Today's News

  • County now ‘entertaining’ bids for tract next to I-65

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Are you looking for a prime piece of real estate near the Highway 44 interchange at Interstate 65?

    Do you have at least $700,000 to spend?

    Then, Bullitt Fiscal Court may have a deal for you.

    Sealed bids are currently being taken through Nov. 30 for the property located just west of the Frank R. Hatfield Administrative Center.

    Fiscal court members voted unanimously to sell the property, which was purchased by the county in March 2006.

  • Local business will help bring Christmas to Louisville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you happen to see Jim White during the upcoming holiday season, you might detect a little more twinkle in his eye.

    No, the long-time businessman isn’t playing the role of Santa Claus this Christmas.

    But his company is playing a major role in the Light Up Louisville celebration, which runs from Nov. 27-Dec. 27.

  • Community joins together to celebrate bank’s service as transition beginning

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - What might seem like a sad farewell became a very happy celebration at The Peoples Bank of Bullitt County.

    Employees gathered to host a party at the main branch offices to honor the careers of 10 long-time employees who will retire from the company in December.

    Earlier this year the community received official word that First Harrison Bank, based in Corydon, Ind., would take over The Peoples Bank branches.

  • City could extend Sunday hours

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- On a Sunday afternoon, the television sets are tuned to the NFL or to NASCAR.

    But Tom Chamberlain has seen too many people walk into his establishment and walk back out.

    The reason?

    Alcohol cannot be sold on Sundays in the city of Shepherdsville until 2 p.m.

    Most sporting events start around Noon or 1 p.m.

    “We’re losing revenue,” said Chamberlain, who is owner of the Lights Out Bar and Grill on Highway 44 East.

  • District saved nearly $1M in energy costs over 2014-15

     Building automation systems and the behavioral, personal actions staff members implement such as turning off lights, unplugging appliances and following shutdowns reaped a cost savings of $810,450 during the 2014-2015 school year.

    District Energy Manager Kimberly Joseph put the savings into a practical perspective.

    “Imagine what $810,450 can be invested in,” she said, citing the average teacher salary, the cost of a new bus, the cost of 30 books for a classroom, new computers for a lab or new iPads.

  • East Lakeview residents still not satisfied with effort

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The residents of East Lakeview Drive were back to re-emphasize their unhappiness with the lack of attention drivers on their road give to the posted speed limit.

    Resident Wallace Minor and the other residents first presented their case at the previous city council meeting.

    “We’re not going to back down,” Minor said. “Our street has been taken over and has been made into an expressway.”

  • North’s Davenport to play golf at Brescia

     HEBRON ESTATES – Playing a sport in high school, even if you are not a top-level athlete, can turn into a positive outcome when it comes to deciding on a college destination.

    Or it can at least save your family a couple of dollars.

    North Bullitt senior Camden Davenport did his homework and found some smaller schools in the state that he felt would suit his educational needs. The four-year Eagle golfer was most interested in Brescia, a school in Owensboro.

  • Now healthy, Lady Cougars expect to contend

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – With just over a week remaining until the first game, Bullitt Central Lady Cougar head coach Kyle Roach was all smiles.

    He should be.

    On that date, the coach could not list a single injury in his program. Now, if that run can just continue the maroon and gray could be able to reach their potential and challenge the upper echelon of teams in the Sixth Region, including Bullitt East and North Bullitt.

  • Cougars have guard(ed) confidence

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It was a match made in heaven for the Bullitt Central football team this past season, but it has been a long running affair with the Cougars’ basketball team.

    That is the chemistry between seniors Cameron Dukes and Chase Craddock. For each of past two winters, the pair have been the lead guards on coach Joe Pat Lee’s basketball team.

  • Butch Meyer honored for his role in expanding wine industry in Kentucky

     CEDAR GROVE - There’s an old saying that behind every successful man there’s a good woman.

    Bullitt County resident Raymond “Butch” Meyer has achieved a great deal of success as a winemaker, always crediting his wife, Alma, for starting him into his endeavors.

    “I had been growing grapes for years,” he said. “One year she bought me a book about winemaking for my birthday, because she was sick of making homemade jelly.”