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Today's News

  • Doan wants to give back to people as magistrate

        LEBANON JUNCTION - Wayne Doan retired after 34 years of service with General Electric and was looking for a way to give something back to his community.

        That way is to run for the magistrate’s seat in the Fourth District.

        Having served on various committees while at GE and with plenty of time to devote to the job, the Democrat said it was the right time to throw his name into consideration.

  • Watkins always willing to help, seeks constable job

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone’s vehicle breaks down, there is a good chance Robert Watkins would stop and help.

        If someone’s vehicle is stuck in a snow pile, look for Watkins to have a piece of equipment to pull it out.

        In general, the native Bullitt Countian likes to help.

        With that in mind, Watkins has entered his first political race in the run for constable of the First District.

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  • When the lights are out: 6th Region Tourney schedule changes

    LOUISVILLE - Could the only thing that stops a Bullitt East Lady Charger march to the Sweet 16 be an electrical outage?

    Time will only tell. However, the team's semifinal game in the Sixth Region basketball tournament was not played on Thursday.

    Due to an electrical outage at Bellarmine University, which stopped the first game with less than four minutes remaining, Bullitt East Lady Chargers will take the floor tonight at 6 p.m.

    The suspended game will be completed at 5 p.m. and then Bullitt East will face Holy Cross.

  • Lady Chargers open post-season with a lopsided win

        OKOLONA - It took a few moments to get the motor warm-up, but after getting up to speed the Bullitt East Lady Chargers took care of business Tuesday night in the first semi-finals of the Girls’ 24th District Tournament at Southern High School.

        Bullitt East only led 10-2 after one quarter, but then exploded for 27 points in the second frame against the fourth-seeded host team. Bullitt East, the top-seed for the tournament, was up 37-13 at halftime and then coasted to a 67-38 victory.

  • New school calendar awaits final OK by state

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Nothing is in writing as the state General Assembly continues its work in Frankfort but students in Bullitt County may be heading back to class on Aug. 11 for the new school year.

        The Bullitt County Public School Board approved the 2010-11 calendar, pending final action by the legislature.

        At this time, one proposal has been to remove two instructional days that were added several years ago. This would be a cost-saving measure for the money-strapped state.

  • TAPP program earns grant for child care work

    Barb Plenge, director of Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program, recently received notification of TAPP having been awarded a Quality Care Mini-Grant from Rural KIPDA Community Early Childhood Council.

    Located at Riverview High School, the TeenAge Parenting Program’s Wee Care Child Development Center has met quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure earning a STAR rating.

  • Allen wants county to move forward

    HILLVIEW - Dannye Allen gets tired of seeing the constant bickering that seems to occur among members of Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    The emergency responder finally got tired of the situation and decided it was time to do something.

    Allen is now running for the seat of magistrate in the Third District in the Democratic primary.

    “I wanted to see some changes but they weren’t happening,” said Allen. “We’ve got to get along.”

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 01

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 01:

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    Bullitt County:

    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.

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    Jefferson County:

  • Groundhog decision not easy one for elected leaders in Bullitt County

        NICHOLS - The fur could be flying during the next week as Bullitt County determines its official groundhog in time for the upcoming Groundhog Day holiday.

        In past years Nichols Nick, long-time county soothsayer, eluded local government attempts to control weather forecasts. Rather than continue pursuit of the slippery hedgehog, Bullitt Fiscal Court switched to plan B.

        A 3-2 split decision vote designated a new county groundhog officially recognized by local agencies.