Today's News

  • Rising injection drug use sparks Hepatitis C cases

     Injection drug use, especially heroin, is skyrocketing in the United States, and among the many disastrous consequences is an increase in people infected with Hepatitis C. 

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that can cause liver disease, cirrhosis, cancer, and death.  For some people, infection may cause a short illness.  However, 70-85% of people with Hepatitis C go on to develop chronic infection.

  • Bullitt’s Kelty to demonstrate stone carving skills at Berea on Saturday

     BEREA -- On Saturday, Nov. 28, Jason Kelty, of Shepherdsville, will demonstrate stone carving from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

    Kelty has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellarmine University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture with a focus of stone carving, from the University of Kentucky. 

  • Glass studio provides education, beautiful gifts

     HILLVIEW -- The owner of a local glass gallery hopes to educate and involve Bullitt County residents on a 2,000 year-old tradition.

    Mike Hudson bought Fire Studio and Gallery, formerly Hawk’s View Art Gallery, about two years ago, but wanted to take the time to revamp and rebrand the space.

    “Each artists’ taste is always a little different,” he said. “I feel like we’ve brightened the place a lot more, added a little more contemporary work than what was here.”

  • NB’s Bickett in running for prestigious honor

     HEBRON ESTATES -- North Bullitt High School mathematics teacher Christine Bickett is one of five finalists in Kentucky for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

    “I am extremely honored to be a finalist for PAEMST,” she said.

  • Follow safety tips to make your Thanksgiving tasty and safe

     WASHINGTON -- Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece - the turkey - is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many are not experienced at roasting one. USDA wants consumers to know that a range of resources, from smartphone apps to its 30-year Meat and Poultry Hotline, exist to help consumers through any food preparation conundrums this holiday season, wherever and whenever they may arise. 

  • Fall Preparation

     In preparation for the upcoming construction of the school, Mount Washington Elementary volunteers helped ensure the school grounds were to par.

    The stone dedicating the benches to the bus drivers was moved into storage to prevent anything from breaking it.

    The Mccafferty and Ousley families also helped move mulch to the playground to fill in low spots to help make the area safer for the kids.

  • BBB Tips on Holiday Shopping

     The holiday shopping season is here! Whether you are planning to go out shopping on Black Friday, or shop from home on Cyber Monday, here are some shopping tips from your Better Business Bureau.

    Black Friday Shopping

    Know before You Go. Many retailers will release their Black Friday deals online, in social media, and other publications. Some will also send emails (sign up for their email alerts). Research where the sales are and make a list of your gift priorities to compare prices and plan your day of deals.

  • Thanks should be given daily

      A lot of bad things are happening in our world today.

    From terrorist bombings to the all-too-common shootings in our communities, things do not seem right with the world.

    But, even in light of the bad, we should all take a moment this time of year to give thanks.

    No matter how small or no matter how large, there is something we can all be thankful for at this Thanksgiving season.

    As a newspaper, we are also thankful.

  • Efforts to deal with homeless issue shows heart, desire

     It’s one of those subjects that few people want to discuss. But it is also reality.

    Over the past four weeks, reporter Stephen Thomas has profiled some of the efforts being undertaken to address a growing problem -- homelessness.

    Many years ago, the late Shepherdsville mayor Adrian Jones had a dream of starting a homeless shelter in the community. Some 25 years ago, he saw a need.

  • Turkeys gone wild this year

     Many Bullitt Countians already have their Christmas decorations up, but many more are concerned about a potential crisis situation threatening to affect the nation, even local areas.

    Americans are living in fear of the Great Turkey Shortage projected throughout the country, primarily by the companies that sell turkeys.

    A potential early solution to the local issue was a proposed donation offered by Beam Suntory, makers of Jim Beam, who offered to supply the area.