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Today's News

  • Time is now to study the direction of planning for the future

    The family that operates under the umbrella of Bullitt County government recently lost a very valuable member.

    Evelyn Fackler, a long-time employee with the Bullitt County Planning and Zoning office, passed away after an illness.

    Starting in a small two-person office in what is now one of the history museum rooms, Fackler grew with the county.

    From an administrative assistant, she was first promoted to assistant director and then took over as the planning administrator when Larry Belcher went back full-time to the General Assembly.

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  • BC's football turnaround was a season to remember

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If football becomes a consistently successful program at Bullitt Central over the next few decades, then historians can point to the 2008 season as the turning point from years of losing records.

    For the first time since 1990, the Cougars produced a winning record, going 8-3 against a top-flight schedule. More importantly, coach Danny Leasor’s team was competitive night in and night out even against the best teams that they faced.

  • Walls, Bennett heading BC's wrestling fortunes

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With three weeks remaining until the regional tournament, the Bullitt Central wrestling program is putting the final pieces in place for a big finish.

    While there are still some question marks in coach Josh Durham’s program, there is no doubt that seniors Jeremiah Walls and Akeem Bennett are the top wrestlers with the best chance for post-season success.

    Still, that was the expected news when the season began after Walls finished third at 160-pounds last year at the Kentucky State Wrestling Championships while Bennett was sixth at 140-pounds.

  • Eagles won and had more fun doing it in 2008

    HEBRON ESTATES - The final record was the same as a year ago and the North Bullitt Eagles had the same results in the post-season, but there was one big difference between 2007 and 2008 for veteran head coach Brett Newton.

    This past season, it was an enjoyable campaign for Newton.

    “It was much more enjoyable,” Newton said last week at the school. “For the most part the kids got along better. We didn’t have as much class-consciousness. Most of the starting positions were seniors because of our small junior class.”

  • Local teachers give coaches excellent marks

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - In only its second year, the placement of curriculum coaches seems to have been a positive one in Bullitt County Public Schools.

    But instead of taking perceptions as the gospel, teachers were given the opportunity to take a short survey on the effectiveness of the 16 coaches currently working in the school district.

    Of those who took the survey, 423 teachers had utilized the curriculum coach at their school and their responses were favorable on every question asked.

  • Board opts for alternate calendar; fall break turns to Turkey week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students and teachers won’t start back to school quite as early in August as proposed.

    But they will each return to the classrooms a day earlier than this year.

    With a draft proposal from the calendar committee in hand, Bullitt County Public School Board members received two other options Tuesday evening from superintendent Keith Davis.

    In looking at the options, board members unanimously accepted a version that would alter some of the original proposals.

  • BE-BC girls' showdown set for Feb. 6; BE boys big Wednesday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With less than a month remaining in the regular season for area high school basketball teams, the final push for the top spots is still up in the air on both the boys’ and girls’ brackets in the 24th District.

    This year’s 24th District Tournament, the fourth under this alignment, will be hosted by North Bullitt starting on Monday, Feb. 23. For the first time ever, the entire event will be conducted in the month of February.

  • Southeast Bullitt battles house fire near Cedar Grove Road

    CEDAR GROVE – A Thursday morning fire severely damaged a home near Cedar Grove Road.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire units responded to a call on a house fire at 599 Wilderness Trail around 10:45 a.m.

    The homeowner, Rob Wafzig, was not at home when the fire took place.

    The house received heavy damage to the roof on one side. Southeast Bullitt chief Julius Hatfield said an interior stairway leading to the second level had been damaged and firefighters could not access the upstairs rooms from inside.