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Today's News

  • Alcohol issue tale of two communities

    The issue is the same - should a community allow alcohol sales on a limited basis on Sundays.

    The reaction has been quite different.

    The Shepherdsville City Council has floated the trial balloon on two occasions within the past couple of years. Both times it was shot down.

    Now, the city officials have agreed to have some type of mock election for residents in the community. Details are still being worked out.

    The problem is that no one on the council is bound by the outcome of the vote.

  • Students to get shot at H1N1 vaccine

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department is planning H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics targeting the county’s school children -- but the first clinic won't offer nearly enough vaccine to cover the entire student population of about 13,000.

    BCHD Public Health Director Swannie Jett announced Friday that the department currently has 2,000 intranasal novel H1N1 vaccinations stockpiled for the first clinic scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bullitt Central High School.

  • Long lines, lots of energy greets new Kroger in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " While thousands waited in Louisville to get the H1N1 vaccination Wednesday, hundreds of local citizens thought the grand opening of the city’s new Kroger store was an even more important place to be at 8 a.m. on Veteran’s Day.

    The line to get in to the store wrapped around the new Mount Washington Commons shopping center and some people showed up as early as 6 a.m.. Chilly customers said they came out to take advantage of the grand opening specials which included a free pack of country ham given to the first 500 shoppers.

  • Redistricting is tough one for members

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Without asking any of them, I know the answer.

    The most difficult thing school boards in Bullitt County will have to vote upon is redistricting plans.

    In some districts, the tough decision is what to do when enrollment stagnates or declines and you have to make personnel cuts.

    In Bullitt County, that is not a problem.

    Even when building has slowed to a crawl, the district welcomes over 300 more students this year.

  • BC girls; BE boys win county CC titles

    LOUISVILLE - The high school cross-country season is reaching its stride as on Saturday the three Bullitt County programs all took part in the DeSales Invitational at McNeely Lake Park in southern Jefferson County.

    The meet served as the All-Bullitt County Championships and for the first time in recent memory, each of the three boys’ and girls’ programs fielded full teams.

  • Eagles produce a solid half in play-off loss to Warriors

        LOUISVILLE - A coach wants his team to play its best ball at the end of the season in the post-season.

        North Bullitt football coach Brett Newton got his wish on Friday night - at least for a half.

        But in the end, it was the top-seeded Western Warriors who would advance to a Class 4 meeting on Friday with the Fairdale Bulldogs.

        Avenging a loss last season to the Eagles, Western overcame an early 8-0 deficit to defeat North Bullitt 24-8.

  • Lebanon Junction water customers may pay bigger deposit

    LEBANON JUNCTION — City residents are one step closer to paying a higher water deposit after the Lebanon Junction City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance last Monday that would increase the current fee $45.

    The ordinance calls for the current deposit to be raised from $80 to $125 and would still require a $5 non-refundable application fee. Customers will receive their deposits back after service is discontinued if no outstanding balance is due the city.

  • Get all the facts and then decide

    If it was the fourth quarter of a football game and the outcome was decided, they might say that the verbal sparring being done by officials in Mount Washington is a bit chippy.

    It seems that the issue could be the weather and things have gotten a bit edgy.

    Forget who is at fault, the voters of Mount Washington didn’t put officials in office to jab at one another.

    We’ve seen that when fiscal court works as a team, things get done.

    In Mount Washington, the same must happen.

  • Magical season ends for Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is never a good time to play a bad football game.

    On Friday, the Bullitt Central Cougars picked the worst possible time to lay the proverbial ‘egg’ - the first round of the Class 5-A play-offs. Unable to do anything right, the second-seeded Cougars dropped a 63-13 decision at home to third-seeded Jeffersontown.

    The setback ended the season for the Cougars with an 8-3 record. It was the second straight season that Bullitt Central has posted that final number.

  • More to story than simply looking at federal No Child Left Behind act

    There are two sides to every coin.

    When it comes to assessment results, there is both good news and bad news.

    We are not a school district that is afraid to confront the brutal facts and I will outline some of them below.  But, the news from our assessment results is mostly good news and we need to acknowledge and celebrate that fact.

    I hear from fellow superintendents all over the state that their goal is to be a top 10 ranked school district.