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Today's News

  • Burton, Benkert get to 'perform' talens in Nashville for HOSA

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Kandace Burton and Katelyn Benkert hope to fulfill their dream of performing in Nashville.

    Neither are singers. They are Bullitt Central senior students currently enrolled in the Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) program at the Bullitt County Tech Center.

    Both Burton and Benkert will compete this summer in the 32nd annual National Leadership Competition in Nashville, earning their trip by performing well at the state level.

    Benkert earned a state second place finish in Persuasive Speaking, while Burton took third in Job Interview.

  • County energized to move on with stimulus opportunity

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is a check sitting in Washington, D.C., with the county’s name on it for over $289,000.

    But there is a little work that must be done before Bullitt County can utilize the federal stimulus funds provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    To make the grant become a reality, Bullitt Fiscal Court retained the services of Bryan Kirby of Community and Economic Development Associates of Richmond. Kirby is no stranger to Bullitt County as he has worked on water grants previously.

  • Guthrie brings civics to life for Cedar Grove class

    CEDAR GROVE -- Fifth graders at Cedar Grove Elementary were treated to a living Civics class presentation with a visit from U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    Gathered in the school cafeteria, fifth graders listened as Guthrie discussed the creation of the United States’ governmental system.

    Focusing on the importance of the checks and balances system, Guthrie explained the Legislative, Judicial and Executive sides to the federal government.

    “Your teachers fall under the Executive branch along with the President,” he said.

  • BE boys roll; North, East tie for girls' crown

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - At the end of Tuesday’s All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championships at Bullitt East, North Bullitt track coach Mike Whitfill, who shares the duties with Lindsey Wegley, was left talking about what might have been after his girls’ team appeared to lose the meet by a single point.

    Two days later, after Bullitt East track coach Lenny Raley had gone back over the scoring, it was learned that the Lady Eagles had indeed pulled off a minor miracle, scoring enough points to tie the Lady Chargers 66 to 66. Bullitt Central was third with 26 points.

  • Walk on Saturday to show support for military troops

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Though Memorial Day is officially celebrated the last Monday in May, many traditionalists and military veterans will tell you the original designation was set as May 30.

    Many of those people will further tell you that Memorial Day is more than a three-day weekend to grill burgers and open the pool.

    On May 30 a special Troops Support Walk will take place in Shepherdsville, honoring both fallen soldiers as well as those currently serving in foreign lands.

  • 24th District Baseball: Pitchers' duel goes to Fairdale over BC 2-1

    FAIRDALE - If a person had not seen a single Bullitt Central baseball game all season, watching Monday’s District opener against Fairdale would have been a perfect illustration of a frustrating year.

    The Cougars got good pitching but little offense in a 2-1 setback to the host Bulldogs. The loss closed out the Bullitt Central season with a 5-18 mark.

    “This game was a mirror image of our entire season,” coach Tommy Alvey said following the loss. “The pitching has kept us in the ball games but we just haven’t been able to hit the ball.”

  • Students may have chance to clean county, earn money

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — School groups may have another way to raise funds in the near future.

    And it will be a way to beautify the community.

    Due to a change in some of the allowable reimbursements in the litter abatement program, Bullitt County solid waste coordinator Larry Hatfield said he is looking at other ways to spend the allocated funds.

    The county is slated to receive $72,000 in state funds for 2009 to use on litter abatement projects.

    For the past year, Hatfield said the county would have to return about $28,900 to the state.

  • Lebanon Junction to honor fallen police officers

    LEBANON JUNCTION – Lebanon Junction’s railroad-town history is filled with intricate stories of bar brawls and shoot-outs eerily similar to stories of the old west.

    But Lebanon Junction Police Officer Col. Steve Hamilton wants to remind citizens that before they get caught up in the nostalgia of a bygone era, the colorful stories often came at an expensive price and weren’t necessarily as glamorous as they seemed.

  • Things you learn at local meetings, by watching cable

    Sometimes things are said at local governmental meetings that are so profound that they need a mention -- somewhere in the paper.

    Often, those thoughts get lost in our memory banks or in the pages of our notebooks.

    I’ll spit a couple of recent items that make you want to ponder...

    Recently, Bullitt County was given state approval to do what many private citizens have been doing -- burning storm debris.

    The county has accumulated a massive pile of debris at the Bullitt County Stockyards.

  • Deal will aid entire county in many ways

    Congratulations to the city of Shepherdsville. And congratulations to the people of Bullitt County.

    For the past couple of years, many meetings have been held between officials with the city and Jim Beam Brands.

    The city was looking for a partner to help expand its sewer treatment plant and the international distiller wanted to take its package treatment plant off-line.

    After some ticklish moments when the multi-million project appeared dead, the partnership appears to be back together and moving forward.