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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Mania

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The halls of Paroquet Springs Conference Centre were filled with music as the Salt Lick Bluegrass Festival was held recently.

    The third annual event, hosted by Tommy Brown and the County Line Bluegrass band and Bullitt Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts, featured entertainers from throughout the region.

    The largest crowds attended on Saturday as the music went all day long and into the late evening hours.

  • Variance allows construction at Jim Beam plant

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt County Board of Adjustments recently approved a variance that will allow Clermont’s Jim Beam Distillery to move forward with plans to add on to its fermentation building.

    During their February regular meeting, board members voted to allow Bardstown contractor Buzick Construction to encroach 8.63 feet into the property’s required setback.

    The applicant requested the variance so that the addition could be closer to Jim Beam’s property line.

  • Charger squads advance easily to the district finals

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Despite not having junior forward Rusty Troutman on Wednesday for the opening game of the 24th District Tournament, the Bullitt East Chargers made quick work of Whitefield Academy rolling to a 71-32 victory.
        Troutman, the team's second leading scorer, left school earlier in the day with a stomach ailment. He ended up listening to the radio broadcast of the game.

  • East puts on a show in final

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Finding a spark and energy that had been missing the last month of the regular season, the Bullitt East Chargers put on a show to remember Friday in the championship game of the 24th District Tournament.
        Battling Jeffersontown, the eighth-ranked team in the state, the fifth-ranked Chargers took over the game in the opening moments and then never let the foot off the accelerator as they picked up a 68-47 victory that wasn't even as close as the final score would indicate.

  • Lady Chargers close the gap on Mercy

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers closed the gap on the state's third-ranked team in the championship game of the Girls' 24th District Tournament, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
        Battling new district rival Mercy, the Lady Chargers had a lot of room to improve after dropping a 69-37 decision to the Jaguars back on Jan. 17.

  • ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 27

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Feb. 27:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Shoulder closures and delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to installation of roadway lighting.

    Jefferson County:

  • Maryville gets grant to help increase its exercise options

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Combatting obesity requires two elements...exercise and a healthy diet.
        Maryville Elementary School students got a big boost in exercise thanks to a $4,000 grant from Fuel Up to Play 60 from the Southeast United Dairy Association Inc.
        SUDAI Manager of School Programs Kathy Belcher presented the large check to Physical Education teacher Dennis Minnis during a rousing Town Hall.

  • Local staff to present at technology conference

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Technology Integration Specialists with Bullitt County Public Schools will again present at a prestigious state conference.
        District TIS' Susan Jenkins, Christie Turbeville and Keith Barnes have the spotlight during portions of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference March 7-9, 2012 at the Galt House East in Louisville.

  • Booklet helps students get through college experience

    FRANKFORT - Kentucky students headed to college in the fall have a new resource to help them through their first year on campus.

    Surviving College, a guide to students’ first year, is now available free from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    The 36-page booklet includes the following sections:

    ·         Majors and class schedules;

    ·         Staying healthy and safe on campus;

  • Nichols Elementary can build with $5,000 grant from Lowe's

        NICHOLS - With $5,000 from Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program, expect the landscape around Nichols Elementary School to change dramatically.
        Thanks to Principal Sheri Hamilton and District Grant Writer Juliann Vachon, students and staff at the small western Bullitt County school are eager for spring to arrive so they can spruce up the grounds.