Today's News

  • UPDATE: Train derails in Brooks

     UPDATE (07/01, 5 p.m.): Emergency officials announced that Highway 1020 should be reopened to traffic on Friday afternoon.

    The section of track involved in Thursday's derailment would again be open to train traffic as of Friday evening.

    Huber Station Rd., along the east side of the tracks, remains closed to thru traffic.

    All damaged rail cars were removed from the tracks and from Highway 1020. Crews with CSX, R. J. Corman and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continued working on Friday to repair damages.


     A list of holidays, festivals, events and special designations for the month of July 2011:


    JULY 2011



    Baked Bean

    Bereaved Parents Awareness

    Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness

    Black Family


    Cell Phone Courtesy

    Child-Centered Divorce

    Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention

    Cord Blood Awareness

  • No budget yet; Shepherdsville council's last try tonight

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - With only four of the six councilmembers available, Shepherdsville officials delayed any action on a proposed sewer rate hike and the 2011-12 budget on Wednesday night.

  • ‘Summer’ school a bit different in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Traditional summer school — the kind in 80s movies, where kids are stuck behind desks, peering out the window to watch their friends run wild in the parking lot — doesn’t quite exist anymore.

  • Troop 868 returns from trip

     The Boy Scouts of Shepherdsville Troop 868 returned last Saturday from a 15-day trip across Tennessee that included a week of tent camping at Boy Scout Camp Buck Toms near Knoxville.  Eighteen scouts and four scoutmasters departed Shepherdsville on Saturday, June 11, for a week of touring and sightseeing prior to a week of resident camping.  

  • All in the Family! Courtneys head NB hoops

     HEBRON ESTATES - With the recent hiring of Brian Courtney as its new boys’ basketball coach, North Bullitt High School has created a unique situation with a husband/wife pair coaching its two high-profile basketball programs.

  • ‘Smaller’ senior season lands BC’s Goins at Campbellsville

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Losing more than 50 pounds between his junior and senior seasons of playing baseball at Bullitt Central paid huge dividends recently when Curtis Goins signed to take his skills to the next level at Campbellsville University.

  • 22nd Annual Papa John's Firecracker 200 July 3rd at Salem Speedway

     SALEM, Ind. – Racing returns to Salem Speedway on Sunday, July 3rd, as the Papa John’s Firecracker 200 continues a holiday tradition on the famed southern Indiana high banks.

    The 22nd annual classic, paying $5,000 to win, also includes the “Freedom 50” for the Global Assembly Pure Stocks and the “Independence 50” for the Six Sigma Front Wheel Drive Stocks on the quarter-mile infield oval.

  • Double Trouble...Sewer rates to increase

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Faced with an annual debt service payments of $2.1 million for the next 20 years before turning on the first light or paying the first employee, Shepherdsville city officials knew they would have to do something to generate revenue.

  • Youth make difference by helping others in community

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - For the second and final year, youth from churches across the state and around the country recently visited Bullitt County on a mission to share their faith and experience the spiritual growth that comes from helping others.