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Today's News

  • Fish Friday

     LEBANON JUNCTION - There are no friars at St. Benedict Catholic Church, but there are plenty of fish fryers in the old school cafeteria.

    The church began its annual fish fry Fridays, held during the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday.

    Fish sandwiches, baked fish, shrimp and oysters are all available, along with side items ranging from onion rings and hushpuppies to green beans and slaw. Homemade desserts are also available.

  • Some misconceptions about charter schools

     As many of you know, in this past legislative session, we have taken significant action to reform education in Kentucky.

    Regardless of all of the hyperbole, our reforms will go a long way in providing better educational opportunities for some of the students in our state who so desperately need it.

    The Governor recently signed House Bill 520 into law, making Kentucky the 44th state to allow for the establishment of charter schools.

  • Local softball teams struggling to find victories

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – The first two-plus weeks of the high school softball season have been a struggle for the three Bullitt County programs and that includes Bullitt East, a team that started the season ranked ninth in the coaches’ pre-season poll.

    The Lady Chargers return starting pitcher Taylor Roby and while the junior has been strong, she had gotten little help at the plate and even less help from her defense as the Lady Chargers stand just 3-4 with two games this week before the team heads to Florida for spring break.

  • Steps to open new storage facility in Pioneer Village gets final approval

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Two investments companies continued proper procedures in hoping to establish a new storage facility in Pioneer Village.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved a request by Storage 911, LLC, representing Sea Star Investments and Utica Investments, for a 15-foot encroachment variance into the required 30-foot setback for the construction of a covered parking building.

  • Roby Elementary earns $500 in TELL drawing

     Roby Elementary School was drawn as the first week winner in the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey.

    The school received $500 when Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt randomly drew the name from a hat.

    According to the Kentucky Department of Education, every school that reaches a 50 percent response rate is entered into a drawing for a $500 cash award for the school’s use.

  • Fire safety while turkey hunting

     FRANKFORT - With the start of youth spring turkey hunting season less than a week away, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is urging hunters carrying on the state's rich hunting traditions to be especially careful during Spring Forest Fire Season.

    KDF offers the following tips for a wildfire-safe hunting experience.

    · BE CAREFUL WITH ALL FIRES: Whether a campfire, gas lantern, cook stove, barbecue, etc., all can quickly start fires in dry forests.

  • Mayor says no reason to change his mind on future use of facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- He listened to the discussions but, at the end of the meeting, Shepherdsville mayor Curtis Hockenbury was not moved.

    He was not moved to make a change on his tie-breaking vote to turn the Shepherdsville Community Center over to the public works department.

    With the failure to change his vote despite having a room from of scouts, members of Scout Troop 868, as well as a dance group, will be looking for a new home this May.

    “It’s a done deal,” Hockenbury said after Monday’s council meeting.

  • Boy dies, three hurt in single-vehicle crash

     ZONETON -- An young boy died and three others were injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening.

    However, investigators have little to say or to confirm as the probe into the fatal accident continues.

    Connor Cochran, 8, died when the car in which he was riding struck a tree of Zoneton Road at Sunshine Drive.

    Mike Cook, the public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that a call came into dispatch at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Public looks for resources locally in battle against abuses

     HILLVIEW — She came looking for assistance.

    A problem she never imagined that would enter her family had happened.

    Now, she was hoping that several agencies attending a community forum on substance abuse providers could lend some assistance.

    Recently, a community forum was held with providers, such as Our Lady of Peace, Centerstone, The Brooke, Reach, Boys and Girls Haven and 180 Degree Counseling, present to give some advice and information.

  • Arla looking to expand medical care services

     HILLVIEW - Dr. Mohana Arla reminded the Hillview City Council of his efforts to bring a hospital to Bullitt County since he arrived in 1996.

    However, the promise of such a facility, which became KentuckyOne Health Jewish Medical Center South, did not live up to the local dreams of a full hospital facility.

    As a result, Arla, along with his son, Dr. Praveen Arla, have decided upon a new pathway to bring proper medical care to local residents… with a little help from the council.