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Today's News

  • Bernheim cross country team participates in national youth championships in Tenn.

     Bernheim Middle School’s cross country team competed in the National Youth Championship in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 22.

    Bernheim had nine runners qualify for the national meet by either finishing in the top 100 at the Kentucky State Cross Country run or meeting the qualifying time for their age group.

    Bernheim has a total of 30 runners ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade.

    The Bernheim runners competing in the national meet included:

    *Baili Hoten, kindergarten, 17th

    *Naomi Mitchell, second grade, 49th

  • Missing man found deceased in residence

     A man reported missing by the Bullitt County Sheriffs Department was found dead Tuesday evening.

    Capt. Mike Murdoch confirmed that Scott Newton, 40, was discovered inside the garage of his residence at 419 Fountain Street.

    The Sheriff's Office received a call Tuesday evening before 5 p.m. that Newton was found at the residence.

    "(Newton) was located in an area of the garage where he wouldn't have been seen," Murdoch said. "It appears (Newton) passed away several weeks ago."

  • AG announces $3.8 million Sirius/XM Radio settlement

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Office of Consumer Protection, along with the attorneys general of 44 other states and the District of Columbia, have resolved consumer protection claims alleging that Sirius XM Radio Inc. engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.

  • Hatfield resigns from Board of Trustees

     The following is a letter issued to the Bullitt County Judge/Executive's Office on Thursday afternoon from Southeast Bullitt Fire chief Julius Hatfield.

    The letter is only a resignation from the fire district's Board of Trustees. He remains the Southeast Bullitt chief at this time.

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    Judge Melanie Roberts

    Members of Fiscal Court

    All interested citizens of the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection District

     

  • School district saves over $735,000 in energy costs

     Bullitt County Public Schools is the most energy efficient district in Kentucky’s 4th Region saving $735,000 during the 2013-2014 school year, a time marked by a vicious winter featuring the polar vortex.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph explained the savings in relative terms.

  • LIGHT UP LEBANON JUNCTION

     LEBANON JUNCTION - They started at the caboose end, but the city of Lebanon Junction engineered a Christmas miracle this season.

    Mayor James “Butch” Sweat, along with special guest Santa Claus, performed his final ceremonial lighting of the tree to kick off the Light-Up Lebanon Junction 2014 celebration.

    The crowd gathered at the caboose and then strolled along the path to the city park, singing carols along the way.

  • BE’s Alcorn headed south to continue swimming career

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Even in a modern world with the internet, Birmingham Southern College was not on Bullitt East senior Kelli Rae Alcorn’s early radar when it came to selecting a college.

    But this is the world of www and Alcorn used it to full advantage. Back in the spring and summer, the senior put her top swimming times into web sites geared to swimming. One of the school’s that came back was Birmingham Southern, an NCAA Division III in Alabama.

  • What teachers can tell us parents

     Report cards have been around for as long as schools. 

    Many of us still have our old report cards tucked away in a box somewhere and once in a while, we’ll see one dating back many decades and wonder how that child turned out. 

    As interesting as they may be in a historical sense and as a tool to bring forth old memories of a particular teacher or period of time, today’s report card is much more than an assignment of percentages mastered in a particular content area.

  • Board to educate new leadership

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Members of the Bullitt County Parks Commission have dreams and goals for what they would like to see the community become in the future.

    But with a desire for members to wait until after the elections were concluded, now is the time for the commission to unveil some of its plans.

    With the start of the new year will bring a renewed desire to move Bullitt County forward in providing recreational opportunities for local residents.

  • Sanitation district may be ready to take total service by January

      HUNTERS HOLLOW - Within two months, the Bullitt County Sanitation District should be ready to treat sewage from a failed treatment plant.

    Now whether the other party in the agreed order is ready is yet to be determined.

    With the $125,000 check deposited last week from Bullitt Utilities, the sanitation district could begin its work to fulfill a commitment.