Today's News

  • North reverses earlier loss, beats East 8-1

    HEBRON ESTATES - North Bullitt softball coach Eric Lambert never used the word ‘revenge’ last Thursday before his team took the field against Bullitt East, a team that had beaten the Lady Eagles 5-4 earlier in the season.

    Of course, that’s not to say that some of his players weren’t thinking revenge.

    Whatever the word was that North Bullitt was thinking, it worked to perfection as the green and gold picked up an 8-1 victory.

  • Committee begins work on county budget

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The daunting task of preparing a budget that will be balanced and eliminate the need for county employees to take a 20 percent cuts in pay in some departments has begun.

    A committee of magistrates Joe Laswell and Eddie Bleemel began asking questions and trying to find out answers on Tuesday. The next committee meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, in the fiscal courtroom.

  • A formal affair: Hats off to the Kentucky Derby

    MOUNT WASHINGTON – Several local ladies of the Twelve Oaks subdivision got together at the home of Sharon Carroll last week to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a special hat party.

    The party included beautiful hats, good food and lots of conversation.

  • Hillview hopes state program prescription will lower prices

    HILLVIEW -- One of the biggest problems in the United States is the rising cost of health care.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens hopes his city could be a leader in the county in alerting the public to know there are ways to receive free and reduced medical prescriptions.

    Through the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program, communities in the state have an opportunity to provide a service for their residents.

  • County facing $2 million shortfall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Needing to make up a $2.7 million deficit in the upcoming 2009-10 county budget, three dozen employees may see their work and their salaries cut by 20 percent.

    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts presented her proposed budget to magistrates on Thursday. The proposed budget must be presented by May 1.

    But magistrates say the final document, which must be approved by June 30, will have several changes, including a way to eliminate the need for some non-emergency county agencies to go to 32-hour work weeks.

  • Track's new era starts Saturday

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- High school track and field in Kentucky will enter a new era starting this week as the KHSAA has realigned the sport overall as well as revamping the qualifying standards for those reaching and competing at the state championships.

    As with most changes, there is some good and some bad and it will take a little while to get used to things. The growing pains will start on Saturday as track teams across the state to compete in regional meets.

  • NB-Southern to try again Wednesday

    HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Eagles will try for a third and final time on Wednesday of this week to play district rival Southern.

    Twice earlier this season the two teams have been rained out. This is the final game left in the regular season between 24th District teams.

    The KHSAA gave all district teams an extension late last week to play intra-district contests because of all the bad weather this spring. The old deadline was on Sunday and it has now been extended to Thursday.

  • 8th Region tennis starts in Frankfort

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first spring sport to move into the post-season will be tennis as the Bullitt County programs start Eighth Region play Monday morning in Frankfort.

    This will be the fourth straight season that the local teams have competed in the Eighth Region.

    The boys’ teams will once again play all of their matches on Monday and Tuesday at Franklin County High School. The girls’ will play their opening rounds at Western Hills High School. Action on Monday will start at 9:30 a.m. with matches all day. Play on Tuesday will resume at 4:30 p.m.

  • Missing Hillview girl located

    HILLVIEW - A 17-year-old girl from northern Bullitt County reported missing since April 29 was located Thursday morning.

    According to Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department, Tori Lynne Bowen had not contacted anyone since leaving the Hillview home in April.

    McGaha said the girl had not run away or left home before and she has contacted none of her friends at school.

    Also, she didn't call her mother on Mother's Day and McGaha said the two were very close.