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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Late rally gives the Lady Eagles a holiday victory

    CARROLLTON - You can take the North Bullitt Lady Eagles out of the Eighth Region, but you can’t take the Eighth Region out of the Lady Eagles.

    When veteran North Bullitt head coach Bill Robinette went looking for a holiday tournament for his team this season, he found one with a lot of familiar faces when he entered the North American Stainless Basketball Classic at Carroll County High School. Five of the eight teams in the event are former Eighth Region foes before North Bullitt was shifted to the Sixth Region three years ago.

  • Eastside holds off Zoneton's rally for crown

    PLEASANT GROVE - A late rally made it close, but the Eastside Eagles won the school’s first Middle School ‘A’ Division Basketball Championship on Friday with a 45-41 victory over Zoneton.

    The victory completed a sweep for the eighth-graders at Eastside as they won the title each of their three seasons as teammates, taking the two previous ‘B’ titles before securing the ‘A’ title this season.

    Eastside finished the season with an 18-4 mark.

  • Civilians are often caught at disadvantage

    One of the most thankless jobs may be an appointment to an agency, such as a fire board or a civil service commission.

    Probably few people understand the responsibility of these agencies, especially when questions are posed by those outside.

    In Shepherdsville, the civil service commission is a three-member body that listens to appeals of disciplinary action taken against employees.

    It is also the body that certifies test scores for merit openings.

  • Kentucky needs leadership, not partisanship

    To many people, it must have been a remarkable picture.

    After months of bitter campaigning, President-elect Barack Obama sat next to Sen. John McCain for a meeting a few days ago. They talked at length about how they could reach across party lines to discuss – and move forward on – some of the nation’s most challenging issues.

    If they can do this on a national level, why can’t we do it in Kentucky?

    The truth is: we can and we must. At a defining hour in our state’s history we need the same kind of bipartisan spirit.

  • First Bullitt County Challenge set for Saturday at East

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Local basketball fans can get a look at all three Bullitt County girls’ basketball teams in one sitting on Saturday in the first Bullitt County Challenge event.

    So-called ‘showcase’ events have become popular throughout Kentucky over the past few years. In these events, teams get together and play one game in a non-tournament format. Bullitt East will play in three of these style events in January alone.

  • Preston, Chargers experience wild ride

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - For most football teams that reach a championship game in Kentucky, the season is pretty much smooth sailing with only a minor hiccup or bump in the road along the way.

    Not for the Bullitt East Chargers in 2008. This season was one wild ride for the red and gold. This was a roller-coaster ride that was Badder than the Beast.

    Bullitt East did not start the season well. In fact, the red and gold had a losing record midway through the regular season. There were times that the team just didn’t play that well.