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Today's News

  • Winning Formula: Hebron’s Fuhrman claims consecutive titles in science fair competition

    HEBRON ESTATES - Gracelynn Fuhrman accomplished what no other Bullitt County student had ever done, even if it was scientifically possible.

    Gracelynn took first place honors for the middle school level at the Bullitt County Public Schools annual Secondary School Science Fair.

    In doing so, Gracelynn became the first student to win the competition in consecutive years.

    Gracelynn will now head to regional competition in March. She earned a third place finish at last year’s competition.

  • Plan would have Chromebooks in middle, high for every student

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What would your middle or high school student think if the only thing he or she might be carrying to class would be a lightweight computer?

    Sound like something only big, rich school districts would have?

    Guess again.

    Starting next year, the Bullitt County Public School System will implement a program to provide laptops to students in grades 9-11.

    By the 2019-20 school year, everyone from grades 6-12 will have the devices.

    The school board gave its approval to move ahead with the program.

  • Miami resident involved in Leitchfield burglary conspiracy

     LOUISVILLE, KY – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the guilty plea, from a Miami resident, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., to federal conspiracy and theft charges stemming from his participation in a warehouse burglary in Leitchfield, Kentucky, in March 2011. 

  • Atherton selected chairperson of Bullitt County Public School Board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board recently decided both its officers and its meeting schedule for 2016.

    Debby Atherton was elected 4-1 as the new board chairman.

    The lone vote of opposition came from Lorraine McLaughlin, who had nominated Dolores Ashby for the position.

    Atherton, a retired educator who most recently was principal at Bullitt East High, will assume the gavel from Roger Hayes, who served as chairman in 2015.

  • Bullitt Countian Myers to play softball for Bresica U.

      BARDSTOWN -- When Megan Myers joined the Bethlehem softball squad as a sophomore, she brought a gritty toughness and versatility to the team that helped push the Banshees over the edge and to the top of the district heap.

    Myers has anchored the Banshees’ defense at shortstop since her arrival, and as the team’s top hitter and fastest player, she’s a terror for opposing teams as a tablesetter for the Bethlehem offense.

  • BE’s McKinley headed to Brescia U. to play baseball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Getting the chance to get in on the ground floor of something special was just the right sales pitch for Bullitt East pitcher Kyle McKinley when he sat down with Brescia head coach Andrew Dickson.

    A first-year head coach who is returning to the school where he played his final two seasons of college baseball, Dickson sold McKinley on the chance to help turnaround a program that fell to an 18-35 mark last season.

    McKinley made it all official recently when he signed with the NAIA school in Owensboro.

  • Extra set of HANDS part of key to health agency program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An extra set of hands always comes in handy for families with infants.

    Those extra hands are available in Bullitt County thanks to the a health department program designed for just such assistance.

    The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program was established by the Bullitt County Health Department in 2001 to assist new first-time parents with necessary resources.

  • LJ purchases more property to expand cemetery

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Worries about where a loved one will be buried in Lebanon Junction can now be laid to rest.

    After an ongoing investigation to discover who owned the land adjacent to the city’s current cemetery, Mayor Larry Dangerfield announced at the January city council meeting that the city would sign the final paperwork on the expansion by the end of the month.

  • We have survived THE storm

      Ladies and gentleman of Bullitt County, be forewarned: The apocalypse is near!

    Actually, it’s the first significant accumulative snowfall of the season, but in Bullitt County, same thing.

    Seriously, people, if snow was so evil, then why did God make it so beautiful? Why does it appear in all of our Christmas decorations? Why are there snow globes?

    Snow is wonderful. Snow should make us smile, it is a gift, a natural gift, something unique that can’t be celebrated every day, or most days.

  • Bill hopes to bring death benefits to all first responders

     The Kentucky General Assembly completed Day 12 of the 2016 Regular Session this past Thursday. 

    The decision was made to cancel the Friday session so members could return home before the inclement weather arrived. I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our dedicated transportation workers and our first responders who worked so hard to keep all of us safe this past weekend.

    Unfortunately, KSP Trooper Anson Blake Tribby was killed in an accident last Friday while attempting to offer assistance at an accident scene.