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Today's News

  • Tammy Ott nominated for her community service, business skills

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County resident is getting some big recognition for her time and talent. 

    Tammy Ott, owner of Today’s Kids Childcare & Learning Facility in Shepherdsville, was one of six recently nominated for the EPIC Award given by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Louisville.

  • We must all realize that homeless woes exist

     Many years ago, a very intelligent and well-respected man told us that there was no drug problem in Bullitt County.

    Even 25 years ago, there was a drug problem in the county and in the region.

    Now, there is another problem that many would like to ignore -- homelessness.

    We’re not talking about someone who lost his or her home due to financial problems. We’re talking about people who are literally walking around with no clue where  they might spend t he next night.

  • Does snow make us crazy?

     Is it simply the falling of those pretty white flakes that make us a little crazy?

    Or is it just a coincidence?

    Probably just a coincidence that everyone hits the grocery stores on those days preceding a big snow storm.

    And probably just another coincidence that people get interested in buying shovels and salt on the days before a snowy storm.

    It’s probably just a coincidence that the viewship on The Weather Channel, once a proud member of the Landmark family, goes through the roof.

  • East sweeps NB in only regular season meetings

     HEBRON ESTATES – No coach will tell you that every time-out works perfectly, but Bullitt East head coach Bob Blackburn had a very successful one on Friday that fueled his team to an 81-65 victory over arch-rival North Bullitt in the only regular season meeting between the two teams this season.

    Two minutes into the second half, North Bullitt got back-to-back jumpers from Ryan Henson and Dominique Ellis to pull within 42-36. After being up by ten points at halftime, Blackburn had seen enough and called a time-out at the 5:20 mark.

  • Lady Chargers rally in fourth as North goes cold

     HEBRON ESTATES – Holding arch-rival North Bullitt to just one basket and a total of nine points in the fourth quarter, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rallied for a 62-53 win on Friday in front of a raucous crowd in the Eagles’ Nest.

    While this was the only scheduled regular season meeting between the two rivals, it was the second time they have squared off this season. The first meeting had come back in the Bullitt East holiday tournament and in that game the Lady Chargers rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Eagles 57-47.

  • Kelly’s pitching is going to continue at JUCO level

     HEBRON ESTATES – After an earlier commitment to Marshall University didn’t work out, North Bullitt baseball pitcher Jacob Kelly found a soft landing spot when he signed recently with Rend Lake Junior College in Ina, Illinois.

    Kelly will attend Rend Lake along with North Bullitt teammate Chance Egnor who has been his main catcher for the past two seasons and will be again this spring. The two best friends, who have been playing baseball together since T-ball in the Blue Lick Optimist League, plan to be roommates at the Junior College.

  • State tourney play helps Egnor get seen by schools

     HEBRON ESTATES – Being on a team that reaches the semi-finals of the Kentucky State Baseball Tournament is a good addition to any resume when it comes to finding the right college program.

    Just ask North Bullitt senior Chance Egnor.

    Just a few months after being the starting catcher for the Eagles as they won the Sixth Region title and then two games in the state baseball tournament Egnor was getting a lot of inquiries.

  • Hunters Hollow renews contract with Rumpke for sanitation service

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The city’s sewers remains on a temporary system, but the Hunters Hollow trash removal continues to flow smoothly.

    The city commission agreed to renew an existing contract with Rumpke for the collection services. The contract runs out March 31.

    The service will experience a slight customer increase, from $11.80 to $11.95.

    Rumpke representative Laurie Probus said the company checks for any necessary increases at each renewal period. Probus said the Hunters Hollow rate was last increased in 2009.

  • Crossroads receives grant to create, host robotics film fest

     A Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) grant of nearly $20,000 has been awarded to Crossroads Elementary School for students to design, create and host a robotics film festival.

    KySTE offered $100,000 to any school district in an outreach offering for the 2014-2015 school year. Only six schools earned grants, including Crossroads.

    Music teacher Amy Cuenca and Science teacher Jaymee Clemens will use the funds to purchase Lego Mindstorm robotics kits along with 30 iPads, 30 iPad covers for protection of the devices and 30 iMovie apps.

  • Value of work sessions to be re-evaluated by school board members

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Nothing to compare to an overthrow of the government but the Bullitt County Board of Education did have a change in leadership.

    At its annual election of officers, Roger Hayes was selected as the chairman of the board for the next year.

    Vice chairperson Dolores Ashby was nominated for the position as well as Hayes.

    Serving as the new vice-chairman under Hayes will be Darrell Coleman. Ashby also received a vote for that position.

    Superintendent Keith Davis serves as secretary.