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Today's News

  • Pension talks top discussion

     Over the course of the last few weeks, I have heard from many of you who have shared your thoughts and concerns with regard to our public pension systems. 

    I realize that the recommendations that were submitted last week to the General Assembly by the consulting group who reviewed our retirement systems were troubling and unsettling.

    I know that there are many of you who have dedicated many years of public service to our communities and our state. 

  • Tipton to run for re-election in 53rd

     FRANKFORT – Rep. James Allen Tipton announced that he will run for re-election to the Kentucky State House of Representatives. 

    Tipton, a farmer and realtor who was born and raised in Spencer County, has filed his letter of intent to run for re-election for House District 53 – which includes Anderson and Spencer counties and part of Bullitt county. 

  • Jerry Summers inducted into state Bourbon Hall of Fame

     BARDSTOWN – The esteemed Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today inducted three individuals into its hallowed ranks and bestowed its prestigious Parker Beam Lifetime Achievement Award on one of the most monumental icons in the modern era of Bourbon. 

    “This year’s inductees are joined by the fact that they’re all leading figures behind the growing global renaissance of Kentucky Bourbon,” said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “Each, in their own way, has helped shape our current success.

  • Bullitt Area Technology Center receives donation from MCAKY

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Opportunities remain available to students at the Bullitt County Area Technology Center thanks in part to a donation by the Mechanical Contractor’s Association of Kentucky.

    MCAKY executive director Matthew Hammond and vice-president Leonard Heuser presented ATC principal Angela Binkley with a fund trustees check totaling $5,000.

    The money was donated for the advancement of welding and HVAC education and training.

    “We need workers in this industry,” Houser said.

  • Mercy Week! NB and BE to battle

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The post-season hierarchy will come into focus in Sixth Region girls’ soccer action over the next week as both North Bullitt and Bullitt East will get a regular season shot at five-time defending champion Mercy.

    (Mercy actually has a longer regional title stretch than that, but the local teams only consider it over the five years since Bullitt County was added to the Sixth Region in 2012.)

  • Area cross-country teams are off and running

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It has been a slow start to the high school cross-country season for area teams, but they have gotten in some action.

    Part of the problem was that the first big Saturday race of the season, on Labor Day weekend, was washed out in Elizabethtown when the races had to be cancelled when the city of Elizabethtown closed the park due to the heavy rains from the remnants of hurricane Harvey.

    Then last weekend, at the Fairgrounds Frenzy in Elizabethtown, Bullitt Central opted to run in the two junior-varsity races.

  • East set for Friday with homecoming

      MOUNT WASHINGTON – It will be homecoming at Bullitt East on Friday in more ways than one as the Chargers look to start district play on a high note as they play host to longtime rival Nelson County.

    Yes, the Charger Nation will celebrate homecoming this week with the crowning of the Queen and King before the game in a ceremony set to start at 7 p.m.

  • Cottrell pleads not guilty to new charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two dismissed felony indictments against a former Bullitt County sheriff’s chief deputy have now been reinstated.

  • Coping name of game for those hit by storms

     In Kentucky, it’s difficult to picture the threat of a hurricane. Yes, there are tornados and ice storms, but how do you react when 130 miles per hour winds are headed your way and your wife is 39 weeks pregnant? How about when you and your dog just became Floridians a year ago and your children and grandchildren keep calling to make sure you’re prepared?

    For 74-year-old Joyce Antons, the worried phone calls from family up north sealed the deal.

  • Two charged, officer hurt as two men arrested

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A Shepherdsville police officer was injured when a suspect on a minor traffic stop fled on foot.

    On Sept. 11, the Shepherdsville Street Crimes Unit stopped a vehicle on Raymond Road around 8:07 p.m.

    The stop was for a minor traffic violation. When officers checked, both the driver and his passenger had active warrants.

    Brandon Trumble, 24, of Lebanon Junction, fled on foot when officers attempted to place the driver under arrest.

    A foot chase ensued with the suspect being caught.