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Today's News

  • Lot of fiddlin' around expected as LJ josts first-time competition Oct. 2

    LEBANON JUNCTION - If you love the sweet sound of an old fashion fiddle you won’t want to miss the first-ever Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Old Fashion Days Festival.

    On Saturday, Oct. 2, fiddle players from miles around will descend upon Lebanon Junction to join local talent for the inaugural event.

    Old Fashion Days has never hosted a fiddle contest and organizer Tobee Taylor is hoping for a good turnout of competitors and spectators.

  • Public forums set up to talk about smoking

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - Do you have an opinion - pro or con - regarding a possible smoking ban in public places in Bullitt County?

        If so, the Bullitt County Health Department and Partners in Prevention will hold a series of public forums to hear what you think.

        Recently, an air quality survey was conducted by the University of Kentucky.

        At the forums, those results from the January/February 2010 testing will be shared with the public.

  • Man pleads to manslaughter; could get 20 years

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man has entered a plea to spend 20 years in prison following a traffic accident last year that took the life of a Taylorsville man.

        Kevin Sterling Sullivan, 23, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in the second degree and five counts of wanted endangerment.

        According to Nick Raley, assistant commonwealth attorney, a plea agreement was reached earlier this month after a five-hour mediation session was conducted by Senior Status Judge Julia Adams.

  • Eagles' rushing game continues to impress

    SHELBYVILLE - The North Bullitt Eagles are not flying very high right now...and that is just fine with head coach Brett Newton and the green and gold fan base.

    North Bullitt (3-2 overall, 1-0 in the district) picked up its third straight win on Friday, beating district rival Shelby County 40-18, by keeping the ball on the ground. The Eagles and quarterback Dalton Hadley put the ball in the air just three times, completing two for 63 yards.

  • ARCA Truck series, season championship at Salem

    SALEM, Ind. - Season championships will be on the line when racing returns to the high banks of Salem Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The Scott County Visitors Commission Season Championship presented by Salem True Value Hardware is the final race of the year for both the Lucas Oil Super Stocks and Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks.

    Joining the Super Stocks and Street Stocks on Sunday will be the ARCA Truck Series, plus the Salem Speedway Pure Stock ovals, Pure Stock figure 8s and Front Wheel Drive Stocks.

  • Thursday night clash is big one for the Cougars

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt Central Cougars will take a noticeable step up in competition this week when they lock horns with Doss in a key Class 5-A district contest that will be played on Thursday night in Louisville.

        The game was just moved up a day in the past few weeks at the request of Doss.

        "It can be an advantage or a disadvantage," Bullitt Central head coach Danny Leasor said on Monday. "I hate to break the routine. I do think it will be to our benefit."

  • Little Flock still going strong after 200 years

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It was 200 years ago that a group of seven pioneers gathered to start a Baptist church in a wilderness dotted with rustic log cabins and primitive stone houses in northern Bullitt County.

    Little did they know they were establishing a church that would stand two centuries and become one of the largest congregations in the county.

    As this year marks the bicentennial of Little Flock Ministry Center the church has commemorated the historic milestone with a series of monthly events that began in January.

  • School tax to increase by 4 percent plex proposed

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Gary Wooldridge favored a compromise agreement on the proposed increase in the school property tax on Tuesday.

        However, as chairman with the tie-breaking vote, Wooldridge was placed in what he considered not a very tough position.

        While he didn’t want to see taxes increase by the proposed amount, he also realized that the school district couldn’t keep moving forward with some additional revenue.

  • Bluegrass at its finest

        The Bullitt County Fairgrounds recently played host to the seventh annual Bluegrass 101 festival.

        The event featured a variety of country and bluegrass music from acts such as Cumberland River, Town Mountain, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Driving Rain, Kentucky Wind and of course, Bluegrass 101.

  • Powerful rushing attack pushes BC to first district win

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - In Dan Leasor’s 150th victory as a high school coach, his Bullitt Central Cougars took care of business.

        Behind a 235-yard performance from running back James Johnson, the Cougars cruised to a 34-6 victory over the winless Waggener Wildcats.

        “It was pretty much a blue collar job,” Leasor said of his 67th victory at the Cougar coach. “With three defensive starters still out, an offensive starter out and a quarterback injured, we played pretty well.”