Today's News

  • Sunday sales back on Shepherdsville council's plate

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Four months to the week after the original bid to extend alcohol sales was defeated, Shepherdsville officials again have the proposal on the plate.

    A vote could come at the Monday, Dec. 9, meeting.

    For a second time in the past five months, the Shepherdsville City Council will have two proposals that would allow the sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits in certain locations on Sundays.

  • THE CIVIL WAR: Chargers continue march to state finals

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The biggest battle ever for Bullitt County football supremacy played out in dramatic fashion on Friday as Bullitt East and North Bullitt went toe-to-toe in a slugfest for the Class 4-A, Region 2 title.

    North Bullitt got in the first punch, but it was Bullitt East that landed a series of haymakers in the second half as the Chargers rallied from a 7-6 halftime deficit to beat their arch-rivals 26-7 to advance to the state semi-finals for the first time since 2005.

  • Parade kicks off the holiday season

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the calendar rolls over the December, holiday activities will begin in full force this week.

    The largest of the events will be the Light Up Shepherdsville and its parade.

    For the second year, Liberty Tax Service and the American Red Cross will team up to sponsor a parade to kick off the Shepherdsville Light Up ceremony.

    Several dozen parade units will start at Bullitt Lick Middle School at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and will go down Buckman Street.

  • Thank a Veteran Today: Harned takes a special flight to Washington on an Honor Flight

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Robert G. Harned has lived most of his 86 years on land his family owned for two centuries.

    Harned was away from home before, in the 1940s, serving with military intelligence in England during World War II.

    It’s been a long time since Harned’s last official military flight. Recently he returned to the skies as both a public service and reward thanks to the Honor Flight Network.

  • Chasing the Dream of Broadway: Krauss continues to battle through life's challenges

    HILLVIEW  – Every day people are faced with obstacles, many simply throw in the towel.

    They let opposition, lack of motivation or circumstances beyond their control discourage them. They give up on their dreams.

    While others are giving up, 12-year-old Samuel Krauss has held fast to his dreams and refused to let life pass him by.

    Krauss suffers from congenital muscular dystrophy, which is a disease that doesn’t allow muscle tissue to grow. He is confined to a power wheelchair but doesn’t focus on his disabilities.

  • Gasoline storage rules may be altered

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Sunbelt Rentals would like to open a store in Bullitt County.

    However, as part of the store’s layout, it would like to have an above-ground storage facility for gasoline and diesel fuel.

    When The Carolina Group, which is handling the transaction, applied for a conditional-use permit, it was denied the above-ground storage of gasoline since it is currently not allowed in the county’s planning regulations.

    Attorney Eric Farris hopes a text amendment would solve that issue, at least in the city of Shepherdsville.

  • Former coach also faced domestic violence complaint filed by wife

    BARDSTOWN – Two weeks before being indicted, a former instructor and coach in the Bullitt County Public School System had a domestic violence report filed against him in Nelson County.

    On Nov. 6, the wife of Larry Brent Childress filed a domestic violence petition in Nelson District Court.

    On Nov. 18, Childress was indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on three counts of rape and sodomy dating back to an incident starting in 1993.

  • Can't Destroy Love: Media specialist uses book to talk about fighting cancer

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Barbara Creasy could cope with any struggle, including the final touches of a published book.

    The librarian at Bullitt Lick Middle School, Creasy recently released her latest published work, “Cancer Can’t Destroy Love,” a piece dealing with learning to cope.

    Creasy’s story includes two personal stories involving her father and a close friend.

  • Many major issues for General Assembly

    FRANKFORT – In less than seven weeks, the General Assembly will meet for what will be the fifth odd-year regular session since voters made them possible in 2000.

    During those 30 legislative days, the first five of which are dedicated to administrative matters like electing House and Senate leaders, legislators will consider dozens of issues.  Earlier this month, the General Assembly’s administrative arm, known as the Legislative Research Commission, issued its annual report on what some of those might include.

  • Old business resurfaces again for Shepherdsville City Council

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Some old business resurfaced and tempers again flared.

    But city officials stood firm in their belief that the drainage issue in The Pointe would be handled in a proper manner.

    For a second meeting, John Eddington Jr. approached the Shepherdsville City Council about statements made by mayor Sherman Tinnell and city attorney Bill Wilson over a drainage project in his subdivision.

    The resident contends that the city did work on one property without any formal agreement or easement in place.