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Today's News

  • Partners think now’s time for adults to be responsible

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The statistics about underage drinking in Bullitt County are overwhelming.

    According to the 2012-2013 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention student survey, 37 percent of 12th graders drink at home, 64 percent of 12th graders drink at a party and 69 percent of those same students drink at a friend’s home.

    However, the statistics only tell part of the story.

  • Best of Coyle: 06/12/13

     This week Paul Coyle reminds everyone to come out and visit the Bullitt County Fair.

  • Time to put all differences to side to progress

      Black and white. Vertical and horizontal. Republican and Democrat. Girls and boys. Progress and regression. Teamwork and individualism. Success and failure.

  • Willis, Troutman will be key cogs for Kentucky

     LOUISVILLE – Bullitt County will be well represented this weekend as the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic plays two games in the annual summer series between the two basketball crazed states.

    Bullitt East seniors Derek Willis and Rusty Troutman will both be looked at to play key roles in the boys’ games for head coach Allen Feldhaus Jr.’s team.

    Kentucky and Indiana will clash on Friday night at Freedom Hall in Louisville. The girls’ game will start at 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ contest to follow at around 7:30 p.m.

  • Watkins family, scout join to repair pavilion in park

    Before Shepherdsville City Park was the city park, it was home to the Watkins family.

    James Watkins said from 1965-1998 his parents, Glenda and Lawrence Watkins, owned the land.

    “We all just call that place home,” he said.

    However, after a flood in 1997, the land was purchased by the city during a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout to prevent future flooding and to create a city park, Watkins said.

    In 1982, the family built a gazebo on the land and today it is still there, but is now known as the pavilion.

  • Collective bargaining not expected to pass

    SHEPHERDSVILLE- On Monday night's agenda, the Shepherdsville City Council will consider the second reading and possible adoption of an ordinance allowing for collective bargaining for police department employees. However, mayor Scott Ellis considers the matter to be a dead issue.

    “We don't need both,” Ellis said of creating a collective bargaining system while still having the civil service intact.

  • Gauthier prepares for international beauty pageant in Atlanta in August

    Ashlie Gauthier describes herself as a girly-girl who loves to dress up and be onstage.

    “I love to make the audience smile,” Gauthier said.

    The 13-year-old Mount Washington Middle School student recently used her love of dressing up and being onstage at a Sunburst Beauty Pageant in Nashville, Tenn.

    Being that this was one of Gauthier’s first pageants she was nervous, but excited.

    “I’d been looking forward to it for a long time,” she said.

  • Whitehouse looks to help others change the world with semiars

    Brooks resident Sherry Whitehouse wants to change the world. One woman at a time.
    She recently started a business called High Healing LLC, which helps to coach women about life struggles.
    “I realized that this was my passion, my purpose in life,” she said.
    Whitehouse will host her first seminar June 13 at the Courtyard Marriott at 819 Phillips Lane in Louisville from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
    The registration fee is $49 but is free for veterans and for those who want to bring a friend or their daughter.

  • Despite injury, Midway loved Central's Collins

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Kristen Collins finding her way to Midway College to play women’s basketball had a few hurdles before it all became official recently.

         First, Collins suffered a serious knee injury during a holiday tournament and did not play the rest of the season for the Lady Cougars. Second, Midway switched coaches after an eight-win season.

  • BC's Riggs moving her playmaking to Spalding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Spalding women’s basketball coach Charlie Just has reached into Bullitt County for players in the past and he is doing it again this spring when he got the signature of Bullitt Central point guard Kayla Riggs on the dotted line.

         (Just also has signed North Bullitt seniors Reba Stice and Caitlin Montgomery this spring. You can read about those signings in Wednesday’s edition.)