Today's News

  • Bobcats do like pizza

     If you had any questions on whether Bobcats liked pizza, you could have found that answer during the orientation at Bullitt Lick Middle School.

    The home of the Bobcats hosted a pizza party with its orientation night to get ready for the new school year.

    The event was well attended and well enjoyed.

    Pizza from Mr. Gatti's was provided courtesy of the Bullitt Lick Youth Services Center.

  • All three area teams ready for a big Friday at home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After opening the season with all three teams on the road, Week II will have all three Bullitt County football teams at home on Friday.

  • Louisville man arrested for child porn possession, distribution

     LOUISVILLE  On August 27, 2015, at approximately 11:37 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 4-Elizabethtown and the Louisville Metro Police Dept., arrested Jeffrey T. Martin, 45, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

  • Four buildings for distribution facilities receive board’s approval for variances

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There is no shortage of new construction for warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

    Besides the publicized plans by Browning Industries just east of Interstate 65 at Cedar Grove Road, four new buildings were under consideration by the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

    Each asked for typical variances to handle a reduction in the number of parking spaces and a reduction in the actual size of the parking spaces, as well as front setback amendments.

  • Summer history lesson

     Summer camps are usually designed with the students’ futures in mind, but one of them offered a fun glimpse into the past.

    A Kentucky History camp was sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers at Cedar Grove, Lebanon Junction, Mount Washington and Roby Elementary.

    Students participated in field trips during the week-long camp, including the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, My Old Kentucky Home and the Stephen Foster Story, Locust Grove and the Louisville Water Tower.

  • Lady Chargers learn they have work to do before post-season

     CEDAR GROVE – It wasn’t exactly the performance that Bullitt East Lady Charger head coach Larry Steinmetz was looking for on Saturday in the Schmid Funeral Home Bluegrass Invitational at Heritage Hill Golf Club, but there were enough bright spots to give the coach hope for the rest of the season.

    The not so good news was that the team finished with a 466 total on the day, well off the winning score of 313 shot by both Elizabethtown and Paul Dunbar. That was only good for 16th in a field of 19 teams.

  • BE playing volleyball in Jaguars’ tall shadow

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers may have thought they were ready to make a move on national power Mercy this season in volleyball, but at least after the first eight days of the season, coach Ed Fisher’s team still has a lot of work to do just to be competitive with one of the top program’s in the country.

  • Operator asks to abandon plant: PSC to determine fate of Hunters Hollow facility

     HUNTERS HOLLOW -- Much about the fate of an ill-fated sewer treatment system could be determined on Thursday.

    The state Public Service Commission will host a hearing at 10 a.m. in Frankfort to consider a petition for abandonment filed by the owners of Bullitt Utilities.

    Carroll Cogan and family own the treatment facility off East Blue Lick Road in northern BUllitt County.

    Last March, the facility’s main tank exploded allowing raw sewage to run onto the ground and into Brooks Run.

  • School board takes tax hike to continue to fund projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County school officials will have a little more money to spend over the next year thanks to a tax increase approved Monday night.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board voted 3-2 to approve the 4 percent increase which will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $20.

    The board approved the recommended increase to 66.2 cents per $100 of assessed value on both real estate and tangible property.

    Motor vehicle tax rates will remain at 47.7 cents.

  • Nothing normal when property at Bardstown Junction zoned

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What a difference a couple of years can make in terms of a rezoning request.

    While the official recommendation of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will not come until Aug. 27, it appears property off Highway 61 at Highway 245 is well on its way to being rezoned.

    The only hitch during the rezoning hearings for property owned by the Oma L. Shaw Estate and by Zoneton Developers came when a semi-truck clipped a pole and and knocked out power for the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.