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Today's News

  • Deannexation by city may not help Brooks teachers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Teachers and students at Brooks Elementary are anxiously awaiting the opening of their new school in August.

        Not only will the employees at the school be getting a new facility, they will also be getting a pay raise.

        With the new school being outside the corporate limits of Hillview, employees will not be subjected to the 1 percent occupational tax currently being collected.

  • YMCA hopes to expand use of Shepherdsville park for soccer

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Success can lead to issues.

        Issues can lead to concerns or they can lead to solutions.

        Shepherdsville city leaders hope they can find some solutions to the problems the Bullitt County Family YMCA is experiencing due to the continued growth in its soccer program.

        Since 1989, YMCA director June Daugherty said the city has been a partner in allowing recreational activities to be hosted at the Frank Simon Park off Highway 44 West.

  • Lady Chargers start with two wins and one crown

    OKOLONA - The appetizer was just fine for the Bullitt East Lady Chargers last week as a pair of lopsided wins led to a second straight 24th District title.

    But as any good appetizer does, it just whets the appetite for the main course.

    That was the reason that there were no shouts of joy or high-fives after the Lady Chargers dispatched Fairdale 43-28 on Thursday in the championship game at Southern High School. Bullitt East (25-3) has their eye on the prize this week as the red and gold enter Sixth Region play as the favorites.

  • OT Survivor - Chargers slip past stubborn Vikings

        LOUISVILLE - Nothing has come easy so far in the 2010 post-season for the Bullitt East Chargers, but that sure does make it taste sweet when the ‘W’ is finally secured.

        That was the case for the third straight game on Monday as the red and gold won a boys’ Sixth Region Tournament contest for the first time in school history after two previous tries. It took an overtime, but the Chargers turned back Valley 45-42 in the fourth and final opening round game.

  • Zappos.com helps History Museum

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local company will help the Bullitt County History Museum purchase some much-needed computer equipment.

        And it was a suggestion of an employee that helped get the funding ball rolling.

        Stephanie Walls, solutions manager for Zappos.com off Cedar Grove Road, presented a check for $3,000 from the company’s charitable contribution fund.

        Employee Darrell Cruise has some connection with the history museum and knows the need for computers.

  • Schools continue to show heart as they raise funds for Haitians

    HEBRON ESTATES - Where there’s freedom, there’s hope.

    The Freedom Elementary community worked together raising $3,329.64 in donations for Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

    Freedom physical education instructor Susan Hatchett said the funding was distributed to the American Red Cross.

    The school had two special event days to collect funds, the first being Hats for Haiti. Hatchett said each student could wear a hat in school for a $1 donation.

    “We had some wild ones, too,” Hatchett said.

  • Officials hunt for solution to cloudy water issue at OES

        HILLVIEW - It’s not a health issue but it’s a problem that must be solved.

        The only problem is finding the source of discoloration in the water supply at Overdale Elementary School.

        Around the end of November, school board chair Gary Wooldridge said he had reports of discolored water. He was concerned about the safety of the students and staff and the expense to solve the problem.

  • Waters to bring best of both worlds

        LEBANON JUNCTION - With two different perspectives, Kenny Waters believes he can improve the Bullitt County Detention Center.

        Waters is a Democratic candidate for the jailer's position.

        From a background in police work and in corrections, Waters said he has the unique viewpoint of both perspectives.

        "I have the experience both in law enforcement and in the jail," said Waters, 40. "I have a unique experience that no one else has."

  • Fairdale has way too many weapons for Central

    OKOLONA - The Bullitt Central Cougars may have been outscored on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the 24th District basketball tournament but don't tell coach Joe Pat Lee that his team was outplayed.

    Battling a senior-laden Fairdale Bulldog team, the Cougars fell 70-41 on Tuesday night.

    "They were ready to play tonight," Lee said in discounting any excuse of having a letdown after an emotional win the night before against North Bullitt.' "We played out butts off."

  • Valentines in Hillview

    Friday night was an evening of fun for youngsters at Overdale Elementary as they spent time doing games and eating dinner while their parents may have teen out celebrating Valentine’s Day.

    While next door, the young at heart were celebrating Valentine’s Day with a dance at the Hillview Community Center.