Today's News

  • Entries accepted for writing, art contest on conservation

     LOUISVILLE -- Students and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. 

    This contest encourages Kentucky’s finest young writers and artists to create and submit short essays and artistic entries that promote best practices for wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

  • Parks board looks for support to pay for plan for fields by Roby

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A sports enthusiast and participant his entire life, local businessman Jim White has his own vision of the “field of dreams” in Bullitt County.

    Having seen the excitement at the Bullitt County Parks facility many years ago behind the old Roby Elementary, White would like to see if that could be recaptured.

    As chairman of the Bullitt County Parks Board, White is hoping that fiscal court will seriously look at allowing the organization an opportunity to examine what might be possible at the current facility.

  • CASA honors Tom Kelly for work in the community

     The CASA Board of Directors and staff were recently honored to present Board member, Tom Kelly with an “Outstanding Community Service’ award.  

    Tom has spent the past 57 years in the printing industry with three different companies and the last 33 years have been with Publishers Printing, right here in Shepherdsville.  He has represented Publishers and Bullitt County at the state, regional and local levels in a wide variety of educational, career and workplace readiness issues.  

  • Seventeen local students earn Green scholarships

     FRANKFORT -- Seventeen students from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.

  • Credit union manager guilty of embezzlement

      PADUCAH, Ky. – Debra C. Pyfrom, the former manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 816 Federal Credit Union, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to a single charge of bank fraud, and she agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $600,520.16,  announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former Humana employees sentenced for bribery scheme

     LOUISVILLE – Former Humana Inc. regional sales director, Glen Allan Fine and former Humana Inc. sales manager, James E. Wenger, were sentenced September 10, 2015, by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson III, in United States District Court, to one year and one day in prison, and ordered to pay $100,000 each in restitution and forfeit $900,000 each, for their roles in a racketeering and bribery scheme, connected with their former position, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • It just pours on Eagles in setback to Shelby County

     HEBRON ESTATES – Into just about every football season a little rain must fall.

    On Friday night, against undefeated Shelby County, it poured on the North Bullitt Eagles.

    That is figuratively, not literally, although it did rain a little in the game.

    North Bullitt had also bolted out to a 3-0 start this season, but they were no match for the more athletic Rockets. Shelby County was up 21-7 after the first quarter and the lead kept growing until there was a running clock in the second half en route to a 56-7 outcome.

  • BE’s final stats look good; not final score

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second time in as many weeks, the Bullitt East Chargers had a good-looking stat sheet only to come up short on the scoreboard.

    Despite rushing for 358 yards and running 67 plays from scrimmage to only 40 for visiting Spencer County, the Chargers fell behind 28-0 in the first half and could never recover as the red and gold dropped a 41-23 decision to their Class 4-A neighbors.

  • Dukes sets school mark with six TD passes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – There are times in high school athletics when administrators have to choose between youthful enthusiasm and senior experience.

    Bullitt Central is going with youthful enthusiasm this fall with first year head coach Tye Lawson. There are already times when Lawson’s offensive schemes have seemed magical, but every so often the new coach seems to leave the world of reality – by his own admission.

  • District looks to have right to increase sewer rates

        HILLVIEW -- Officials with the Bullitt Sanitation District know all too well what could happen to a sewer treatment plant.
        While making repairs on their plants, some of which are over 50 years old, district manager Jerry Kennedy said the plan to build a pair of new facilities must continue to move forward.
        But that takes money. This is money the district does not have in reserves.