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Today's News

  • Homeless issue still on MUW mind

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Last month the Metro United Way hosted a gathering of local officials and concerned citizens to discuss the state of homelessness in Bullitt County.

    A second meeting was hosted to further the concerns mentioned at the first meeting, in hopes of establishing a task force to address and solve local issues.

    Moderator Barbara Sexton-Smith, who has worked with homeless issues for the past 25 years, returned to discuss results from the first meeting.

  • GOOD SPIRITS: Conference hopes to take away stress in your life

     SHEPHERDSVILLE— In the fast-paced, high stress world so many people live in, trying to find a way to slow down and relax is often difficult.

    But, Bullitt County recently hosted an event that was all about finding a more peaceful life.

    The Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness served as chance for people to gain a spiritual recharge, said organizer Virginia Gilpin.

    “This is a place where we learn how to stop and breathe,” she said. “Then we have to go back out there.”

  • Blackburn stepping down came as no surprise

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – The news late last week that Bullitt East boys’ basketball coach Bob Blackburn was stepping down came as no surprise.

    The only surprise was the timing of the announcement as Blackburn made his decision final on the same day that Charger Nation was ready to focus on favorite son Tyler Sharpe playing in the prestigious Kentucky Derby Festival All-Star Game at Freedom Hall.

  • BE, BC archery teams ready for state finals

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – For the second straight year, both Bullitt East and Bullitt Central will compete on Thursday at the KHSAA Kentucky State Archery Championships at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    A year ago, Bullitt East finished sixth at the state finals while Bullitt Central was 19th. Bullitt East senior Morgan Vaughn is one of the top returning shooters after finishing sixth a year ago with a 293 score (out of a possible 300).

  • Battle for Preston Highway: NB beats Southern & Male

     OKOLONA -- North Bullitt’s victory over Male in a clash of baseball powers was important.

    But, in the scheme of things, the 12-5 win over Southern on Thursday was much more important.

    The victory gave North Bullitt a win in the 23rd District race. 

    The normally mild-mannered head coach Brian Wise didn’t think his players realized it was a district game.

    After the Eagles fell behind 1-0, North Bullitt players definitely heard Wise’s reminder of the importance of the contest.

  • City’s effort to regulate signs encouraging, challenging

     With this summer’s Homearama coming to town, Mount Washington officials are looking to tidy up its house.

    And they have also asked the county officials to join in the spruce up efforts.

    While miracles cannot be worked over the next two months, the discussions by Mount Washington city officials are encouraging.

    They are looking to get a handle on the signage which can been seen throughout the community.

    This is a very noble effort. It will be interesting to see the outcome.

  • Saying Goodbye

     We’ll start out with a bit of a stretch in relevance to Bullitt County.

    However, those stock car racing fans in the area will remember Andy Hampton. And I know Bullitt County has a whole lot of stock car fans, especially during the era when the weekly races were held at the fairgrounds and then at Louisville Motor Speedway.

    He was one of the first big-time racers from the Louisville area to make it in NASCAR. His best finish at the Daytona 500 was ninth.

    Hampton died at the age of 87 on April 1.

  • Former secretary of Kentucky’s Personnel Cabinet pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks

     Timothy M. Longmeyer, the former Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, admitted in federal court today that he solicited and accepted over $200,000 in kickbacks from a private consultant during his tenure. 

    Longmeyer, 48, pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official, before U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell. 

  • Pioneer Village in line to get its own Dollar General store

     PIONEER VILLAGE - It’s not the Wild West, but a general store could soon be coming to a pioneer village.

    The Pioneer VIllage City Council heard the first reading of a rezoning ordinance that could clear the way for the construction of a new Dollar General store location.

    The property is a 2.3-acre strip of land owned by Brookland Realty, Inc., located between Old Preston and new Preston Highway south of the John Harper Highway.

  • BC’s Maggie Lewis can fulfill dream of going to Gatton in fall

     Bullitt Central High School sophomore Maggie Lewis has been accepted at both Western Kentucky University’s Carol Martin Gatton Academy and Morehead State University’s Craft Academy.

    It was a bittersweet moment for the 15-year-old daughter of Stephanie and Richard Lewis. She learned about Craft while still on Gatton’s waiting list.

    Her father, Human Resources Manager for the Hendrickson Company, was actually the first to learn of his daughter’s honors.