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Today's News

  • Consider the cost of osteoporosis to us all

    Total fractures were over 2 million, costing nearly $17 billion in 2005, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

    Osteoporosis is more than a disease that affects the elderly.

    Why?

    The population is aging, this means more and more people are reaching the high-risk age for osteoporosis-age 50.

    It also means the burden of the cost is falling on fewer and fewer workers.

    It is not just hip fractures either.

  • Chargers to face a Rebel team that has struggled

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt East Chargers have played a lot of top-flight opponents this fall.

    Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, Bullitt East’s first round opponent in the Class 4-A play-offs doesn’t fall into the category of a top-flight team. In fact, the Atherton Rebels have struggled mightily again this season, finishing with only a 1-8 record on the field.

  • Kicking game propels Pleasant Grove to 'B' title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Completely controlling the kicking game, the kick-off part of the kicking game, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins were able to dominate the ‘B’ Division Championship Game on Saturday, rolling past the Maryville Patriots 33-13.

    The victory capped a perfect season for coach Steve Cooper’s team as they went 11-0 within the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League. The team also won two games in the River City Classic, giving them a perfect 13-0 season.

  • First lady visit super

    No matter your political persuasion, the visit on Monday by First Lady Laura Bush was wonderful.

    Seldom does Shepherdsville and Bullitt County have an opportunity to shine on something that is positive.

    Yes, Monday’s appearance was a political stump for the Republican Party. There is no doubt of that.

    But it was also a historic opportunity for Bullitt County.

    Many in the crowd of 1,000 weren’t members of the Republican Party. Some were there to support the party; others were there to see the First Lady.

  • Shepherdsville remains committed to $18 million sewer expansion plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — City officials renewed their commitment to an $18 million sewer expansion project and a pledge to improve its procedures to select its next sanitation company.

    While previously approving the bond issue earlier this summer, Shepherdsville officials showed their continued support by passing another resolution.

    The $18 million bond issue would allow the city to expand its current sewer plant. It would also allow for the expansion of service for property in unserved areas, especially the Clermont community.

  • Second Sunday event draws crowd

    HILLVIEW -- Unusually hot weather didn’t hinder Bullitt County’s inaugural Second Sunday health walk sponsored by the Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service.

    County Extension agent Ruth Chowning said 263 citizens registered and a few pets participated by walking or jogging along Old Preston Highway. There were skateboards, scooters, strollers and wagons.

  • Red Rage - Chargers make bold statement

    BARDSTOWN - Four minutes of flawless football at the start of the game were more than enough for the Bullitt East Chargers as they beat the Nelson County Cardinals 51-14 to close out the 2008 regular season.

    With 8:10 showing on the clock in the first quarter, Bullitt East had a 20-0 lead. Nelson County did not have a first down and had run just four plays from scrimmage.

  • It's all about a smile

    Smile Kentucky! addresses what the U.S. Surgeon General calls the most common chronic childhood disease in this country, tooth decay.

    The program, created in 2002, is a community partnership to improve the oral health of children. Since its beginning, Smile Kentucky! has provided dental education programs to 75,000 children, dental screening to over 21,000, and free treatment to over 1,300 children. The program works with elementary schools in Louisville Metro, Bullitt County, Spencer, Henry, Nelson, and Oldham.

  • Volley for a Cure

    The Bullitt East Lady Charger volleyball program hosted Volley for a Cure against Scott County.

    A number of activities were held to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

    The players from both teams dressed in pink.

  • MW tax bills contain wrong phone number

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Mayor Joetta Calhoun has a special plea for those citizens who just received their city tax bills: Please don’t call the phone number listed on the statements.

    Mount Washington residents began receiving their real and personal property tax bills last week and it became quickly apparent that the phone number listed on the bills was that of a private resident.

    Calhoun said at the city council meeting Monday evening that residents with questions should call 538-4216 and not the number on the bill.