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Today's News

  • NBHS salutes the veterans

    North Bullitt had a special salute to Veterans Day with retired First Sgt. Pamela Cypert as the keynote speaker.

    The school’s JROTC, including the drill team, coordinated the program.

    Several members of the armed services were present, along with school system officials.

  • Hunters find no barrier to their sport

    CLERMONT - The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Bernheim Chapter recently hosted its eighth Wheelin’ Sportsmen event.

    The program offers handicapped hunters an opportunity to enjoy the sport with plenty of assistance from NWTF volunteers.

    NWTF Bernheim Chapter President Eddie Orozco said 36 hunters participated.

    With the help of donations, contributing sponsors and members from other area NWTF chapters, Wheelin’ Sportsmen clears paths for wheelchair accessibility, sets up blinds and offers forest guides.

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Shepherdsville Kingdom Hall: Volunteers from all over make new worship center possible

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They came from miles away as part of a mission.

    Their mission was to construct a new place of worship.

    The Shepherdsville congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses had outgrown their space on Highway 44 East and needed a new place to worship.

    Once the location on the Charles Hamilton Highway was found, it was time to build.

    Over the course of several weeks, over 1,000 volunteers worked to build the new kingdom hall.

    “It is wonderful,” said Joe Hurst, who coordinated the effort.

  • Bullitt Central, Cardinal Dodge continue to create FFA scholarships for school

    Cardinal Dodge and Bullitt Central FFA Chapter announced that the two organizations raised more than $1,750 in scholarship and operational funds through the Hometown Scholarship Program.

    Through the program Bullitt Central FFA members accepted suggested donations of $5.00 from Shepherdsville community members.

    The donors were then invited to visit the dealership for a t-shirt as well a chance to win an all-new 2009 Dodge Ram truck.

    The donated funds are earmarked for FFA scholarships and the FFA’s treasury for operational and leadership needs.

  • Train settlement claims due Nov. 28

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Where were you on Jan. 16, 2007?

    If you were within 3.5 miles of the site of the train derailment in Brooks you might be eligible to receive a part of a $3 million class action settlement fund approved by U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell.

    However, if you want to be part of the class action group that could receive from $115 to $574, you must sign up by Nov. 28, 2008.

  • King of the Bluegrass a positive week for BE

    FAIRDALE - The Bullitt East Chargers didn’t play a late game on the final night of the Canfield Development King of the Bluegrass Holiday Tournament.

    The Chargers only played half of their four games in the ‘big’ gym.

    There was no trophy on Tuesday when the team finished tournament play in the middle of the afternoon.

  • County saving dollars on bills after analysis

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – When Bullitt County officials took a company up on an offer to find ways to save money on its telecommunications, no one knew the final result.

    After a year, it appears the county will save about $27,000 annually.

    Mike Fallot of Ecomtek spoke recently to Bullitt Fiscal Court members on the savings found by his company.

    As part of the agreement, the company will be paid 35 percent of the savings over the next three years.

    The company did an audit of the bills and services received by the county.

  • Parents will soon have access to student's grades

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What’s one of the biggest complaints Bullitt County school superintendent Keith Davis has heard this year?

    School bus issues? Teacher or principal complaints? School food?

    No.

    It’s the inability of parents to have access to their child’s grades and assignments via the internet.

    Davis said a state-mandated change in the student data management system in Kentucky hit Bullitt County this year.

    “It’s been awful,” Davis admitted.

  • Beam receives tax incentives for $15 million visitor center

    FRANKFORT – The plans for a Visitors Experience at Jim Beam Distillery got a shot in the arm Wednesday.

    The Kentucky Tourism Development Authority approved tax incentives for the $15 million project at the Clermont plant.

    When completed in 2012, the new visitors center could have 200,000 tourists annually visit the plant off Highway 245.

    In September, Jim Beam officials announced plans to replace the American Outpost visitor center with a totally new type of interpretative center.

  • Football to see some key changes starting in 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A great local high school football season is now in the rear view mirror and what a season it was.

    Obviously, Bullitt East reaching the Class 4-A state championship game heads the list of accomplishments, but perhaps just as important is the fact that for the first time in at least 15 years, all three Bullitt County football programs posted winning records.

    Yes, there have been seasons where all three have been below .500, but marks of 9-6, 8-3 and 8-5 this fall might just be the best combined mark in Bullitt County football history.