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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hillview looks to program to train servers in alcohol sales

     HILLVIEW - In recent months the Hillview City Council and mayor Jim Eadens have made an effort to control drug and alcohol abuse within city limits.

    Eadens promoted the city's Drug Trends seminar, hosted in conjunction with Bullitt County Partners in Prevention (PIP), an attempt to educate parents and grandparents on what warning signs to look for in their children's behavior.

  • Two die in dispute in parking lot

     HILLVIEW - A woman was shot Saturday afternoon and the alleged suspect was later found dead.

  • Transportation Cabinet update on train derailment site

       WEST POINT - After a briefing with Unified Command regarding the transload of the derailed cars the following information is available: 

    The plan for transload of the hydrogen fluoride and butadiene rail tank cars has been approved and will begin on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6 a.m.  In abundance of caution and the placement of equipment necessary to stage at the site promotes the closure of Dixie Highway from Highway 44 to the Bridge at Salt River from Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6 a.m. until further notice.

  • STUDENTS SALUTE VETERANS

     Bullitt County Public Schools are saluting area veterans and military personnel with various Veterans Day celebrations and services.