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Today's News

  • Health Department hosting H1N1 vaccinations

    The Bullitt County Health Department will provide novel H1N1 influenza vaccine Tuesday, December 15, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre to the general public.

    This clinic will be open to all persons 6 months of age and older wanting H1N1 vaccine.

    Please wear a short-sleeved shirt for your convenience.

    All children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • Taking care of children important in Kentucky

    Few things are as clear-cut or urgent as the need to get Kentucky’s children off to a healthy start in life.

    One, whether you’re a parent or a politician, it’s a moral obligation. I firmly believe that.

    Two, Kentucky’s future depends on our ability to create a talented, inquisitive and productive work force.       

    One year ago, my administration launched an aggressive plan to tackle head on one of the biggest hurdles to our children’s and our state’s future: Lack of health insurance.

  • Fifth graders at CGES get extra session with veterans

    CEDAR GROVE - Local military veterans will be honored at Cedar Grove Elementary Wednesday, one of many schools hosting a Veterans Day event as an ongoing effort to educate young people about war experiences.

    The Cedar Grove fifth grade students will have an extra interest in the event thanks to a pre-visit Monday by a number of local veterans ranging back to World War II.

    Cedar Grove fifth grade instructor Rebecca Mattingly, the Social Studies teacher, helped prepare students for the event, organized by the school’s Family Resource Center.

  • Guthrie honors feats at Bernheim

    Those in the Bullitt County area understand the importance Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest plays in education. But anyone who reads the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C., will forever understand its importance.

    With its Visitors Center being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Lifecycle Building Challenge Award, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie read the accomplishments into the Congressional Record on Oct. 15, 2009.

  • Credit card reform to protect consumers

    Source: Robert Flashman, UK family resource management specialist

    While a couple of provisions from the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 were implemented in August, more reform is in the near future.

    Aimed at helping struggling families in the tough economy, the Credit CARD Act was signed into law in May.

    Over the next year, more provisions will be phased in and change the way companies market, manage and issue credit cards.

  • Despite woes, time is right to give thanks

    There is no doubt that many in our community and many in the country are suffering.

    Jobs have been lost. Hours have been cut. Wages are going down.

    The war continues to be waged. The county’s support in the president and the Congress has waned.

    Gas prices fell but have now risen. Unemployment numbers are up.

    Despite all the nay-saying, this is still the best country in the world to reside.

    Housing starts are up. The stock market is rebounding. Roadways and other projects are being built under the stimulus funding.

  • Veterans are honored in many ways

    There is no way to ever say enough about those who have fought in war to protect our country.

    There is never any way to express in words the gratitude that we should feel about those who have served in the military - in any way.

    Veterans Day is held each November.

    Particularly since Sept. 11, 2001, it is gratifying to see the growth of ceremonies held to honor the veterans.

    In Bullitt County, there are many more schools hosting events to honor veterans and this is a great message to send.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Quick Start - 47 first half points fuel Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Exploding for 47 points in the first half, the Bullitt Central Cougars opened the 2009-10 season with a bang on Monday as they rolled past visiting Evangel 77-62.

    Bullitt Central led 22-16 after the first quarter and with the first ten points of the second frame took control of the opening game of the season for both teams. The maroon and gray led by 15 points at halftime and by as many as 16 in the second half. Evangel made a late surge to get within nine points late in the game, but they could get no closer.

  • Lady Eagles set to start a new era in hoops

    HEBRON ESTATES - All veteran basketball coaches have their ‘best of times; worst of times’ stories. It comes with the territory.

    For first-year North Bullitt Lady Eagle coach Amber Courtney, she might well start out filling the ‘worst of times’ category first.

    The former Bullitt Central player (Amber Coy) inherits a program almost void of upperclassman. In fact, the Lady Eagles won’t just count on middle school age girls, but they will start eighth-graders this season. The varsity roster even includes a seventh-grader and a sixth-grader.