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Today's News

  • Early offense propels Old Mill past Jaguars for crown

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Before the season started, Brandon Egan didn’t know what type of football team he had.

    But, after a couple of pre-season practices, Egan quickly knew that his Old Mill Bengals would be a very good team.

    That analysis was a good one as the Bengals went undefeated.

    In the championship game of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League, the Bengals defeated the Lebanon Junction Jaguars for the Pee Wee title.

    “It’s been a great season,” said Egan.

  • Maryville caps perfect run with a win over the Saints

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- With its undefeated record and top seed on the line, the Maryville Patriots were not about to give their opponents any hope for an upset.

    In the championship game of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League Little Bullitts division, Maryville jumped on top early and defeated the Brooks Saints 31-13.

    On the opening kickoff, Maryville went for the on-side kick and Garrett Coy recovered at the Patriot 33.

  • Roadwork affecting local businesses

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Even though it’s paving the way for the future, work on Interstate 65 has not been helping Bullitt County tourism lately.

    Construction in the county begins around Lebanon Junction and extends to the Gene Snyder Freeway. 

    Much of it is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Crews have reduced the road to two lanes.

    This was one of the concerns discussed at a recent meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist & Convention Commission.

  • Opportunities open up for college with new facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The completion of college and career facilities to two high schools has provided more opportunities for students in Bullitt and surrounding counties.

    With Bullitt East and North Bullitt centers now completed, Donna Miller, director of the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College, said there is even more opportunities for post-secondary education.

    The college has an arrangement with the Bullitt County Public School System to use classroom space in the evening hours at the two facilities.

  • Chapter ensures veterans won’t be forgotten

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - One Bullitt County organization wants to make sure veterans are never forgotten.

    The Salt River chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was started about 2 years ago, said Ruth Chowning, vice regent of the chapter.

    “Our major goal and mission is to honor all veterans who have made this county what it is today,” she said.

    The group, which includes about 40 members, recently worked on their first project with Interlink Counseling Services, which helps guide homeless veterans.

  • Mike Goldsmith, Alice Cooper share spot in prestigious White Castle ring of honor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Mike Goldsmith, a former member of the United States Army’s 184th Ordnance Company Special C4 unit based in Germany, can be considered a hero like all other veterans.

    Now Goldsmith can also be referred to as a Hall of Famer, and it was because of his unit he received such a title.

    Goldsmith was selected as a member of the 2014 White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.

    Established in 1921, White Castle is famous for its Sliders, smaller square burgers made with 100 percent real beef.

  • Taking look back at elections; next cycle will come quickly

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Any illusions that President Barack Obama was going to be on the ballot in the November 2014 general election were wrong.

    In fact, the number of straight ticket voters grew on Tuesday when compared to mid-term elections four years ago.

    That did not bode well for local candidates who might have had a “D” behind their name.

    Of the 24,619 who cast ballots in Bullitt County, 8,764 darkened the straight-ticket box on the ballot.

  • Transition time will be important to future welfare

     With the elections past, the next few months will be critical to the future of city and county government.

    It is a time which we call transition.

    Some of us remember that time when unmarked keys to the jail were left in a pickle bucket for the successor.

    That could have been catastrophic and would never happen today.

    But the final two months of the year provide those entering an office to get a look at what to expect.

    It also gives the outgoing officeholder a chance to work with the incoming officials.

  • Poppell rallies for sixth-place at State

     LEXINGTON – In a race in which half of the top eight finishers were freshmen or younger, a little experience paid off on Saturday for Bullitt East junior Sierra Poppell at the Class AAA Kentucky State Cross-Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    One of the top runners in the state this season, Poppell got off to a slow start in the 5,000-meter race and was closer to 20th than first after the first mile. But didn’t panic or push. The junior stayed the course and let the race come to her.

  • If you see it, report it: Help stop poaching in Kentucky

     FRANKFORT – Modern gun season for deer opens this Saturday, Nov. 8. Outdoors enthusiasts who witness any illegal hunting activity are encouraged to report it to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    “If people have any complaints or see any violations such as trespass or poaching, they are encouraged to call 1-800-25ALERT (1-800-252-5378),” said Hank Patton, director of law enforcement for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.