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Today's News

  • WEATHER ALERT: High Wind Watch

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a high wind watch for Bullitt County and surrounding areas through Wednesday afternoon.

    The high wind watch remains in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.

    A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 MPH, or gusts of 58 MPH or stronger, may occur.

  • Newton selected top of her craft among art instructors

    CLERMONT -- Kimberly Newton genuinely loves the two things she does for a living: art and teaching.

    The Bernheim Middle art instructor was recognized for efforts in both, named as the 2009-10 Kentucky Art Education Association (KAEA) Middle School Teacher of the Year during a presentation at the University of Kentucky Art Museum.

    “It’s a big honor,” said Newton. “It’s a very sought-after award.”

    The KAEA is a professional organization of more than 250 art teachers. Members vote annually on nominations received for the award.

  • LIHEAP signups underway in Bullitt County

    As Winter approaches, Multi-Purpose CAA will begin the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Nov. 2 through Dec. 11, in an effort to assist low-income residents with high utility bills.

    LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky. in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

    Last year over 621 residents of Bullitt County received financial assistance and emergency services from the LIHEAP Subsidy component.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Dec. 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Dec. 7:

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  • Flu shots available; more state info on H1N1

    The Bullitt County Health Department reminds the public that the best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccination shot annually.

    Flu shots are now given at the Health Department on Lees Valley Drive in Shepherdsville.

    Flu shots will be given on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    If you have Medicare HMO, please contact your primary care provider to get the flu vaccine.

    If you have supplemental insurance along with Medicare, please bring both cards.

  • COYLE'S CORNER
  • Girls' Sixth Region showdown Tuesday

    LOUISVILLE - Early season bragging rights as the top girls’ team in the Sixth Region will be on the line Tuesday when Bullitt East travels into Jefferson County to take on Butler, the 2008 Kentucky State Champions.

    The two traditional powers are the top-rated teams in the Sixth Region this season. In the pre-season coaches’ poll, Butler was ranked first in the Sixth Region with Bullitt East second. However, in the overall state rankings, Bullitt East was 10th and Butler was 24th.

  • Community invited to help MAPP out plans for county's future needs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — What exactly determines the overall health of a community?

    Bullitt County Health Department’s Education Coordinator Cynthia Brown knows its much more than just the absence of illness.

    A person’s overall health includes physical, spiritual and mental aspects, including access to adequate employment and healthcare, education and lots of opportunities for physical exercise and interaction.

  • Renewal of wedding vows to be extra special for LJ couple

    LEBANON JUNCTION - When high school sweethearts Scott and Misty Cunningham married on June 17, 1995, and vowed to support one another for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, they were very serious about the love they pledged for one another.

    But neither of them knew exactly how those vows would be tested 14 years later.

    Just a little over one year ago on Oct. 23, 2008, Misty began experiencing severe stomach pain and she sought emergency medical attention at Jewish Hospital South’s emergency room.

  • Extreme ATV park thrown off track

    BROOKS - Owners of property that includes an old Superfund site had hoped to legally use the land for outside sports, such as ATV trails.

    However, that appears to be a mute issue.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment voted 5-1 to deny a conditional-use permit for S&S Land Development Group to use its 503 acres off Smith Landfill Road for an extreme ATV park.

    With losing the conditional-use permit part of the process, attorney Paul Whitty then withdrew his client’s rezoning request on Thursday night.