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Today's News

  • Four charged as meth lab explodes, causes blaze

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A meth lab explosion caused the evacuation of a Shepherdsville apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.

        Shepherdsville and Zoneton fire departments responded to an apartment complex on Sixth Avenue in Salt River at about 3:30 p.m.

        Shepherdsville fire chief Brad Whittaker said the scene of the initial fire received damage, as well as an apartment on the first floor.

        The apartment complex was evacuated and no one was injured.

  • Mass transit may take big hit if leaders don't get on the bus

        Even before the gas price hikes a couple of years ago, Bullitt Countians had grown accustomed to parking their vehicles in Mount Washington and Shepherdsville and catching the TARC bus into downtown Louisville.

        The route became so popular that a third bus was placed on the  route.

        However, as gas prices have settled and budgetary woes have increased, TARC board members have a difficult decision.

  • Never have so many been so inexperienced for North

        HEBRON ESTATES - It is hard for North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise to recall an Eagle team with any less experience heading into the season than the 2010 edition and Wise has been around for almost 25 years as a player, assistant and now head coach.

        A year ago, North Bullitt had 10 seniors and a veteran crew. That team reached the 24th District championship game and then put up a tough battle against traditional state power Pleasure Ridge Park in the first round of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 29

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 29:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement.  Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • NB grad looks to make fame through dancing

        CEDAR GROVE - A Bullitt County native hopes to dance his way to national stardom.

        Dakota Smith, a 2006 North Bullitt High School graduate, has appeared on the MTV hit series, "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew."

        Smith and his dance team, Royal Flush, made it through the first rounds and qualified for the main competition that began Feb. 18.

  • Change or no change, change needed in parks plan for future

        There was a wonderful exchange of ideas on Thursday evening during the first of the quarterly night-time forums hosted by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        While it would have been nice to have more general discussion, the topic of the night was quite clear - the proposed YMCA merger with the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation.

        No action has been taken and there is no clear indication if any action would ever be taken.

        However, the plan, though vague, is an interesting proposition.

  • Cougars look to take steps up local baseball ladder

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Building a dynamic baseball program at Bullitt Central has taken a little longer than fourth-year head coach Tommy Alvey expected.

        The good news is that the coach can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. First and foremost, that light is a beacon to the Cougars’ new field. Finally, the maroon and gray have a home.

  • BCPS' Jenkins interviewed for national website on teaching

        District Technology Integration Specialist Susan Jenkins has comments on Converge Magazine’s website concerning teaching and technology. She was interviewed by Tanya Roscorla after following her along with several other Education Technology professionals on Twitter.

        Roscorla asked permission to interview Jenkins upon learning she was a BCPS TIS.

  • Education dominates talk in House Chamber

        FRANKFORT – When it comes to education, few days in recent years could rival last Thursday, when the state learned in the morning that it is a “Race to the Top” finalist and the Kentucky House voted overwhelmingly that afternoon to begin raising the high school drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Issues down to one in fire tax lawsuit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The legal fighting may soon be over in a lawsuit started in 1999.

        A trial set for this week involving the city of Shepherdsville and the fire taxing districts of Nichols and Southeast Bullitt is not being held.

        Instead, the parties have agreed that the only motion still open to consideration in the boundary dispute is whether Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress is going to grant a new trial to the taxing districts.