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Today's News

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: DECEMBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events: December 2009

    HOLIDAYS:

    25: CHRISTMAS DAY - NO SCHOOL - BOARD OF EDUCATION CLOSED

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    1-18:

    MAP Testing Window

    1:

    Technology PD (NEW email system information) at Roby Elementary; 4-6pm

    North Area Flu Clinic for students at North Bullitt; 5-8pm

    2:

    Faculty Senate Meeting at Bullitt East; 1:30pm

    3:

  • KSP Increases Enforcement Efforts To Save Lives During Holiday Travel

    December in the Bluegrass is filled with joyous occasions, family tradition and festive events celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve.  Many of these holiday gatherings will include the consumption of alcohol, lending way to the potential for impaired drivers on Kentucky roadways.

    Every year law enforcement officials make a plea to those who drink to stay off the roads.  While drunk driving is a horrible crime any day of the year, statistics show that the holiday season has the greatest incidence for crashes involving alcohol.

  • Football play-offs proving how tough ‘09 schedules were

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A high school or college football coach always walks that fine line when making out a schedule for his team.

    On one hand, you want to prepare your team as best you can and you can only do that by challenging your players in the games. Big wins over good opponents give your players confidence that they can do it again.

    On the other hand, you don’t want to over schedule and wreck your teams’ confidence with debilitating losses. Or worse, collect mounting injuries that hamper your team against opponents they should be competitive with.

  • Majority who voted favor Sunday sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If the voters were truly representative of the pulse of the community, people in Shepherdsville are ready for Sunday liquor sales in places that serve food.

    On Thursday and Friday, 323 people went to Shepherdsville City Hall to cast a ballot. When the votes were counted, 241 said they favored Sunday alcohol sales in places which sell at least 70 percent in food and 82 were opposed.

    The vote does not bind the current council members.

  • Man arrested for making threat against life of family court judge

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man who had issues in Bullitt Family Court was arrested on Tuesday morning after making threats against the judge.

    Douglas Matthewj Patterson, 32,of Bardstown, is now lodged in the Bullitt County Detention Center.

    Patterson has been charged with retaliation against a participant in a legal proceeding.

    According to Det. Mike Cook of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department, a tip had been received last week that Patterson had made threats against Bullitt Circuit Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour.

  • Man pleads guilty to false registration

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man has entered a guilty plea on a charge relating to an incident that occurred 37 years ago in Jefferson County.

    Stephen Ray Thomason entered a guilty plea on Thursday in Bullitt Circuit Court to the charge of wrongfully registering. The case was set to go to a jury trial before the matter was resolved.

    A special prosecutor from the state Attorney General Jack Conway’s office agreed to a one-year sentence but that would be served for five years on pre-trial diversion.

    Final sentencing is set for Jan. 25 in Bullitt Circuit Court.

  • Offensive problems haunt Lady Eagles

    LOUISVILLE - Heading into her first season as a head coach, North Bullitt Lady Eagle mentor Amber Courtney had a lot of concerns.

    That happens when two of your top seven players are eighth-graders and there are only three upperclassmen in the whole program and one of them is playing for the first season.

    Still, Courtney’s top worry at the start of the season was finding ways for her team to put the ball in the basket. That problem was obvious on Tuesday as the Lady Eagles went into Louisville and were dominated by Sixth Region rival Presentation 62-36.

  • Holiday prime time for burglaries

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - You’ve lived in your home for 40 years and never had any problems.

    Then, out of the blue, it happens.

    Someone breaks into your home and steals your valuable jewelry, your money and even your prescription drugs. More than that, the perpetrator has stolen your sense of security.

    From his 30 years of experience in the law enforcement field, Bullitt County sheriff Donnie Tinnell knows the above scenario is true. His department faces similar stories each week.

  • Time of giving arrives for our community

    As a very tough 2009 comes to a close, it is time for our community to come together like it always does in a time of need.

    The economy has been tough and unemployment has risen above 10 percent for the past year. Many others who are employed have experienced reduced hours or pay freezes.

    During this holiday season, many more will be seeking a little bit of assistance. It is time for all of us who have dug so deep in the past to dig a little deeper.