Today's News

  • Smokies continue to make comeback

      It is spring time once again! And Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains are “playing your song” louder than ever.  Pigeon Forge and the surrounding mountain communities are experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. This spring and summer is the perfect time to visit the Smokies.

  • Pension bill big mistake

     FRANKFORT -- Of all the facts and figures surrounding the public-pension debate, two speak volumes about what happened last Thursday at the Capitol: nine and 291.

    The first is about how many hours it took for House and Senate leaders to publicly unveil their plan to reform the state’s public retirement systems and then steamroll it through both chambers.

  • Chargers don’t play much, but they do keep winning

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – The Bullitt East Chargers aren’t getting to play a lot of baseball so far this spring, but the team isn’t losing any games.

    Through the first two weeks plus one day, the red and gold have played just three games. The good news is that tallies out to three wins.

  • Softball still fails to get any momentum going

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The high school softball season just can’t seem to get any traction or momentum through the first two weeks of the schedule.

    In fact, through two weeks, the three local programs have combined to play just five games. Between the three squads, there has been just one win, a victory by Bullitt Central over John Hardin late in week one.

    Otherwise, it has been sit around and wait for Mother Nature to get in a better mood.

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  • Superintendent praises teachers for dedication, displeased with way pension bill approved

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Superintendent Dr. Keith Davis said he has reasons every day to be proud of his teachers and support staff in Bullitt County.

    On Friday, there was yet another opportunity to see how professional the employees are with the Bullitt County Public School System.

    The lengthy discussion on pension programs for educators, as well as government employees, took a very ugly turn late Thursday evening.

  • Paroquet Springs hoping to expand

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -— In the past 20 years, Bullitt County has grown in about every area possible, including its conventions. However, the space to hold the majority of the events has stayed basically the same.

    Other than some renovations to the large Salt River Room and the addition of the front garden four years ago, Paroquet Springs Conference Centre hasn’t seen many modifications.

    That could change in 2020.

  • Short-term, long-term projects to ease traffic congestion

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Trying to figure out a way to relieve traffic congestion along Adam Shepherd Parkway and Highway 44, a committee continues to look at short-term and long-term solutions.

    Part of those solutions include re-routing one road and changing the traffic pattern on another.

    The Shepherdsville traffic committee recently met.

    The short-term solution will involve Keystone Crossroads, according to city engineer Arthur Jones.

  • City offers tax incentives to create 59 jobs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Local officials agreed to incentives which will create at least 59 new jobs for Kentuckians.

    The Shepherdsville City Council approved two incentives for Bluegrass Supply Chain and Tower Automotive.

    In both situations, the council approved 1 percent occupational tax credits. The companies are also approved for state tax credits.

    Under the program, the employees at both operations continue to pay the city’s 1.5 percent occupational tax.

  • Lady Eagles’ Ludwig signs to pitch for Midway

     HEBRON ESTATES – The desire to attend a small school and also play softball worked out just fine for North Bullitt senior Madison Ludwig recently when she signed to do her college pitching at Midway College in central Kentucky.

    Ludwig made her decision back in January but she did not sign until a few weeks ago, doing it in front of family and teammates in a ceremony in the North Bullitt Media Center.

    In the end, it came down to Midway or Indiana University Southeast.

  • Cougars second at (NASP) archery state finals

      LOUISVILLE – There will be plenty of pleasant memories this spring break for the Bullitt Central archery team members as coach Dustin Metcalf’s team finished second on Saturday at the Kentucky NASP State Tournament.

    Competing at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Cougars moved up three spots from last year and finished with a final score of 3,429, just nine points behind winner Madison Central, the runner-up from a year ago.