Today's News

  • Health department out of H1N1 vaccine, more coming soon

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Health Department's first shipment of the novel H1N1 vaccine available to the public ran out Wednesday.

    A steady but orderly crowd showed up at the Bullitt County Health Department Tuesday to receive the novel H1N1 vaccine and the clinic ran through Wednesday until the supply was gone.

  • Personal school info leaked

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The names and Social Security numbers of over 600 Bullitt County school system employees were mistakenly distributed to over 1,800 e-mail addresses of fellow workers on Tuesday morning.

    All employees were given the notice of the 676 employees who had not completed their open enrollment information for health insurance for the coming year.

    According to the school system, 737 of the 1,829 messages were recalled. All electronic messages were accounted for as of Tuesday morning.

  • BE home for first playoff contest

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A few weeks ago, Bullitt East coach Doug Preston told his players they were on the verge of being a very good football team.

    That came after a tough road loss to Marion County, the team’s only district loss in Preston’s two years at the helm.

    Last week against North Bullitt, Preston told the players they were getting even closer.

    On Friday night, homecoming night was the game when he felt the team began to surge in a tough 10-0 victory over LaRue County.

  • New judge needed for county, bank suit

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A new judge will be required to determine the fate of a lawsuit filed by Bullitt Fiscal Court against its former financial institution.

  • THE GAME: 34th meeting in rivalry set for Friday at BC

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Game, the oldest football rivalry in Bullitt County will be renewed for the 34th consecutive year on Friday when the North Bullitt Eagles invade George Valentine Field to take on the Bullitt Central Cougars.

    The two teams have been on pretty much opposite courses this season as the Cougars are 7-2 and have already secured a post-season play-off berth at home for the first time in 30 years.

  • Team approach needed to solve addiction issues

    Alcoholism and other addictions are treatable diseases, and when they are properly treated, those affected can lead productive, healthy lives.

    Years of scientific research and science-based treatment shows that addiction is a medical condition that should be treated like any other chronic illness.

    The 2008 expansion of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996, which requires equal treatment for insurance coverage of mental health and addiction disorders to that for physical ailments, shows that the majority of our elected officials understand this.

  • Caring adults do make great leaders

    If you enjoy working with young people, volunteering as a 4-H club leader may be an exciting and fulfilling experience for you.

    In 4-H, caring, enthusiastic adults are always needed to assist young people in achieving their goals.

    Club leaders can positively impact a 4-H’ers life. It is very rewarding for them to watch young people build self-confidence and self-worth and develop new interests as they accomplish goals in various projects and activities.

    Club leaders can either organize a community club or a project club.

  • Hebron Estates man makes bid to collect over 100,000 books

    HEBRON ESTATES - Maybe one day someone from Bullitt County will donate a biography about Jim Davis.

    The Hebron Estates resident is attempting to begin a book collection drive with a lofty goal of attaining 100,000 books.

    A retired truck driver for the military and former motivational speaker, Davis developed his idea while watching a television show about schools needing more books in rural eastern Kentucky.

    “The kids didn’t have any school books or libraries,” he said. “I thought this would be something to benefit them.”

  • North’s Goeings just short of state

    LOUISVILLE - Over the past several weeks, North Bullitt boys’ golf coach John Hunt has been telling anyone who would listen that his top two players - Brandon Goeings and Matt Bloom - were the verge of knocking down some low scores.

  • Set clocks back this weekend

    Daylight Savings Time officially takes place Sunday morning at 2 a.m.

    All clocks should be set backwards one hour, allowing for an extra hour of time (2 a.m. will become 1 a.m.).

    Fire officials always recommend that homeowners check smoke alarm batteries in conjuction with resetting clocks.