Today's News

  • Change or no change, change needed in parks plan for future

        There was a wonderful exchange of ideas on Thursday evening during the first of the quarterly night-time forums hosted by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        While it would have been nice to have more general discussion, the topic of the night was quite clear - the proposed YMCA merger with the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation.

        No action has been taken and there is no clear indication if any action would ever be taken.

        However, the plan, though vague, is an interesting proposition.

  • Cougars look to take steps up local baseball ladder

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Building a dynamic baseball program at Bullitt Central has taken a little longer than fourth-year head coach Tommy Alvey expected.

        The good news is that the coach can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. First and foremost, that light is a beacon to the Cougars’ new field. Finally, the maroon and gray have a home.

  • BCPS' Jenkins interviewed for national website on teaching

        District Technology Integration Specialist Susan Jenkins has comments on Converge Magazine’s website concerning teaching and technology. She was interviewed by Tanya Roscorla after following her along with several other Education Technology professionals on Twitter.

        Roscorla asked permission to interview Jenkins upon learning she was a BCPS TIS.

  • Education dominates talk in House Chamber

        FRANKFORT – When it comes to education, few days in recent years could rival last Thursday, when the state learned in the morning that it is a “Race to the Top” finalist and the Kentucky House voted overwhelmingly that afternoon to begin raising the high school drop-out age from 16 to 18.

  • Issues down to one in fire tax lawsuit

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The legal fighting may soon be over in a lawsuit started in 1999.

        A trial set for this week involving the city of Shepherdsville and the fire taxing districts of Nichols and Southeast Bullitt is not being held.

        Instead, the parties have agreed that the only motion still open to consideration in the boundary dispute is whether Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress is going to grant a new trial to the taxing districts.

  • Hoffman takes over growing Lady Charger program

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A stint as the Bullitt East softball Fall Ball coach turned into a full-time gig recently for Ricky Hoffman. Real recent in fact.

        The resignation of former head coach Ed Phelps didn’t happen until late January. Hoffman was able to work with the program when practice started Feb. 15, but he wasn’t officially in the post until a few weeks ago.

  • January to forget hampered NB

        HEBRON ESTATES - After winning a second straight game in the team’s own holiday tournament on Dec. 22, the North Bullitt Eagles had a 5-3 record.

        Even after a few holiday bumps, the squad’s record was 6-6 heading into the new year.

        That is where the good news stopped for the 2009-2010 Eagles. A zero-for-January swoon, including a double overtime loss to Bullitt Central, zapped North Bullitt’s confidence. There were just two more victories in an 8-20 campaign.

  • No seniors? No problem for Lady Cougars

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Veteran Bullitt Central softball coach Buddy Gallemore will be the first to agree with you when you point out just how young his 2010 Lady Cougars are.

        In the very next breath, Gallemore will tell you that his team won’t use that as an excuse this year. He will also remind you that a players’ class at Bullitt Central isn’t exclusive to their experience level.

  • Belcher's bill on teen suicide signed into law by governor

        FRANKFORT - Public middle and high schools will now be required to distribute suicide prevention materials by Sept. 1 of each year, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Linda Belcher, (D-Shepherdsville).

        House Bill 51 was signed into law by Gov. Beshear this week.

        House Bill 51 also requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to provide suicide prevention information on its Web site by Aug. 1 of this year.

  • BC's Bennett finds a good fit at smaller Pikeville

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When some bigger schools went in other directions, Bullitt Central football standout Jeremaie Bennett found the perfect fit at Pikeville College in eastern Kentucky.