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Today's News

  • Wurzel to lead Bernheim's youth, family programs

    CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce that Whitney Wurzel has joined the staff as the Youth and Family Programs Manager.

    Wurzel will create and implement educational nature programs for children and families, including Bernheim’s ECO Kids (Every Child Outside) initiative. She will also arrange and coordinate school groups that visit Bernheim throughout the year.

  • Keeping Kentuckians healthy at the state fair

    LOUISVILLE - Healthcare is a trending topic that has been on the minds, lips and social networks of many Americans this year. With rising costs and uncertain futures, visitors to the Kentucky State Fair can take healthcare into their own hands this year at the Health Horizons exhibit. More than 10 different screenings are offered including mammograms, prostate cancer, bone density, spinal and vision, and most of the services offered are free with the price of admission to the Fair.

  • Plenty of free concerts at this year's state fair

        LOUISVILLE - Get a taste of almost every musical genre at the Kentucky State Fair this year.  Rock, pop, hip-hop, bluegrass, alternative, country and praise music will keep fairgoers of any age entertained each night.

         The following concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium, free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.

        Joan Jett - Thursday, August 19

  • System to brainstorm on ways to improve ACT marks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Are Bullitt County students ready to move forward to the college arena?

        One indicator is the ACT exam, which all juniors in Kentucky are mandated to take under provisions by the state legislature.

        In Kentucky, the spring 2010 tests showed some improvement in all subject areas. In Bullitt County, only one of the three high schools scored an increase in the composite score, which falls into the range of 1 to 36.

  • Small core of believers look to start new Christian academy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new Bullitt County school will soon open with the hope of offering a positive and alternative Christian-based education.

    Heart of Worship Christian Academy is now enrolling students for its inaugural school year, scheduled to begin Sept. 7.

    A core group of local Christians have worked together in establishing a quality educational program based on both college prep skills and strengthening Christian lifestyles.

  • Board reversal classy move on members' part

        Seldom do you hear an elected official stand up in front of people say you made a mistake. But that is exactly what happened on Tuesday night.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board members knew that the timing of the redistricting the voting precincts was wrong.

        But the move was reversed, much to the pleasure of David Cross, who had bought his signs but faced the prospects of being moved to another area -- after he filed to run for the school board seat.

  • Mayes back in coaching with North boys' soccer

        HEBRON ESTATES - It is a new era for the North Bullitt boys’ soccer program with new head coach Scott Mayes taking over a program that has had very little success over the past decade.

        This is not the first head coaching job for Mayes, but it is about a 360-degree change from his previous job coaching the Lady Eagle softball team. Mayes stepped down from that job two years ago to concentrate on finishing his educational requirements.

        Now, the coach is back with the sport that he played as a teenager.

  • Central, North charge out of the gate in volleyball action

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central and North Bullitt both shot out of the gate last week as they opened play in the 2010 volleyball season.

    Bullitt Central go a key opening win on Wednesday as they turned back district rival Spencer County 25-17, 25-23. A night later, the Lady Cougars took advantage of a poor Iroquois squad, beating the visitors 25-10, 25-6 in a match that took just 40 minutes.

    It was a good way to star the season for second-year Bullitt Central head coach Jennifer Romine.

  • BBB Offers KY State Fair Tips

    Check out the Better Business Bureau at the 2010 KY State Fair! The BBB booth is located in Main Street KY in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center.

    As hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the fair over the next two weeks, the BBB wants to remind consumers to be cautious when dealing with some indoor exhibitors. New products on display meant to make life easier could be enticing to purchase, but consumers need to ask questions about the product, and the company selling it. BBB suggests asking the following questions:

  • Inaugural Figure 8 Showdown at Salem Speedway

    SALEM - The International Outlaw Figure 8 Series (IOFS) headlines six different divisions headed to Salem Speedway on Sunday for the inaugural Figure 8 Showdown.

    The August 29th event marks the second Salem Speedway appearance for the IOFS teams in 2010. The first visit in late June proved highly successful with a good spectator turnout, as well as a full field of cars.