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Today's News

  • Teen Driving Week reminds us of safety needed

    Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults in the U.S.

    Here in Kentucky, statistics from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet show that drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were involved in more than 26,000 collisions in 2008, resulting in 141 fatalities. Seventy-percent of those killed were teenagers.

    According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 16-year-old drivers are more than twice as likely to be involved in fatal crashes as older drivers.

  • Petitions for zip code, traffic signal

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Petitions abound in northern Bullitt County.

    There are petitions being circulated for a separate zip code and post office for the northern Bullitt County area and there are petitions to ask the state to install a traffic signal at the new intersection on Preston Highway and Meadowbrook Drive/Shepherds Way.

    One battle has been on-going for the past 25 years and the other is a relatively new one as construction winds down on the Preston Highway expansion.

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  • Despite soft economy, tourism still on fast rise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The economy is soft across the nation.

    But in the area of tourism, the state of Kentucky and Bullitt County are faring much better than other areas of the country.

    Elaine Wilson, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourism and Convention Commission, presented members of Bullitt Fiscal Court with a look back at the past year.

    The discussion not only looked at numbers from the past but also gave members some insight into the current marketing plans for the county.

  • Program helps put smiles on faces of Bullitt County youth

    NICHOLS - The annual Smile Kentucky! program returned to Bullitt County this month.

    This year the program, sponsored by the Louisville Water Company, visited 34 schools throughout the Louisville area.

    Free dental screenings were provided to students in grades 3-5 at Freedom, Maryville, Roby and Nichols Elementary.

    Local dentists and dental assistants volunteer services to examine the students. Any students found with severe problems will visit the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Feb. 5 for further treatment.

  • East grabs 1-0 win over North

    BARDSTOWN - It would be some consolation but it least the Bullitt East Lady Charger soccer team got to fight for another day.

    With its 1-0 victory over North Bullitt in the District 9 soccer tournament in Nelson County, Bullitt East had the challenge to face the top-seeded Bethlehem squad in the semifinals Monday night.

    On Sunday, the local teams had to switch to an elementary school facility due to heavy rains making the Nelson County football field unplayable.

    It was an evenly-played contest as both teams had numerous attempts on goal.

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  • Changes in BC ag to be on display

    Thanks to the Bullitt County Agriculture Advancement Council, the new computer lab in Bullitt Central’s Agriculture Department created big news earlier this year.

    Bullitt Central’s alumni will be surprised to see the new changes that have come to Room 76.

    On November 20, alumni, parents, farmers, and students will have the opportunity to see these changes firsthand.

    Ag Connections, an innovative crop management software company from Murray, KY, will be on hand to discuss how their software is used throughout the world and for a product demonstration.

  • Hollis remembers CPR class, saves man's life

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Hollis Cope may have been exactly the blessing Danny Perkins needed Aug. 30.

    Calvary Christian’s Sunday evening services were going as usual on Aug. 30 when Perkins — who was in the congregation — collapsed and wasn’t breathing. It was a shock to everyone around because Perkins seemed fine minutes before.

    “He walked in (the sanctuary) under his own power, sat down and I guess he seemed OK,” Cope said.

  • Chargers' soccer campaign meets overtime frustration

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East’s dream soccer season ended with a bitter disappointment last week as the red and gold were eliminated from post-season play with a 4-3 loss to Nelson County in two overtimes.

    Few soccer games will ever have as much emotion as this one did in the semi-finals of the Ninth District Tournament. This was the fourth straight year that the two rivals have met at this stage of the post-season. In 2006 and 2007 it was Bullitt East winning before Nelson County turned the tables last year.

  • Lines long for first public clinic for H1N1 in Bullitt Co.

    SHEPHERDSVILLE ee" Even though the line for the Bullitt County Health Department’s novel H1N1 vaccination clinic held last Tuesday stretched more than a 1,000 people long, the event was orderly and no one was turned away because of a shortage.

    Health Department Public Health Director Swannie Jett said Wednesday 1,400 novel H1N1 and season flu vaccines were administered at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m..

    Leftover H1N1 doses are being stockpiled as part of a plan to vaccinate Bullitt County school children.