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Today's News

  • Burress, Spainhour attend circuit judges’ fall college

    FRANKFORT - Chief Circuit Judge Rodney D. Burress and Family Court Judge Elise Givhan Spainhour, who serve Bullitt County, participated in the 2009 Circuit Judges Fall College held Sept. 20-24 in Lexington.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts offered the college for Circuit Court judges and Family Court judges throughout the state.

  • Shepherdsville gets suggestion to repair facility, charge fees

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City officials closed down the use of its new gym due to issues over maintenance and vandalism.

    Now, Shepherdsville officials are looking at what needs to be done on its community center located behind the old city hall on Frank E. Simon Avenue.

    Bob Meek, scoutmaster for Troop 686, recently wrote a letter to city officials voicing some concerns about the community center, which the Boys Scouts remodeled several years ago.

  • Redistricting approved for area schools for next fall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He called it the most difficult decision he's had to make while serving on the Bullitt County Public School Board.

    And Gary Wooldridge has had to make that decision twice in less than two full terms on the board.

    While just one parent spoke on Tuesday, Wooldridge knows that many parents and students may be unhappy with the redistricting plan approved. At the same time, he knows there would be no way to make everyone happy.

  • Greenwell honored for 55 years on LJ VFD

    LEBANON JUNCTION - William Clay Greenwell wasn’t a man who sought out publicity.

    In fact, several said he would probably be very humbled by the dedication service.

    A special ceremony was recently held to name the Lebanon Junction Firehouse in his honor. It is a place he spent 55 years of his life.

    With his wife, Peggy, and family on-hand, local friends and dignitaries, including U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, paid their respects to the man who passed away during the winter.

  • Schools can take breath, no time to relax just yet

    While all the numbers are still being assembled, it appears the school district leadership is pretty pleased with the strides made in the latest round of testing.

    While the CATS test has been put to rest, the federal No Child Left Behind remains.

    The district made a great stride when students with disabilities tested at a level where they were shy of the goal but made significant progress to be granted Safe Harbor.

    Few districts can claim to reach this level.

    But the district has too many schools which are not reaching their individual targets.

  • Trip to Asia can prove beneficial

    When Kentucky’s college basketball coaches are mired in a down year and look to build their teams for the future, they go to the proverbial ends of the earth to find prospects.

    Knowing that competition for new players is fierce, they act aggressively to sell their program and their team ee" often concentrating on areas where previous recruiting successes have built relationships with local coaches and scouts.

    State officials must employ a similar strategy in preparing Kentucky’s economy and its work force for growth and success.

  • It’s Not a Business, It’s a SCAM!

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about two companies that claim to be Louisville-based businesses, but they are actually scams. Consumers across the country are contacting the BBB of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky to inquire about these “companies.” 

     

    JC Henning

    BBB has received over 100 inquiries on JC Henning, Inc from across the country. These scammers prey on the unemployed. They have a professional looking website at www.jchenninginc.com that features a photo of the corporate

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  • Wilson to lead adventure tourism branch

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Elaine Wilson is pleased with the strides made during her 20 years as leader of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission.

    And while she wasn’t looking to a new adventure, some people at the state tourism cabinet had different thoughts.

    When the position of executive director of the state tourism cabinet’s adventure tourism was offered, Wilson couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

  • Cross-country regionals set for Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For perhaps the first time in history, all three Bullitt County high schools could field full teams this week in the regional cross-country meets in Jefferson County.

    While all the schools have had programs in recent years, they didn’t always have enough to fill all the spots available. In cross-country, teams can run as many as seven runners in a meet with the top five times earning team points.

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