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Today's News

  • Senate Majority has top five session priorities

     Best regards to you and your family for the New Year. The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our daily routines. 

    I hope you got through the arctic weather safe and without any damage, though many had to deal with pipes bursting and power outages.

    School is back in session and the work of the year in full swing.

    January 7 convened the 2014 General Assembly, a 60-day legislative session creating the next two year budget for Kentucky. 

  • Eastside repeats as state champs for medium division

     RICHMOND - For the second consecutive year, the Eastside Middle cheerleading squad came back to Bullitt County in possession of the KAPOS Kentucky State Cheerleading championship trophy.

    According to cheer coach Carrie DeBold, in order to compete at the state competition at Eastern Kentucky University, the squad had to win its regional contest.

    For Eastside, both the Medium (16 members) and the Super Large (24 members) squads won their regional events and qualified for the state.

    The Super Large squad placed sixth in the state.

  • Wait, see on health facility expansion

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public Health Department is in a position to expand its current facilities.

    However, with so much uncertainty over the national health care scene, local board members are putting any expansion plans on hold.

    Architect Stanley Klausing said a second floor could be added to the annex building to add another 4,300 square feet to the facility.

    There is also the possibility of adding space on the ground floor at each end.

  • Volunteers gather at night to help Cedar Grove Elementary School

     CEDAR GROVE - Teachers are always busy so sometimes it’s nice to have an extra set of hands or two.

    Once a month Cedar Grove Elementary has a Volunteer Night for parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles to help the teachers by copying, laminating and grading papers.

    Volunteer Coordinator Kym Jones started the outreach three years ago.

    “It gives parents who work during the day a chance to volunteer at night,” she said.

  • Don’t forget to let kids be kids as they do their schoolwork

     I had the opportunity to photograph the district’s science fair recently and I would like to share with you some of my findings.

    Now it’s been about 10 years or so since I’ve been to one, but when did when did the projects get so complicated and involved?

    I entered the science fair twice when I was in school.

    The first project I did was about trees and the second about the solar system. Someone almost always did a volcano.

    But there were no volcanoes in sight at this fair.

  • Catcher Haley Dukes signs to play with John A. Logan

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Never underestimate the importance of a friend when it comes to making a college decision.

    That is exactly what Bullitt Central senior softball player Haley Dukes did recently when she decided to play softball the next two seasons at John A. Logan, a junior college in Carterville, Ill.

    Last week, Dukes made it all official in a ceremony at Bullitt Central that included her family, coaches and teammates.

  • Pitcher Hailey Szpila signs to play at Campbellsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Before all is said and done at the end of the high school softball season, Bullitt Central senior Hailey Szpila may have played more games than any other player in program history.

    Even with all of that, the senior is already looking ahead to college as she has decided to continue her career at Campbellsville University. Szpila actually made her decision five months ago, but she didn’t sign all the paperwork until holding a ceremony at Bullitt Central recently.

  • Seum to hold legislative forum

     FRANKFORT – State Senator Dan Seum (R-Fairdale) will be at the Bullitt County Courthouse Fiscal Court Room on Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. to brief constituents on the 2014 legislative session.  This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

  • UPDATE: Hoops rescheduled due to weather, school closings

     The severe winter weather conditions and school closings continue to wreak havoc on the local high school basketball schedules.

  • Lebanon Junction church gets lot of support from community

     LEBANON JUNCTION - The time has come for new beginnings. 

    It’s been two years since the tragedy, but now it’s time to rebuild. 

    Dennie Memorial United Methodist Church broke ground for their new church Jan. 11. The building, which was refuge and home to many, burned down in June 2012.

    Pastor Calvin Johnson, better known as Brother Calvin, was away at a conference when he got the call.