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Today's News

  • Budget request caught; county to save $65,000

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The conservation district almost got a big financial boost from Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        But, as the saying goes, close only counts in horseshoes.

        In presenting its annual budget to fiscal court for approval, the district’s revenue included a $92,000 contribution from county government.

        That is similar to a request made last year but rejected by county government.

        The county instead continued to fund the $27,000 annual amount.

  • The world will be watching Kindra

        When contestants in the Miss USA pageant walks across the stage, Bullitt County will have a representative.

        Kindra Clark, a Bullitt East graduate and resident of Mount Washington, will be representing Kentucky in quest of earning the title of Miss USA.

        No matter where she places in the pageant, Clark is a winner. The 2009 Miss Bullitt County Fair queen has been busy attending various functions and representing her county and state very well.

  • Don't expect Bullitt County to limit any middle school athletes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The news out of Jefferson County recently that public high schools would no longer be allowed to use middle school students in their athletic programs caught a lot of people by surprise, including many in Bullitt County.

        Despite the fact that Bullitt County schools now compete with Jefferson County schools in many sports, don’t expect the landscape to change locally.

        There is no push here to limit middle school age athletes from competing on high school teams, for a number of reasons.

  • Volunteers come out at night to help Cedar Grove students

        CEDAR GROVE - Schools throughout Bullitt County appreciate the many volunteers offering continued services, especially during National Volunteer Week.

        Volunteering time to assist with a child’s education is often difficult when parents work during school hours.

        A program at Cedar Grove Elementary found a solution, one that has greatly increased parent volunteer hours: Volunteer coordinator Kym Jones hosts volunteer nights at the school.

  • City to wait a little longer for extra patrol

        HILLVIEW - It might be a few more weeks until officials with the city of Hunters Hollow know if they can count on Hillview police officers to provide some coverage to their municipality.

        With a recent decision by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department to not allow deputies to utilize vehicles for off-duty work, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates suddenly found themselves without the added law enforcement protection.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of May 17

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of May 17:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (Knob Creek Road): Lane closures and delays possible between KY 44 and KY 2672 (mile points 0 and 4.9) for roadway resurfacing.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Eagle Scout tradition started with work by older brothers

        HILLVIEW - A foundation of pride has created unique opportunities for a local Scout troop and two families.

        Wes Carroll and Kyle Weber achieved Eagle ranks during their Court of Honor March 21 at Indian Springs Country Club in Louisville.

        The Scouts belong to Troop 376, founded in 1999 by Kyle’s father, Robert. Earning his Eagle rank in 1976, Robert led Troop 376 until his death in 2005.

        The two new Eagle Scouts are the 10th and 11th to earn the title from Troop 376.

  • North Bullitt ready to start ‘new’ season on Monday

        HEBRON ESTATES - For the North Bullitt Eagles, the “new” baseball season started on Monday of this week.

        After losing two of three contests last week, head coach Brian Wise told his team that it would start the season from scratch with a scheduled game against Whitefield to start this week.

        “I told them we’re going to begin the new season this week,” said Wise, whose team fell to 12-15. “We’ve got some big district games coming up.”

  • Best efforts still can't get state budget approved

        “Mr. Speaker, I would move you sir that ...we adjourn sine die, until the first Tuesday following the first Monday of the Year of Our Lord 2011, unless called into extraordinary session by the Governor of the Commonwealth.”

        FRANKFORT - Sine die is Latin. It means ‘without a day.’ In session-speak, it means the end.

  • Incumbent faces primary foe who worked as deputy

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the incumbent versus a person who served as her top assistant in the race for Bullitt County Judge/Executive in the Republican Party primary on May 18.

        Incumbent Melanie Roberts is looking for her second term as the county’s top official. To do that, she must first defeat Depp Rasner, who served six months as Roberts’ deputy judge.

        The styles are different as so are the messages.

    Melanie Roberts