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Today's News

  • Vincent adds engineering knowledge to KDE

     Project Lead The Way Engineering Master Teacher Darrell Vincent has been selected to continue to serve on the task force working on Engineering curriculum, standards, and certifications with KDE.

    According to Mark Harrell, Engineering Consultant & Director of KYTSA, Career Pathways Branch, Division of College and Career Readiness, Office of Career and Technical Education, Vincent will work specifically with the Engineering Technology Education Curriculum Team.

  • Grand Opening: Shelter Insurance

     Whether you’re on the county’s east side or west side, Barbara Wright Insurance is there to cover you. Barbara S. Wright Insurance, LLC, contracted with Shelter Insurance, has opened its second location inside the Porter Building in Shepherdsville.

  • Scheduling continues to change

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For decades upon decades, local basketball fans pretty much set their schedules each winter around the intra-county boy/girl doubleheaders between the three area hoops programs.

    That was pretty much the backbone of the schedules as six of the roughly ten Friday nights in a season (not counting the two Friday’s in the Christmas break) had the big games pretty much right there front and center.

  • County looks to save money through energy improvements

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School System has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars annually through an energy performance plan.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court could take a similar approach on a smaller scale.

    Andrew Apro, a representative with Perfection Group Inc., talked with members of fiscal court recently.

    After the company presented a free audit which showed major savings, fiscal court voted unanimously to move forward with taking sealed proposals.

  • Steinmetz selected state’s JEA director

     Bullitt East High School’s English Dept. Chair Larry Steinmetz has been named the State Journalism Director for the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

    Steinmetz has also been named to the executive board of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA), a regional group which encompasses the southeastern United States.

  • East girls will need time to reach potential

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – Over 18 years of being the head coach of the Bullitt East Lady Chargers, Chris Stallings have never once announced that any of his teams was better in December than it was in March.

    That will again be the case this season, but perhaps to an even greater degree. With no starters returning from last season’s 24th District Champions and Sixth Region runners-up, the 2017-18 Lady Chargers have a lot of room for growth over the next three months.

  • Family history of George Simmons

     George Simmons was born in 1841 in Kentucky.  The Simmons family line goes  back to Maryland.  

    George’s great grandfather was Samuel Simmons who was born in 1742 in Maryland.  Samuel married Verlinda Willett in 1762 in Maryland.  During their marriage they had several children.  Samuel Simmons died in 1781 at the age of 39 years  in Maryland.  Samuel’s wife Verlinda remarried to a Yates after Samuel’s death.  She moved to Bullitt County, Kentucky and died in 1820.  Her burial place is unknown.

  • HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS

      The high school hoops season is underway. Throughout the season, we will send out email blasts to update you on games throughout the week.

  • Concern over pension changes leads Mann to retire as commonwealth attorney

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — It wasn’t something Mike Mann was looking to do.

    His original plan was to finish out his term as commonwealth attorney next December and not run for another term.

    However, as the talk on pension reforms continued in Frankfort and as he already had enough time to retire, Mann’s decision to retire last month made more sense.

    Having started as a volunteer in the commonwealth attorney’s office in 1987 and being elected to that position in 1992, Mann decided it was time to leave.

  • County to sue retired sheriff to recoup debt funds

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Just a couple of weeks after deciding to stop payments to the state revenue cabinet, Bullitt Fiscal Court has directed a lawsuit be filed against retired sheriff David Greenwell.

    The magistrates voted unanimously to sue Greenwell to recover money it has sent to the state to pay off debt incurred by Greenwell.