Today's News

  • Despite heat, fireworks show, day of activities remains ready to pop

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - On July 4 the United States of America celebrates its 236th birthday on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

    This year also means that for officially one percent of those celebrations (rounded up), Bullitt County has hosted its own official party.

    The 11th annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast returns to the Paroquet Springs Conference Center on Wednesday.

  • 300 jobs may be added to workforce in distribution positions

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County appears to be in a position to pick up another 300 distribution jobs. And the company’s name is not one you would soon forget.
        On Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved up to $3 million in tax incentives to a Los Angeles-based on-line retailer.
        Nasty Gal, which was founded in 2006 by Sophia Amoruso as an eBay store, received approval for the incentives.

  • Summer Baseball Camps are a Hit

        The ‘little’ boys of summer had their fun in the sun recently with a pair of baseball camps put on by area high school coaches.
        At Bullitt East, coaches Jeff Bowles and Craig Sharpe had two sessions for three days last week. The week before that, Bullitt Central had a four day camp in the mornings.
        In both camps, there was a time for work on fundamentals as well as plenty of fun and games.

  • Blue Lick All-Star rosters

        8-year-olds - Jacob Agee, Matthew Bradley, Jaxston Decker, Jalen Dunnavan, Dalton Geary, Justin Haycraft, Donivan Perkins, Ricky Quiroz, Blake Smith, Logan Spears and Tanner Wilson. William Geary is the manager and assistant coaches are Steve Haycraft and Terry Bradley.

  • Shepherd picks baseball, then Tigers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Recruiting baseball players to small programs, even one as successful as Campbellsville University has, isn’t always about shoe leather hitting the road, at least not now in the day of video.
        Bullitt Central senior Damon Shepherd just shipped off a film of him playing for the Cougars to Tigers’ head coach Beauford Sanders. That was all it took. Sanders and his coaching staff got back with Shepherd and made an offer.


     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Due to the current and predicted weather conditions and the extreme danger of forest fires in Bullitt County, Judge Executive Melanie Roberts issued an Executive Order effective at 3:15 today banning all outdoor burning in Bullitt County. 

    This prohibition is in effect from 3:15 June 29, 2012 and will remain in effect until current and predicted weather conditions improve and the extreme threat of forest fires decreases.


  • Actions to Minimize Heat Stress in Cattle

     Michelle Arnold, DVM, Ruminant Extension Agent with the University of Kentucky, offers advice from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on handling cattle during extreme heat conditions.

    Actions to be taken before an extreme heat event:

    1. Monitor the weather.

    2. Prepare a summer feeding program, which is a low heat increment diet, to feed the cattle during heat waves.

    3. Ensure that there are no restrictions to air movement such as hay storage locations or wind breaks.

  • TNT Fireworks Encourages Safety, Fun for Fourth of July

      Many Americans choose to celebrate their independence and express their patriotism on the Fourth of July with fireworks and sparklers. TNT Fireworks, the nation’s largest distributor of consumer fireworks and novelty items, encourages families nationwide to follow these simple steps from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) to ensure their celebrations are safe:

    §  TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Always keep a hose and a bucket of water nearby in case of emergencies.

  • Summer Volleyball Action

     There was plenty of interest last week in a youth volleyball camp at North Bullitt put on by Lady Eagle head coach Ashley Byerley and her players and assistant coaches.

    The second year coach had 60 young ladies taking part along with a handful of boys.

    The group got to work on learning the game with drills and fun activities as well as getting to play matches.

  • Kentucky begins ‘Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass’ campaign

     FRANKFORT, Ky. –  In an effort to raise awareness of traffic safety laws and encourage safe driving habits, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is partnering with state and local law enforcement on the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout July.

    “We are concerned with our current highway fatality numbers,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock. “The year started with a reduction, but beginning in May, our fatalities began a dramatic increase.”