Today's News

  • Village tries to overcome case of H0H0 virus in time for big day

    NORTH POLE - A drastic change in the local celebration of this year’s Christmas holiday may occur due to an overwhelming pandemic in the North Pole area.

    Over 80 percent of Christmas Village residents have been identified as carriers of the novel H0H0 Reindeer Flu virus.

    Santa Claus, gift-giver to millions and Christmas Village spokesperson, said he indeed suffered from a newer strand of the virus, known as H0H0H0.

    “I keep sneezing,” he said. “I’ve wiped my nose so red it looks like a cherry.”

  • Kids programs in January at Bernheim

    CLERMONT - Bernheim believes that increasing the amount of time children spend out of doors, year round, will help them learn more effectively, increase social skills, benefit from physical activity and generally have more fun!

    Bernheim has created a year-round program especially designed to get your child outside.  The ECO Kids (Every Child Outside) initiative is an important component of Bernheim’s mission of Connecting People with Nature, with enlightening and entertaining kid-friendly activities every month.


  • Christmas is the season to be jolly and a wiseacre

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is two days before Christmas and not a creature is stirring, not even the Sports Editor.

    Which is pretty much par for the course according to Editor Tom Barr.

    “It doesn’t have to be a holiday for Farner to take a day off,” Barr has said often to anyone who would listen. “How can someone who gets paid to go to ball games need a day off?”

    Nobody ever said the Editor was subtle.

  • Mercy... Troutman drains trey as Bullitt East wins rematch

        LOUISVILLE - When the two teams met in Lexington over the Christmas holiday, coach Chris Stallings didn’t feel his Lady Chargers were ready for everything the Mercy Jaguars had to offer.

        But, on Saturday evening, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers had more than the state’s fourth-ranked team could handle.

        With just over four seconds remaining, Jade Troutman calmly sank a three-pointer at the top of the circle to give her No. 12 Lady Chargers an exciting 60-59 victory over Mercy.

  • Joe B. Hall Avenue: Shepherdsville to rename Second Street in honor of coach who got his start here

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The name who had maybe the toughest coaching job in college basketball in 1972 will soon be honored in the city where he had his first coaching job.

    Joe B. Hall was selected to replace the legendary coach Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky. Rupp was one of the all-time top coaches in America and didn’t particularly want to leave his job at the mandatory retirement age of 70.

    But Hall followed his mentor and won one NCAA title, an NIT title and eight Southeastern Conference crowns.

  • Hailey loses battle with rare disease

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A girl who won the hearts of the community, the state and the nation lost her battle to a rare genetic disease on Sunday evening.

        Hailey Brianne Goranflo, the seven-year-old daughter of Miranda and James "Neil" Goranflo of Shepherdsville, passed away on Sunday night at her home after suffering from late infantile Batten disease.

  • Hurry, hurry don't be late to file papers

    The deadline is approaching to those who wish to throw their hats into the political ring.

    The county clerk’s office will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Unless you plan on participating in select non-partisan races, your opportunity to join the process will be over.

    So many people will gripe about government but will fail to do anything about it. Some won’t even go to vote on election.

    The best way to be part of the solution is to be part of the system. However, that is not always possible for a person to do that.

  • New Year Baby Barr hopes you find something to believe in for 2010

    The holiday season is at the mid-way point.

    Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is quickly approaching.

    Since Santa Barr was rooted out of his normal newsprint space by the clever, but windy, Stephen Thomas, there were no “gifts” handed out to local officials.

    Instead, it will be New Year Baby Barr who will have to recap the past year and make a few resolutions for the upcoming year.

    Most should be taken with a proverbial grain of salt, although there are probably a few pieces of truth in many of them.

  • Davis gets statewide attention, more books in his quest

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Bullitt County resident Jim Davis has made the difference he had hoped.

    The former tractor-trailer driver decided to start a book drive, collecting 100,000 books for libraries in Eastern Kentucky. Davis said the idea came from watching a television special about kids in rural Appalachia dropping out of school.

    With half the goal already collected, Davis was officially honored for his efforts by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and First Lady Jane Beshear.

  • Election fields start to fill at deadline

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is ticking toward Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline and election fields are growing. As of Monday afternoon, here are the lasted contestants:

        The largest field for a single position remains the race for jailer.

        With incumbent Danny Fackler not running for re-election, the field numbered eight as of Friday afternoon.