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Today's News

  • Budget main priority for state’s legislators

     FRANKFORT - While there are dozens of issues considered during a legislative session, the General Assembly’s top priority in even-numbered years is always the same: Adopt a budget to run state government.

    Although planning began months ago, the first official stop of what is a multi-stage process came a little before Christmas, when the state’s Consensus Forecasting Group gave its final revenue forecast and predicted growth of about 2.6 percent annually for the next two fiscal years.

  • District judges attend annual conference

     FRANKFORT - District Court judges from across the state participated in the participated in the 2013 District Judges Fall College that took place Nov. 4-6 in Lexington. 

    District judges Rebecca Ward and Jennifer Porter attended from Bullitt County.

    The state Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges. 

  • GED certificates earned by those in detention center

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Eight individuals who have been incarcerated in the Bullitt County Detention Center made good use of their time.

    The eight individuals recently completed their GED requirements.

    They were honored in a ceremony at the jail recently.

    The graduates were: Kalena Ash, Whitney Brown, Benjamin Greer, Derek Hughes, Anthony Lancaster, Heather Lewis, Justin Miller and Jeremy Stiggers.

    The GED program is administered by Jefferson Community and Technical College on Buffalo Run Road in Shepherdsville.

  • BC wins Nelson County Invitational

     BARDSTOWN – It’s not often that a team can claim the championship trophy of a holiday tournament before the final night of action begins.

  • BE sweeps South Carolina

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers rank among the top teams in Kentucky this season, but they might well be the best team in South Carolina.

  • 2013...A year in review

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The past 12 months would not be remembered for any major disasters.

    There probably weren’t earth-shaking events that you might remember.

    But, as we take a look back at some of the news events that occurred in Bullitt County the past year, you will probably agree that they were memorable for their own special reasons.

    In January, many were surprised - some pleasantly, some not - to find out that the city of Shepherdsville had come out of its economic hardships and would be able to give pay raises to its employees.

  • 2013 - The Year in Review

     As coaches are often fond of saying - ‘it was a good year, but it was not a great year.’

    It wasn’t until December that there was a KHSAA State Championship when Bullitt Central brought home the Co-Ed Cheerleading title.

    That makes five straight ‘years’ in which Bullitt County athletes have brought home a state title.

    There were a few runner-up finishes at the State Track and Field championships including two by junior Meghan Roby.

  • Reflection shows past year was good to county

     In compiling some of the highlights and lowlights of the past year, it is easy to see that Bullitt County had a pretty good year.

    Besides some bickering, it is evident that some major accomplishments were made.

    The school system achieved its best testing marks ever.

    The dream of having a college in the county got a much-needed kickstart as a new way to finance the actual building has started.

    The county has gotten the tag of being a community at work in progress.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: New Year's Day

     This week's Best of Coyle is a classic from New Year's Day 2009.

  • Enthusiasm key ingredient in board's selection of Schweiss as library leader

     He’s here. And ready to work. The library board recently announced the new director of Bullitt County Public Library system—Joe Schweiss.

    Schweiss replaces longtime director Randy Matlow about three months after his leave.

    Orginally from Holland, Mich., Schweiss is currently working at the director of the Henry County Public Library and will start in Bullitt County on Jan. 2.

    Library board director Pam Polston said they chose Schweiss as the new director because of his enthusiasm.