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Today's News

  • Busy week at Bernheim Forest

    Beyond The Dripline:  Ecology For Green Design Professionals - Wednesday, October 28

    This program, presented by Bernheim in cooperation with the Kentucky Chapter of the USGBC, examines the ecological design principles that connect the built environment to the natural environment.  Discussions include the challenges and successes of Bernheim’s LEED Platinum Visitor Center, the recent American Life and Accident Insurance Company Green Roof Project and The Green Building.

  • Drug court proves right tonic for area

    Tougher than probation. More rewarding than prison.

    Bullitt County joined the vast majority of counties in Kentucky to offer drug court programs for non-violent felony offenders.

    The program has been a wonderful success.

    Has everyone placed in the program remained drug-free? No. A number of them will appear before Circuit Judge Rodney Burress trying to explain why they didn’t conform to the strict set of rules placed on them by the drug court.

  • Making Halloween Fun for Diabetic Children

    Today, candy is the central focus of the spookiest holiday of the year.  In fact, the average American consumes 24 pounds of candy in a year, most of which is eaten right after Halloween according to the U.S. Census Bureau.   But for children with diabetes, it can be difficult to enjoy the festivities when all their fellow goblins are in a frenzy to get their hands on mounds of sweet treats.

     

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: OCTOBER 2009

    Bullitt County Schools Calendar of Events - October 2009

    HOLIDAYS:

    31:

    HALLOWEEN - SATURDAY

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    DISTRICT WIDE EVENTS:

    1:

    Technology PD (Teachers Webpages) at Roby Elementary; 4-6pm

    BCEA Awards Banquet Honoring Larry Belcher at Paroquet Springs Conference Center; 6:30-8:45pm

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    5:

    Community Partners for Reading at Central Office; 10am (must be registered)

  • HOLIDAYS: OCTOBER 2009

    OCTOBER 2009

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    MONTH:

    Adopt-A-Shelter Dog

    Animal Safety and Protection

    Antidepressant Death Awareness

    Bake and Decorate

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Celebrating the Bilingual Child

    Celiac Disease Awareness

    Children's Magazine

    Chili

    Chiropractic

    Church Library

    Church Safety and Security

    Class Reunion

    Co-op Awareness

    Crime Prevention

    Cyber Safety Awareness

    Dental Hygiene

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • East-North battle each other during first round games

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Two Bullitt East-North Bullitt soccer rivalries will be contested at the same time on Sunday in the opening round of the Ninth District Tournaments.

    At Bullitt East, the boys’ tournament will be played with the Chargers and Eagles squaring-off on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. That first-round game in the seven-team event will be contested on the soccer field. The semi-finals and finals later in the week will be played on the football field.

  • Parents play key role in prevention of drug abuse

    It is hard to believe that summer break is over.  The neighborhoods are now mostly quiet with children tucked away in their classrooms ready to learn.

    Teachers have a new group of students to motivate and inspire.  Amid all the academics that are covered in the schools, many other lessons are learned as well - some good, some bad. 

    Life lessons - you know them well.  Those things that shape who you are and some that even change your path forever. 

  • Young aiming for new challenge as director

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eighteen years ago Jeff Young came to Bullitt County.

    His goal was to serve effectively as the leader of the Bullitt County 4-H program with the University of Kentucky Extension Service.

    He hopes some of the work has paid off as Young begins his next challenge in life as director director for the extension service.

    Young begins his new position of overseeing 15 county extension offices.

    “It doesn’t seem that long,” Young said of his 18 years in Bullitt County.

  • Take time with health care reform

    In my travels across Kentucky this August, I met with many doctors, nurses, seniors, hospital workers, small-business owners, and countless others concerned about their health care and what kinds of reforms government can make.

    Everybody had an opinion.

    No one claimed the current system is perfect.

    But I didn’t meet anybody who thought a government takeover of health care was the answer.

    No, what Kentuckians told me loud and clear was that those of us in Washington should take the time necessary to get health care reform right.