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Today's News

  • BE, BC students go APES

    No it was not a field trip to the zoo!  A.P.E.S. or American Private Enterprise System program is a cooperative program between the University of Kentucky Extension Service in Bullitt County and local high schools.

    It is designed to teach selected high school juniors and seniors from throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky about how our country does business.

    The students meet in local study groups with executives of local businesses and educators for discussion and hands-on experiences.

  • Shepherdsville Police accredited: Agency one of just six in state with 100% mark

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Accreditation of a police department is not something that happens overnight.

    In Kentucky, it means that the department must meet over 160 standards.

    This means that policies and procedures are in place and proper training is conducted.

    It means that police cars are properly equipped with things such as first aid kits.

    It means a total commitment of all the officers, as well as the mayor and the city council.

  • Shoes, books out of same warehouse? - Amazon bids to acquire Zappos.com

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two of the largest e-commerce companies in the United States may be joining forces by the end of the year.

    Amazon.com and Zappos.com announced Wednesday plans to sign a “definitive agreement” where Amazon.com would be the only shareholder of Zappos.com.

    The federal Securities and Exchange Commission must approve the planned acquisition.

    The stock purchase price is an estimated $887 million. The companies would continue to be run separately.

  • Student redistricting set for 2010-11

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students attending classes - especially in elementary and middle schools - might be located at different facilities starting in the 2010-11 year.

    A committee has released its proposed redistricting plan and over 12 percent of the student body could be affected.

    Final approval by the Bullitt County Public School Board isn’t expected until September and parents will have a month to look at the proposals and submit their comments.

  • Wourms finds unique chance to lead Bernheim

    CLERMONT — Dr. Mark Wourms has an impressive scientific background when it comes to botany, biology, conservation, preservation and zoology.

    But that background blossomed out of something much more personal — a deep-rooted love for nature that began as a young boy in Dayton, Ohio.

    “I’ve always been fascinated by nature, since I was kid. I was always out looking under logs and finding bugs,” he explained, smiling.

  • Storm brews over fees in proposed plan for developers

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The passage of an ordinance regulating future subdivisions and the maintenance of a storm water program in Bullitt County appears murky - at best.

    Members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission listened as developers feared that the proposed 61-page document might be the straw that brought the back of an already wobbling construction future.

    Local legislative bodies are required by the federal Clean Water Act to have regulations in place to deal with storm water issues. The regulations are part of a permitting process through the state.

  • Blastin’ Down Buckman to bring a new few wrinkles

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Just like tweaking the engine of a ‘57 roadster, the second annual Blastin’ Down Buckman Street event hopes to be more powerful than ever.

    The open header street rod, hosted by Hot River Nights, cruise is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4-7 p.m. on S. Buckman between the lights at Highway 44 and Second Street.

    Unlike last year’s inaugural event, held primarily in the Shepherdsville City Park, chairperson Depp Rasner said the street rods would be on display, literally, in the street.

  • Patrick Henry Hughes to headline CASA dinner

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program hopes a big name from reality television will really benefit their fundraiser.

    Louisville resident and nationally-known entertainer Patrick Henry Hughes will perform during the second annual “Summer’s Night Out” dinner and auction, taking place Saturday, Aug. 8, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

  • What does party really cost parents?

    A friend called me recently, a bit excited that an old flame had just moved back into town.

    She was a little nervous about running into him and uncertain how she might react.  This came as quite a surprise to me, as I have always known her to be an ethical person who had never been unfaithful to her husband. I was certain she would handle it appropriately.

    I was reflecting on this conversation at a soccer game for my seven-year old son.

    Another parent shared with me that her teenage son’s team played poorly the week before.

  • Charger Open is Wednesday over Heritage Hill GC

    CEDAR GROVE - Through the combination of Heritage Hill Golf Course and Bullitt East, one of the top early season golf tournaments will be held on Wednesday with the Bullitt East Charger Open.

    The tournament lost it’s main sponsor for a year ago, but first-year Bullitt East head coach Kyle Downs has managed to assemble some smaller sponsors for this tourney.