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Today's News

  • Schools set to survive tough test on finances

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - As state legislators worked on a budget for the next biennial, local education officials were hoping for the best but expecting for the worst.

        Thanks to growth and a conservative budget over the last few years, the Bullitt County Public School District should be OK for another year; however, finance director Denise Smith says the 2010-11 tentative budget is a very lean one.

        “This is a very lean budget,” said Smith. “This is a very challenging budget to do.”

  • New breath of life: Former St. A teacher receives lung transplant to better life

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - After the past year, Christa Altman is happy she’s able to enjoy a stroll.

        The stroll happens to be scheduled at Slugger Field in Louisville. It’s the Great Strides walk, hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

        On Jan. 12, Altman became the recipient of a lung transplant. The former St. Aloysius school teacher had suffered for years from cystic fibrosis.

  • Budget gets OK to be sent to state after controversy over DLG opinion

        SHEPHERDSVILLE – Does Bullitt Fiscal Court have to take any official action on the proposed budget before it can be sent to state officials for approval to its form and content?

        Apparently, it depends on who you ask.

        By Kentucky statute the Judge/Executive’s office is required to send three copies of the proposed county budget to Frankfort for consideration by the Department for Local Government after the first reading of the budget ordinance.

  • East makes it seven straight district titles

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Pounding out 14 hits, the Bullitt East Chargers turned back North Bullitt 10-0 on Friday in the championship game of the 24th District Baseball Tournament at Bullitt Central.

        It was the seventh straight crown for coach Jeff Bowles’ program. In fact, Bullitt East has never lost a game in 24th District play after realignment moved the Chargers from the 29th to the 24th District for the 2006 season.

  • Forget the heat; don’t forget to visit the Fair

    OK, so it is a little warm. OK, it’s a lot warm.

    And, yes, it is a bit muggy. We give...it’s a lot muggy.

    So it put a few more curls in Dana Winchell’s hair on Monday night. It still didn’t distract from her beauty and grace in winning the Miss Bullitt County Fair crown.

    Forget all the weather-related excuses and be sure to make a visit to the 35th annual Bullitt County Fair.

    Once a year, the fairgrounds comes alive with rides, shows, pageants and food. You can throw in a few politicians, if you like.

  • Pugpalooza Saturday at Paroquet

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Pugpalooza is coming to town.  Pugs are party animals and they love a good time.  No one enjoys food, fun, and hanging out with new friends like a pug and that is what Pugpalooza is all about.

         Pug lovers from all over will be descending upon Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville for their annual event:  PUGPALOOZA!

  • Robbie Settles Snags Shorty Gardner Memorial at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway would present the 7th Annual Shorty Gardner Memorial for the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman on Saturday evening and Robbie Settles of New Hope, KY would claim his first win in this event. Other feature event winners included Tim Tungate of Campbellsville, KY, who claimed his 30th career Bluegrass Speedway Super Late Model victory, Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY in UMP Modifieds, and Timmy Glazer of Bardstown, KY in UMP Street Stocks.

  • Did lot of people forget to come out to the party?

        Since this is being written several hours before the polls are closed, why not look back at some of the events of the past several months on the campaign trail.

        And since I don’t know the outcome, some of the things I may think are weird, could actually turn out to be productive for a particular candidate.

        With time ticking down until the polls close, let us get begin.

        First, has there ever been such a quiet election season, especially during a countywide election?

  • Time to get budget done

        FRANKFORT - With a press conference and a plan, Gov. Steve Beshear told lawmakers Wednesday to prepare for a special legislative session May 24 to quickly resolve the budget stalemate that has threatened to shut down much of state government this summer.

        The governor revealed a compromise 2011-12 spending plan prepared by his administration in recent weeks.

  • Court votes to fill in LJ pool due to liability; spray park could be built throwing stones at vehicles

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A large concrete hole with standing water is a nuisance.

        It can also be a deadly attraction for youngsters.

        With that in mind, chairman Steve Larimore said one of the first officials acts of the newly-revised Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board was to recommend that fiscal court fill in the existing swimming pool behind Lebanon Junction Elementary.

        This will make the second summer the pool has not been open to the public.