Today's News

  • Tackling Breast Cancer

    There was a lot of pink at Bullitt East High School on Friday night for its football game against North Bullitt. 

    Shirts were sold and raffles held in the school's effort to raise money for breast cancer research.

  • East reaches final of tough district

          LOUISVILLE - For the first time in over a decade, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers reached the championship game of a district girls' soccer tournament only to run into a brick wall as they were beaten by Mercy 7-1 on Thursday on the Jaguars' home field

         This was the first season for the Jaguars and Lady Chargers to battle in the tough 24th District after realignment moved Bullitt East from their long time home in the 9th District where they had to battle the top teams in Nelson County.

  • Volleyball spikes the field in 23rd

          LOUISVILLE - The North Bullitt Lady Eagles have won district volleyball titles in the past including last season in the old 29th District.

         On Wednesday, the green and gold won another title, this time in the 23rd District. In fact, North Bullitt dominated play, beating Moore 25-7, 25-9, 25-9 in the final.

  • NB girls win first-ever soccer crown

          OKOLONA - There are a lot of people in Bullitt County who are upset that the local high schools are competing exclusively with Jefferson County teams in the post-season.

         Don't count North Bullitt girls' soccer coach Ryan Bringhurst amongst that group. In fact, don't count any of the local girls' soccer coaches as being against the shift.

  • Rockets shoot down BC's district title hopes

          SHELBYVILLE - Live by the turnover, perish by the turnover.

         That has been the life of the Bullitt Central Cougars over the past two weeks. With the offensive numbers almost identical against Bullitt East, the maroon and gray won when the Chargers turned the ball over five times.

         It was the same story in reverse on Friday against Shelby County. The final offensive numbers were comparable, but Bullitt Central took it on the chin as they turned the ball over five times in a 38-18 loss.

  • Week to honor retired teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You may have seen a bumper sticker that read, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." 

    With patience and skill we do learn to read, write and do arithmetic. But what happens when a teacher retires? 

    Well, in Bullitt County, they continue to quietly serve our community. 

    Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association members have raised thousands of dollars for the Relay for Life and given scholarships to local high school seniors. 

  • Sharp gets to experience an 'electric' trip to Washington D.C.

     WASHINGTON - It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.

    That's what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Salt River Electric and Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Local hotel, restaurant business still growing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Whether it's a sign of a local or national economic trend, one thing is for sure, more people are eating at Bullitt County restaurants and staying at Bullitt County hotels than last year. 

    During the September regular meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, commission treasurer James Watkins reported that the amount of motel and restaurant tax revenue the commission received rose from 2011.

  • Kentucky Wineries Association's Wine Festival

     CLERMONT - While the Kentucky Wineries Association's Wine Festival 2012 is sure to attract wine lovers from all over, you don't have to be 21 to enjoy this family-friendly event.

    KWA treasurer and past president Eddie ODaniel, who is helping organize the first-ever event, invited everyone to join their friends for an afternoon of fall color with lots of music, food and, of course, local wines. 

    As ODaniel pointed out, the festival will cooincide with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest's annual fall celebration, ColorFest. 

  • Esterle tries job, likes job, selected to lead Maryville

     PIONEER VILLAGE - An educator filling the void in Maryville Elementary principal's office will continue to do so officially.

    Ruth Esterle was selected as the school's new principal, replacing long-time leader Sam Cowan.

    This is Esterle's first stint as a principal, bringing over 25 years of educational experience to the position.

    Esterle was selected by Bullitt County Public Schools as Maryville's interim principal while serving as counselor at Mount Washington Elementary.