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Today's News

  • Students return to class Wednesday

     Bullitt County Public Schools students will return to classes on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

    The school system scheduled its winter break for the two-week period beginning after the Friday, Dec. 16, school day.

    Schools would regularly return to class on Monday, Jan. 2, but that day was designated as an official national holiday due to New Years Day falling on a Sunday.

    Tuesday has been scheduled as a teacher planning day for BCPS, meaning the students will not be attending until Wednesday.

  • Youngsters take Polar Express thanks to Journey Christian

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Journey Christian Church took everyone on a special Christmas journey.

    The Shepherdsville church hosted a Polar Express themed celebration, complete with complimentary hot chocolate and a visit aboard the famous train to the North Pole.

    Children visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, while enjoying their beverages, writing letters to nursing home residents and working on various arts and crafts in Santa’s Workshop. The Dream Express mobile library was also available for a visit in the parking lot.

  • Mary Trunnell had very exciting life

     Mary Elizabeth Trunnell was born in 1849 in Bullitt County, Kentucky. 

    She was the daughter of Henry Trunnell and Mary Jane Field Bowman.  Her father Henry Trunnell was born in 1817 in Montgomery County, Maryland.  He married in 1838 to his first wife Louisa Grable.  

    They had a son who was Phillip G. Trunnell.  Louisa divorced Henry in 1848 and remarried her neighbor leaving their son to be raised by their father.

    Henry remarried in November 1848, to Mary Jane Field Bowman.

  • Police investigate suspicious device

     The following is a statement released by the Shepherdsville Police Department regarding a suspicious device:

    On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at approximately 540pm, officers responded to Tecumseh Drive on a report of a suspicious device.

    A witness reported seeing the device in a field near his residence.

    Officers on scene requested assistance from the Louisville Metro Police Bomb Squad.

    The LMPD Bomb Squad determined that it was not an explosive device and the item was rendered safe.

  • Ohio River bridge tolls begin

     LOUISVILLE – Tolling on the Louisville/Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 30.

    Tolling is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. on the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge.

  • Lady Cougars get a good ‘preview’ for Jan. contests

     HODGENVILLE – Just call last week’s trip for the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars to LaRue County to participate in the R.E. Williams Holiday Classic a preview to some upcoming games.

    Bullitt Central won its opening game in the eight-team event, beating Logan County 49-46. The team then seemed on the verge of reaching the championship game when they led LaRue County late before the Lady Hawks rallied to win 42-41.

  • Plenty of activities during winter at Bernheim

     CLERMONT -- Winter is the perfect to come to Bernheim and explore the forest. 

    That’s why Bernheim’s January calendar is full of exciting nature-related events and activities for all ages. 

    From exploring naked trees, to hiking to watch the winter raptors or attending the annual Rock Swap and Lithic Art Show, there is no shortage of winter wonders at Bernheim. 

    ECO Kids Discovery Days 

  • Jamie’s Cakes and Pastries offers sweet treats in Shepherdsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Downtown Shepherdsville is in for a real treat with the addition of Jamie’s Cakes and Pastries.

    The new business opened in October at 341 S.Buckman Street, in the former Country Cupboard location.

    Co-owners Jamie Buskirk and her niece, Cortney Burden, run the family-owned establishment, with assistance from family employees including Buskirk’s mother and family matriarch Barbara Norris.

    Buskirk grew up in the Shepherdsville area and wanted to create a place where locals could relax and enjoy themselves.

  • CHRISTMAS: Cedar Grove Elementary

     CEDAR GROVE - A pirate theme for a Christmas concert?

    Choir and Orff students from Cedar Grove Elementary hosted a Christmas-themed concert while shaking their pirate booty.

    Students performed songs to a pre-recorded pirate story including their own voices. They also performed on various percussion instruments, including ukuleles.

    The school was recently awarded 40 new ukuleles from Kana, one of the largest ukulele companies in the United States.

    The choir and Orff students were directed by Rebecca Dennis.

  • Coming Soon -- Talks on Charter Schools

     Charter schools.  

    We have all heard the statistics and the arguments.  Forty-three states have approved charter schools in one form or another.

    I have written about charters in this space before and my position is and has always been that I am not in favor of any particular organizational structure to educate kids; I am in favor of educating our kids, period.  

    Now that no legislative barrier blocks the passage of a charter school law, our attention needs to turn to the particulars.