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Today's News

  • Atherton selected chairperson of Bullitt County Public School Board

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt County Public School Board recently decided both its officers and its meeting schedule for 2016.

    Debby Atherton was elected 4-1 as the new board chairman.

    The lone vote of opposition came from Lorraine McLaughlin, who had nominated Dolores Ashby for the position.

    Atherton, a retired educator who most recently was principal at Bullitt East High, will assume the gavel from Roger Hayes, who served as chairman in 2015.

  • Bullitt Countian Myers to play softball for Bresica U.

      BARDSTOWN -- When Megan Myers joined the Bethlehem softball squad as a sophomore, she brought a gritty toughness and versatility to the team that helped push the Banshees over the edge and to the top of the district heap.

    Myers has anchored the Banshees’ defense at shortstop since her arrival, and as the team’s top hitter and fastest player, she’s a terror for opposing teams as a tablesetter for the Bethlehem offense.

  • BE’s McKinley headed to Brescia U. to play baseball

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Getting the chance to get in on the ground floor of something special was just the right sales pitch for Bullitt East pitcher Kyle McKinley when he sat down with Brescia head coach Andrew Dickson.

    A first-year head coach who is returning to the school where he played his final two seasons of college baseball, Dickson sold McKinley on the chance to help turnaround a program that fell to an 18-35 mark last season.

    McKinley made it all official recently when he signed with the NAIA school in Owensboro.

  • Extra set of HANDS part of key to health agency program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - An extra set of hands always comes in handy for families with infants.

    Those extra hands are available in Bullitt County thanks to the a health department program designed for just such assistance.

    The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program was established by the Bullitt County Health Department in 2001 to assist new first-time parents with necessary resources.

  • LJ purchases more property to expand cemetery

     LEBANON JUNCTION -- Worries about where a loved one will be buried in Lebanon Junction can now be laid to rest.

    After an ongoing investigation to discover who owned the land adjacent to the city’s current cemetery, Mayor Larry Dangerfield announced at the January city council meeting that the city would sign the final paperwork on the expansion by the end of the month.

  • We have survived THE storm

      Ladies and gentleman of Bullitt County, be forewarned: The apocalypse is near!

    Actually, it’s the first significant accumulative snowfall of the season, but in Bullitt County, same thing.

    Seriously, people, if snow was so evil, then why did God make it so beautiful? Why does it appear in all of our Christmas decorations? Why are there snow globes?

    Snow is wonderful. Snow should make us smile, it is a gift, a natural gift, something unique that can’t be celebrated every day, or most days.

  • Bill hopes to bring death benefits to all first responders

     The Kentucky General Assembly completed Day 12 of the 2016 Regular Session this past Thursday. 

    The decision was made to cancel the Friday session so members could return home before the inclement weather arrived. I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to all of our dedicated transportation workers and our first responders who worked so hard to keep all of us safe this past weekend.

    Unfortunately, KSP Trooper Anson Blake Tribby was killed in an accident last Friday while attempting to offer assistance at an accident scene.

  • NB’s Downey surpasses 2,000 points

     Before a home game last week with Southern, North Bullitt senior Katie Downey was honored for scoring 2,000 career points by head coach David Marion.

    Downey, who has signed with Bellarmine University, has been a part of the Lady Eagle program since she was in the sixth grade.

  • $5 February returns to Slugger Museum, Ali Center

     LOUISVILLE – Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Muhammad Ali Center, partners in downtown Louisville’s Museum Row on Main, have teamed up to offer $5 admission at both attractions for Kentucky and Indiana residents throughout the month of February.

    The promotion encourages locals to enjoy these wonderful attractions that are close to home. Thanks to $5 February, Kentucky and Indiana residents can escape a cold winter day and experience world-class, indoor entertainment without having to travel very far or spend a lot of money.

  • UPDATE: East advances, North falls in Girls' LIT

     LOUISVILLE – The incredible shrinking basketball team picked up another win on Tuesday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rolled past Pleasure Ridge Park 58-41 in the opening round of the Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.