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Today's News

  • Few offer help to MAPP out health improvements

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Although the crowd seemed small, Bullitt County Health Department’s Education Coordinator Cynthia Brown believes good initiatives must start somewhere.

    Twelve people showed up to the county’s first Mobilizing Action Through Planning and Partnerships meeting earlier this month.

    MAPP is a national initiative created to help cities and counties take ownership of community health by creating a community wide plan for health improvement.

  • Finding practice time often like jumping through hoops for teams

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The good news is that nearly 1,000 youngsters are playing basketball this winter in the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation League.

    There are also a number of adults teams playing ball this winter.

    The bad news is trying to find gym space for practice sessions has become more difficult.

    With the number of school gyms unavailable due to renovation and with the number of schools holding activities in the available space, parks director Kendall Grant said finding practice time has gotten more difficult than in the past.

  • MW approves hazardous duty retirement for new officers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — After months of debate, discussion and disagreements, the Mount Washington City Council approved an ordinance Monday evening that, if approved by the state, will make hazardous duty retirement benefits available to all of its officers.

    According to state regulations, as of Sept. 1, 2008, any state agency wishing to designate a new-hire’s position as hazardous duty must petition through the state to have that position approved.

  • Economic group shows support for Sunday sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Proponents to the Sunday sale of alcohol in places that serve food in Shepherdsville may have gotten a boost.

    The Bullitt County Economic Development Authority board voted recently to send a letter of endorsement to the proposal.

    The Shepherdsville City Council is expected to hold a second reading and vote on the proposal at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting.

  • HOLIDAYS: FEBRUARY 2009
  • Annual Donorama Blood Drive Gives Hope to Patients

    LOUISVILLE ee" Blood donation. It’s the priceless gift of hope. By making an appointment to donate blood through the American Red Cross this holiday season, you not only give someone hope ee" you help save lives too.

  • Input sought on calendar for 2010-11 school year

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What would you like the 2010-11 school calendar to look like?

    Would you like a full fall break? Or should there be less than two full weeks for Christmas vacation? Should the Friday for St. James Art Fair be a holiday? Or should the district look at a totally alternative calendar?

    Before a committee makes its recommendation to the Bullitt County Public School Board, your input is again being sought.

    Last year, over 3,000 people went on-line to give their opinions on the current calendar.

  • Locals part of Coaches’ All-Star football game

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some local players and coaches will be back on the football field this Saturday for the Greater Louisville Football Coaches’ Association East-West All-Star game at Southern High School starting at 2 p.m.

    Bullitt Central’s coaching staff will be heading up the West team. Head coach Danny Leasor is taking part in the organization of the team, but he has to leave before the game and Cougar Associate Head Coach Mike Gossett will run the show.

  • Bernheim Forest develops programs for kids

    CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest believes that increasing the amount of time children spend out of doors, year round, will help them learn more effectively, increase social skills, benefit from physical activity and generally have more fun!

  • Bumpy starts continue for Cougar squads

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the season began, Bullitt Central boys’ head coach Joe Pat Lee knew one thing for certain about his team - that when they shot well they could be highly competitive and that when they didn’t shoot it consistently that there would be some long nights.