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Today's News

  • New and improved Comfort Inn features indoor water park

    HILLVIEW - Bullitt County may have a new hidden treasure within its boundaries.

    The new and improved Comfort Inn officially opened featuring the Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park.

    Local officials gathered along with Comfort Inn owners for an official ribbon cutting celebration to introduce the water park and hotel updates to the public.

    The 10,000 square foot water park is open 365 days a year. General manager Angel Frizzell said the park was open to the public and accessible without purchasing a hotel room.

  • Transition between parks, YMCA begins with basketball season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the agreement in place for the Bullitt County YMCA to manage the sports programs currently offered by the county’s parks and recreation, work has already begun on the transition.

    The Bullitt County Parks Board chairman Steve Larimore said he was very pleased that interim parks director Ed Etherton had already met with YMCA executive director June Daugherty just a day after fiscal court approved the management agreement.

  • Rest area note writer in custody

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A man who allegedly wrote a note and left it in the welcome center on Interstate 65 has been arrested.

        Thomas M. Napper, 37, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and charged with false reporting of an incident, a misdemeanor.

        Scotty McGaha, a detective with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, said the note was left on March 6, 2010, at the rest area. It said that he abducted children from Indiana.

  • County tax rates to remain same when bills sent

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 11 years of his serving as magistrate, Eddie Bleemel said he was able to not increase property tax rates for Bullitt County.

        His final year of office would be no different.

        In a matter of seconds, Bullitt Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to adopt the same real property tax rate as in 2009.

        The resolution also keeps the tax rates for other categories the same.

  • Central looks to bounce back big

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central head coach Danny Leasor looked directly at his football team early this week and told them that Atherton is a better team than the one his team decimated 64-6 a year ago.

        The coach then made eye contact and said that there was no chance of his team losing to the Rebels this Friday when Atherton visits for a non-district contest.

  • We're 10 percent finished with 21st Century

        In the “education industry,” we have begun to hear a great deal about preparing students for the future and equipping every student with 21st Century Skills.

        There has long been a great debate among educational philosophers about exactly what to teach, and how it should be taught.

  • 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.