Today's News

  • Federal grant to help train teachers on new standards

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - There is one thing for sure about the education profession. You better be ready for change.

        When the state General Assembly wiped out the former testing procedures of the Kentucky Education Reform Act, Senate Bill 1 was approved.

        In that, the state department of education was given the assignment on how to move forward with improving the system across the commonwealth.

        This fall, the yet to be seen standards will begin in earnest.

  • Spainhours earn recognition for work with CASA

        LOUISVILLE - One member of the family knew that they would be the recipient of an award from a statewide organization. The other didn’t.

        But, the state Court Appointed Special Advocates honored a husband and wife team that has been instrumental in protecting children in the commonwealth.

        Elise Givhan Spainhour was selected by the organization as the Judge of the Year for CASA.

  • Artists put beautiful picture on underpass

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Drivers passing underneath the CSX Railroad overpass along Joe B. Hall Avenue will now see more than two stone walls with warning stripes.

        The Visual Artists of Bullitt County (VABC) transformed the overpass walls into two murals with works of art featuring the county.

        The VABC, in partnership with the Bullitt County Arts Council (BCAC), planned the project for three years, receiving approval from CSX.

  • Hearing begins to set out recount process

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process to figure out the procedure to conduct a recount of the ballots cast in the jailer's race on Nov. 2 started on Wednesday.

        But it will take another hearing on Friday morning to determine the exact steps to be taken to conduct the recount and to determine the cost of conducting such a recount.

  • 'Young' can't fully describe Lady Eagles

        HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Lady Eagles were a very young team a year ago under then first-year head coach Amber Courtney.

        The green and gold will be younger this season.

        Losing the program’s only two seniors from a year ago was expected. Those losses left Courtney with no seniors this season and only one junior. There could well be times this season when as many as four varsity starters could be freshmen - or younger.

  • Eagles look to be stronger in a tough district

        HEBRON ESTATES - Over the past several seasons, wins have been few and far between for the North Bullitt Eagles.

        Because of that, expectations for this season are minimal. However, Eagle head coach Lee Barger feels his 2010-2011 team can rise above those expectations this winter and be competitive in a very tough 24th District race.

        Barger will have to do that with a much different cast than a year ago.

  • National TV star had roots in Bullitt County

        HEBRON ESTATES - Gardner McKay spent three years on national television starring in the show, “Adventures in Paradise.”

        The actor eventually found eternal paradise in Bullitt County, having his remains interred at Hebron Cemetery under a flat stone with one of his own poems inscribed upon it.

        Why would a one-time famous celebrity that never lived in Bullitt be buried here? Local researchers have uncovered a few reasons.

  • CC making huge strides locally

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - I cannot use enough adjectives to describe the strides that cross-country has made in Bullitt County over the past few years.

        There was a time when having one high school team even qualify for the state championships was major news. Heck, there was a time when having two of the six county programs fielding full teams was major news.

  • BE's Jackson headed to Ky. Wesleyan for baseball

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East baseball standout Chaz Jackson didn’t waste any time when it came to deciding on his future on the diamond.

        In a ceremony last Monday at the school, the senior signed to play baseball starting next fall at Kentucky Wesleyan College, an NCAA Division II program in Owensboro.

        Other than a short look at St. Catharine College, Jackson knew exactly where he wanted to attend college for the next four years.

  • LJ looks for way to pay for flood wall repair work

        LEBANON JUNCTION - For some time now the city’s floodwall between Railroad Avenue and Highway 434 has sat damaged and while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was supposed to begin repairing the floodwall’s separating tiles late last month, the project has hit a snag.

        During the November regular meeting of City Council, Mayor Butch Sweat said the corps put the project on hold after bids came in higher than the $300,000 estimate the corps had originally anticipated for repairing the roughly mile-long section of the floodwall.