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Today's News

  • Nichols students create their musical instruments by hand

        Every year, Nichols Elementary School students create some very imaginative musical instruments...by hand.

        Take the top part of an oatmeal canister. Make nine holes in it. Pull fishing line through each hole and cut it.

        Attach the line to small metal pieces at the top while the end that hangs is adorned with nuts, bolts and weights. Draw musical images on the top and tie one final piece of fishing line to the center.

        This is Rachael Wilkinson’s wind chime.

  • Blue Lick wins runner up in 13-year-old All Star State Tournament

        HENDERSON - Coming into the state 13-year-old tournament, coach Tommy Parker felt his Blue Lick team was among the top three squads.

        It turned out that Parker was correct as his team finished as the state runner-up for a second consecutive season.

        But it was certainly an exciting run to reach the final game.

    Championship game

        After being shelled by the host team 14-4 on Friday, Blue Lick came back to push Henderson to the limit on Sunday afternoon.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff 2010

    The time is getting near for the opening of the new school year.

    Youngsters entering kindergarten got an opportunity to participate in an annual kickoff event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    They were greeted by cheerleaders as they entered and left the event.

    There were representatives from each of the schools, as well as the various departments in the public school system.

    Questions were answered and plenty of goodies were handed out.

    The first day for students is Wednesday, Aug. 11.

  • Local singers selected to be part of prestigious female concert series

        HILLVIEW - Amanda Lucas grew up participating in the two things she enjoyed most: softball and music.

        Both led her to a long and successful friendship with Audrey Cecil. The two now perform live music together and plan to record an album later this year.

        Neither anticipated the biggest news of their lives this summer: The singer/songwriters were selected to perform at the Lilith Fair concert in Indianapolis.

  • Bullitt Lick on way to world contest

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Bullitt Lick Middle School’s archery team was established in November, no one could have expected they would compete in a national tournament six months later.

        After all, most of the team members had never even picked up a bow before joining the squad, much less competed.

        It appeared the odds were stacked against them when they headed for Louisville to compete in the  National Archery in the Schools Program Nationals competition in May.

  • Campbellsville scholarship fund rosier thanks to Hahn, others

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - As a member of Campbellsville University’s Board of Advancement, local alumna Gwinn Hahn feels it’s her duty to help improve her alma mater.

        With that in mind, Hahn and fellow board member Sarah Curry put their heads together to come up with something that would benefit CU students and the university alike.

        The result was the Derby Rose Gala, a black tie event that has become one of CU’s largest annual fundraisers in just two years.

  • Man questioned on disappearance

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roy Vernon Elwell Jr. is in custody and the investigation continues on whether he will face any charges in the disappearance for nearly two weeks of a Bullitt County teenager.

        According to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell, the U.S. Marshal’s office had gotten some good tips that Elwell may be in the Mount Elmira Road area on Wednesday evening.

  • S. Skyline residents concerned about opening of pathway

        HILLVIEW - The relocation of the city hall and police department to the old St. Mary’s Catholic Church facility has raised concerns from residents along South Skyline Drive.

        But mayor Jim Eadens said they shouldn’t be worried.

        Even before the July meeting of the Hillview City Council began, Eadens was speaking with concerned residents who feared the opening of a current path from the church to South Skyline would open up more traffic.

  • Timberwolf Hoops Camp

        ZONETON - One of the final events of the summer basketball camp circuit took place last week with the Timberwolf Basketball Camp at Zoneton Middle School.

        The camp was under the direction of Zoneton boys’ head coach Casey Bannon who is also a volunteer assistant coach with the North Bullitt Eagles.

        The camp was divided into two sessions with the younger players in the morning before the older players took part in the afternoon session.

  • Centre receives makeover in Salt River Hall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Those attending events at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will continue to see changes to the facility.

    The latest improvement has been the painting of the ceiling and ventilation systems on the ceiling of the Salt River room.

    Members of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission got a tour of the latest improvements during its June meeting.