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Today's News

  • DiEnno takes need to help others to heart, soul

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When 14-year-old Gabe DiEnno watched the documentary film Invisible Children during an Impact youth service at his church in December, he got a glimpse of the poverty in places like Sudan and Uganda in the developing world.

        One of the things that stuck with Gabe after watching Invisible Children was that none of the people in the film were wearing shoes.

  • FES third-grader shows older ones she's top speller

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hannah Ferriell didn’t act like a zombie or suffer from any stage fright as she stood in the Bullitt Central auditorium  Tuesday evening to compete in the Bullitt County District spelling bee.

        Although her stature might seem a bit miniature compared to the competitors, who ranged from the third grade through the eighth grade, the Freedom Elementary hung right with the others in her lavender outfit.

  • Calls needed to keep college money in budget

        FRANKFORT - It's been a battle and the war has yet to be won.

        But at this stage, it appears Bullitt County's quest to have a community college is in the running for over $1.7 million for the planning and design stage for its campus off Highway 245.

        However, state Rep. Linda Belcher said the work is not complete. In fact, there is still much to be done and the citizens of Bullitt County are being asked to assist.

        The funds were not originally in the House version of the state budget.

  • Budgetary controls part of process during session

        FRANKFORT - Writing an $18-billion state budget isn’t much different from writing a $50,000 household budget. First you get your bucks in a row. Then you decide how to spend them.

        It’s simple. But never as easy as it sounds. Never when money’s way short. And never in a grinding recession.

  • No experience? No problem for BE in 2010

         MOUNT WASHINGTON - The end was not what Bullitt East coaches, players and fans wanted with the loss to Butler in the regional semi-finals, but that is the nature of high school sports.

        “Every coach except one is unhappy with the way the season ends,” veteran Charger head coach Troy Barr said recently. “But after a few days to reflect and look back and the season as a whole and I feel very good about what we accomplished as a coaching staff and players and program.”

  • United Way grant to assist TAPP

        For the past eight consecutive years, the Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program has been the grateful recipient of a grant from the Metro United Way.

        The grant, in the amount of $8,705, is used to pay for the services of a nurse to come to the program one day every week.

        The nurse meets with each pregnant and parenting student on an individual basis.

        She confers with each student about their own health issues and the health of their child.

  • Planners approve current land-use plan; vow to start with revisions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Passing a plan and then immediately deciding that changes would be needed.

        That was the sentiment of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission on Thursday.

        While approving the comprehensive land-use plan as required every five years, the commission said that work should immediately begin to revise portions of the plan.

  • Deer concerns lead to suit filed against local forest

        CLERMONT - Elaine Matthews has been a regular visitor to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the past few months.

        But she has become concerned about the care of two deer on display. So concerned that she has filed a lawsuit against executive Mark K. Wourms.

        A motion to dismiss the civil action has been filed and that motion will be considered on Monday in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Food Check-Out Week

        The Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated Food Check-Out Week during Feb. 21-27. They celebrated the fact that in America the cost of food remains affordable.

        American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. That means the average household will have earned enough disposble income to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • BBB Tips on Choosing a Tax Preparer

    It’s time to start working on your taxes! If you plan to hire someone to do your taxes this year, BBB recommends you choose a preparer wisely. Tax payers are ultimately responsible for everything on their return, even if it is prepared by someone else.

    Reputable tax preparers will ask tax payers several questions to determine whether expenses, deductions and other items qualify and remind clients that they need to keep careful and complete records in order to substantiate information on their tax return.