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Today's News

  • Public invited to listen to danger associated to prescription pills

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s become a fact of life in Bullitt County just as it has in other parts of the country: methamphetamine manufacturing, use and abuse.

    While meth remains a hot topic among those working toward a better society, another subtle topic has entered the awareness radar.

    Prescription drug abuse is a nuisance in society for many more various reasons than meth or other drugs. As a result, Bullitt County Partners in Prevention is hosting a prescription drug abuse awareness workshop.

  • Lady Chargers hit the wall in region opener

    SHELBYVILLE - The Bullitt East Lady Chargers ran into a wall, literally, on Tuesday in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament at Shelby County High School.

    That led to a disappointing finish to a strong season as the Lady Chargers lost a heartbreaking 25-22, 18-25, 25-18 decision to Anderson County, a team they had beaten in two games during the regular season.

  • Education can’t afford to lose any traction in Ky.

    I often hear diametrically opposed statements about Kentucky’s schools:

    One, they’re a lost cause.

    Or two, they were “fixed” in 1990 by the Kentucky Education Reform Act, and they need no further attention.

    Neither conclusion is true.

    Now, KERA was a revolutionary event.

  • County will lose great asset in tourist leader

    Over a two-stint period, Elaine Wilson served Bullitt County for 20 years as its director of tourism.

    The agency has gone from operating out of a small office to now overseeing a major conference center in the region.

    Bullitt County is blessed to have five interchange exits on Interstate 65, one of the busiest roads in the nation.

    But tourists don’t just decide to stop on their way to another destination.

  • Red Ribbon Week at Eastside

    Former University of Kentucky and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Winston Bennett came to Eastside Middle School last week as part of the school’s kick-off to Red Ribbon Week.

    Bennett talked to students about how living a drug-free life enabled him to follow his dreams as a basketball player and professional. He also emphasized the importance of respect and forming positive relationships.

    Red Ribbon Week promotes a drug and alcohol-free America and especially focuses on prevention and education for school-aged children.

  • Nusz battles rain at state tourney

    BOWLING GREEN - Rain, rain it never went away last week for Bullitt East junior Katie Nusz at last week’s Leachman Buick Girls’ Kentucky State Golf Championships at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Rain late last week forced the big event to start a day late and even on Saturday morning, the course was wet and soggy, forcing most of the players to shoot well above what they had done a week earlier in the regional tournaments.

    That was the case for Nusz who finished with a 99 after having an 86 in the regional tournament in Louisville.

  • Erasing some doubts about BRAC hiring practices

    If there are still any BRAC doubters out there, you should have seen the turn out for the Fort Knox Job Information Sessions at the Urban League Economic Empowerment Tour and Career Fair in Louisville last month.

    We had hundreds of folks show up to learn more about the employment opportunities coming to the installation. Believe me, most were plenty interested in finding out how to qualify and apply for these future positions.

  • Pick Six...Bullitt East continues dominance

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Don’t think that winning gets old, even if your school has just won its sixth straight 29th District volleyball championship.

    Bullitt East coach Michelle Gajdik’s squad swept through the district tourney on its home floor last week and is preparing to play in the 8th Region tournament in Shelby County.

    The Chargers defeated Spencer County 25-17, 25-19 in the final. In the opener, Bullitt East turned back North Bullitt 25-21, 25-17.

  • 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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