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Today's News

  • VFW Post warms Brooks' families with gift

        BROOKS - Brooks Elementary received a special winter gift from local VFW posts.

        New coats, scarves and hats were distributed to the Brooks Family Resource Center courtesy of the VFW Post 5710 and 8639 Ladies Auxiliaries.

        Brooks teacher Stephanie Thomas initiated the process. She noticed students exiting school buses without winter coats.

  • BE has holes to fill from state tourney team

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East looks at the 2010 edition of the Charger team and sees the return of three of the strongest players from a year ago, including the top two pitchers, and expect great things this spring.

        Long-time Charger head coach Jeff Bowles sees that also, but he also sees that he lost a lot of good players from last season.

        The good news is that Bowles sees a lot of new talent battling for varsity playing time.

  • Pioneer Village doesn't need state's help to collect taxes

        PIONEER VILLAGE - Local officials in one Bullitt County municipality aren’t happy that state officials want to get involved in their business.

        The Pioneer Village City Council members were not happy with a bill recently proposed by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

        HB 353 was rejected by council members during their February meeting.

        A copy of that rejection vote would be distributed to House members representing Bullitt County, according to Mayor Gary Hatcher.

  • 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.