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Today's News

  • ROADWORK: Week of Nov. 12

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of Nov. 12:

    Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

    Bullitt County:

    Routine maintenance

  • Webber joins Floyd, Greer in House

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - In what has been the most costly race for state representative, incumbent Linda Belcher could not overcame an aggressive attack linking her with President Barack Obama and with votes she made in Frankfort.

         After several unsuccessful campaigns for office, Republican Russell Webber was able to celebrate with family, friends and supporters Tuesday night.

  • Bad middle stretch put the Eagles behind the eight ball

          HEBRON ESTATES - A lot of high school football seasons resemble roller-coaster rides for not only fans and players, but also the coaches.

         That is why you couldn't blame veteran North Bullitt head coach Brett Newton if he was still looking to find a little equilibrium five days after the conclusion of the 2012 season for the Eagles. There were not only the usual ups and downs this fall, the green and gold had a couple of straight vertical drops.

  • Oh what a night it was at Eastside Middle

          MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just call it the 'Perfect Storm' of positive events recently when the Eastside Lady Eagles and the Mount Washington Lady Generals collided in a late-season meeting at Eastside.

         Just two days earlier, the two strong teams had moved into the quarter-finals of the 2012 Kentucky Girls' Middle School Basketball Tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

  • Eastside brings home a state crown; MWMS falls in quarter-finals

          MOUNT WASHINGTON - Eastside Middle School recently did something no other basketball team has ever done from Bullitt County - winning the 2012 Kentucky State Middle School Tournament.

         Under the direction of head coach Samantha Downs, the Lady Eagles put together a perfect weekend of basketball, winning six consecutive games to win the title at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. A year ago, the team had reached the final four of the seventh-grade state tourney, falling in overtime.

  • Gentry selected chairman of CASA board in Bullitt County

     The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program for Bullitt County has selected its new Board Chairman, Greg Gentry.  

    Greg has a long time involvement with CASA, serving on the Board of Directors since 2006 and as Vice Chair for the past four years. 

    During his time on the Board he has also served as Chair of the fundraising committee and has been instrumental in bringing awareness to the CASA mission.  

  • New faces elected to councils

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - There will be some changes in the local governmental climate in Bullitt County as several new faces will take office in January.

         In the city of Shepherdsville, Democrat Faith Portman (1,877 votes) will be the lone party member to survive.

         The incumbent will be joined by current officeholder Bernie Brown (2,062), who is a Republican.

  • JOM raises funds for United Way, Big Brothers, Big Sisters program

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two local organizations are helping to unite the youth with adults who make a difference in their lives.

    Employees and staff with JOM Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., in Shepherdsville earned a grand total of $34,633.78 in donations for Louisville Metro United Way, up 16 percent from 2011.

    This year JOM selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana as the recipient of extra fundraising efforts.

  • Hebron band plays perfect music with UofL Symphonic musicians

     HEBRON ESTATES - Hebron Middle School Band students earned a rare opportunity to learn at a college.

    Band members recently performed in a concert alongside University of Louisville Symphonic Band students on the stage of Comstock Hall in the university's Music Building.

    HMS Band director Wendy Davidson, a former U of L music student, helped to coordinate the event as a way to increase the performing experiences of her students.

  • Scouting for Food Saturday

     Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from numerous scout units across Bullitt County will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food on Saturday, November 17.

    Many scouts walked neighborhoods to place informational flyers on doors this past Saturday.  Some units may also place signs along main roads or at subdivision entrances to increase public awareness and remind folks to donate.  This Saturday, those scouts will be returning to those same neighborhoods to collect food donations.