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Today's News

  • Guthrie, Hornback make stop to talk politics in Pearl's renovated convenience store

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Pearl’s Food Mart on Highway 44 may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a center for political activity, but for 23 years it has been just that, providing a forum where countless politicians and candidates have gathered with the people.

        U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and Republican state senate candidate Paul Hornback recently visited Pearl’s, making them two of the newest politicians to visit the Mount Washington landmark.

  • To stay or to go, that is question facing many

    Parents from three middle schools have a tough decision.

    Do they take advantage of the federal No Child Left Behind standards and ask that their middle school youngsters be allowed to transfer to Eastside or Bernheim?

    Or do they stay at their current school and look for improvements? And if they qualify under the free and reduce lunch standards, will they ask for supplemental educational assistance?

    Today is the deadline to ask for a change. That is a tough decision.

    We won’t even attempt to sway parents one way or another.

  • Singing with your Heart and Soul

    The first Heart and Soul Gospel Jubilee was held recently at the Shepherdsville City Park.

    Groups such as The Turner Family and Blood Bought performed for crowds throughout the day.

  • Y closer to managing parks program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Agreeing to try something new, Bullitt Fiscal Court will have a new agency managing its recreation programs.

        And, at the same time, the court members agreed to set aside money to help the parks program acquire and maintain green space.

        Fiscal court voted 4-0, with magistrate Eddie Bleemel not present, to agree to contract with the Bullitt County YMCA to manage the baseball, softball, basketball and Tae Kwon Do, as well as the swimming pools.

  • Police warn workers may not be who they say

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Det. Buddy Stump of the Mount Washington Police Department is requesting two Bullitt County men be indicted by the grand jury for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and property from four local homes while on the job for Insight Communications and a local plumbing company.

    According to Stump, police suspect one of the men burglarized three homes while doing service and installation work for Insight, where he was employed at the time.

  • Three branches try to find savings in prisons

    Note about this initiative: As part of the commonwealth’s ongoing efforts to increase public safety and reduce the number of repeat criminal offenders, leaders from all three branches of government are partnering with the Pew Center on the States to develop strategies for reducing crime while still holding offenders accountable and controlling corrections spending.

  • Wurzel to lead Bernheim's youth, family programs

    CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce that Whitney Wurzel has joined the staff as the Youth and Family Programs Manager.

    Wurzel will create and implement educational nature programs for children and families, including Bernheim’s ECO Kids (Every Child Outside) initiative. She will also arrange and coordinate school groups that visit Bernheim throughout the year.

  • Keeping Kentuckians healthy at the state fair

    LOUISVILLE - Healthcare is a trending topic that has been on the minds, lips and social networks of many Americans this year. With rising costs and uncertain futures, visitors to the Kentucky State Fair can take healthcare into their own hands this year at the Health Horizons exhibit. More than 10 different screenings are offered including mammograms, prostate cancer, bone density, spinal and vision, and most of the services offered are free with the price of admission to the Fair.

  • Plenty of free concerts at this year's state fair

        LOUISVILLE - Get a taste of almost every musical genre at the Kentucky State Fair this year.  Rock, pop, hip-hop, bluegrass, alternative, country and praise music will keep fairgoers of any age entertained each night.

         The following concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium, free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.

        Joan Jett - Thursday, August 19

  • System to brainstorm on ways to improve ACT marks

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Are Bullitt County students ready to move forward to the college arena?

        One indicator is the ACT exam, which all juniors in Kentucky are mandated to take under provisions by the state legislature.

        In Kentucky, the spring 2010 tests showed some improvement in all subject areas. In Bullitt County, only one of the three high schools scored an increase in the composite score, which falls into the range of 1 to 36.