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Today's News

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Budget approved with final changes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - With some final recommendations from the state Department of Local Government, Bullitt Fiscal Court has approved its 2010-11 budget.

        The budget will exceed $16.4 million thanks to over $1 million in carryover funds from the current fiscal year.

        After state officials saw a couple of changes, Bullitt Fiscal Court members instructed that those alterations be made.

  • KSP Warns Of Telephone Fundraising Scams

        FRANKFORT - Citizens throughout the Commonwealth should be on guard for telephone solicitations requesting donations for the benefit of the Kentucky State Police.

        According to Lt. David Jude, commander of the KSP Media Relations Branch, the agency has received numerous reports from individuals throughout the state regarding efforts to raise funds for the families of fallen troopers or to purchase drug dogs for schools.

  • Post-election analysis always right on point

        Wow.

        That’s the reaction many probably had when looking at the reports from last Tuesday’s primary election.

        The biggest surprise was not that Martha Weaver Knox won the Democratic nomination for jailer.

        It was the margin in which she won.

        The biggest disappointment was that Bullitt Countians had two opportunities to have somone on the fall general election ballot for the state Senate seat but failed to nominate either candidate.

  • BE duo helps Kentucky split with Indiana’s best

        LOUISVILLE - A big turnaround in just 24-hours isn’t the normal in high school basketball circles, but the Kentucky All-Stars performed the slight of hand to perfection last week, reversing an opening loss to Indiana on Friday to beat the best from the north 94-87 in overtime on Saturday in Indianapolis.

        In the first game Friday, at Bellarmine University, the Kentucky All-Stars had an early advantage, but couldn’t hold it, falling 93-83.

  • State must look at itself to make cuts like others

        State agencies must continue to look at cutting the fat in their budgets.

        That message was clearly sent once again as the new two-year budget was finally approved by the General Assembly last week.

        A perfect example of an agency that has  taken the proverbial bull by the horns and made cuts has been the state administrative office of the courts.

        The cuts in personnel at the state level have been accomplished with relatively minor affects on the local operations.

  • JOM, volunteers help to make playground reality for TAPP

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School’s TeenAge Parenting Program officially thanked JOM Pharmaceuticals and Steve Plenge on Friday, May 21, for their volunteer hours and contributions to revamping the Wee Care Child Development Center’s play yard.

        An indoor “picnic” was held at Riverview High School to celebrate the completion of the project.

        After many months of planning, the play yard reconstruction began in September, 2009.

  • Brooks Elementary School: Lot of history packed into short 40 years

        HILLVIEW - Before shutting the doors on 40 years of history, past and present educators, students and parents took one last evening to let their minds think back.

        While a new school building looms, there was plenty of memories to share during a recent gathering.

        The new state-of-the-art elementary on Brooks Hill Rd. is scheduled to open for the 2010-11 school year. The current location on East Blue Lick Road will close at the end of the current school year.

  • Despite struggles, survivors continue to beat down cancer

        HEBRON ESTATES - Every year they continue to gather together.

        Many faces are familiar, some are new, but all come together for the same purpose.

        They are all cancer survivors. They all continue to celebrate their lives.

        The 2010 Bullitt County Relay for Life was another success, thanks in part to good weather, community efforts and survivors celebrating their lives.

        Here are a few of the many survivor stories...

    Dot Connelly

  • MW balances new budget, still has pay increases

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When city council members were recently presented with a $3.5 million General Fund budget for the upcoming 2010-1011 fiscal year, it may have appeared there wasn’t much room for change.

        But after city officials heard from department heads and juggled some numbers during a recent budget meeting, they managed to not only produce a balanced budget and keep most department funding intact, they also doubled street maintenance funding and increased city employee pay raises from 3 percent to 5 percent.