Today's News

  • AARP honors pair of women in community for their service

     Two important ladies in the community were recognized at May’s AARP meeting at the Ralph Lutes Senior Center. 

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun honored Patty J. Curtsinger for her dedication of donating her time to family and community members through making meals, cutting hair and giving rides to people for the last 30 years.

    Curtsinger, who was choked up by the presentation, thanked everyone for their support for her daughter about 20 years ago when she had to have a liver transport. 

  • District judge suspended 30 days

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County district judge who has served since 1999 has been suspended from her duties on the bench for 30 days this summer.

  • College, career ready both important to students

     It is sometimes hard to communicate the importance of one thing without discounting the importance of another thing. 

    For that reason, I am going to state right up front what I want you to understand when you finish this column (call it a learning target): Increasing the percentage of Bullitt County citizens who have a bachelor’s degree is important AND pursuing a bachelor’s degree is not the only way to be successful, smart, or happy.

  • Wednesday tornado confirmed in Bullitt

     DEATSVILLE - The National Weather Service in Louisville confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Bullitt County on Wednesday afternoon.

    The event occurred between 2:23 and 2:27 p.m. Wednesday in a 1.5 mile area ranging from Lotus Rd. and Maraman Rd.

    Damage reports included several downed or snapped trees, with one falling on a trampoline. Several shingles were removed from one house, while another experienced siding damage.

    No one was injured during the event.

  • Robinson challenged by Wooldridge for county attorney

     A look at the candidates for Bullitt County Attorney running in the May Republican Primary Election: 


    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Monica Meredith Robinson was concerned four years ago that the system in which she observed did not offer a level playing field to all.

    And, when she decided to run for the position of county attorney four years ago, Robinson wanted to be part of a change in the judicial system.

  • Greenwell, Tinnell in rematch for sheriff’s seat

     A look at the candidates for Bullitt County Sheriff in the May Republican Primary Election:


    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When he decided to run for sheriff four years ago, David Greenwell knew that changes were needed in the office.

    He served as a deputy and then had an opportunity to serve as chief for the Pioneer Village Police Department.

    The Bullitt County native knew that the way the office had been run and operated needed a change.

  • Three battle for GOP nod as county clerk

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be three men in the running for the Republican Party nomination in the race for Bullitt County clerk.

    And the survivor will have what appears to be a clear path into a general election victory as no Democrat has filed.

    Incumbent Kevin Mooney will have two challengers to his seat - Aaron Messer and Richard Seay Sr.

    Kevin Mooney

    Someone asked Mooney on the campaign trail why he wanted to serve another four-year term as county clerk.

    His answer was pretty simple.

  • Driver shortage results in shifting routes

     LEBANON JUNCTION - With less than a month left in the school year, the shortage of bus drivers remains to be a problem for some. In fact, it has for a good part of the year.

    Taylorsville mother Lori Cain has two children enrolled at Old Mill Elementary. Her fifth grader has ridden the bus almost every year since kindergarten, but this year has been the most worrisome.

  • Cornell has had amazing 101 years of life

     I had the pleasure of sitting with Hilden Cornell recently. Some of you who have been around Bullitt County for a long time might remember her. She taught for almost 30 years at Pleasant Grove Elementary, Waterford Elementary, Saint Aloysius School and ended at Brooks Elementary.

    On May 9 she turned 101 years old.

    I was truly inspired by this woman’s example. Even after having lost the majority of her eyesight about 10 years now she still goes on living her life. And is so optimistic.

  • Lady Chargers have won 9 of 10 down the stretch

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers continued their late season revival with four more wins last week, but the team did miss out on a game with a top-20 opponent because of the heavy rain on Saturday.

    The four wins mean that the Lady Chargers have won nine of their last ten outings. The team is now 24-8 as they enter play in the final week of the regular season.