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Today's News

  • Freedom provides perfect fit for Minogue as new principal

    HEBRON ESTATES - Sometimes a new job just feels like a perfect fit.

    Marcella Minogue feels that way about her new role as Freedom Elementary principal.

    The former Freedom instructor took over this week as the school’s first female principal.

    “Having taught here I saw the wonderful part of Freedom,” she said. “I knew what it had to offer.”

  • School attendance very important

    The beginning of each new school year your child begins another part of their amazing journey from the first day of kindergarten to high school graduation.

    One of the most essential elements for a student’s success is good attendance.

    Attendance is important and must be taken seriously for kindergarten students, elementary, middle and high school students.

    Students need to be at school each day in order to be properly prepared for the important next steps in learning.

  • Redistricting - let the war of fears begin

    Seldom does anything generate the controversy caused when school boundary lines are altered.

    With continued growth and the construction of a new elementary school in Mount Washington, the dreaded need to redistrict schools has been done.

    Though not etched in stone, the committee set forth some changes that won’t be altered by a simple plea from the public.

    On Tuesday, Aug. 18, a public hearing will be held at the central office. This will be a time when your voice can be heard.

  • Where did fun, sportsmanship go?

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Years ago when my uncle died his tombstone included the likeness of a basketball goal and a ball with the University of Kentucky logo on it.

    These days I wish their places were reversed: Uncle John here and local college basketball put to rest.

    I grew up in this area and have always been a basketball fan. I used to play it. I keep the March Madness grids each year.

    Now I think I’ve actually had enough.

    I followed all three of the area’s major schools: Kentucky, Louisville and Indiana. I’ve always rooted for all three.

  • Shepherdsville still looking for ways to deal with property

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The problems of caring for homes which are going through the foreclosure process is growing throughout the country.

    Shepherdsville is not immune to that problem.

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said growing grass and abandoned homes are becoming a “major problem.”

    Local banks are good about taking care of their properties, said McAuliffe.

    Chuck Keith, city works foreman, said his crews could work every day for two weeks and not get caught up with the grass cutting.

  • Mystery Shepherdsville city employee purchases monument to honor military

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When he sees a military person in uniform at a restaurant, there's a good chance he will pay for their meal.

    Although he never served in the military, he believes the men and women who serve this country should be honored and remembered.

    His latest way to honor the veterans was to purchase a monument and plaque.

    During a special ceremony Thursday, the monument was dedicated in Shepherdsville City Park.

    The city employee doesn't want his identity to be known, although his friends know who "he" is.

  • Sheriff's department adding 'horse sense' to its agency

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Sheriffs are adding a little more horse sense to the department.

    Sheriff Donnie Tinnell appointed special deputy Rick Miller to head a new equine investigation unit established to focus on potential cases of horse neglect or abuse.

    “We get calls and we wanted someone qualified to check them,” said Tinnell. “(Miller) knows a lot about horses and he’s been around here a long time.”

  • Wight-Meyer wins state fair prize

    Kentucky wineries pocketed 72 medals, including four gold medals, at the Kentucky State Fair wine competition Aug. 15 in Louisville.

  • Last-minute greed haunts Eagles in loss

    HEBRON ESTATES - In Shakespeare, avarice is the root of all evil.

    Simply put, greed is the root of all evil.

    In terms of a football game, coaches will sometimes go for play that might be a bit greedy or ill-advised.

    North Bullitt football coach Brett Newton openly told his players that he was guilty.

    Up 14-7 with just 1:44 left in the first half, Newton opted to try to get a quick score against the Christian Academy Centurions.

    It didn’t work out.

  • Bernheim teachers hit road to make special in-home visit to their parents

    CLERMONT -- If you were a student, what would you do with a teacher standing on your front porch?

    Bernheim Middle School teachers were knocking on doors, only to let students know there was nothing to fear.

    Taking an idea from a successful program in Mason County, Bernheim implemented a home visitation program prior to the first day of classes.

    Administrators, teachers and counselors traveled in pairs to the homes of every registered Bernheim student.