Today's News

  • Council gets handle on how finances look for fiscal year; Wetzel resigns

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - They didn’t talk a lot about particular figures. Instead, members of the Shepherdsville City Council talked about what they wanted to see to better understand their financial situation.

    In a special meeting Thursday, Tim Hance, who works for Accountemps and was retained to help unscramble the city’s financial records, was ready for questions about the six-month profit and loss report he prepared.

    Councilman Garland Miller’s first question was why it has taken so long to get financial reports to the elected officials.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 02/15/12

     This week Paul Coyle gets into the holiday spirit, expressing his love for Bullitt County.

  • County loses again as suit puts halt to redistricting

     Bullitt County was in a prime position for the first time in many, many years in Frankfort.

    The redistricting proposal would give the county two house representatives who would have the vast majority of residents and voters in their territory.

    Also, the senate district would be just Bullitt and Nelson, increasing the possibility of having its own senator.

  • Watch carbon monoxide levels

    FRANKFORT– As outdoor winter temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices.

  • Hot '11 weather put damper on this year's Red Crow Pow Wow

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Oppressive heat last June has claimed an annual event for at least one year.

    With temperatures soaring, attendance at the Red Crow Indian Council’s Pow Wow plummeted.

    And without the revenue from admissions, secretary/treasurer Linda Dishon said there was no choice but to cancel this summer’s event.

    “It was a hard decision,” said Dishon. “But it comes down to money.”

  • Man's love of flight will live on

    NICHOLS - The pilot is Bill Hale, a Bullitt County resident who suddenly passed away in October 2010.

    The plane is a 1976 model Antonov An-2, the world’s largest of its kind, according to Hale’s son-in-law, Mike Russell. It will travel to Crestview, Fla., purchased by Vertol Systems Company (VSC) in nearby Destin.

    Hale, a Bullitt County resident for 20 years, last flew the plane 14 years ago. It has been resting in a field on Hale’s property since the last flight.

  • Fox Chase makes sure snow removal work will be done

                FOX CHASE - The Fox Chase City Council wanted to guarantee its city residents would receive a snow job in the coming months.

                After losing a snow removal contract with the City of Pioneer Village, the council made efforts to guarantee someone would work on city streets in case of inclement weather during the next few months.

  • Lawsuit confuses election races

    FRANKFORT – A cloud of uncertainty hovers over Bullitt County and the entire state as candidates await the ultimate fate of the legislative redistricting plan passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by Gov. Steve Beshear last month.

    A circuit judge threw out the redistricting plan contained in House Bill 1, which would have given Bullitt County a more unified voice in Frankfort.

  • BE's Troutman signs for track at Louisville

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Dedication to one sport paid off in a big way on Wednesday when Bullitt East senior Trevor Troutman signed to continue his track and field career with the University of Louisville.
        Troutman is coming off a junior track season in which he won the Class AA State Championship in the discus. His throw of 164-11, which came on his last throw (as a sophomore he finished second, losing on the last throw) was the best discus throw in any of the three classes.

  • Lady Chargers do better at the free throw line for win

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Free is always good.
        Hitting free throws is priceless for basketball coaches.
        That is why Bullitt East head coach Chris Stallings was all smiles Friday after his Lady Chargers converted 21 of 25 chances at the charity stripe as they beat visiting North Bullitt 63-57.