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Today's News

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: OCTOBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - October 2009

    HOLIDAYS:

    31:

    HALLOWEEN - SATURDAY

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    1:

    Technology PD (Teachers Webpages) at Roby Elementary; 4-6pm

    BCEA Awards Banquet Honoring Larry Belcher at Paroquet Springs Conference Center; 6:30-8:45pm

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    5:

    Community Partners for Reading at Central Office; 10am (must be registered)

  • HOLIDAYS: OCTOBER 2009

    OCTOBER 2009

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    MONTH:

    Adopt-A-Shelter Dog

    Animal Safety and Protection

    Antidepressant Death Awareness

    Bake and Decorate

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Celebrating the Bilingual Child

    Celiac Disease Awareness

    Children's Magazine

    Chili

    Chiropractic

    Church Library

    Church Safety and Security

    Class Reunion

    Co-op Awareness

    Crime Prevention

    Cyber Safety Awareness

    Dental Hygiene

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • East-North battle each other during first round games

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two Bullitt East-North Bullitt soccer rivalries will be contested at the same time on Sunday in the opening round of the Ninth District Tournaments.

    At Bullitt East, the boys’ tournament will be played with the Chargers and Eagles squaring-off on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. That first-round game in the seven-team event will be contested on the soccer field. The semi-finals and finals later in the week will be played on the football field.

  • Parents play key role in prevention of drug abuse

    It is hard to believe that summer break is over.  The neighborhoods are now mostly quiet with children tucked away in their classrooms ready to learn.

    Teachers have a new group of students to motivate and inspire.  Amid all the academics that are covered in the schools, many other lessons are learned as well - some good, some bad. 

    Life lessons - you know them well.  Those things that shape who you are and some that even change your path forever. 

  • Young aiming for new challenge as director

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eighteen years ago Jeff Young came to Bullitt County.

    His goal was to serve effectively as the leader of the Bullitt County 4-H program with the University of Kentucky Extension Service.

    He hopes some of the work has paid off as Young begins his next challenge in life as director director for the extension service.

    Young begins his new position of overseeing 15 county extension offices.

    “It doesn’t seem that long,” Young said of his 18 years in Bullitt County.

  • Take time with health care reform

    In my travels across Kentucky this August, I met with many doctors, nurses, seniors, hospital workers, small-business owners, and countless others concerned about their health care and what kinds of reforms government can make.

    Everybody had an opinion.

    No one claimed the current system is perfect.

    But I didn’t meet anybody who thought a government takeover of health care was the answer.

    No, what Kentuckians told me loud and clear was that those of us in Washington should take the time necessary to get health care reform right.

  • Kentucky starts hotline for swine flu questions

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) encourages Kentuckians to call a new toll-free hotline with their questions related to 2009 H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and seasonal flu for the latest news and information about flu. The toll-free hotline number is 1-877-843-7727, and it will operate from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

  • Planner good use of county tax dollars

    For years, we have advocated more planning than zoning. However, when reality sets in, the opposite is true.

    Maybe heeding some of our advice or maybe thinking outside of the normal governmental box, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts wants to hire a planner.

    Great idea. Wish we had thought of it 20 years ago.

    The problem is -- and always has been -- money. To hire someone with a degree will take more than the $39,000 set aside in the annual budget.

    Maybe the economy would make filling the position more possible. We don’t know.

  • Flu illness hits pockets of schools; H1N1 shots coming

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — The new H1N1 virus — also known as influenza A — is widespread in Bullitt County and its effects are starting to be seen in some local schools.

    Old Mill Elementary School experienced an unusually high number of absences last week and continued to see that trend into this week.

    Principal Les McIntosh said Friday that last Tuesday the school had more than 100 absences that were attributed mostly to the flu and strep throat.