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Today's News

  • Homecoming at East; North and BC on the road

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – After the first weekend shut-out for the three Bullitt County football programs, they will all be back in action this Friday as they try to get back to winning ways.

    This is an important week for all three teams in that it will be the last tune-up for all three before they enter the three week district slate of games that will determine the success of their season – as well as the Bullitt Cup winner.

  • Quilt show at Paroquet Springs

     The Bluegrass Quilt Festival wins Blue Ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair for third year in a row for their opportunity quilt!

    Pam Heyna and Jo Ann Jeffries were both thrilled to see their version of Edyta Sitar’s “On Eagle’s Wings” quilt hanging proudly in the glass showcase this year at the Kentucky State Fair. 

    Both women, who are the board that makes up the Bluegrass Quilt Festival, (September 26-28, 2013) made the quilt as a fundraiser to support the show. 

  • Lowe's honors heroes for 9/11

     On 9/11, it gave new meaning to “home” land security.

    The Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Shepherdsville hosted a free cookout lunch for all Bullitt County police, fire and emergency crews.

    Store manager Kerry Self said Lowe’s employees wanted to recognize the local heroes for their everyday services.

    “Our employees are connected with this community,” said Self. “They decided to invite them in for lunch.”

  • North rallies late to beat Central

     HEBRON ESTATES – Down two games to one after dropping the third game 25-12 to arch-rival Bullitt Central, the North Bullitt Lady Eagles needed a big rally on Thursday.

    The green and gold got just that as first-year head coach Scott Whitlow’s team surged back to force a fifth game with a 25-19 win in game four and then rallied from an early hole to win the fifth game 15-9.

  • Shepherdsfest changes do not alter goals of music, arts festival

     CLERMONT - The flocks will gather in the field known as the Bullitt County Fairgrounds for this year’s annual Shepherdsfest Christian Arts and Music Festival.

    The event has always been held on the grounds of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. For its 5th installment, coordinator Sherry Hurt said the popular event needed more space.

    “We have several churches working together to bring this event,” Hurt said.

  • Bullitt Countian Hendrix hired as Shelbyville officer

     SHELBYVILLE - Shelbyville’s finest grew by one with the swearing in of a new police officer at the Shelbyville Police Department.

    The community room at the police department was quiet, the crowd solemn, as Jason Hendrix vowed to uphold the law and never participate in a duel, part of the requirements of the oath.

    Hendrix, 39, is a native of Jeffersontown, where his wife, Melissa, is still a police officer.

    He is a graduate of Bullitt East High School and has a degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University. 

  • Lady Chargers retain Bullitt Cup

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Girls’ golf is not normally a fast-moving sport, but a high school tournament doesn’t normally take six days.

    That was the case with the 2013 Bullitt Cup after lightening halted play on a Tuesday at Heritage Hill Golf Course. Play did not resume until last Monday with the Bullitt East Lady Chargers retaining the traveling trophy that is sponsored by Schmid Funeral Home.

    Bullitt East with the minimum of four golfers, won the event with a 197 total. Bullitt Central and North Bullitt tied for the runner-up spot at 271.

  • Subway opens new Hillview location

     HILLVIEW - Eating fresh has become a little more convenient for Hillview residents.

    Subway Restaurant in Hillview officially dedicated their new location at 151 Brenton Way of E. Blue Lick and John Harper Highway, at the site of the former Arby’s Restaurant.

    Co-owners Bhavna and Ishwer Patel, and brother-in-law Naresh Rama, relocated from their original home of seven years inside Jewish Hospital Medical Center South.

  • Wine will now be sold on Sundays

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - You will soon be able to visit your local small farm winery and be able to have a drink on Sundays.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-1 to allow Sunday sales of wine and beer at small farm wineries.

    Currently, the wineries are able to sell bottled wine and provide a limited number of samples on Sundays.

    Under the new ordinance, those which are certified as small farm wineries will be able to sell their product by the drink on Sundays, as well as beer.

  • Hillview tax hike for inventory could hurt, says business owner

     HILLVIEW - Carl Payne has been in business for over 50 years.

    He is currently in the middle of a major project which includes the construction of a $2.3 million building off Old Preston Highway.

    And, now, he will be faced with an inventory tax which was raised by the Hillview City Council.

    During its September meeting, the council opted to raise a couple of its tax rates.

    For real property, the current rate of 11.63 cents per $100 of assessed property would go to 11.681 cents.