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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville still looking for ways to deal with property

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The problems of caring for homes which are going through the foreclosure process is growing throughout the country.

    Shepherdsville is not immune to that problem.

    Code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said growing grass and abandoned homes are becoming a “major problem.”

    Local banks are good about taking care of their properties, said McAuliffe.

    Chuck Keith, city works foreman, said his crews could work every day for two weeks and not get caught up with the grass cutting.

  • Success comes quickly for JCTC site in Bullitt

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first two years of classes at the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College have been successful.

    Enrollment at the classes have grown by 73 percent over the that time and is 30 percent more than school officials anticipated.

    There were seven high school students who participated this past year in a dual credit program.

    But Dr. Dan Ash and Donna Miller are not satisfied. They believe the college has much more potential.

  • Wii Can Do It!: Bullitt Lick model program for use of Wii for all students

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As a Physical Education instructor, Amanda Yarbrough understands team concept and a ‘we-can’ attitude.

    In Yarbrough’s classes at Bullitt Lick Middle School, that sometimes also refers to a ‘Wii-can’ approach.

    Yarbrough implemented the Nintendo Wii gaming system in PE classes. Over the next year she enhanced her teaching program for use by all students, including those with special needs.

  • Yard Sale visitors return to break in home

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the homeowner on Highway 44 East let a yard sale customer use her restroom on Saturday, she never imagined the person would return a few days later.

    And she really didn't think it would be in the middle of the night pointing a gun at her head.

    However, the 69-year-old victim awoke at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday with Melissa D. Blevins holding a gun at her head and she was accompanied by boyfriend Carlos Carranzia.

    The two were later arrested on northbound Interstate 65 near Brooks.

  • East repeats Two-County title

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final tune-up before next week’s regional tournament went to Bullitt East as the Chargers put together two strong days of golf to win the Two-County Cup for the second straight season.

    For the first time, the event which features all three Bullitt County teams along with Spencer County, the tournament was over two days with two different formats. The four teams played a best-ball, two-man scramble on Wednesday at Tanglewood Golf Course and then moved to Heritage Hill Golf Course on Thursday for a modified stroke-play event.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Oct. 12

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of October 12:

    Bullitt County:

  • City looks at election on liquor issue

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Several months ago, councilman Scott Ellis proposed having an election for city residents to vote on whether they would support alcohol sales on Sunday.

    Since that time, nothing has been discussed but councilman Alan Wetzel said it was time to move forward.

    Wetzel said he has had several calls in the past few weeks asking why the city had not done anything. On Monday, he said it was time the public had an opportunity to vote on the issue.

  • Brooks Run stream walk set for Saturday

    HILLVIEW - Once again this year, the five northern Bullitt County municipalities and various groups in the community will help to clean up the area.

    The Brooks Run Stream Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 8 a.m.

    Volunteers are invited to meet at the old Winn Dixie parking lot in Tanyard Springs.

    They will be assigned areas, including those along Brooks Run, to clean up.

    The community cleanup will conclude at Noon with lunch to be provided for participants.

  • District outranks rivalry in Friday’s meeting

    HEBRON ESTATES - You would have to think that nothing that happens on Friday night in the 30th meeting between North Bullitt and Bullitt East on the football field will surprise anyone.

    Amazingly, this will be the fifth meeting over the past three seasons between the rivals. Only Trinity and St. Xavier have battled each other as many times over the same time span.

  • BULLITT COUNTY SPORTS: Oct. 14

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - It was an exciting night of fall sports at Bullitt East High School on Tuesday.

    Inside, the Bullitt East volleyball team won its sixth straight 29th District title by defeating Spencer County 25-17, 25-19.

    Both teams will advance to next week's regional tournament in either Shelby County or Anderson County.

    Outside, the Ninth District boys' soccer semifinals matched Bullitt East versus Nelson County.