Today's News

  • Big swing eliminates Blue Lick in state tourney

     OKOLONA - With one swing of the bat, the season ended for the Blue Lick 16-18 All-Stars.

    In the top of the fifth inning, Ben Parker hit a long two-run homer to propel Okolona over Blue Lick 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the state Babe Ruth baseball tournament.

    The host Okolona team would go on to win the state title and advance to the Ohio Valley regional tournament later this week in Wisconsin.

  • Local All-Star squads taking part in state tourneys this week

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – A number of local baseball All-Star teams will be taking part in Kentucky Babe Ruth State Tournaments this week.

    The team playing closest to home will be the Mount Washington Under-15 All-Stars who will be playing at Germantown in Louisville. That team is coming off a third-place finish in the last week’s combined district tournament at St. Matthews.

  • Highway 44 to be affected by resurfacing work

     Motorists using Highway 44, especially in the Mount Washington area, should be warned.

    Work is slated to begin on July 18 to mill off the top portion of the roadway.

    Resurfacing is set for July 20-29, depending on weather.

    According to county road foreman Jimmy Stivers, work is supposed to be done from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m.

    Even if the work is being done at night, Stivers said to expect traffic issues.

    Work continues on Interstate 65 and on Highway 61.

  • Man pleads guilty to producing child porn

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws today, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Craig Ian Elliott, age 47, pled guilty to a single charge of producing child pornography.  Senior United States District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, accepted the guilty plea.

  • Kindergarten Kickoff this Thursday

     The first day of the 2014-2015 school year for students is Wednesday, August 6th.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 17th during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • Murder, suicide ruled in deaths

     NICHOLS - When a family member arrived at the home of Avery and Marion Blevens on Monday afternoon, they were greeted by a horrific tragedy.

    The married couple was found deceased in a bedroom in the home on Cow Branch Road in western Bullitt County.

    Lt. Mike Murdoch, public information officer for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, said that deputies got a call at 12:58 p.m. on Monday.

    Arriving at the scene, the deputies confirmed that two adults were dead.

  • Trial date set for Dishon charges; request made for dismissal of some

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Cases involving allegations of sexual abuse by a man also accused of killing his niece in 1999 may finally get to trial in January 2015.

  • City looking for answers on sewage plant failure

     HUNTERS HOLLOW - The Hunters Hollow City Commission, along with neighboring communities, remain up the creek without paddles.

    The commission continues in its frustrating process to find a permanent solution to its sewer issues stemming from a sewer plant failure in March.

    At the June commission meeting, city attorney Mark Edison informed the council that any such solution was likely, at least, eight months away.

  • Class of '14 graduates earn over $12 million in scholarships

     High school seniors banked $12,724,584 in scholarships and money through the KEES program, an increase of nearly a $1 million from a year ago.

  • Fiscal Court not ready to pay bill to Hardin Co. jailer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If a jailer who placed a Bullitt County woman on his home incarceration program in Hardin County at the request of a fellow jailer and a circuit judge hopes to get paid, he will have to wait at least a couple of weeks.