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Today's News

  • TARC riders to pay more, keep route

        LOUISVILLE - Those concerned that the Transit Authority of River City would halt service to Bullitt County can now breathe a sigh of relief.

        On Monday morning, TARC’s board of directors unanimously agreed to accept a recommendation by Executive Director Barry Barker to take 66X and 15 other express routes off the chopping block.

  • Grant could provide big advances for pool at BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After going through a summer without the ability to utilize the Bullitt Central swimming pool, members of the Bullitt County Dolphins swim team were very interested in the facility’s future.

    Several appeared at a public hearing for a Land and Water Conservation grant being requested by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The county is applying for $38,000 and it would be responsible for matching that figure during the next fiscal year.

  • Lady Chargers open with a 4-2 victory over Spencer

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - With a new coach and a number of new players, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers were anxious to get on the field and see what they could do against outside competition.

        Week one saw about what new head coach Ricky Hoffman expected as Bullitt East went 1-1, beating Spencer County 4-2 to open the season and then falling to Nelson County 5-0 on Saturday.

  • Students continue to raise relief items

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While Haiti continues to recover, youngsters from Bullitt County continue their efforts to collect items for earthquake relief.

        Cedar Grove Elementary hosted Coins for Haiti, a friendly competition between students from Kindergarten through second grade versus third through fifth grade students.

        The winning team, Kindergarten through second, earned a hat day at school. Each student wore any type of hat they preferred during the school day.

  • Man caught in Florida on Bullitt sex charges

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man will be returned from Florida to face charges of sexual abuse against family member.

        Jack A. Eagle, 59, has been charged with rape and incest by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department.

        Det. Scotty McGaha said that the victim, who is now 11 years old, told a family member about sexual abuse committed by Eagle since she was four years old.

        The alleged acts occurred in various locations in Bullitt County.

  • Lofty goals to help Jump Rope for Heart

    BROOKS - A school fundraiser lifted higher than organizers imagined.

    Brooks Elementary participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the first time since the 2002-03 school year.

    Physical Education instructor Todd Crumbacker said the school raised $1,201 in the past event. He set a goal for 2010 students at $1,500.

    By the end of the fundraiser, Brooks collected a grand total of $2,040.88.

    First grader J.T. Ashbaugh took top donation honors, bringing in $136. Brothers Cameron (first grade) and Austin (fifth) Cox each contributed $133.

  • Watch new credit card laws now taking effect

    Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act in May 2009.

    While some of the changes became effective last fall, the majority started February 22, 2010, with others not effective until August 2010.

    The new credit card law addresses interest rate increases, penalties, and fees.

    For more information on the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, read the

    The new credit card law will implement the following changes:

  • Skeens truly special instructor

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When one of her students was having trouble grasping certain concepts, Old Mill Elementary School special education teacher Julie Skeens took the boy’s love for NASCAR and turned it into a learning tool.

        She incorporated NASCAR into everything she taught him, from mathematics to reading. Her method may have been considered unusual by many, but it worked.

        When information was presented in the right context,  he began to understand.

  • Efforts underway to revive Brooks' parks program

        BROOKS - Baseball’s Back In Brooks!

        David and Yvonda Arnold are tackling a new project for the Brooks community and they need your help.

        On Brooks Hill Road there is a baseball park that has been around for generations and seen its fair share of kids from the Brooks community and miles around grow up to become parents of their own little baseball and t-ball players.

        David and his father both grew up playing at the park and were sad to see it fall apart over the years.

  • Stevens, Milburn dominate seasons' opening track meet

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Winning all five of the field events, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers got the outdoor track season off to a grand start on Tuesday as they beat 13 other teams to win an All-Comers Meet held at Shelby County High School.

        Coach Lenny Raley’s team doesn’t have a lot of depth, but they have some strong individuals including defending state champion Jackie Stevens. The senior won both the shot put and discus.