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Today's News

  • Family involvement makes Marshall’s programs tops in state of Kentucky for work

    HILLVIEW - Harry J. Cowherd, MD, was a champion for the development of Family Resource Centers in schools during the development of the Kentucky Education Reform Act.

    In his honor, the annual Cowherd Award for Center Excellence is presented to the state’s top Family Resource Center, Youth Service Center and combination of both.

    Two of the three 2009 recipients were from Bullitt County, including Betty Marshall, Hand In Hand FRC coordinator for Maryville and Overdale Elementary. Her program was selected the best of 420 FRCs throughout the state.

  • Helmets for safe biking

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service hosted a Home and Farm Safety Field Day.

    Students from Mount Washington, Old Mill and Roby Elementary, along with area home-schooled students, received helpful information from local experts.

    Safety topics included ATV, bathroom, bicycle, electricity, sun, tractor and water safety.

    An ambulance display was featured courtesy of Bullitt County EMS. Educational fire trailers were hosted by Mount Washington, Shepherdsville and Zoneton Fire units.

  • Hot River Nights organizers would like to add show dates

    SHEPEHERDSVILLE -- Organizers of the Hot Summer Nights are looking to expand the annual classic car event in Shepherdsville.

    However, city officials weren’t squealing tires to give their endorsement.

    Rob Smothers, one of the organizers of the group, said they have learned a lot from hosting the local event the past two years. And they have done a lot of research from a monthly car show held in Somerset.

    The idea for Shepherdsville would be to shut down Buckman Street one Saturday a month from May through September.

  • Delinquent garbage bills will result in letters from the city

    PIONEER VILLAGE -- If you fall behind in paying your garbage bill, expect to get a letter from your city leaders.

    The Pioneer Village City Council voted unanimously to send letters to residents who fall $100 behind in their garbage bills.

    The city has a contract for a less expensive price but individual homeowners are responsible for their own bills.

    City attorney Mark Edison said in prior cases in other municipalities with similar arrangements, not paying your bill can add up quickly.

  • Charger soccer earns first statewide ranking

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the first time in the program’s history, the Bullitt East Chargers were ranked last week among the top-25 teams in the state coaches’ poll.

    That goes hand-in-hand with the Chargers posting a 13-3-2 record and facing three teams that have been ranked in the coaches’ poll at some time this season. The Chargers recently beat Waggener 1-0 and they tied perennial district kingpin Bethlehem 1-1 at home back on Sept. 10. There was also a 2-0 loss to Elizabethtown.

  • Progress can't keep up with federal expectations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Although most Bullitt County schools made marked progress toward reaching their 2009 No Child Left Behind goals, the stakes seem to be getting higher faster than faculty members and administrators can produce the required results.

    Many educators become discouraged in the trek to reach NCLB 100 percent proficiency by 2014, voicing that federal requirements require progress too quickly without accounting for the time it takes to see true progress.

  • Fox Chase has w(hole) dilemma

    FOX CHASE - The heads of Fox Chase have had a hole to deal with this past month.

    A large sinkhole appeared in an easement area along Sussex Drive.

    “There is one heck of a hole on Sussex right now,” said Mayor Alice White.

    Witnesses told council members the hole was about 28 x 12 feet in size.

    The roadway was not impacted. White said driving on the road was safe.

    White contacted Dirt Design Construction to examine and fill the hole. She said a first truckload of gravel dumped into the hole virtually disappeared.

  • Bullitt East High struggles through trying times by working together

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Sometimes it seems like it rains for days, and then just when the clouds break, another storm comes along.

    Bullitt East students, staff and faculty know that scenario all too well. The student body has experienced its share of proverbial storms since the beginning of school.

    From two students sustaining life-threatening injuries to a student’s death by suicide, the school’s ability to band together and overcome tragedy has been tested in the past two months.

  • Youth deer season a time for patience, not pressure

    Kentucky's youth-only deer season is coming up Oct.10-11.

    Safety always comes first, but for adult mentors, patience isn't far behind.

    Hunting for big bucks or to fill the freezer may be an adult hunter's goal, but kids are out there mostly to have fun.

    "I would recommend more than anything to make sure the young ones enjoy it," said Will Connelly, a hunter training officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "You shouldn't put pressure on them to shoot something."

  • Former football official probated; repays LJ organization its $10,000

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Denise Grimes left a Bullitt Circuit Courtroom with something many had been seeking for several years - a check.

    Grimes was able to deposit a $10,000 check for the Lebanon Junction Jaguars football and cheerleading program three years after the funds had been taken by former league official Brian Edward Wibbels.

    On Monday, Wibbels, 34, was sentenced on a single count of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    His five-year sentence would be probated for the next five years.