Today's News

  • Courtney back as NB coach after Briggs is terminated

     HEBRON ESTATES - Brian Courtney did not expect to see himself sitting on the sidelines coaching the North Bullitt Eagle basketball team this season.

    At least not after his promotion to assistant principal this fall.

    But Courtney has indeed returned to the bench to complete the rest of the season for the Eagles.

    On Jan. 6, 2014, Dick Briggs was terminated from his position as head basketball coach for North Bullitt.

  • State crews treating roads

     LOUISVILLE – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 road crews are salting highways in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Trimble counties as isolated bursts of snow are falling in the area.  Slick road conditions are being reported, so motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and be alert.

    Road crews in the other District 5 counties are monitoring weather, pavement temperatures and road conditions.  They will salt routes as necessary.

  • Louisville felon guilty of bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville felon pleaded guilty, in United States District Court this week, to making more than 300 counterfeit checks totaling over $200,000 and recruiting 15 co-conspirators to pass the counterfeit checks at businesses and financial institutions in Jefferson County and the surrounding area announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Leak in pipe causes heavy damage in judicial facility

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was bad but it could have been so much worse.

    Thanks to quick work by county employees, the water damage caused by a busted sprinkler system was much less than it could have been inside the Bullitt County Judicial Center last Wednesday.

    Even with that quick reaction, it will be some time before the restoration work is totally complete at the facility which has been snakebiten since its inception a dozen years ago.

  • Community has chance to make suggestions on land-use plan

     At crunch time, there are plenty of comments and suggestions being offered on the proposed land-use plan for Bullitt County.

    This is not unexpected.

    The public has until Jan. 31 to submit suggestions to the plans devised by consultant Kriss Lowry. Those must be turned into the Bullitt County Planning office in the courthouse annex.

    A public meeting will be held on Feb. 20 for anyone wishing to make comments.

  • Lady Chargers maul Manual

     SHIVELY - Coaches don’t often smile about their team’s performance -- especially in the middle of the season.

    But, if one caught a glimpse of Chris Stallings on Saturday night, you might have seen a smile, ever so slight and ever so brief.

    And, if he did smile, the veteran coach of the Bullitt East Lady Chargers deserved it.

    The Lady Chargers went to the Allgood Hoops Run-N-Shoot Classic at Pleasure Ridge Park and did just that.

  • Fiscal court votes to ban smoking in all county owned, leased facilities

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While it may not have been all they wanted, those in favor of a county-wide smoking ban got a piece of that wish on Wednesday night.

    In a very calm meeting, Bullitt Fiscal Court members listened to six speakers and decided that it would adopt an ordinance banning smoking in all county-owned or -leased facilities.

    It would also ban any other tobacco product.

    The court voted 4-1 in favor of the ordinance.

  • Chargers open play in LIT Wednesday

     LOUISVILLE – Bullitt East, the top-seeded team in the event despite not being ranked among the top 20 teams in Kentucky, will enter play tonight on the third-day of the Boys’ Louisville Invitational Tournament.

    The Chargers will take on another group of Chargers, when they take the court at Valley High School at 3:30 p.m. to battle Jeffersontown. The Jefferson County Chargers moved into the Wednesday game with an easy 66-51 victory over Male in Monday night’s opening round of games in the 20-team event.

  • Louisville man receives 20 years for child porn

     LOUISVILLE – A Louisville Man who pleaded guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by 12 years of supervised release this week, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

    Marvin Duane Monk, age 46, Monk pleaded guilty to a two-count Indictment returned by a federal grand jury on October 2, 2012.  Monk was previously charged in a September 6, 2012, Criminal Complaint.

  • No small 'feet': Hudgins goes shoeless to raise awareness for others

     HILLVIEW - Ten cold little piggies braved the freezing January temperatures for a good cause.

    The piggies were attached to the bare feet of Hillview resident Richard Hudgins, who is attempting to remain shoeless for a year to raise awareness for others in the world without shoes.

    The project is officially called “No Shoes for a Year,” created by Hudgins himself as a way to collect donations for shoes and new shoes while also raising awareness.