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Today's News

  • Stephen Guelda earns rank of Eagle Scout

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Boy Scout Troop 868 proudly announces that Stephen Guelda of Shepherdsville has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Stephen is the 11th scout to earn the Eagle rank in Troop 868 during the unit’s 10-year history.

    Stephen, who lives in Fox Chase, is a recent graduate of St. Xavier High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society.

    Stephen is a member of St. Aloysius Parish in Shepherdsville and an active participant in the youth group at Mother Seton Catholic Church in Okolona.

  • Oh, the baskets they can weave

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Basket making is an art that produces a beautiful and useful product. But perhaps what makes it interesting for anyone is that behind each handmade basket is a special story or experience that reveals something about its maker.

  • Defense, pitching keeps Blue Lick alive until hitting arrives

    HILLVIEW - The bats may not have been ringing as well as manager Scott Belt would have liked but defense and pitching carried the Blue Lick 15 All-Stars to the District 13 championship.

    The team will advance to state tournament play Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Bowling Green.

    “The defense and pitching carried us,” Belt said after being showered with water during the victory celebration.

    Many of the players advanced to last year’s 14-year-old state tournament as a district runner-up. This time, they will go as district champs.

  • Kentucky Basketball Coaches' East-West All-Star Game

    LOUISVILLE - A trio of local players, Bullitt East’s Kayla Thacker, Bullitt Central’s Qualeatha Bennett and Bullitt East’s Shelby Romine combined with Bullitt Central head coach Bryan Bates to lead the West team to a 71-41 victory on Saturday night in the Kentucky High School Coaches’ Association East-West All-Star Game at Bellarmine University.

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  • 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.