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Today's News

  • WINEFEST returns Saturday to Bullitt Fairgrounds

     CLERMONT - While foliage and pumpkins are celebrated just down the road at Bernheim Forest, another event will be celebrating grapes.

    The Bullitt County Wine Fest, presented by the Kentucky WInery Association, will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

    KWA treasurer and founder Eddie ODaniel said 15 state wineries will participate this year.

    “That makes us the largest Kentucky Wine Association festival in the state,” he said.

  • Motorists in Pioneer Village may have new place to stop vehicles

     PIONEER VILLAGE - Motorists passing through Spring Meadows subdivision might pay a little more attention in the coming months.

    To slow motorists on the street which runs between John Harper Highway and Summit Drive, a trio of three-way stop signs were installed years ago at Spring Meadow Court, Springdale Court and Springfield Court.

    As time passed, developer Jim Walser built a number of patio homes at the southern end of the street. Speed humps were initially installed on the private streets.

  • BE’s Pruitt competes in girls’ state tourney

     BOWLING GREEN - Bullitt East senior Olivia Pruitt competed on Friday in the Leachman Buick/GMC Girls’ Kentucky State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    Pruitt was the first Bullitt County player to advance to the state tournament since the entire Bullitt East Lady Charger squad finished second in the regional tournament in 2010 and played in the big show.

  • What happens when called for jury duty

      Jury duty is perhaps one of the areas that creates the most questions for our office. 

    The first question is usually, “why me?”  Jurors are selected for service by the The Kentucky Court of Justice Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

    The Kentucky Court of Justice strives to ensure that jury pools are a true representation of Kentucky’s population. The AOC compiles a master list of prospective jurors for the entire state on a per county basis.

  • CRITICAL CONDITION: Staffing for EMS, 911 remains difficult

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It may not be critical but it is a concern.

    With the staff at the Bullitt County Emergency Medical Services sitting at 15 people below the budgeted level, supervisor Mike Phillips is concerned.

    While six of those open slots are filled by employees who will hopefully return from absences due to things like pregnancy and workers compensation, that still leaves nine positions open.

  • IRON MAN MIKE: Rice runs past hurt, struggles to post personal best time

     CLERMONT -- Recently,  Michael Rice completed his fifth Ironman competition in Louisville. 

    But this time he had more on the line besides just worrying about beating his personal record, even though he did.

    This was the first Ironman competition he was able to complete since his accident in August 2011.

    Three weeks before the 2011 IronMan competition, Rice was doing his last long training ride on his bike on the IronManh course in La Grange when he was hit by a truck.

  • Seniors will get to take trip even if ‘educational’ value questioned

     When is a policy not a policy? When you can find a good reason to bend the rules.

    It was almost a funny situation.

    On Sept. 9, the Bullitt County Public School System held its monthly work session.

    At these sessions, the members have a little extra time in a more informal setting to discuss things such as field trip policies.

    During this particular session, although no formal request had been received, board members were advised that a senior trip for Bullitt East might be on the horizon.

  • NB, BC will battle again

     OKOLONA – For the second time in as many seasons the Girls’ 23rd District Soccer Champion will be from Bullitt County after North Bullitt and Bullitt Central won semi-final round matches on Monday at Moore High School.

    The two rivals were going to meet on Tuesday night in the championship game just as they did last year with North Bullitt winning. Both teams will advance to next week’s Sixth Region Tournament no matter the outcome on Tuesday.

  • New cable provider meets with opposition from court member

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The transition between Time-Warner Cable taking over the Insight Communications territory in Bullitt County has not always been a smooth one.

  • Social host ordinance not dead yet

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- She sat there with a stunned look.