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Today's News

  • Landowners can apply for wildlife plan

     Do you own a farm or tract of land with open fields? Are you sick of spending money on gas to bush hog or mow?  Would you like to see your wildlife numbers increase?    If so, have you considered letting a biologist help you improve wildlife habitat? If you enjoy outdoor recreation such as hunting, bird watching, or wildlife viewing, improving wildlife habitat can enhance your wildlife experience!  Biologists are eager to prepare a conservation plan for your farm!

  • Education group moves quickly to start building

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Like cramming for a final exam, members of the Bullitt County Education Development Corp. are quickly moving forward with plans to construct a college facility.

    In its first meeting, the corporation set in place a number of committees with a goal to have things in place for receiving state approval on the $24-$28 million facility by mid-April.

  • Vision First event at East highlights first holiday events

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With the way the holidays fell this year, namely Christmas and New Year’s Day on a Wednesday, as well as the way the school breaks were lined-up, the traditional holiday basketball tournaments are a little more spread out this winter as there are basically three different times for the tournaments.

    In addition, because of the scheduling, two teams, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles and the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars, opted to participate in only one holiday tournament this season.

  • Writer provides very unique look at upcoming holiday

     As I continue to cover Bullitt County over the past month, people say to me, “Farner (remember the good ol’ days when I used to get confused with younger co-workers?), are you going to write another one of those hilarious Christmas stories again this year?”

    Well, it’s not always that easy to be funny. Sure, in Bullitt County there’s always something to poke fun at, but sometimes my thoughts go elsewhere.

  • BBB: Target Credit Card Attack – CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS!

     BBB is warning, if you shopped at Target lately, CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTS. The store announced it has been hit by a major credit-card attack involving up to 40 million consumer accounts. The credit card breach took place between November 27 and December 15, 2013. It involves the theft of information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of cards used at nearly all of Target's stores around the country.

    BBB offers these tips:

  • Local officers honored by state for DUI arrests

     FRANKFORT - If you are out partying, you better not do it in Bullitt County this holiday season.

    Several local law enforcement officials were part of the annual salute by Gov. Steve Beshear for their part in taking drunken drivers off the roadways.

    During the 2013 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement awards ceremony, two officers were among the tops in their field.

  • Foundation gives over $12,000 to educational projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Over $12,000 has been allocated to 10 schools thanks to a banner year for the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education.

    “Employee payroll deductions, private donations and a very successful Derby event helped generate the most money the foundation has ever seen,” according to District Volunteer Coordinator Judy Cederholm.

  • Kelley, Woodhouse get to write about wineries

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As Bullitt County wineries continue to lead the resurgence of the wine industry throughout the Commonwealth, two Bullitt Countians hope to expand it further with a new book.

    Author Becky Kelley, with co-author/photographer Kathy Woodhouse, traveled to every state winery to create “Wine-ing Your Away Around Kentucky.”

    The new book, presented by McClanahan Publishing, is a collection of stories, history, recipes and directions to each winery based on a first-hand perspective.

  • Kinsey shows how Kentuckians uncover secrets

     BROOKS - Jean Thompson Kinsey shows how Kentuckians can uncover secrets and be captivated with suspense.

    The local author released her fictional trilogy series, focusing on the first book, Secrets of Willow Shade, set in Logan County in 1977.

    Kinsey, 73, is a late bloomer to to published writing, but has 13 stories published in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” collections. He first novel, The Light Keeper’s Daughter, was a finalist for the Grace Award.

  • Lebanon Junction gets great deal in LWC agreement

     The City of Lebanon Junction received a little bit of money.

    But, more importantly, the city now has a steady supply of resources from the Louisville Water Co.

    A recent agreement guarantees that Lebanon Junction residents will no longer have to be concerned over the flow of their water supply.

    Louisville Water Co. will now be the sole supplier to water to Lebanon Junction.

    For years, the agency has been a supplier for a portion of the city’s demands. Now, Bardstown will not be relied upon.