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Today's News

  • No experience? No problem for BE in 2010

         MOUNT WASHINGTON - The end was not what Bullitt East coaches, players and fans wanted with the loss to Butler in the regional semi-finals, but that is the nature of high school sports.

        “Every coach except one is unhappy with the way the season ends,” veteran Charger head coach Troy Barr said recently. “But after a few days to reflect and look back and the season as a whole and I feel very good about what we accomplished as a coaching staff and players and program.”

  • United Way grant to assist TAPP

        For the past eight consecutive years, the Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program has been the grateful recipient of a grant from the Metro United Way.

        The grant, in the amount of $8,705, is used to pay for the services of a nurse to come to the program one day every week.

        The nurse meets with each pregnant and parenting student on an individual basis.

        She confers with each student about their own health issues and the health of their child.

  • Planners approve current land-use plan; vow to start with revisions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Passing a plan and then immediately deciding that changes would be needed.

        That was the sentiment of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission on Thursday.

        While approving the comprehensive land-use plan as required every five years, the commission said that work should immediately begin to revise portions of the plan.

  • Deer concerns lead to suit filed against local forest

        CLERMONT - Elaine Matthews has been a regular visitor to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the past few months.

        But she has become concerned about the care of two deer on display. So concerned that she has filed a lawsuit against executive Mark K. Wourms.

        A motion to dismiss the civil action has been filed and that motion will be considered on Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Food Check-Out Week

        The Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated Food Check-Out Week during Feb. 21-27. They celebrated the fact that in America the cost of food remains affordable.

        American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. That means the average household will have earned enough disposble income to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • BBB Tips on Choosing a Tax Preparer

    It’s time to start working on your taxes! If you plan to hire someone to do your taxes this year, BBB recommends you choose a preparer wisely. Tax payers are ultimately responsible for everything on their return, even if it is prepared by someone else.

    Reputable tax preparers will ask tax payers several questions to determine whether expenses, deductions and other items qualify and remind clients that they need to keep careful and complete records in order to substantiate information on their tax return.

  • Grand Slam promotion

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone was dancing at Denny's on Tuesday... except the chickens.

        Denny's in Shepherdsville celebrated is second annual free Grand Slam breakfast day following the Super Bowl.

        The store distributed 922 free Grand Slam meals between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. despite six inches of snow and area school and business closings. Last year's total was 930.

        Among the patrons was Richard Mertz of Cedar Grove and Summer Taylor, 6.

  • Two 'changes' could alter area diamond teams

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While both are not exactly ‘rule’ changes, there are two alterations to softball and baseball that could affect local teams this season.

        The one closest to home and that will affect all the teams is in softball where the pitching rubber has been moved back to 43-feet. This more closely resembles the distance in college.

  • 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.