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Today's News

  • Schools continue to show heart as they raise funds for Haitians

    HEBRON ESTATES - Where there’s freedom, there’s hope.

    The Freedom Elementary community worked together raising $3,329.64 in donations for Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

    Freedom physical education instructor Susan Hatchett said the funding was distributed to the American Red Cross.

    The school had two special event days to collect funds, the first being Hats for Haiti. Hatchett said each student could wear a hat in school for a $1 donation.

    “We had some wild ones, too,” Hatchett said.

  • Officials hunt for solution to cloudy water issue at OES

        HILLVIEW - It’s not a health issue but it’s a problem that must be solved.

        The only problem is finding the source of discoloration in the water supply at Overdale Elementary School.

        Around the end of November, school board chair Gary Wooldridge said he had reports of discolored water. He was concerned about the safety of the students and staff and the expense to solve the problem.

  • Waters to bring best of both worlds

        LEBANON JUNCTION - With two different perspectives, Kenny Waters believes he can improve the Bullitt County Detention Center.

        Waters is a Democratic candidate for the jailer's position.

        From a background in police work and in corrections, Waters said he has the unique viewpoint of both perspectives.

        "I have the experience both in law enforcement and in the jail," said Waters, 40. "I have a unique experience that no one else has."

  • Fairdale has way too many weapons for Central

    OKOLONA - The Bullitt Central Cougars may have been outscored on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the 24th District basketball tournament but don't tell coach Joe Pat Lee that his team was outplayed.

    Battling a senior-laden Fairdale Bulldog team, the Cougars fell 70-41 on Tuesday night.

    "They were ready to play tonight," Lee said in discounting any excuse of having a letdown after an emotional win the night before against North Bullitt.' "We played out butts off."

  • Valentines in Hillview

    Friday night was an evening of fun for youngsters at Overdale Elementary as they spent time doing games and eating dinner while their parents may have teen out celebrating Valentine’s Day.

    While next door, the young at heart were celebrating Valentine’s Day with a dance at the Hillview Community Center.

  • Proposal would help to fix unemployment

        FRANKFORT - Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time focusing on three areas: education, the economy and public protection.

        It was the latter two that generated the most discussion in the state House last week.

  • Shooting is missing in action for the youthful Lady Eagles

        OKOLONA - After averaging 86 points a contest over the last three games of the regular season, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles were on a roll heading into this week’s 24th District Tournament at Southern High School.

        That roll didn’t last long.

        Reverting to some old ways, North Bullitt scored just eight points in the first half and then could never get closer than 13 points the rest of the way en route to a 49-32 loss to Southern on Monday.

  • Hunt in race for Second District seat

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Robert Hunt believes a little common sense would go a long way in helping Bullitt County officials make it through tough times.

        Living within its budget is important and Hunt believes he is the right person to help make that happen.

        Hunt is making his second bid at serving as magistrate of the Second District. He will first have to survive a Republican primary before advancing to the general election in November.

  • Schools continue to raise funds for relief work

        PIONEER VILLAGE - The Haiti earthquake relief efforts continue to receive assistance from individual Bullitt County Public Schools.

        Maryville and Overdale Elementary Family Resource Center coordinator Betty Marshall has encouraged donations at both of her schools, earning a final collection total near $900.

  • Magistrates set up formal committees; will seek recovery funds

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To make sure everything is done properly, Bullitt Fiscal Court members set up a series of committees.

        Magistrate Eddie Bleemel made recommendations on two committees to deal with the budget, finance, roads and contracts.

        He then set up a committee to study the county’s allocation of over $6 million in stimulus bond money.

        According to Bleemel, the two magistrates’ committees will meet quarterly - January, April, July and October.