Today's News

  • Could county parks, YMCA merge?

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the Bullitt County YMCA be contracted to operate the programs currently offered by the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department?

        That is a possibility and the public will have an opportunity to voice its comments at the first of the county’s quarterly night-time forums this Thursday.

        The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the courthouse.

  • Short final week is mixed bag for local hoops teams

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The final week of the regular season for area basketball teams started with snow, but then ended with a flurry of action before coming to a close on Friday.

        The post-season will start on Monday with 24th District action at Southern.

        The busiest team down the stretch was the Bullitt East Chargers. While just about every other team in the area was on the sideline on Tuesday, the red and gold managed to get Elizabethtown to Mount Washington for a game despite there not being school that day.

  • BBB Advice on Donating by Text Message to Haiti Relief Efforts

    In the wake of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, Americans are donating via text message more than ever before. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance advises donors that giving through text can be a safe and easy way to give - but you should still use caution.


    Within days following the disaster in Haiti, it was widely reported that more than $3 million was donated through text message to such organizations as the Red Cross and others.


  • Hasting wants to bring expertise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tim Hasting has been intrigued with the role of coroner for several years.

    After completing mortuary school, Hasting has served the past five years with Hardy-Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville.

    With the interest in the job, Hasting has decided to run for his first elected office to become the next coroner of Bullitt County.

    He remembers talking with Mark Schmid during a career day event and that discussion never left him.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 22:


    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Man, woman indicted for separate murders

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man and his girlfriend have been indicted in circumstances leading to the death of one infant and injuries of another.

        And a Shepherdsville woman has been indicted for the murder of her husband.

        The Bullitt County Grand Jury handed down a murder indictment against Samuel D. Harris.

        Harris and Courtney Caro were also indicted for criminal abuse in the first degree.

  • Waters seeks constable's spot

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Years ago, Jimmy Waters was inspired and encouraged by Tom Rosselli to become a Kentucky State Police trooper.

    However, a broken ankle prevented Waters’ efforts to become a trooper.

    A 21-year employee of the Bullitt County Public School System’s maintenance staff, Waters is interested in getting into law enforcement.

    His first political race will be a shot at the constable’s position in the Fourth District.

    The winner of the Democratic primary will be the victor as no Republican filed.

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2010

    BBB Lottery Scam - Scam artists are posing as the BBB in order to steal tens of thousands of dollars from victims who are led to believe they have won a lottery. Consumers are contacted on the phone or by e-mail by someone claiming to be an employee of the BBB. They were told that they won a lottery and that they must wire money to get their prize. In some cases, the scammers used the names of real BBB employees, directing victims to legitimate bios and profiles on BBB’s Website. BBB does NOT run a lottery nor award prizes to consumers.

  • MW rezoning builds on solid foundation for more employment

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Mount Washington business is one step closer to adding up to seven new employees and over 6,000 square-feet to its operation in the Mount Washington Business Park.

    Last Monday, the Mount Washington City Council approved an ordinance rezoning over seven acres of land at 850 Landis Lane from light industrial to general industrial, clearing the way for Vittitow Basement Walls to move ahead with plans to add a small concrete plant to its 10,000 square-feet facility, which houses Vittitow Basement Walls, VBW Waterproofing, and Vitco Inc.

  • Senate pushes transparency bill for tax dollars spending

    FRANKFORT - Last week the Senate passed legislation designed to increase transparency across Kentucky government, open the primary election process to more voters, and aid crime victims in their efforts to recover stolen property.

    We passed Senate Bill 40 known as the “Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2010.”

    This important bill requires the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government to place their spending records into a searchable database available on the internet.