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Today's News

  • Charter Schools - Why or Why Not?

      A Nelson County man asked me about charter schools, wondering why public charter schools don't have to follow the same rules as traditional public schools; and if charter schools are better (which he doubts), why don't the traditional schools change the way they're doing business to imitate charter schools?  The answers lie in centralized control and mandatory attendance. Let's take a look at how Kentucky sets things up.

  • Bills flow through committee and to the Senate floor as General Assembly moves forward

    FRANKFORT – We are now a quarter way through session.  Bills are flowing through the committee process and arriving on the Senate floor for consideration before the entire chamber.

    Three bills won passage this week and will now head to the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 55 allows for interstate mutual aid agreements among first-responders and other emergency response personnel. That is to say, that if an emergency occurs near local or state borders, emergency personnel can respond regardless of their home base.

  • Hatcher, Glauber to battle for GOP nod in House

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final days are counting down to the primary election filing deadline.
        With the low number of candidates as of Friday afternoon, that might mean it will be a busy Monday and Tuesday for local election officials.
        The race which has garnered the most interest is for the office of circuit clerk.
        Incumbent Layne Abell will have opposition in the May Democratic primary. Abell will be challenged by a familiar foe, Rani Lynn Mulvaney Davis.

  • Multi-Purpose awarded $1 million grant to help promote healthy marriages

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has been awarded a $1 million grant federal grant for a program that will promote healthy marriages and relationships.

    The $1,034,712 federal grant, which spans three years, is from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, and Kim Embrey-Hill, executive director of Multi-Purpose, said her agency is one of only 60 such agencies in the country to receive this grant.

  • Honored at Bullitt East

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Before a recent Bullitt East game against Iroquois, presentations were made for a pair of recent accomplishments in the boys' basketball program.

    Bullitt East Coaches were presented with rings for last season's trip to the final four of the Boys' Kentucky State Basketball Tournament.

    The rings were donated by Schmid Funeral Home.

    Also, Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr recently won his 200th game as the Chargers' head coach.

    He was presented a game ball by Bullitt East principal Debby Atherton.

  • Small wins emotional game

        LOUISVILLE - It was the game that everybody was thinking about, but nobody really wanted to play.
        That was the situation on Tuesday in the opening round of the Girls' Louisville Invitational Tournament as Bullitt East took on Assumption. It was the old head coach at Bullitt East taking on his prodigies as Assumption is now coached by Steve Small.
        It was an emotional game long before the opening tip-off.

  • NB's Curtsinger headed for St. Catherine soccer

        HEBRON ESTATES - After deciding that St. Catharine College in Springfield, Kentucky suited her academic needs best, North Bullitt senior Samantha Curtsinger discovered an added bonus - they could use her with their women's soccer program.

  • Cougars stay hot, win pair of impressive contests

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since losing to North Bullitt back on Jan. 13, the Bullitt Central Cougars have been on a mission.
        The Cougars recovery from loss gained more momentum early last week as the maroon and gray won a pair of games in 24-hours to improve to 17-5 overall. Since the North Bullitt loss, the Cougars have won four straight and since a loss to the state's fifth-ranked team, Pleasure Ridge Park, on Jan. 3, the Cougars have won six of seven.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Jan. 30

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Jan. 30:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Construction delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to roadway widening.

    Jefferson County:

  • Fourth quarter woes continue to haunt BE in LIT

     LOUISVILLE - For the second time in as many games, the Bullitt East lady Chargers could not hold a fourth quarter lead and lost Tuesday to Assumption 49-42 in the first-round of the Girls' Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University's Knights Hall.