which was not allowed to reopen this summer by state inspectors.

    However, one of the bidders who was in attendance Tuesday night will have the opportunity to present plans to the state on repairs which are needed.

  • Foster selected new college, career readiness director for Bullitt schools

        Bullitt County Public Schools has named Willie Foster the new district Director of College and Career Readiness/Innovative Programs.
        “I am honored for an opportunity to serve in a different and greater way. Personally, I hope to continue the great work that has been done in College and Career Readiness.  I have a lot of learning and absorbing to do.” said the principal and 1995 alumnae of Bullitt East High School.

  • Bullitt County one of seven districts to be honored for alternative program

        FRANKFORT, -- In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has named seven Alternative Programs of Distinction.
        The programs were recognized recently at the Kentucky Board of Education‚ regular meeting in Frankfort.

  • Bullitt East rallies to win opener 6-3

        LEXINGTON – Exploding for four runs in the fifth inning and then adding two more in the sixth, the Bullitt East Chargers rallied from an early hole to beat the Oldham County Colonels 6-3 on Friday in the opening round of the Rawling’s/Kentucky State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
        The win advanced the Chargers to Saturday’s quarter-finals where they were set to take on Scott County, a 1-0 winner in eight innings over Caldwell County later on Friday.