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Today's News

  • Gauthier prepares for international beauty pageant in Atlanta in August

    Ashlie Gauthier describes herself as a girly-girl who loves to dress up and be onstage.

    “I love to make the audience smile,” Gauthier said.

    The 13-year-old Mount Washington Middle School student recently used her love of dressing up and being onstage at a Sunburst Beauty Pageant in Nashville, Tenn.

    Being that this was one of Gauthier’s first pageants she was nervous, but excited.

    “I’d been looking forward to it for a long time,” she said.

  • Whitehouse looks to help others change the world with semiars

    Brooks resident Sherry Whitehouse wants to change the world. One woman at a time.
    She recently started a business called High Healing LLC, which helps to coach women about life struggles.
    “I realized that this was my passion, my purpose in life,” she said.
    Whitehouse will host her first seminar June 13 at the Courtyard Marriott at 819 Phillips Lane in Louisville from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
    The registration fee is $49 but is free for veterans and for those who want to bring a friend or their daughter.

  • Despite injury, Midway loved Central's Collins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Kristen Collins finding her way to Midway College to play women’s basketball had a few hurdles before it all became official recently.

         First, Collins suffered a serious knee injury during a holiday tournament and did not play the rest of the season for the Lady Cougars. Second, Midway switched coaches after an eight-win season.

  • BC's Riggs moving her playmaking to Spalding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Spalding women’s basketball coach Charlie Just has reached into Bullitt County for players in the past and he is doing it again this spring when he got the signature of Bullitt Central point guard Kayla Riggs on the dotted line.

         (Just also has signed North Bullitt seniors Reba Stice and Caitlin Montgomery this spring. You can read about those signings in Wednesday’s edition.)

  • Silence deafening after court polled on allegation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Vivian Adams took the podium and began her speech to Bullitt Fiscal Court about the pursuit of excellence in government.

         But, by the end of the conversation, talks returned to comments by one magistrate about the operations of another elected official and the re-emergence of the age-old game of boys versus girls.

         During the quarterly nighttime meeting of fiscal court, Adams talked about her concerns over the lack of proper funding for county attorney Monica Robinson’s office.

  • Scholastic 3-D Archery taking aim at Bullitt County

    A new, statewide archery program is giving students the chance to aim higher, not only with their bow and arrow, but in their education, too.

    Scholastic 3-D Archery is an outdoor archery program in its first year in Kentucky and regional coordinator Tom Chamberlain said Bullitt County does not yet have 3-D archery in any of its schools.

  • Good Samaritan returns lost money to Brooks woman

    Memorial Day weekend was supposed to be just another weekend for Brooks residents Desirae Charlet and her mom, Cindy P’Pool.

    However, when the two went out to yard sales on Saturday, May 25, they experienced a mishap they never had before.

    Before going out, Charlet and P’Pool stopped at First Federal in Shepherdsville to get money from the ATM, Charlet said.

  • Fox Chase will start new fiscal year in good financial condition

     FOX CHASE - The City of Fox Chase remains in good shape financially as the council approved its projected budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year beginning July 1.

  • Hotel earns TripAdvisors recognition

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Best Western Plus South announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. 

  • Annual report on Social Security out

     The Social Security Board of Trustees  released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.  The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77 percent of benefits still payable at that time.  The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016, also unchanged from last year’s estimate, with 80 percent of benefits still payable.