Today's News

  • LJ students helping others

     It’s all about learning about giving.

    Lindy Meyer’s fifth-grade class is getting pretty good at helping the community.

    Earlier this school year, the students gathered canned goods and won a pizza party.

    Next, the Lebanon Junction Elementary students decided that after a discussion with Bruce Rucker of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, it would be a good idea to collect stuffed animals.

  • Local man enters guilty plea for not doing work

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A local contractor has entered a guilty plea for failing to complete work for which he had been paid.

    And similar cases in both Jefferson and Grayson counties will be settled with all charges running concurrently.

    Kevin Carter, 43, entered guilty pleas in Bullitt Circuit Court.

    In five separate indictments, Carter entered pleas with a total sentence of 10 years for the Bullitt County charges.

    The charges, which related to incidents in 2013, were for theft for failure to make required deposition.


     Billie Sue Waters was honored as she nears her retirement from the Bullitt County Clerk’s office.

    Waters received a proclamation from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts and Bullitt Fiscal Court on her 20 years of service.

    Starting in February 1994, Waters served under current clerk Kevin Mooney, as well as past clerks Nina Mooney and Nora Jean Howlett McCawley.

    She will officially retired on Dec. 31, 2014.

  • WARM BULLITT COUNTY helps families

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The first annual Warm Bullitt County was a success in helping those less fortunate at Christmas.

    Organizer Caleanna Morley said 60 blankets were collected, along with gloves, hats and scarves.

    Donations were distributed to homeless families in the Bullitt County area, along with victims of house fires. Some of the items were also donated to Kosair Children’s Hospital and the Family Day Ministries Church in Shepherdsville.

  • Bullitt East squads claim KHSAA championships

     LEXINGTON - Head cheerleading coach Nate Fulghum said it was drive and focus that helped Bullitt East’s all small varsity and small coed team achieve victory.

    The teams recently competed at the state competition in Lexington and were named KHSAA State Champions in their divisions.

  • 2014 - A year filled with big events for local teams

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Never a dull moment.

    That was the sports scene in Bullitt County in 2014. At every turn and at every season, there seemed to be another big event.

    It’s not really important to rank the ‘bigness’ of the events as much as to enjoy that they happened. Then, to hope that they are all repeated and even built upon in coming years.

  • Fate of contract part of special meeting

     CLERMONT -- A special meeting Friday night will tackle the meatiest of issues involving the relationship between the Southeast Bullitt Fire Board of Trustees and the fire and rescue corporation.

    The meeting set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the main fire station on Highway 245 is open to the public.

    Five items are on the agenda and only those issues can be discussed.

    Dan Thibodeaux, a member of the board of trustees, said getting a mutual aid agreement between all fire departments is necessary.

  • School will start little later in August

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Students will have a little longer summer vacation this year.

    That is, unless Mother Nature plays a mean trick.

    The Bullitt County Public School System calendar committee recently discussed the schedule for the 2015-16 year.

    Not only did they have their own thoughts. They had the responses fromover 2,100 individuals who answered an online survey.

    Students will begin school a week later -- on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    This was a sentiment expressed by 71 percent of those who answered the survey.

  • Economic Development Authority to help start logistics pathway program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has many distribution facilities in its boundaries.

    Bullitt County students are looking for ways to become college or career ready in order to graduate.

    Businesses are always looking for better prepared applicants to enter the work force.

    Students are always looking to secure jobs which make more than minimum wage.

    A pilot program being started in Bullitt County could solve the concerns of both parties.

  • Time arrives to look ahead to next year!!

     The changing of the calendar means new hope.

    It also means new challenges.

    And, in Bullitt County, there will be new people with new hopes facing new challenges.

    The coming year will bring on a new cycle of elected leaders. Some will be experienced veterans. Others will be rookies.

    They will all have dreams and aspirations. And probably a few misconceptions.

    Let’s have a little fun -- in a serious sort of way -- and predict some things that might happen in the next 12 months.