Today's News

  • All-Star diamond seasons hit high gear this week

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After a warm-up week, the great Bullitt County tradition of summer Babe Ruth All-Star baseball and softball will move into overdrive. Starting on Wednesday with baseball action for the Bullitt County and Mount Washington teams and on Thursday for softball teams, there will be games all over Jefferson County along with a handful in Mount Washington.

  • Youngsters got artistic look at camp during summer vacation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – The art of summer vacation fun is not lost on Shepherdsville Elementary students.The school’s first annual summer art camp, funded by the Family Resource Center, allowed students an opportunity to enhance their artistic abilities.Shepherdsville FRC coordinator Traci Gould said the art camp was originally available for students referred by their teachers.

  • Gas drive-offs will get even more costly after mid-July

    As gas prices soar over $4 per gallon, motorists are making tough decisions with regard to their summer travel plans.In fact, many are opting to stay close to home this vacation season. However, there are some who have other plans.Plans that, in the long run, could cost them even more.“As the price of gas increases, we tend to see more drive-offs at the gas pumps - when people simply drive away without paying for the fuel taken,” said Bullitt County Attorney Walter Sholar.

  • Lebanon Junction Elementary Playground Dedication

    Lebanon Junction Elementary School dedicated its new playground to instructional assistant Michelle “Mickey” Ward, 45, who recently died suddenly.Ward spent 12 years at LJES as an assistant and was remembered at the ceremony as “vibrant, happy and respected.”The playground cost $26,000 and was a needed addition to the schools existing four swings and a slide. Fundraising and local donations made the playground a reality.Students braved the heat to see their playground be dedicated to “Ms.

  • Bullitt East Baseball Camp

    While basketball camps seem to dominate the landscape at this time of year, it was baseball that got top billing last week at the Bullitt East Baseball Camp which was run under the direction of Charger head coach Jeff Bowles.This was the first year for the event, but it drew almost 100 players to the morning and afternoon sessions.The three-day camp was conducted at the Mount Washington Youth Baseball and Softball facility at Mount Washington Elementary School.

  • Fireworks behind us, real work for fall set to begin

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the 'dead period' set to end on Wednesday of this week, the actual start of the 2008-09 high school athletic season is upon us.Later this week, teams will be allowed back in the weight room before the official start of conditioning next Tuesday, July 15. Teams are not allowed to go in full pads or with full contact until Friday, Aug. 1.There really isn't a major change in the high school football schedule this year, but just the way the dates fall, it seems like everything is getting off to a later start.

  • Mount Washington Babe Ruth Softball All-Stars and Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball All-Stars

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  • Mount Washington Middle School Hoops Camp

    The annual Danny Linde Middle School Basketball Camp drew a large number of boys for the four-day event. There was wall-to-wall basketball with an emphasis on full -court games.One break was taken early in the week when former University of Kentucky player Scott Padgett showed up to speak to the campers.Padgett played nine years in the NBA. He played his high school basketball in Louisville at St. Xavier.After speaking, Padgett took time to sign some autographs.

  • Camp proves to be fun for grandparents, kids

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Grandparents and grandchildren had a grand time at Shepherdsville Elementary’s Camp Grand.The four-day summer program, created specifically for grandparents raising their grandchildren, was created and sponsored by the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center and the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA).Shepherdsville FRC coordinator Traci Gould said the camp was designed to offer mutual assistance for grandparents, offering a place to discuss their issues with experts and with othe

  • Viewpoints on the session on pension reform: Rep. Larry Belcher

    FRANKFORT – Last week’s special legislative session on reforming our public retirement systems may have only taken five days – the shortest time needed for a bill to become law – but it culminated more than a year of ongoing study.The end result was well worth the wait, however, based on the unanimous vote by the House and near-unanimous vote in the Senate and the support from the many groups affected by these changes.Legislators have known for some time that Kentucky eventually would need to update the retirement syst