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Today's News

  • Tractor, truck pulling series on circuit’s fastest track

     CLERMONT -- Competitors on the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series will bring their high-powered vehicles to the fastest track in Kentucky on Saturday evening.

    After being rained out in August, the Battle of the Bluegrass series was rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds. The first race begins at 7 p.m.

  • CC under the lights? BE and BC try it in E-town

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Normally, major Saturday high school cross-country meets are held in the mornings. A few are contested in the afternoon. During the week, some others are held after school.

    Rarely are cross-country meets held after dark.

  • Ramp closure from I-65 South to KY 245 in Bullitt County Sept. 12-15

     LOUISVILLE - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists that the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 65 to KY 245 at Clermont (Exit 112) will be closed this weekend for concrete pavement repairs.

    This ramp is scheduled for closure from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 15.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via southbound I-65 to westbound KY 480 (Exit 116), then turn left onto southbound KY 61 and follow to KY 245.

  • Man indicted in U.S. District Court

     LOUISVILLE – A Shepherdsville man was indicted on multiple counts of wire fraud in U.S. District Court.

    The indictment was unsealed Friday, according to David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • School board to seek input on tax proposals

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt County Public School superintendent Keith Davis knows that the funds generated by increasing property tax rates could be wisely utilized for student learning.

    But, he also knows that the efficient spending of the district could allow for the school board to vote for the compensating tax rate, which would be the same rate as this year.

    The public will have its opportunity to voice its opinion on the school tax rates. The public hearing will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the central office.

  • Issues are few when congressman comes to town for annual gathering

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - He arrived a few minutes late because of the local traffic, but U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made it to Shepherdsville City Hall for his scheduled Town Hall Meeting.

    Shepherdsville hosted Guthrie’s 15th meeting, allowing citizens an opportunity to address their concerns and ask questions about local, state and federal issues.

    Guthrie’s goal was addressing topics from the House of Representatives perspective, shedding light on reasons behind the thoughts and actions of the Washington, DC, brain trust.

  • Remembering 9/11: Annual Bullitt County observance will be at Hillview center on Sunday

     HILLVIEW -- Though it’s been almost 15 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, it’s still a day our nation will remember.

    “It’s important to me, that people don’t forget what happened and we remember the ones we lost,” said coordinator Scott Miller.

    Miller has been a special deputy for the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department for nine years and formerly served as a military police officer in the Army.

    “9/11 is our generation’s Pearl Harbor,” he said.

  • Important to not forget the reason we celebrate 9/11

     It happened on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day in which terrorist attacks changed this country forever.

    While the years have passed, the memories have not. And never should they fade from our memories.

    Each year, Bullitt Countians remember this event in a variety of ways. This year will be no different.

    North Bullitt High JROTC will again host a special remembrance on Friday. On Thursday, the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce will honor all first responders.

  • Finance officer: Does it make good sense?

     The recent appointment - without any peep of opposition - of Keith Griffee as the county’s first finance officer is an interesting one.

    As the elections grow closer, the opinion of whether Bullitt County needs a financial officer is varied - for various reasons.

    And it will surely be part of the political fodder we will hear.

    The neat thing is - the creation of the position can be debated on either side. The person selected cannot.

  • Lady Chargers pull away after halftime to beat NB

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – In the only regular season meeting this fall between two of the top programs in the Sixth Region, Bullitt East kept its slight edge over North Bullitt in girls’ soccer with a 4-0 victory on Monday.

    While this was the only regular season meeting, it may not be the only meeting this season. In each of the past two seasons, the two rivals have ended up meeting in the Sixth Region semi-finals after North Bullitt won the 23rd District title and Bullitt East was the 24th District runner-up.