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Today's News

  • Bring back that old way to inform us of snow closings

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A little bit of this and a little bit of that….

    *I guess I’m getting old but I miss the way we used to notify the public about snow closings.

    For many of us, listening to the school closing music on television was a fixture.

    Now, the anchors will talk about Jefferson County schools and that’s about it. The rest of us will be directed to the bottom of the screen.

    And, radio is totally different.

    I remember listening to Wayne Perkey continue to read the school closing lists - over and over.

  • Lady Eagles taking care of business as one

     OKOLONA - When you face an overmatched opponent, the worst thing to do is to let them hang around.

  • By George... Eagles turn back fast Mustangs

     OKOLONA - Ricky Dunnavan's long bombs kept his team in the contest early but it was senior Jarred George who kept the top-seeded North Bullitt Eagles from exploding on Tuesday night.

  • CHECK CLASHING...Officials butt heads again

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Each quarter, the county treasurer is required to upload various financial documents and send them to the state Department of Local Government.

    Part of that process is a signature from the county judge/executive.

    However, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts did not sign the past quarterly report.

    Roberts told members of Bullitt Fiscal Court that she would not sign a document when the treasurer had signed and sent checks that she knew were improper.

  • Students to DISCOVER new way to excel in math, science

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Middle school students who have excelled in math and science could be part of a new program starting in August.

    After much discussion, the Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to start the Discovery School program.

    What was “discovered” during the discussion was a strong sentiment to see the program started by several parents of middle school students who hope to be selected.

    Another sentiment “discovered” was that test scores were not a major concern of those in the audience.

  • KIDS COUNT: Bullitt improves in educational ranking

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In any index for education, Bullitt County officials will tell you that they are not where they want to be.

    But they will also tell you that they are moving in the right direction.

    Despite an overall ranking of 10th best in the state, Bullitt County received its lowest mark in the 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT survey in the area of education.

    The county finished at around the middle of the state with its ranking of 64.

    Several categories went into the education domain.

  • Healthy Hearts 2014

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The seventh annual Healthy Hearts luncheon, presented by the Bullitt County Health Department, had Bullitt Countians seeing red in a good way. The event raised $2,423 for donation to the American Heart Association to help promote heart disease awareness.

    Guest speakers included Dr. William C. Dillon, MD, (right) who focused on heart disease awareness and response, and Lynn Tincher, who gave personal testimonial on her own experiences.

  • Best of Paul Coyle: Gas prices

     From 2011, this Coyle panel shows some things never seem to change, including the price of gasoline.

  • School system discovers new ways to push kids to excel

     We guess that the great thing about America is that even when an idea appears too good to even discuss, we will be proven wrong.

    Bullitt County Public School officials seemed to have a good idea on the table Monday evening.

    The plan was to create an academy where the top middle school students would join together in a single facility to do what they love - study math and science.

    The Discovery School would be part of Hebron Middle. It would open in the fall of 2014.

    It would be a great thing.

  • Bernheim Forest to host Pop-Up Adventure Playground Day Thursday afternoon

     CLERMONT - Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest invites children and anyone interested in their development and well-being to the Pop-Up Adventure Playground Days on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Louisville’s Russell Lee Park (3701 Southern Avenue, Louisville) and Thursday, Feb. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at Bernheim Forest in Clermont.