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Today's News

  • Plan’s goal: lower student retentions

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should students who are not reaching the needed level of learning be retained for a second year at the same grade?

    Or should there be an attempt to provide extra learning opportunities to get that student up to the appropriate level?

    After some interesting debate, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted to implement a new retention prevention program at the elementary school level.

  • Bumpy ride along I-65 will be repaired; expect delays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Have you complained about how rough the pavement is on Interstate 65?

    Well, there will be some relief coming your way.

    But, there might be some pain until that relief is available.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract to Hall Contracting of Louisville for the work to begin this month.

    The $20.7 million project will involve the removal of sections of concrete on Interstate 65 throughout the 20-mile stretch in Bullitt County.

    Some repairs were done several years ago.

  • Has anyone seen Spring yet?

     Mother Nature continues to have her grip on Bullitt County.

    On Sunday, Bullitt Countians were met with a little freezing rain, some sleet and between 3-4 inches of snow.

    But it could have been much worse.

    Law enforcement officials had to deal with an increased number of traffic accidents and vehicles running off the road. 

    No major power outages were reported, despite having some minor icing issues.

    Schools were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday, pushing the end date for students to June 10.

  • KidsFest gives chance to have fun, forget about Mother Nature

     When the doors open to Paroquet Springs Conference Centre on Saturday morning, we hope that everyone can forget about the awful winter weather Bullitt County has suffered through.

    It will be time for the annual KidsFest celebration, a presentation of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

    From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., there will be dozens of booths. There will be dozens of entertainment acts throughout the facility.

    There will be demonstration by emergency personnel, like the fire departments, police department and EMS.

  • Local archers excel in event at Moore High

     HIGHVIEW - Bullitt County students went into Jefferson County and brought home a majority of the awards given at the Moore High archery invitational tournament last weekend.

    The following local students garnered awards:

    *Cameron Treil, third grade, Cedar Grove, third place, 172

    *Savannah Thompson, fourth grade, Cedar Grove, first place, 267

    *Dylan Beck, fifth grade, Cedar Grove, third place, 264

    *Victoria Carroll, sixth grade, Eastside, third place, 260

    *Michael Atwell, sixth grade, Eastside, third place, 264

  • Region tournaments have to change schedules

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Who didn’t see this coming??

    After a season in which it seemed that every week in January and February had some weather hurdles to clear, this week’s Sixth Region Tournaments didn’t get started on time because of snow on Sunday night. This came after one of the few complete weeks of the season as the district tournaments went off without a hitch.

  • Wooldridge believes office needs change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Looking at what has happened over the past few years, John Wooldridge felt there needed to be a change.

  • BBB Hot Topics: March 2014

     Check out the latest scams and bad business in BBB’s March 2014 Hot Topics!

    1.    IRS Phone Scams are on the rise. Scammers call, saying they are with the IRS, telling the taxpayer he or she owes money. Then threatens the taxpayer with arrest unless they pay right away. Scammers also call “fishing” for personal information, claiming the taxpayer is owed a large refund.

  • Cougars win ‘battle’ to earn regional berth

     OKOLONA - It’s tournament time, guys.

    It’s time to tighten up the shoe laces and bring it. 

    Just bring it.

    That was the message delivered by Bullitt Central basketball coach Joe Pat Lee.

    And his Cougars brought it.

    In a hard-fought semifinal contest, the Cougars didn’t gain a lead until late in the third quarter and held off the Southern Trojans 52-47.

  • Mercy shoots lights out as they turn the tables on East girls

     JEFFERSONTOWN – It was raining three-pointers on the Bullitt East Lady Chargers Thursday night in the championship game of the 24th District Tournament and there was nothing the red and gold could do about it.

    In a showdown between two of the best teams in the state, the Mercy Jaguars connected on half of the 20 three-pointers they took in the game including four straight from beyond the arc in a three minute span midway through the third quarter.