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Today's News

  • Get involved in your school system in 2010

        The school year is upon us. Whether your child or grandchild is in the public or private sector, classes will be beginning in the next few weeks.

        At no time in our history are we asking more of our teachers, our administrators and our students. We are also asking more of our parents and guardians.

        As the country shifts from manufacturing to service to technology, our educational system has had to change. We all know that change is not easy.

  • Clark honored as first FDR recipient for tireless work

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Franklin D. Roosevelt was a president who made his mark doing things to help other Americans.

        He was also a president who overcame disabilities to lead the nation.

        David Strange, director of the Bullitt County History Museum, said Roosevelt never wanted any credit or praise for his acts.

        Yet, that act of public service is sometimes lacking.

  • Bluegrass Speedway racing resumes Sep. 18

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will take the next couple of weeks off, with no racing at the mile, high-banked Nelson County clay oval on September 4 or September 11, but racing will return on Saturday September 18.

    Bluegrass Speedway will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend holiday on Saturday September 4 and will be closed for the World 100 on Saturday September 11.

  • Smoke free? Public input to be sought on plan for public places

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Should smoking be banned or limited in public places in Bullitt County?

        That will be a question posed to the public over the course of the next few months. Based on that feedback, the Bullitt County Public Health Board or Bullitt Fiscal Court would be asked to possibility pass legislation to ban or limit smoking.

  • Private Roads: A thing of the past?

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Is there a place in Bullitt County for private roads to be maintained by the property owners?

    Or is it just a situation where people will eventually be asking elected officials to bring the roads into the governmental maintenance system?

    Such was the case for the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission.

    Faced with the technical review of a subdivision on the Arson Moore farm in Mount Washington, planners talked for an hour before voting 10-1 to approve the plans.

  • $13M housing project proposed for Saltwell Drive

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A $13 million multi-family development could be in line for the city of Shepherdsville.

        But developers have just over a month to complete paperwork needed to make the project happen.

        And city officials just heard the details on Monday.

        Developer Steve Poe and attorney/property owner Thomas Givhan outlined the project to the Shepherdsville City Council.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 13:

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

    Jefferson County:

  • Hillview purchases St. Mary site

        HILLVIEW - The Rev. Bob Ray was met with hugs as he entered St. Mary Catholic Church for a final time.

        Despite the smiles and good wishes, Ray knew that it was a bittersweet day for many in attendance.

        Consolidation of Catholic parishes over the years did not avoid the people of St. Mary in Hillview. The parish was consolidated several years ago with St. Jerome in Fairdale and is now Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

  • Salem Speedway championship down to the wire

        SALEM, IN - With an entry list spiced with wily veterans, young chargers and three former Salem winners, the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic, set for Saturday night, is shaping up as a wide open affair with a number of car-driver combinations capable of visiting victory lane.

     

  • Colts' defense stymies Chargers' offense

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Crossing midfield just once and never penetrating deeper than the DeSales’ 37-yard line, the Bullitt East Chargers came up short for a second straight week as they were derailed by the Colts 21-0.

    The loss came just a week after the Chargers were crushed by Holy Cross 63-12. In that game, the red and gold suffered a number of injuries to key players that made it difficult to put forth a sustained effort in this contest.