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Today's News

  • Land-use plan nears completion; public invited to give input

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - The process of developing a new comprehensive land-use plan is getting close to the final stages.

    One of the final public meetings is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. in the courthouse.

    Consultant Kriss Lowry is expected to have more details on the actual land-use proposals during this meeting.

    After years of attempting to revamp its land-use plan, which is required by law, the county hired a consultant, who is leading the process.

    During the past meeting, environmental issues dominated the conversation.

  • Right way to get solutions

     Getting to the bottom of waste spending is great.

    That’s what people love to see.

    Taxpayers want to know that their money is being spent properly.

    However, there should be a right way to go about doing it. We already know the wrong way.

    The recent battle between fiscal court and the jailer is a prime example of not doing it right.

    We have no problem with trying to figure out if there is wasteful spending.

    We have concern if there are too many hours spent on overtime.

  • Lady Eagles score early then roll past Central 8-0

     HEBRON ESTATES – After scoring on a penalty kick in the opening moments of the match, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles never took their foot off the gas pedal on Wednesday as they beat Bullitt Central 8-0 in girls’ soccer action.

    It was the first meeting between the two rivals since they met last season in the championship game of the 23rd District Tournament, a game that North Bullitt won 6-2.

  • Pat Young back on hill - with parents in the stands

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — There is nothing unusual about a mom and dad going out to the ballfield to watch their son play some baseball.

    However, when the parents are 75 and 74 years of age and their son is 56, that is unusual.

    But that was what occurred recently when Don and Betty Young went to southern Indiana to watch their 56-year-old son, Pat, participate in the season finale for the Louisville Yankees of the Louisville Men’s Senior Baseball League.

  • Goodwyn believes his Moore's Karate has something for everyone

     There is a new addition across the street from Zappos. Moore’s Karate had its grand opening on August 30th. It is located in 1707 Cedar Grove Rd Suite 5 in Shepherdsville. The owner Eric Goodwyn, was stationed in Fort Minot, North Dakota three years ago and got involved with the business.

         “I knew I wanted to come back and live in Kentucky,” Goodwyn said. “I wanted to continue on with the business and decided to open one here.”

  • Rachel's Challenge positive message for students

      CLERMONT - Thirteen years after becoming the first victim of the fatal shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Rachel Scott lives on and continues to challenge other students.

    Based on her life and writings, Rachel's Challenge was formed by family and friends to spread Rachel's anti-bullying message and her challenge to treat everyone as a friend.

  • Laura Terry victorious ways continue with win at State Fair

     This has been Laura Terry’s year.

    The 22-year-old Mount Washington resident was named one of the 2013 Bullitt County Vocalists of the Year at the Bullitt County Fair and recently the winner of Mike Linnig’s Southern Starlet singing contest at the Kentucky State Fair. The Southern Starlet contest focuses on country music.

    The contest lasted a whole day. Terry said tryouts were in the morning and they crowned the winners that same night.

  • Charger offense shifts into high gear

     ELIZABETHTOWN– Live by the fourth die play, die by the fourth down play.

         In the end on Friday, it was die by the fourth down play for the Bullitt East Chargers as they saw Central Hardin, the state’s seventh-ranked team, rally from a 19-7 deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to win 28-19.

  • Martin wows the crowd to win KSF karaoke contest

     PIONEER VILLAGE - The new voice of Bullitt County comes in the form of a 12-year-old girl, according to Kentucky State Fair judges.

    Emma Denise Martin was selected as the winner of the "So You Think You Can Sing" karaoke competition, hosted annually in the Mike Linnig's tent at the fair. She earned top honors in the 12 and under age division.

    The seventh grader at St. Athanasius Catholic School in Louisville earned $50 and two tickets to Kings Island Amusement Park, along with a ribbon and a trophy half her size.

  • Car show replaces beauty pageants at festival

     This year’s show will still have some beauties, but maybe not the ones you normally think of. There will be no pageants at the Old Fashioned Days Festival this year, but there will be a car show.

    Bobby Hartlage, coordinator of the contest, said this is an open car show so anyone is welcome to enter.

    “Everything is welcome,” he said.

    It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28, the second day of the festival. The fee to enter is $10.