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Today's News

  • Roby, new elementary Energy Star designed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roby Elementary School and the new elementary school under construction in Mount Washington have been designated as buildings “Designed to Earn ENERGY STAR” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Appeals court affirms $6.1 M

    FRANKFORT - The McDonald’s Corp. should pay a former employee $6.1 million for not properly warning her of previous hoax phone calls made to restaurants.

    The state Court of Appeals rendered its opinion Friday in the case involving a McDonald’s in Mount Washington that drew national attention.

    While the three-member panel affirms the Bullitt Circuit jury decision to award Louise Ogborn over $6 million, it lowered an award given to assistant manager Donna Summers.

  • Griffin undaunted by first book, publishes second effort to share

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- When Brenda Griffin wrote her first book, she admits it wasn't exactly a best seller. But fame and notoriety weren't her goals when she first put her pen to paper and they still aren't her goals now.

    She simply loves to write and enjoys sharing her thoughts and religious convictions with other people, so she decided to recently publish a second book entitled, "Painting Shades of Grey."

  • Wins were minimal, but Eagles learned a lot in '09

    HEBRON ESTATES - It wasn’t the worst of times for the North Bullitt football program in 2009, but it could have been a better.

    The expectations were not high for this group and head coach Brett Newton said when the season began that he just wanted to see improvement each week for him to be a happy camper. Midway through the season the coach was happy, but then things began to stagnate.

  • Health Department hosting H1N1 vaccinations

    The Bullitt County Health Department will provide novel H1N1 influenza vaccine Tuesday, December 15, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to the general public.

    This clinic will be open to all persons 6 months of age and older wanting H1N1 vaccine.

    Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for your convenience.

    All children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • Taking care of children important in Kentucky

    Few things are as clear-cut or urgent as the need to get Kentucky’s children off to a healthy start in life.

    One, whether you’re a parent or a politician, it’s a moral obligation. I firmly believe that.

    Two, Kentucky’s future depends on our ability to create a talented, inquisitive and productive work force.       

    One year ago, my administration launched an aggressive plan to tackle head on one of the biggest hurdles to our children’s and our state’s future: Lack of health insurance.

  • Fifth graders at CGES get extra session with veterans

    CEDAR GROVE - Local military veterans will be honored at Cedar Grove Elementary Wednesday, one of many schools hosting a Veterans Day event as an ongoing effort to educate young people about war experiences.

    The Cedar Grove fifth grade students will have an extra interest in the event thanks to a pre-visit Monday by a number of local veterans ranging back to World War II.

    Cedar Grove fifth grade instructor Rebecca Mattingly, the Social Studies teacher, helped prepare students for the event, organized by the school’s Family Resource Center.

  • Guthrie honors feats at Bernheim

    Those in the Bullitt County area understand the importance Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest plays in education. But anyone who reads the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C., will forever understand its importance.

    With its Visitors Center being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Lifecycle Building Challenge Award, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie read the accomplishments into the Congressional Record on Oct. 15, 2009.

  • Credit card reform to protect consumers

    Source: Robert Flashman, UK family resource management specialist

    While a couple of provisions from the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 were implemented in August, more reform is in the near future.

    Aimed at helping struggling families in the tough economy, the Credit CARD Act was signed into law in May.

    Over the next year, more provisions will be phased in and change the way companies market, manage and issue credit cards.

  • Despite woes, time is right to give thanks

    There is no doubt that many in our community and many in the country are suffering.

    Jobs have been lost. Hours have been cut. Wages are going down.

    The war continues to be waged. The county’s support in the president and the Congress has waned.

    Gas prices fell but have now risen. Unemployment numbers are up.

    Despite all the nay-saying, this is still the best country in the world to reside.

    Housing starts are up. The stock market is rebounding. Roadways and other projects are being built under the stimulus funding.