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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office to use safety grant to decrease number of area accidents

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the past, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t been able to participate in some of the state highway safety grant programs.

        Due to the requirement of matching funds, chief deputy Danny Thompson said the funds were not always available.

        However, thanks to a change in the funding format, the sheriff’s department will join several local police agencies in providing more patrol and safety checkpoints through October.

  • American Modified Series Rained Out at Bluegrass Speedway; Rescheduled for June 26

        BARDSTOWN - After being rained out only one time in 2009, Bluegrass Speedway has fell victim to Mother Nature now twice in the 2010 racing season as showers moved over the speedway at the conclusion of 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model practice and just as practice was about to begin for the American Modified Series presented by Force Fuel and Engine Conditioner.

     

  • Students get to live rock-n-roll at BCHS

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In the 1950s there was a Rock and Roll movie, “Blackboard Jungle,” featuring Bill Haley and the Comets. In the 1970s it was The Ramones’ singing, “Rock and Roll High School.”

        Bullitt Central extends the tradition of Rock music and high school education; Music instructor Amy Cuenca developed a History of Rock and Roll course for Bullitt Central students.

        The idea was based originally on necessity when Bullitt Central courses were switched from 90 to 72 minutes.

  • House, Senate hopefuls make Chamber pitch

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - How much can you say about a political race in five minutes or less?

        Candidates running for state House and state Senate seats in Bullitt County said a lot in a little time during a luncheon forum presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce.

        Unlike the prior luncheon featuring candidates for county judge/executives, there were no fireworks.

        All four candidates for the state Senate seat open due to the retirement of Gary Tapp were present.

  • Budget request caught; county to save $65,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The conservation district almost got a big financial boost from Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        But, as the saying goes, close only counts in horseshoes.

        In presenting its annual budget to fiscal court for approval, the district’s revenue included a $92,000 contribution from county government.

        That is similar to a request made last year but rejected by county government.

        The county instead continued to fund the $27,000 annual amount.

  • The world will be watching Kindra

        When contestants in the Miss USA pageant walks across the stage, Bullitt County will have a representative.

        Kindra Clark, a Bullitt East graduate and resident of Mount Washington, will be representing Kentucky in quest of earning the title of Miss USA.

        No matter where she places in the pageant, Clark is a winner. The 2009 Miss Bullitt County Fair queen has been busy attending various functions and representing her county and state very well.

  • Don't expect Bullitt County to limit any middle school athletes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The news out of Jefferson County recently that public high schools would no longer be allowed to use middle school students in their athletic programs caught a lot of people by surprise, including many in Bullitt County.

        Despite the fact that Bullitt County schools now compete with Jefferson County schools in many sports, don’t expect the landscape to change locally.

        There is no push here to limit middle school age athletes from competing on high school teams, for a number of reasons.

  • Volunteers come out at night to help Cedar Grove students

        CEDAR GROVE - Schools throughout Bullitt County appreciate the many volunteers offering continued services, especially during National Volunteer Week.

        Volunteering time to assist with a child’s education is often difficult when parents work during school hours.

        A program at Cedar Grove Elementary found a solution, one that has greatly increased parent volunteer hours: Volunteer coordinator Kym Jones hosts volunteer nights at the school.

  • City to wait a little longer for extra patrol

        HILLVIEW - It might be a few more weeks until officials with the city of Hunters Hollow know if they can count on Hillview police officers to provide some coverage to their municipality.

        With a recent decision by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department to not allow deputies to utilize vehicles for off-duty work, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates suddenly found themselves without the added law enforcement protection.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of May 17

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 17:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0 and 4.9) for roadway resurfacing.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.