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Today's News

  • BCHS collects shoes to help needy, purchase sign

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new fundraising campaign shows signs that Bullitt Central High School is stepping in the right direction.

    The school kicked off a shoe collection drive through Funds2Orgs in hopes of raising funding for a new digital school sign.

    Organizer Terry Stamps, a Bullitt Central clerical assistant, said the goal was to collect 300 bags worth of new and gently-used shoes, with 25 pair to a bag.

    The shoes will be collected by Funds2Orgs, who will distribute them to places in Africa and Central America.

  • Consistency is still a goal for all three area softball teams

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There was a lot to like about what all three area softball teams did last week except for consistency.

    That will be one of the talking points over the next three weeks as the teams race to the post-season. That route will be made more clear this week as all three teams have district contests.

    North Bullitt and Bullitt Central were supposed to play on Monday of this week, but wet conditions forced that game to be postponed. As of Monday night, no make-up date had been set.

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  • County to investigate shelter

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Fiscal Court will launch an investigation on the operations of the county animal shelter and its director.

    After an executive session that included discussion on litigation and personnel that lasted 50 minutes, court members unanimously voted to keep the suspension of director Jimmy Miller intact.

    Miller, who has been employed for over seven years at the shelter, was indefinitely suspended Friday for alleged violation of the county handbook on employee conduct.

  • Start times will not change for students in Bullitt

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Forget any concerns about changing child care arrangements during the next school year.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously threw up a big red stop sign on any further study or discussion on altering the current start time schedule.

    This ends a four-month research-based study on the what is the best learning situation for students at each grade level.

    A big concern centered around studies stating that high school students should not start classes earlier than 8:30 a.m. Currently, their classes begin at 7:20 a.m.

  • Walk to bring awareness to growing number of suicides

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the relative of a person who committed suicide, Brooks resident Vanessa Kallin wants to break the silence on what is often considered a taboo subject.

    Kallin helped found the Bullitt County branch of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in hopes of raising awareness and getting people to discuss the subject of suicide, rather than dismissing it.

    To help raise awareness, the local AFSP chapter is sponsoring its second annual “Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention” campus walk at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • BC finds the magic, wins three straight last week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On the strength of three strong pitching performances, the Bullitt Central Cougars sailed through last week with three straight wins including an 8-0 victory over Moore in the first of three 23rd District games during the regular season.

    “It was not a bad week for us at all,” veteran Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore said on Sunday. “We needed a good week.”

    The three wins improved Bullitt Central’s record to 7-10 as it was the team’s second three-game winning streak of the spring.

  • East wins two of three, but falters against PRP

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a less than sterling trip to Florida over spring break, the Bullitt East Chargers returned home and played some better baseball last week, winning two of three contests.

    The only negative was that the weather was not as good as it had been in Florida. In fact, the team lost a game on Tuesday against Thomas Nelson, but head coach Jeff Bowles was able to add a game on Wednesday when Taylor County made a visit to Mount Washington.

  • NB gets jump on district by winning at Southern

     OKOLONA -- When Jacob Kelly graduates in June, the Southern baseball team may send him a present.

    The Trojans are probably tired of seeing the left-hander on the mound.

    From throwing a no-hitter to putting them out of district tournament play, Kelly has been a thorn in the Trojan side -- primarily from the mound.

    But, on Wednesday, the lefty was a force from the hill and from in the batter’s box.

    In the District 23 opener, North Bullitt put its seal on being the favorite to earn a top seed with a 10-2 win.

  • Federated Auto Parts 200 ARCA Race at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, IN - The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is heading home, or so it may feel anyway.

    When the 63-year-old stock car tour converges on the small, southern Indiana city of Salem, Indiana, it will mark the 97th appearance at Salem since debuting on the historic half-mile oval in 1955. Over the years, no track has appeared on ARCA's annual schedule more than Salem.  

    The Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200 is set for Sunday at Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery.

  • Spring turkey season opens Saturday

     FRANKFORT - The wait is almost over for turkey hunters in Kentucky.

    A calendar shift pushed the state’s 23-day general spring wild turkey season back this year to the third weekend in April. It opens Saturday, April 18 and runs through May 10.

    Last spring, hunters in Kentucky reported taking 29,943 turkeys.