Today's News

  • Make college more affordable by saving money on non-billable expenses

    When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs are divided into billable and non-billable costs. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

    Billable costs are what you have to pay to start college. At a minimum, these costs include tuition and fees. If you’re going to live in school-provided housing, billable costs will also include room and board. These costs are called billable because the school will bill you for them.

  • Eighth Region tennis action begins Monday in Frankfort

      FRANKFORT - After having one of the top seeded players in the regional tennis tournament, Bullitt County tennis programs will be the underdogs when action opens Monday morning.
     The Eighth Region tournament will be contested at several sites in Frankfort with the winners advancing to the state classic in Lexington.
     The only seeded players from local schools will represent the Bullitt East Chargers. In fact, no local girl will be seeded in the singles and doubles action.
     Boys action

  • Hodge running all the way to Campbellsville

     HEBRON ESTATES - Traveling to Campbellsville in the past for high school football 'bowl' games, North Bullitt senior Cody Hodge made his first contact with the town's college.
     That all turned into a positive for both Hodge and the school recently when the speedster signed to run track for the Tigers starting next year.
     Hodge still has a few big weeks left in his high school career, but his future is planned out at this point.

  • Little change in proposed budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrates didn't see too many changes from previous years then they were presented the proposed budget for Bullitt County government.
     County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her $19.3 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
     The proposed budget is an increase of roughly $400,000 from the current financial plan, which ends on June 30.
     Deputy Judge Lisa Craddock said that the county employees will not see a pay increase. Last year, employees received a 50-cent per hour increase.

  • Fifteen inducted to first group of BCHS standouts

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a time to reflect.
     It was a time to celebrate
     And it was a time for some old friends to get together to talk about was a key part of their lives.
     They came to be part of the first induction of 15 individuals into the newly-created Bullitt Central High Hall of Fame.
     Besides the inductees, the ceremony honored Bill Hardy is the distinguished community member; Donna Canchola as the parent of the year; and  Robert Music as the school's teacher of the year.

  • Mother Nature washes out special day

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The greatest day that never happened.
     That is the way the 2012 All-Bullitt County Track and Field Championships will have to be remembered after rain washed out the big meet last Monday an hour after it started. Because all three programs had meets scheduled for Thursday and North Bullitt and Bullitt East have regional finals on Tuesday of this week, there was no chance to reschedule the meet.

  • ROADWORK: Week of May 7

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of May 7:

    Bullitt County:

    Southbound Interstate 65:  Left and middle lanes will be closed approaching KY 480 (mile point 115.2) to allow for pavement repairs.  These lane closures are scheduled from 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th until 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10th.

  • BBB Hot Topics: May 2012

     A list of hot topics by the Better Business Bureau for the month of May 2012. For more information visit www.bbb.org.

    BBB Hot Topics: May 2012

    1. Is that business BBB Accredited? The BBB Logo is a symbol of TRUST. BBB is receiving calls that some unethical businesses, that are not BBB Accredited, are using the BBB Logo. Before you hire, make sure truth lies behind that logo. Check out the company report at www.bbb.org or call 1-800-388-2222.

  • Bullitt County Derby has lot of unique horses

     A mix of rain, snow, wind, freezing temperatures and a heat wave, just in the past hour, resulted in undetermined track conditions at Mike Farner Downs for the annual running of the Bullitt County Derby.

    Last year jailer Martha Knox led the Bullitt County Detention Center entry, Fort Knox, to the winner's circle. This year the jail presents a half-brother to the reigning champ, Hard Knox, a son of Tough School.

    This year's betting favorite is Street Hoops, sponsored by the city of Hillview. Street Hoops is out of Nothing Else To Do and Road Block.

  • Tennis teams heading to final week of the season

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - The regular season is winding down for local tennis players as regional play opens the week of May 7.