Today's News

  • Running under the lights suits CC runners just fine

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Running under the lights, and on a holiday weekend, didn’t both are cross country runners as all three area high school programs took part in the Central Kentucky Run for the Gold on Saturday at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Besides the high school teams, runners from Eastside, Mount Washington and Bernheim Middle Schools also ran as well as a number of elementary competitors.

  • Rezoning recommended for industrial tracts in Bardstown Junction

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two tracts of property targeted for industrial uses cleared their initial hurdle.

    The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave favorable recommendations on property off Highway 61 in Bardstown Junction.

    Both will now go to the Shepherdsville City Council for final consideration.

    And both have faced challenges in prior rezoning attempts.

    This time, there was no controversy as Bardstown Junction Baptist Church members posed no opposition to the request.

  • EXPENSIVE GRASS: Over $500,000 spent due to glade cress issue

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While motorists on Preston Highway traveling to or from Shepherdsville may be wondering when the final phase of the widening project would be complete, state transportation officials had other things on their mind.

    Before the third leg of the highway project could be completed, there was a small problem.

    Well, it turned out to be a $530,000 problem.

  • Reba Mills has seen a lot of changes in lives of homemakers

     BROOKS -- The days of June Cleaver may have been replaced with Real Housewives, but that doesn’t mean everyone has forgotten what it takes to run a good home.

    Reba Mills, 86, definitely hasn’t forgotten and works to ensure the community stays educated through the Bullitt County Extension Homemaker Association (BCEHA).

    Mary Evelyn Farmer hosted her first meeting in Brooks in 1947, which would become the BCEHA.

    Farmer was the one who first told Mills, a housewife with two sons, about the Homemakers in the ‘50s.

  • County tax rate to stay same for coming year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Taxpayers will not see an increase in their tax rates when bills are sent out within the next month.

    But the county will have an opportunity to reap a little more revenue despite the flat rates.

    By a vote of 3-1, Bullitt Fiscal Court approved tax rates for 2015.

    Magistrates Dennis Mitchell, Gary Lawson and Joe Laswell voted in favor of leaving tax rates the same.

    County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts voted against the motion.

    Magistrate Joe Rayhill was not present.

  • Activities spotlight five years of diabetes awareness

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Thanks to a local organization’s efforts in promoting heathy lifestyle choices, Bullitt Countians can continue to strive for better health.

    For five years the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has funded a rural diabetes coalition in Bullitt, Henry and Shelby Counties with a $2.5 million grant provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

    Grant funding provided educational tools, civic events and moral support to county residents hoping to handle, or even avoid, diabetes.

  • Teaching was in the blood for Bullitt Lick’s Kayla Alcorn

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt Lick Middle’s eighth-grade science teacher Kayla Alcorn has teaching in her blood.

    “I am the daughter of a teacher,” Alcorn said. “I’ve been around education my whole life so I think that makes me a little more comfortable with it being my first year.”

    Alcorn attended the University of Kentucky with a pre-dental mindset before deciding a teaching career was better suited for her.

  • North proves they are still the team to beat in 23rd

     HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt Lady Eagles have won the last four 23rd District volleyball titles and the green and gold showed they are the team to beat again after they downed visiting Bullitt Central 25-22, 25-13, 25-18 on Thursday.

    Three of the four district titles came with wins over Bullitt Central in the championship match.

    The win came just three days after North Bullitt had gone up 2-0 at South Oldham only to lose the match in five games.

    Against their county rivals, there was no letdown down the stretch.

  • NB boys’ soccer enters big week; Central girls win for the first time

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – It will be boys’ soccer taking center stage this week in the area as there will be a pair of intra-county matches taking place.

    In fact, both matches involve the North Bullitt Eagles who are coming off a great week as coach Eddie Fightmaster’s team won three games in as many days with all three wins coming at home.

  • Right choice made on tax rate in county

     There are easy decisions and there are good decisions.

    While we understand the desire to lower tax rates, three members of Bullitt Fiscal Court were exactly right in at least keeping the real estate property tax the same for 2015.

    Keeping the current rate will at least generate a little more revenue for the county. Dropping down to the compensating rate would have been a grand gesture but not a sound one.