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Today's News

  • MW student part of UK national pulling team

     LEXINGTON -- A local student was part of a group of University of Kentucky students who placed third in a national competition.

    A tractor built by University of Kentucky students recently placed third at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition.

    In addition to the team’s overall ranking, they also placed third in performance events and placed first, second and third in each of the three tractor pulls.

  • Local schools earn Energy Star certifications

        Bullitt County was recognized for achieving ENERGY STAR certifications for 18 of their schools at the district’s May board meeting.

    Elementary schools Brooks, Cedar Grove, Crossroads, Freedom, Lebanon Junction, Maryville, Mt. Washington, Nichols, Overdale, Pleasant Grove, Roby and Shepherdsville; middle schools Bullitt Lick, Eastside, Hebron, Mt. Washington and Zoneton and North Bullitt High School earned certification or re-certification through ENERGY STAR.

  • City Fair, Bullitt Blast June 29-30

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Twelve score and two years ago, our forefathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal… an action that has led to widespread celebration throughout the country on July 4.

    In Bullitt County, the biggest celebration is the Shepherdsville City Fair and Bullitt Blast, which takes place the weekend prior, June 29-30, at Shepherdsville City Park.

  • Hillview approves budget that is in excellent condition

     HILLVIEW - It’s budget time for Bullitt County and all of its municipalities.

    The Hillview City Council was no exception, with two budget ordinance readings at its June work session.

    City attorney Tammy Baker presented the first reading of an ordinance amending the current 2017-18 fiscal year budget, which expires on June 30.

    Baker then presented a first reading of the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget, which will go into effect on July 1.

  • Davis pleased that education for kids showed marked improvement

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Dr. Keith Davis had grown uncomfortable the past couple of months.

    It wasn’t because of his departure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System at the end of June.

    Instead, it was the various opportunities people took to recognize him for the district’s accomplishments the past 11 years.

  • Board gives ‘final’ grades for Davis

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - What is an evaluation of your job performance worth when you’ve already left your position?

    By law, the Bullitt County Public School Board was required to perform a unique task — complete an evaluation on superintendent Dr. Keith Davis even though he would officially retire from the district at the end of June.

    And he was already gone from his position while on vacation as the school board would meet to discuss his final year at the helm.

  • Four superintendents in state from Bullitt system

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Besides the records and championships, one thing people will remember about Rick Pitino is the number of assistant coaches that went on to lead college programs.

    For Dr. Keith Davis, in his 11-year tenure as superintendent of the Bullitt County Public School System, four of his staff have gone on to become leaders of their own school districts.

    And, two others have gone on to high-ranking positions in two surrounding school districts.

  • He should be thanked for demanding change to help kids

     On his final day in the office, Dr. Keith Davis was all packed up and ready to go.

    It is time for him to make that next stop in life.

    Eleven years has seemed like a couple of months. But he is ready to move on.

    In reality, Davis really wasn’t ready to move to his next destination. However, as he would be just the latest to learn the lesson, school systems are often the largest employers in a county and can also be the most political.

  • 2018 Bullitt East Baseball Camp

     The annual Bullitt East Baseball Camp was held last week at the Kentucky Sports Academy in Mount Washington.

    Under the direction of long-time Bullitt East head coach Jeff Bowles, the event has been going strong for a dozen years.

    The young players got three days of intensive baseball work including instruction on throwing, hitting and base running.

    There was also a healthy dose of ‘whiffle’ ball play which seemed to suit the young players just fine.

  • East & North show well at NASP World Tourney

     LOUISVILLE – As a sport that has roughly as many participants at each school as football, albeit Co-Ed, archery has become a major sport in Bullitt County over the past decade.

    At the recent National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), all three Bullitt County high schools had teams taking part. In fact, both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central had two teams in the field of 88 squads.