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Today's News

  • NB girls win first-ever soccer crown

          OKOLONA - There are a lot of people in Bullitt County who are upset that the local high schools are competing exclusively with Jefferson County teams in the post-season.

         Don't count North Bullitt girls' soccer coach Ryan Bringhurst amongst that group. In fact, don't count any of the local girls' soccer coaches as being against the shift.

  • Rockets shoot down BC's district title hopes

          SHELBYVILLE - Live by the turnover, perish by the turnover.

         That has been the life of the Bullitt Central Cougars over the past two weeks. With the offensive numbers almost identical against Bullitt East, the maroon and gray won when the Chargers turned the ball over five times.

         It was the same story in reverse on Friday against Shelby County. The final offensive numbers were comparable, but Bullitt Central took it on the chin as they turned the ball over five times in a 38-18 loss.

  • Week to honor retired teachers

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You may have seen a bumper sticker that read, "If you can read this, thank a teacher." 

    With patience and skill we do learn to read, write and do arithmetic. But what happens when a teacher retires? 

    Well, in Bullitt County, they continue to quietly serve our community. 

    Bullitt County Retired Teachers Association members have raised thousands of dollars for the Relay for Life and given scholarships to local high school seniors. 

  • Sharp gets to experience an 'electric' trip to Washington D.C.

     WASHINGTON - It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.

    That's what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Salt River Electric and Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Local hotel, restaurant business still growing

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Whether it's a sign of a local or national economic trend, one thing is for sure, more people are eating at Bullitt County restaurants and staying at Bullitt County hotels than last year. 

    During the September regular meeting of the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, commission treasurer James Watkins reported that the amount of motel and restaurant tax revenue the commission received rose from 2011.

  • Kentucky Wineries Association's Wine Festival

     CLERMONT - While the Kentucky Wineries Association's Wine Festival 2012 is sure to attract wine lovers from all over, you don't have to be 21 to enjoy this family-friendly event.

    KWA treasurer and past president Eddie ODaniel, who is helping organize the first-ever event, invited everyone to join their friends for an afternoon of fall color with lots of music, food and, of course, local wines. 

    As ODaniel pointed out, the festival will cooincide with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest's annual fall celebration, ColorFest. 

  • Esterle tries job, likes job, selected to lead Maryville

     PIONEER VILLAGE - An educator filling the void in Maryville Elementary principal's office will continue to do so officially.

    Ruth Esterle was selected as the school's new principal, replacing long-time leader Sam Cowan.

    This is Esterle's first stint as a principal, bringing over 25 years of educational experience to the position.

    Esterle was selected by Bullitt County Public Schools as Maryville's interim principal while serving as counselor at Mount Washington Elementary.

  • Apartments may be built; roadwork to be required

          HILLVIEW - David McMullan has seen too many vehicles leave the road at a sharp curve on East Blue Lick Road.

         In fact, he keeps pictures on his cell phone of the various accidents.

         Now, a developer is looking to add nearly 200 apartment units just south of the curve.

         With promised road improvements, the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission gave a favorable recommendation to rezone 8.5 acres from B-1 Highway Business to R-3 Residential.

  • Council OKs hiring of one officer in Shepherdsville

          SHEPHERDSVILLE - It's not perfect but it will be better.

         Shepherdsville city leaders approved the hiring of an additional police officer due to concerns over the lack of manpower on some shifts.

         While speaking to the Shepherdsville City Council, chief Doug Puckett knew he only had two officers on duty to cover the entire town. That is not a situation which makes him feel comfortable for either his officers or for the residents.

  • BEHS teacher killed in Monday morning crash

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Bullitt East High School teacher was killed in a car crash early Monday morning. 

    Brian Walters, 38, of Spencer County died shortly after the accident that occurred just before 7 a.m. on Dale Lane off Wilsonville Road in northern Spencer County.

    According to Shannon Brock of The Pioneer News' sister paper, The Spencer Magnet, Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers identified Walters and, from the information he collected, said Walters was on his way to work when the accident occurred.