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Today's News

  • Temporary lane closure on southbound I-65 in Bullitt County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the right lane of southbound Interstate 65 will be closed in Bullitt County between mile points 111 and 112.

    This lane closure is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 8th, from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

    KYTC crews will be performing pavement repairs.

    The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

  • Only 'building' work deals with student learning

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's the time of year that may bring more excitement to the adults than to the children.

         With the beginning of the new school year just days away, Bullitt County superintendent Keith Davis admits that there is a bit of excitement in the air.

         "I love this time of year," said Davis, entering his sixth year at the helm of one of the state's largest school districts with around 13,000 students. "I think everyone is ready to get back to work."

  • Charger soccer ready to soar in new alignment

          MOUNT WASHINGTON - No soccer team is happier with realignment than the Bullitt East Chargers and veteran head coach Mike Brangers.

         Over the past 25 years, the Chargers have never won a district soccer title, this despite the fact that they have occasionally been ranked among the top 25 teams in the state and have consistently posted winning records. Twice recently the red and gold did reach a district soccer final, losing to Bethlehem both times, and then lost in the first game of the regional tournament.

  • Lady Eagle soccer has some holes to fill, but future bright

          HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagle soccer program didn't suffer graduation losses any worse than most years in terms of numbers.

         However, coach Ryan Bringhurst's second team has one gaping hole to fill entering the 2012 season next week. Gone is senior Halee Heltsley who scored 37 goals last season and had 100 goals in her North Bullitt career. Heltsley is now playing soccer at Mississippi State University.

  • East girls' golf rebuilding, but Oder feels confident

          MOUNT WASHINGTON - You can't blame Bullitt East girls' golf coach Andy Oder if he thinks the 2012 season is déjà vu.

         The veteran coach, entering his sixth season at the helm, is pretty much starting from scratch with this year's team. The Lady Chargers have no seniors, and only one junior, this fall and none of the players has been in the program for more than two seasons. Over the last two seasons, the program has lost eight seniors.

  • MW squad finishes third in 60-team event

          KINGS ISLAND - Mission Accomplished!

         It wasn't a national title, but the Bullitt East 7th-grade Girls' Basketball Team posted a 7-1 record and brought home the third place trophy two weeks ago in the AAU National 7th-Grade Division II Tournament in Kings Mill, Ohio.

         It was just two years ago that the same core group of girls finished ninth in the 5th-grade tournament in Florida.

  • Smith selected as director of secondary education

      The new director of secondary education for Bullitt County Public Schools is Robb Smith who is closing out a seven year run as North Oldham Middle School Principal. 

  • Middle, high schools ready for year of learning

     There have been years of construction, new buildings and building additions.

  • Economic development, tourist key to overall county plan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the Bullitt County Strategic Planning Task Force's effort to build upon the county's success in attracting new industry and visitors, the organization's economic development and tourism committee plays a pivotal role.

    As executive director of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, committee chairwoman Freida Howe said proper planning is important for the county's future. 

  • Rezoning for expanded quarry fires up residents

          HILLVIEW - The Rogers Group is hoping to expand its limestone quarry operations to 300 acres currently known as the Bates Farm.

         A large number of residents in the area do not want to see the problems they've endured for 40 years to get any greater.

         The two sides met on Tuesday night as the Hillview City Council must decide whether it would rezone 301 acres from Agricultural and Stream Reserve to EP Earth Products.