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Today's News

  • BC softball needs consistency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – On Tuesday of last week, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars showed a little of what they could be this season as they went on the road and pounded John Hardin 14-0 in five innings.

    Unfortunately, by Friday, the team had reverted back to its sloppy ways as they committed eight errors in a 12-5 loss to Fairdale. Even in this game the maroon and gray were within 5-4 after batting in the top of the fifth inning, but then gave up seven runs over the next two frames.

    It was the second loss this spring to the Lady Bulldogs.

  • Legislature coming down to home stretch for session

      We’re in the homestretch of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly with just a handful of days to go, but as all good horse-racing fans know, the last quarter mile can often seem the longest and most difficult.

    The process is working as expected, though, as members appointed by senior leadership in both the House and Senate continue to seek a compromise on the state’s next two-year budget in a conference committee delegated to that task. At issue are the considerable differences in the two spending plans recently passed in each chamber.

  • Run for the Spirits to raise funds for school projects

     The Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Schools will host its annual Run for the Spirits Gala.

    The fund-raiser will be held on Friday, April 22, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    It will be an evening of fun in an effort to raise funds for grant programs in the Bullitt County school system.

    Free bourbon and wine tasting and Hor-d-oeuvre from 6:30-8 p.m. A cash bar will be available after 8 -.m.

  • Legislation could affect county’s tourist business; grants awarded

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—New senate bills could change affect tourism throughout Bullitt County.

    According to Tourism Director Troy Beam, there are three specific bills waiting for approval.

    Senate Bill 50 pertains to the school calendar bill, which would set the opening school day to be no later than the Monday closest to August 26, extending the summer for tourism activities. Beam said the bill passed in the Senate but doesn’t look like it will make it in the House of Representatives.

  • Library to host HIV information, free screenings

     HILLVIEW -- According to studies, one out of six people may have HIV in their body and not know about the infection.

    The Bullitt County Public Library System and Volunteers of America Mid-States will host an educational session and a free HIV testing at two locations over the coming month.

    On Wednesday, March 30, the informational session and testing will be done at the Hillview Library on Terry Boulevard.

    On Wednesday, April 20, it will be conducted at the Ridgway Memorial Library on North Walnut Street in Shepherdsville.

  • Public forum to talk about heroin

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you ask government officials, police officers, school administrators and church leaders what the major problem is facing local individuals and families, more often than not they give the same answer.

    It’s heroin.

    Following a wave of rampant methamphetamine creation and abuse, heroin suddenly became the area’s primary drug of choice, both cheaper and easier to obtain among users.

  • Deal done to resolve lawsuit against Hillview

     HILLVIEW -- Nearly 11 years to the time the litigation started, it appears that the dispute between the city of Hillview and Truck America Training may be over.

    On Monday evening, the Hillview City Council voted 4-1 to approve a settlement offer which had been reached with Truck America officials.

    The lawsuit started in April 2005 when the Hillview City Council would not accept the truck training school’s offer to purchase a 40-acre tract off Ferguson Lane.

  • BEHS grad makes big catch as host of KET’s Kentucky Afield

     MOUNT WASHINGTON — Derek Willis isn’t the only Bullitt East graduate on TV these days.

    The newest host for the nationally recognized TV show “Kentucky Afield” got his start fishing in Bullitt County.

    “As early as I remember, I was always within walking distance of either a pond or the Salt River,” Chad Miles said.

    The Mount Washington native spent his childhood catching bait and fishing in the river with his two cousins who lived across the street.

  • Company, city can finally get past lawsuit started in 2005

     The path to resolution has taken a winding, twisty road that officials of Truck America Training would not send their rookie drivers.

    But, it appears, that the Hillview City Council and members of Truck America Training LLC have reached a settlement agreement on the $11.4 million judgment.

    The lawsuit was filed in April 2005 when the Hillview City Council refused to honor its contract to sell a 40-acre tract off Ferguson Lane. The company had its own tract of property and then leased the 40 acres to expand its operation into heavy equipment training.

  • BE’s Sharpe jumps at chance to play at U of L

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – After a whirlwind two-week courtship, Bullitt East senior basketball standout Tyler Sharpe announced on Monday that he has decided to become a ‘preferred’ walk-on at the University of Louisville.

    News on Sharpe’s recruitment has mentioned a lot of different schools this winter, but not the Cardinals. The interest didn’t sprout until Louisville assistant coach David Padgett called Bullitt East athletic director Troy Barr to gauge interest from Sharpe.