Today's News

  • Saying Goodbye

     The community lost a couple of giants recently.

    You couldn’t have a better name as sheriff than Shot Dooley.

    One of my first interviews was with Shot, who due to a change in the state Constitution, was allowed to run for re-election as sheriff.

    He would serve four terms and then go on  to serve on the Mount Washington City Council.

    He was one of those bigger than life kind of guys.

    His biggest fault was that he wanted to  help everyone  and didn’t want to disappoint anyone.

  • BE’s Messer to play football at Millikin University

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just call Bullitt East senior Josh Messer a trailblazer.

    When the Charger senior signed to play football at NCAA Division III Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, he became the first Bullitt East athlete to head to that school. In fact, the Big Blue did not list any football players from Kentucky on its 2017 roster.

    Actually, Messer did more of the recruiting. He signed up on an online recruiting site and was discovered by Big Blue coaches. They saw film of Messer and initiated contact.

  • KidsFest to bring fun for kids on Saturday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the biggest something-to-do for kids in Bullitt County, and this year there will be more to do than ever before!

    The 2018 KidsFest, presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Kosair Charities and the Shriners of Bullitt County, takes place Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s event will be different than previous years, with more indoor and outdoor activities added for the kids.

  • House passes its version of the budget

     Last week, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed the two-year budget, aimed to set Kentucky on a robust path for the future, by a vote of 76-15. 

  • Busy times as budget tops discussions

     FRANKFORT -- After being sworn in last week, I am hard at work in Frankfort, filing two bills and co-sponsoring others that I feel will improve our county and Commonwealth. I also made sure we were represented on voting for the state budget.

    When Governor Bevin presented his proposal to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

  • DREAM SEASON ENDS: Mercy too much for North Bullitt

     VALLEY STATION – The first ever trip to a regional basketball championship game for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles ended in tears on Saturday as the green and gold fell to Mercy 64-48.

  • Get ready for forums for candidates

     Candidates for the major county offices should be prepared -- there will be at least a couple of forums this spring.

    We don’t want to surprise anyone. From all the discourse we’ve seen on social media, the forum for the special election came as a surprise and was rigged in favor of the Democratic candidate.

    As one of the sponsors, who is normally just the publicity arm for the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, we’ve heard enough.

  • You can vote for Roberts as one of Most Admired in area

     Who are some of the women you most admire in the Louisville and southern Indiana area?

    Today’s Woman is looking for your help in deciding who those most admired women are for the year 2018.

    Currently, the magazine is hosting an on-line contest.

    The editorial staff of Today’s Woman recently nominated ladies for the 16th annual event.

    In the area of politics, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts is one six women nominated.

    You can vote once a day with the voting open until Noon on Thursday, March 22.

  • CASA of Bullitt County cuts ribbon on new office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local organization dedicated to providing safe places for local children has a new safe place of its own.

    The Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program hosted a ribbon cutting to dedicate its new office location, on the second floor of the old Bullitt County Bank building on the corner of S. Buckman St. and Joe B. Hall Ave. in Shepherdsville.

    Executive director Cindy Prestigiacomo said the organization needed to expand its office space. The new area includes a lobby, conference room and kitchen area.