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Today's News

  • Free Health Fair planned for Sunday at Paroquet Springs

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Don’t let the snow cause you to forgo your resolution to get healthy.

    The second annual Bullitt County Health Fair will take place on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    Paroquet Springs debuted the event last April after several years without one. The event was moved to January this year to better reach those looking to maintain their resolutions, said Vicki Downing, who is executive director of the centre.

  • Troy Beam elected president of statewide KACVB group

     Troy Beam, executive director of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist Commission, has been elected 2018 president of the Kentucky Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (KACVB). 

    Beam took office at the Dec. 13 meeting in Richmond.

    KACVB is a not-for-profit organization that meets quarterly throughout the commonwealth.

  • Hebron Estates reworks rules on signage in city limits

     HEBRON ESTATES - Three new ordinances in January was a good sign of things to come for the Hebron Estates City Commission.

    A new ordinance updating regulations on signs posted within city limits was unanimously approved by the commission.

    The amended ordinance detailed rules and regulations for signs being placed within city limits. All property owners must acquire a permit from the city for any displayed signs.

    Also, all information regarding the signs, including size, color, exact placement, must be presented.

  • Convicted felon sentenced 110 months for threats, firearms

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman today announced the sentence of a Louisville convicted felon, in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 110 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release, for threatening to kill a Louisville Metro Police Officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties, and for several firearms violations. There is no parole in the federal system.

  • Temporary closure of KY 2706 in Bullitt County to begin January 29

    Louisville, KY (Jan. 24, 2018) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of the temporary closure of KY 2706 (Wales Run Road) in Bullitt County. This route will be closed between Patton Lane and Sycamore Drive (mile markers 1.7 to 2.1) to allow for shoulder widening.

     

    Closure of KY 2706 is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 29 and will continue through Friday, February 2. The road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Motorists should detour this area via KY 44 and US 31EX. 

     

  • Lebanon Junction building on Truckstop Ministries tradition

     LEBANON JUNCTION — A trucker’s life is full of movement: living a life on the road can make finding stability difficult and trying to find a regular church to attend can seem impossible.

    That’s where Truckstop Ministries comes into play.

    Created in 1981 by a retired truck driver, Truckstop Ministries is designed to give the on-the-go lifestyle of a truck driver a bit of consistency no matter which city they find themselves in on any given Sunday.

  • Election filing deadline next Tuesday

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The calendar is quickly nearing the filing deadline for candidates seeking office in 2018.

    Less than a week remains until the Tuesday, Jan. 30, deadline in the county clerk’s office. No paperwork will be accepted after 4 p.m.

    As the deadline approaches, a few more names have jumped into the various elections.

    COUNTY RACES

    The top race on the ticket remains the quest for Bullitt County Judge/Executive.

    Incumbent Melanie Roberts is being challenged by Jerry Summers.

  • Four indicted for separate sex-related incidents

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Four individuals have been indicted for unrelated sex offenses involving victims who were minors.

    Leonard L. Corbin has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on the charges of rape in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse.

    According to the indictment, between April 9, 2016, and July 12, 2017, Corbin allegedly had sexual intercourse with a minor less than 12 years of age.

    During that same period, he subjected the same victim to sexual contact.

  • BE girls split two in mid-season ‘scrimmages’

     LOUISVILLE – Can high school basketball teams play ‘scrimmages’ in the middle of the season?

    Technically the answer is no, at least not in Kentucky. But, after not playing a game for 21 days, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers treated two games last weekend in the Raatz Fence/O’Shea’s Basketball Classic at Mercy Academy pretty much as glorified scrimmages as the red and gold worked to get back into game shape.

    The results were positive as Bullitt East split the two games against top-level competition.

  • Chargers have a tough weekend

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After not playing for nine days due to inclement weather, the Bullitt East Chargers finally got to play at home over the weekend, but the results were a pair of tough losses.

    Back early in the season, the Chargers had some trouble winning the close games, losing to Kentucky Country Day and Waggener by two and seven points, respectively. However, over the holidays, the team seemed to correct that problem, winning five of seven contests decided by eight points or less.