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Today's News

  • H1N1 virus still real threat

        Many people think that H1N1 is behind us, but the Bullitt County Health Department would like to remind residents, that is not true. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), no states reported widespread influenza activity.

  • BE slugger Whitmer also opts for a junior college

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Following in roughly the same route as a former and present teammate, Bullitt East slugging standout Josh Whitmer recently signed to play baseball at Lincoln Trail Community College in Robinson, Ill.

        That move will put Whitmer and his next team in the same conference as John A. Logan where Zach McCarthy now plays and where present Bullitt East teammate Matt Bowles recently committed.

  • Roby students take tour of country via PowerPoint

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary fourth graders took a tour of the United States via PowerPoint.

        Their teacher, Tori Unser, created a class project tying in the slideshow technology with educational core content areas.

        Students created PowerPoint presentations with a minimum of 12 slides to discuss their individual state. They also prepared a one-page report on the state.

  • College opportunities growing fast

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The excuse that college courses cost too much should no longer stop Bullitt County’s juniors and seniors from jump-starting their higher educations.

  • VFW Post warms Brooks' families with gift

        BROOKS - Brooks Elementary received a special winter gift from local VFW posts.

        New coats, scarves and hats were distributed to the Brooks Family Resource Center courtesy of the VFW Post 5710 and 8639 Ladies Auxiliaries.

        Brooks teacher Stephanie Thomas initiated the process. She noticed students exiting school buses without winter coats.

  • BE has holes to fill from state tourney team

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East looks at the 2010 edition of the Charger team and sees the return of three of the strongest players from a year ago, including the top two pitchers, and expect great things this spring.

        Long-time Charger head coach Jeff Bowles sees that also, but he also sees that he lost a lot of good players from last season.

        The good news is that Bowles sees a lot of new talent battling for varsity playing time.

  • Pioneer Village doesn't need state's help to collect taxes

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Local officials in one Bullitt County municipality aren’t happy that state officials want to get involved in their business.

        The Pioneer Village City Council members were not happy with a bill recently proposed by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

        HB 353 was rejected by council members during their February meeting.

        A copy of that rejection vote would be distributed to House members representing Bullitt County, according to Mayor Gary Hatcher.

  • DiEnno takes need to help others to heart, soul

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When 14-year-old Gabe DiEnno watched the documentary film Invisible Children during an Impact youth service at his church in December, he got a glimpse of the poverty in places like Sudan and Uganda in the developing world.

        One of the things that stuck with Gabe after watching Invisible Children was that none of the people in the film were wearing shoes.

  • FES third-grader shows older ones she's top speller

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hannah Ferriell didn’t act like a zombie or suffer from any stage fright as she stood in the Bullitt Central auditorium  Tuesday evening to compete in the Bullitt County District spelling bee.

        Although her stature might seem a bit miniature compared to the competitors, who ranged from the third grade through the eighth grade, the Freedom Elementary hung right with the others in her lavender outfit.

  • Calls needed to keep college money in budget

        FRANKFORT - It's been a battle and the war has yet to be won.

        But at this stage, it appears Bullitt County's quest to have a community college is in the running for over $1.7 million for the planning and design stage for its campus off Highway 245.

        However, state Rep. Linda Belcher said the work is not complete. In fact, there is still much to be done and the citizens of Bullitt County are being asked to assist.

        The funds were not originally in the House version of the state budget.