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Today's News

  • Cardboard life shows different reasons for homelessness

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For one night adolescents experienced the struggles and plight of the homeless.

    Cardboard Light is an event designed to allow an opportunity for young people to remain homeless throughout an entire evening. The event was hosted at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    Members of Victory Baptist, Vine Hill and Bardstown Baptist Church youth groups participated. Victory Baptist youth pastor Stephen Crenshaw said 38 youth members ranging from 6th through 12th grade attended the event.

  • Can you believe Christmas, election time approaching

    As my nine-year-old continues to remind me daily, it’s just over two months to Christmas.

    Of course, my response is that every day is Christmas to many children, including my own.

    But as we approach that time of year, it also means that it is time to flip the old calendar.

    Yes, 2010 will be another year but for many it will be a special year -- it is an election year.

    From a journalist’s standpoint, it is awful.

    I guess if you were covering a national election, it might be different. You would be covering a particular candidate.

  • Late representative honored for his commitment to education

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It had been nearly a year since Larry Belcher passed away but his memory was strong as the Bullitt County Education Association honored him as its distinguished citizen.

    With past winners Dr. Mohana Arla and Jesse Flynn in the audience, Linda Belcher accepted the honor for her husband.

    “Larry was fun,” said Belcher, also a retired educator who is now serving as state representative for the 49th District.

    She recalled various stories about how her husband liked to play pranks on people he liked.

  • Live nativity will have added attractions this week at Hillview church

    HILLVIEW - For years, sights of seeing young children - and adults - visit the corner of Hillview Boulevard and Brookley Drive to see a live nativity scene with real animals have become common.

    But the members of Hillview Community Christian Church will be adding to the holiday production this December.

    The Walk to Bethlehem will bring live scenes of five activities on that walk will be presented Dec. 4-6 from 7-9 p.m.

    “We wanted to step it up a notch,” said producer Betty Schooling.

  • Summer works program benefits over 70 youth

    SHEPERDSVILLE) ee" T.J. Bradley was one of more than 70 Bullitt County young adults who gained valuable work experience and job skills in SummerWorks 2009.

    “Working in IT (information technology) this summer has given me great insight in the field,” said Bradley, 18, a Jefferson Community and Technical College student. “Now I know that I’ll enjoy working in IT as my career. The job also allowed me to save money for college.”

  • Few new candidate filings for 2010 race

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A few more names have been added to the list of candidates looking to seek elective office during the 2010 campaigns in Bullitt County.

    But none of the names are a surprise to those involved with the political system.

    The filing deadline in the Bullitt County Clerk’s office is on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m.

  • Troutman signs V-ball at IUS

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - In a family with one of the best known sports names in Bullitt County, Bullitt East senior Jade Troutman is the anomaly, one of the few females in a lineage dominated by males, both past and present.

  • Speak up now to voice opinions on alcohol sales issue

    Here is your chance to be heard on the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

    In Hillview, a committee has recommended that Sunday sales be allowed for restaurants and certain other establishments. There are requirements which must be met.

    The council will hear the recommendations of the committee at its next meeting, set for Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Come out if you have an opinion.

    In Shepherdsville, registered voters in the city limits can give their opinion on the same topic. Voting machines will be set up on Dec. 3-4 at city hall.

  • Two girls face expulsions for pre-mediated attack at BCHS

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two females have been suspended and recommended for expulsion in what has been determined to be a premeditated attack Tuesday morning of a 14-year-old student during breakfast.

    And Bullitt Central High School officials are taking steps to educate students on how to handle similar situations in the future.

    School board attorney Eric Farris said that although staff members were at the scene within 16 seconds to break up the attack, the victim did receive a broken nose and bruised ribs from the encounter.

  • Roby honors past foundation as key to future

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The new Roby Elementary school building was built upon a strong foundation.

    During its 50-plus years of history the school continues to improve upon efforts made by former principals and teachers.

    The importance of that foundation was recognized during an official open house ceremony to showcase the new school facility.

    Roby’s first librarian, Louise Terry, received the highest honor during the ceremony, with Roby’s new media center named the Louise Terry Library.