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Today's News

  • Ozzie Maraman honored for service to LJES

       LEBANON JUNCTION - The Lebanon Junction Elementary community hosted a retirement party for longtime custodian Billy "Ozzie" Maraman.

        Ozzie attended LJES as a student prior to his 29 years serving the school as custodian.

  • Again!! Mount Washington nabs another crown

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The beat goes on...and on...and on.

        The Mount Washington Lady Generals picked up another Girls’ Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Championship on Thursday, surviving a late run by the Zoneton Lady Timberwolves to win another title 31-28.

        Mount Washington head coach Christal Stallings is now on a first name basis with Tim Gonterman who has handed out the winner’s trophy for the past 16 seasons. All but two of those times he has presented the trophy to the Lady Generals.

  • Federal grant to help train teachers on new standards

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is one thing for sure about the education profession. You better be ready for change.

        When the state General Assembly wiped out the former testing procedures of the Kentucky Education Reform Act, Senate Bill 1 was approved.

        In that, the state department of education was given the assignment on how to move forward with improving the system across the commonwealth.

        This fall, the yet to be seen standards will begin in earnest.

  • Spainhours earn recognition for work with CASA

        LOUISVILLE - One member of the family knew that they would be the recipient of an award from a statewide organization. The other didn’t.

        But, the state Court Appointed Special Advocates honored a husband and wife team that has been instrumental in protecting children in the commonwealth.

        Elise Givhan Spainhour was selected by the organization as the Judge of the Year for CASA.

  • Artists put beautiful picture on underpass

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Drivers passing underneath the CSX Railroad overpass along Joe B. Hall Avenue will now see more than two stone walls with warning stripes.

        The Visual Artists of Bullitt County (VABC) transformed the overpass walls into two murals with works of art featuring the county.

        The VABC, in partnership with the Bullitt County Arts Council (BCAC), planned the project for three years, receiving approval from CSX.

  • Hearing begins to set out recount process

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process to figure out the procedure to conduct a recount of the ballots cast in the jailer's race on Nov. 2 started on Wednesday.

        But it will take another hearing on Friday morning to determine the exact steps to be taken to conduct the recount and to determine the cost of conducting such a recount.

  • 'Young' can't fully describe Lady Eagles

        HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagles were a very young team a year ago under then first-year head coach Amber Courtney.

        The green and gold will be younger this season.

        Losing the program’s only two seniors from a year ago was expected. Those losses left Courtney with no seniors this season and only one junior. There could well be times this season when as many as four varsity starters could be freshmen - or younger.

  • Eagles look to be stronger in a tough district

        HEBRON ESTATES - Over the past several seasons, wins have been few and far between for the North Bullitt Eagles.

        Because of that, expectations for this season are minimal. However, Eagle head coach Lee Barger feels his 2010-2011 team can rise above those expectations this winter and be competitive in a very tough 24th District race.

        Barger will have to do that with a much different cast than a year ago.

  • National TV star had roots in Bullitt County

        HEBRON ESTATES - Gardner McKay spent three years on national television starring in the show, “Adventures in Paradise.”

        The actor eventually found eternal paradise in Bullitt County, having his remains interred at Hebron Cemetery under a flat stone with one of his own poems inscribed upon it.

        Why would a one-time famous celebrity that never lived in Bullitt be buried here? Local researchers have uncovered a few reasons.

  • CC making huge strides locally

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - I cannot use enough adjectives to describe the strides that cross-country has made in Bullitt County over the past few years.

        There was a time when having one high school team even qualify for the state championships was major news. Heck, there was a time when having two of the six county programs fielding full teams was major news.