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Today's News

  • Dadisman, Carr honored by Scottish Rite for contributions to community

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Masons from throughout the county gathered recently as the Bullitt County Scottish Rite held its annual dinner and recognition.

    As part of the annual dinner, the organization honored its Mason of the Year and its Outstanding Citizen.

    Robert L. Dadisman was selected as the Outstanding Mason and Larry Carr was selected as the Outstanding Citizen.

    In addition, the McNeil Lodge 586 in Lebanon Junction was selected as the Outstanding Lodge of the year.

  • KIPDA will do county transportation study

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you asked residents of Bullitt County to tell you one of their biggest concerns, it would probably involve roads.

    Whether it concerned safety or whether it was about congestion, roads are a concern in a growing community.

    To get a better handle on some of the traffic issues, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved a planned transportation study to be conducted by the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency.

    Andy Rush, a transportation planner for KIPDA, said similar studies had been done previously for other member counties, such as Oldham.

  • Tourist commission audit remains strong despite softer economy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It would be hard to top the financial success achieved by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission in 2006-07.

    Besides having a good year in tourism, the conference center was home for several months to CSX-related contractors who rented space for the January 2007 train derailment cleanup.

    But, accountant Sandy Verbeck said that 2007-08 wasn’t a bad fiscal year, despite the soft economy.

  • Santa Barr brings sense of hope to all

    We’ve reached that magic point in the year when Santa Barr is expected to make his annual appearance.

    He’s supposed to bring those serious and not-so-serious gifts to local leaders, most of whom seem to have a sense of humor and realize that in the Santa business and the newspaper business, there’s no money to bring any gifts these days.

    But ole Santa Barr isn’t in the mood this holiday season.

    You see, sports editor Mike Farner decides that once a year he will write something remotely creative and out of the box.

  • Mobile mammograms to be done in county during 2009

    Screening mammograms are one of our best weapons against breast cancer. To help make this essential test convenient for the women in our community, we contract with James Graham Brown Cancer Center to provide the mobile mammogram unit here at the Bullitt County Health Department.

    It is estimated that one-third of all breast cancer deaths in America each year could be prevented by early detection. Breast cancer treated in its early stage can usually be treated successfully.

    Mammography dates for 2009 are the following:

  • Tips on how to survive winter driving conditions

    With the onset of winter and the possibility that motorists may have to drive in inclement weather, the Kentucky State Police are offering safe driving tips. 

  • BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR: January 2009

    BULLITT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR OF EVENTS: JANUARY 2009

    1-2:

    NO SCHOOL

    5:

    BACK TO SCHOOL

    Calendar Committee Meeting at Central Office, 12-5 p.m.

    6:

    Directors Meeting at Central Office, 8:15 a.m.

    Bernheim Middle SBDM Meeting, 5 p.m.

    Bullitt Lick Middle SBDM Meeting, 4:30 p.m.

    Freedom Elementary Facility Meeting, 4 p.m.

    Overdale Elementary SBDM Meeting, 4:30 p.m.; PTA Meeting, 6 p.m.

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  • Even Santa feels economic pinch

    NORTH POLE - Bullitt County could become one of many areas targeted by a Christmas budget crunch this season.

    Holiday host Santa Claus announced during a recent press conference that a slack economy could result in scaled-down gifts for good little boys and girls this season. Bullitt County was one of the included areas.

    “We’ll still have a wonderful year, just not as much on the material side of it,” said Claus, adding that Americans would “make due in splendid character.”

  • Bullitt County Challenge: BE wins but BC and NB struggle early in showcase

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Basketball fans had the opportunity Saturday to see all three local teams competing against foes from outside Bullitt County.

    The first annual Bullitt County Challenge was held for the girls on Saturday at Bullitt East. Unfortunately, the home teams came away with just a single victory.

    The three local teams hope to make this an annual event with each of the programs hosting the day of hoops during an upcoming season.

    No plans have been solidified for next season at this point.

    North Bullitt