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Today's News

  • Shepherdsville approves budget with pay hikes

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The budget will be balanced and employees in Shepherdsville will receive a 3 percent pay increase.

        The Shepherdsville City Council approved the general fund and water and sewer budgets just in time for the beginning of a new fiscal year on July 1.

        The general fund budget will exceed $11.2 million for the year but councilmembers had several comments and concerns.

  • Support group forms to help those widowed

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The people of Schmid Funeral Home realize how difficult it can be to lose a loved one. With that in mind they’ve created an opportunity for widows and widowers to share each other’s company and support.

    Sixteen people recently gathered at Kettle Creek restaurant for the kickoff of Friends Helping Friends.

    One of them was state Rep. Linda Belcher.

  • Cougar & Lady Cougar Hoops Camps

    It was wall-to-wall basketball at Bullitt Central recently as both the Bullitt Central Cougar and Lady Cougar Hoops Camps were conducted at the school.

    Cougar head coach Joe Pat Lee had 125 boys participating in the morning camp while Lady Cougar mentor Bryan Bates had nearly 80 girls participating in the afternoon session of his annual event.

  • Bus road-e-o hosted by county

    Bus drivers from school districts throughout the state recently gathered in Bullitt County to participate in statewide bus rodeo driving competition.

    The drivers enjoyed a night of driving the go-carts at Kart Kountry on a Thursday and then competed on Friday behind the bus garage next to Roby Elementary School.

       

    Some of the contests included driving along the cones and seeing how close the bus could come to the stop line.

  • Soccer caught the nation's attention... for a week

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - I love soccer.

        I always have. In high school, that was the sport I played, albeit, not very well (there is pretty much universal agreement on that point with both myself and my friends and teammates at the time).

  • Survivor member brings message to Maryville

        PIONEER VILLAGE - She made it for 13 days and nights in a Brazilian jungle, but an hour with preschoolers is a different challenge altogether.

        The Maryville Head Start classroom received a special visit from Sandy “Momma K” Burgin, a Louisville bus driver who recently appeared on the CBS reality television show, “Survivor: Tocantins.”

  • First year is the hardest

    Well I have officially completed my anniversary of Firsts.

    First Fathers Day, Birthday, July Fourth, Thanksgiving, Christmas...just to name a few.

    See, my Daddy passed away June 7, 2009 and this year of firsts is always the hardest, so I am told.

    I always said I could never imagine my life without my Dad and Mom. However that stark reality hit home last April when Dad started exhibiting strange behaviors.

  • Hencke honored for college, military work

        In June 2006, Jeremiah Hencke graduated from Bullitt Central High School and while in the JROTC Corps of Cadets earned a four-year U.S. Army ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Richmond.

        As a cadet leader in the ROTC program at Richmond, Jeremiah earned the prestigious General George C. Marshall Leadership Award and graduated from the U.S. Airborne School.

  • Man charged with thefts

        BROOKS - A man has been charged with allegedly having stolen property with altered identification markings.

        Todd Edward Allen, 35, of Louisville, has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property and two counts of obstructing the identification of property.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Department said a call was received on Saturday morning about a possible stolen skid loader in a facility off Highway 1020 in Brooks.

  • Complaint filed in school redistricting

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - David Cross lost a three-way battle for a seat on the Bullitt County Public School Board four years ago.

        This time, in hopes to let people know he is running again for the District 3 seat currently held by Tim Wisehart, Cross went out and purchased his campaign material and filed all the necessary paperwork for the Nov. 2 election.

        While the filing deadline for the non-partisan seat is not until Aug. 10, Cross filed on June 9.