Today's News

  • Alleged bomb threat leads to evacuation

     UPDATE (12/21/16, 3 p.m.): The following is a message released from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office:

    On December 21, 2016, at about 12:29 p.m., Bullitt Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a bomb threat to the “Bullitt County Courthouse.”

    Due to the vague statement, both the Judicial Center and the County Courthouse were evacuated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Shepherdsville Police also responded to the scene. Louisville Metro assisted with bomb detection dogs.

  • Community comes to rescue of family that loses its home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County family has been displaced during the holiday season after a fire destroyed their home.

    Marie Knear and Jim Wimsatt, along with their 8-year-old son, Wesley, lost everything in the fire, including two pets.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to the residence at 1239 Pryor Valley Rd. about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Chief Rob Orkies said smoke from the fire could already be seen from the Preston Highway station as firefighters responded.

  • Moral instruction to be allowed

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- You might not be able to bring religious-based groups into a public school but you can now take students to the place of worship.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted to allow students from Eastside Middle to participate in an off-campus setting that will allow for moral instruction.

    Hope City will oversee the program and students must have parents’ consent to participate.

  • Attorney attempts to have former SE Fire chair reinstated to seat after fiscal court’s dismissal

     CLERMONT - An attorney is asking that the county’s removal of a fire board chairman be overturned immediately.

    Maurice Byrne recently filed a motion seeking a summary judgment and the return of Thomas Kelly to the Southeast Bullitt Fire Protection Board.

    He was removed by Bullitt Fiscal Court on Sept. 20, 2016.

    However, Byrne said that dismissal was improper.

  • Big dose of leadership best gift for county crew

      It is that time each year where we send a few gifts to individuals and agencies in Bullitt County.

    In the past, Santa Barr has tried to mix a little humor into his gifts. But, we’ll leave the humor to much more skilled writers than myself.

    Besides, there are serious times and that calls for serious discussions.

    First, the members of Bullitt Fiscal Court need to wish for, and receive, a big dose of leadership.

  • East gets impressive win over Waggener

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – For just over half a game this season, first-year Bullitt East head coach Jason Couch has had his full complement of players.

    First, senior Konnor Polson and Derrick Donigan were out. When they both returned for the Pleasure Ridge Park game last Tuesday, the Chargers were at full strength right up until the time that senior Conner Green went down with a sprained ankle.

  • Lady Eagles win, but Eagles fall to Holy Cross

     HEBRON ESTATES -- Seconds into Friday night’s basketball game against Holy Cross, North Bullitt head coach David Marion felt it would be one of those nights.

    Yes, his Lady Eagles defeated Holy Cross 63-43.

    But, it was far from the performance Marion wants out of his team.

    “”We didn’t focus,” said Marion. “We weren’t intense.”

    No matter the combination, Marion was not pleased with his team’s performance.

  • Mountain City Cruisers help make Christmas for children

     MOUNT WASHINGTON—The Mountain City Cruisers spent 2016 raising money through their car cruises to adopt 22 Angel Tree children.

    Along with the cruises that line Main Street during the spring and fall festivals, the club hosts several others throughout the year in the Valu Market parking lot.

    “Everything in the two shows and the cruises we do throughout the year, everything goes back to the community,” member Ernie Jones said.

  • Bullitt Lick’s Bryce Miles donates 50 pairs of shoes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local teenager went an extra mile in his shoes to make a generous donation.

    Bryce Miles, who established 502 Sneak Geeks, a shoe swap organization, donated 50 pairs of new and gently-used shoes to the Shepherdsville Elementary Family Resource Center and Bullitt Lick Middle Youth Services Center.

    KYKickFest, based in Lexington, recently hosted a shoe swap sneaker convention at Parquet Springs Conference Centre, with 502 Sneak Geeks as its headline sponsor.

  • BOAT receives naloxone donation to help save lives

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Bullitt Opioid Addiction Team (a local Non Profit 501c3) received a generous donation of EVZIO naloxone auto-injectors from Kaleo, the Richmond, Va.-based pharmaceutical company.

    EVZIO is a pre-filled, single-use, hand-held auto-injector that works by temporarily blocking the effect of an opioid, potentially reversing the life-threatening respiratory depression and allowing more regular breathing.