Today's News

  • Local swim teams in regional meet Friday

        LOUISVILLE - The first of the winter sports to enter the post-season will be swimming as they move into regional action this weekend.

        The three Bullitt County swimming teams will be competing the Region II Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus. The opening rounds will be held on Friday with the top swimmers returning for the finals on Saturday.

  • Mid-year state of the school district address

    What a school year it has already been and it is only half complete.

    I think that it is a good time to bring our community up to date on a few of the successes, opportunities, and challenges that have presented and will present themselves to us.

    New School and Redistricting

    As the 7th largest school district in Kentucky, and one that is experiencing steady growth (12,871 currently enrolled), we must occasionally shift our attendance zones to avoid overcrowding situations and to make adjustmentsfor new schools.

  • Hillview approves Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - In Bullitt County's 213 years of existence, Sunday alcohol sales had not been allowed.

    However, in just one week's time, two municipalities have approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain establishments on Sundays.

    Following suit with Shepherdsville, the Hillview City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to approve its ordinance.

  • Jones’ battle helped along by friends from sheriff, other agencies

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Edna Jones is a survivor.

    Since 1966, the resident of Church Street in Lebanon Junction has been battling one form of cancer or another.

    Currently, the 67-year-old Jones has been diagnosed with five different forms of cancer.

    As she has turned her living room into her main place of existence, Jones is serving as a home to her children and grandchildren.

    As this Christmas approached, it would be another tough one for Jones.

    But it was brightened up just days before the big event.

  • Stretches of strong play power Lady Chargers

        LOUISVILLE - A 10-3 surge over the final two minutes by the Bullitt East Lady Chargers led to another signature victory as the red and gold got the best of Owensboro Catholic 54-50 on Saturday in the Raatz Fence Classic at Mercy High School.

        The win was the ninth in a row for the Lady Chargers since losing to Marion County, the state’s top-ranked team, back on Dec. 28. Bullitt East will now take an 18-2 mark into this week’s Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Feb. 1:



    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.  


    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.

  • Super hero for learning: Special guest rewards hard work by MWMS students

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Most students can’t say that Batman has made a special guest appearance in their classroom to teach a creative writing lesson.

    But Mount Washington Middle School sixth graders Lee Hays and Brandon Prater can.

    Actually it was MWMS teacher Jeremy Belcher dressed up as Gotham City’s hero Tuesday in efforts to engage two of his most unique students in a creative writing process during which he, Hays and Prater wrote a rough draft about a super hero.

  • Cougar teams put a yell into the Rebels

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars stayed hot from the outside on Wednesday and won for the fourth time in ten days Wednesday as they rolled past Atherton 81-49.

        In the second game on Wednesday, the Bullitt Central Cougars had their biggest offensive explosion of the season and rode that to an 85-78 victory despite the Rebels getting 43 points from Dwayne Gordon.

        The two games were make-up contests for games lost back on Jan. 9 because of snow.

    Lady Cougars Streaking

  • Trial date set for 11-year dispute over fire, city boundaries

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision over who has the right to impose fire taxes for residents of Shepherdsville who overlap into pre-existing taxing districts isn’t settled yet.

        The 1999 lawsuit remains in Bullitt Circuit Court as attorneys could take the differences to formal mediation.

        Last Monday, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress set a trial date of March 16.

        Last May, Burress ruled that Shepherdsville had a regular fire department, which had been a point of contention for the past decade.

  • Bad weather causes havoc

        An overnight snow led to hazardous driving conditions throughout Bullitt County Tuesday morning, with more potential winter weather expected this week.

        Bullitt County Dispatch reported several vehicle accidents relating to icy road conditions.

        The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a winter weather advisory through noon Tuesday.