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Today's News

  • Partnership with schools could give library cards to all students

      A working partnership exists between Bullitt County Public Schools and Bullitt County Public Library to ensure all 13,200 students have a library card prior to the 2017–2018 school year.

    Called the Take 5 initiative, the collaboration is designed to make sure that even if a parent or guardian cannot take their student to the library and sign them up for a card, the student will still have access to the materials they need to make their school year a success.

  • Street Rod Nationals this week in Louisville

     LOUISVILLE -- Residents in Bullitt County will see a lot of classic street rods in the community this week.

    It is time for the National Street Rod Association’s 48th annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

    Between 10,000 and 15,000 vintage automobiles will make the visit to Louisville for show, which will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

    Members from across the world will gather for this unique event. The NSRA will include vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

  • Bullitt Central finishes sixth at NASP World Championships

     ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Bullitt Central capped off its most successful archery season ever recently with a sixth place finish overall in the NASP World Championships at the Orange County Convention Center.

    Bullitt East also did well in the high school competition, finishing 16th overall.

    The event included 3,400 archers in the 8th annual bulls-eye competition and another 1,200 students in the newer International Bowhunting Organizations 3D Challenge.

  • County loses pair of different leaders

     As I do on an occasional basis, we try to salute some of those who have left Earth but not without making an impact on their community.

    While on a short vacation, I learned that two pillars in the community -- Tom Jasper and Jim Enlow -- passed away.

    While at the newspaper the past 34 years, I didn’t have the opportunity to have many direct dealings with Jasper.

    However, the resume was impressive and his impact upon the community, especially in Mount Washington, could not be questioned.

  • Preston Highway could be reopened next Monday over Barley Creek

     Just in time for the opening of the new school year, Preston Highway near Barley Creek is scheduled to be reopened to traffic by Monday, Aug. 7.

    According to Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the state transportation cabinet’s District Five in Louisville, the bridge over Barley Creek is nearly complete.

    The original completion date was July 28. The contract had an opening date of Aug. 2.

    Clifford said that due to some issues on the project, the contractor was given a few more days to complete the work.

  • BTS...Middle, high schools see turnover

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Three new principals, a major construction project, some minor tweaks, and an emphasis on Chromebook technology are some of the major topics for students and families of Bullitt County high schools and middle schools.

    Chromebook technology was available to all BCPS high school freshman last year. This year further advancement will make its way into middle school, even into some elementary classrooms.

  • Lawsuit filed on past due garbage accounts in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There have been concerns over unpaid garbage bills that date back to 2012.

    Those concerns have now resulted in a lawsuit.

    Eco-Tech LLC recently filed a lawsuit in Bullitt Circuit Court demanding the city of Shepherdsville pay over $143,000 in unpaid garbage bills as of June 20, 2017.

    The current contract is scheduled to terminate on Sept. 20, 2017, and the city is accepting bids on a revised ordinance.

  • BIG PURPLE

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The hope is always raise more awareness and end the stigma of drug addiction within the community.

    The annual Big Purple Event was hosted at Zoneton Fire Department by Break the Chains of Addiction Bullitt County and the Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (BOAT).

    The event included many guest speakers, featuring experts and former addicts, who shared experiences and advice pertaining to ongoing drug abuse and prevention strategies. A Narcan distribution and training were also presented.

  • Offe pledges change as next sheriff

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — To bring change, you must vote for an individual who will make change.

    Mike Offe pledges that he will bring a new form of leadership to the office of Bullitt County sheriff.

    Offe, 61, retired after 37 years in the military. He fell in love with Bullitt County and decided that would be the place he would retire.

    Being retired, Offe said he wanted to find a way he could provide public service using his leadership skills.

  • Early instruction at Cougar Football Camp

     With the young league and high school football teams already practicing for the upcoming seasons, a handful of local players got in some exact work recently when they took part in the Bullitt Central Cougar Football Camp.

    This was the second year for the camp under Bullitt Central head coach Matt Kuehn.

    There was no contact at this camp, but the young players got some instruction in the fundamentals of the sport as well as competing against one another in some punt, pass and kick competitions.