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Today's News

  • Ban on texting while driving takes effect Thursday

    FRANKFORT ee" Governor Steve Beshear’s ongoing effort to make Kentucky roads safer takes a big step on Thursday, July 15, when a new law takes effect to ban texting for all drivers and cell phone use for drivers under 18.

    Kentucky recorded more than 57,000 crashes last year - and more than 200 fatalities - attributed to driver distraction and inattention.

  • Senior students from Illinois aid in repair home

    LEBANON JUNCTION - After years of neglect the wheelchair ramp attached to Pat Steiner’s home on Railroad Avenue was in desperate need of repair, but neither Steiner, nor her son Michael were able to fix it, so they reached out for a hand.

    As the old saying goes, ask and you shall receive.

  • Three schools eligible for transfers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The academic year has yet to begin and parents and students at three Bullitt County middle schools will soon have to make a decision about their educational future.

        Students at Bullitt Lick, Zoneton and Hebron Middle schools are eligible for transfers due to those schools failing to meet the federal No Child Left Behind act.

        The NCLB figures for the past school year have not yet been released.

  • BC cheerleaders part of pajama program

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Central cheerleaders are accustomed to rooting for their home team.

    But, the squad recently put out the word about a special project.

    The squad organized a pajama collection drive for the Pajama Program of Kentucky, a non-profit group that hosts similar drives with churches, businesses and other charitable organizations.

    Bullitt County resident Lori Pile represents the Pajama Program in Bullitt and Jefferson County. She said the state chapter was one of 72 throughout the country.

  • Local man 'can' make differences by pulling tabs

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - If anyone can help support children with cancer, James Thomas can.

    The Shepherdsville resident collects aluminum can tops for recycling, donating the proceeds toward summer camps.

    This week Thomas was scheduled to visit Wave 3’s Dawne Gee in Louisville to contribute 54 gallons of can tops toward funding special summer camps for children battling cancer.

    “I really like her, she’ll go all out of her way to help people,” Thomas said of Gee.

  • Shepherdsville arrests man for acts at park

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Sunday morning 11 July at 1150 Shepherdsville Police and a Bullitt County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 42 year old Timothy L. Burkhart, a w/m from Shepherdsville.

    Deputy Troy Johns observed an individual at an electrical panel mounted on a pole in 1st Street Park and called for Shepherdsville Police.

    Burkhart was attempting to remove the copper wiring from the pole and panel and had broken the electrical meter box.

  • Miss BC Fair spent time in national view

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - If it weren’t for the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant, Kindra Clark said she would not have been crowned Miss Kentucky USA, and if it weren’t for the Miss Kentucky pageant, she would not have had the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss USA in Las Vegas.

    “Competing in the Miss USA pageant was the greatest experience of my life,” Clark said. “I feel like I owe that to the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant.”

  • The Proposal: Parks board may be poised to make change

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - There has been no decision made but there is no doubt a strong feeling that the Bullitt County Parks Board could propose a change in the operation of its program.

    On Thursday, several individuals from the public posed questions and concerns to the parks board. The comments would play a part in the board’s recommendation to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

  • CASA welcomes eight new volunteers to program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program for Bullitt County has recently completed a new volunteer training session with eight new volunteers.

        Bullitt County CASA follows the guidelines and standards of the National CASA Association in training volunteers with the assistance of many community professionals. 

        Family Court Judge Elise Spainhour appoints CASA to cases involving children on the dependency, abuse and neglect docket.

  • Fifth Avenue residents look to city for aid from thefts, vandalism

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Residents of Fifth Avenue off Old Preston Highway are tired of it. And they are looking for some help from city officials.

    Residents told Shepherdsville city councilmembers of the vandalism, thefts and large number of young people walking the streets at all hours of the night.

    But at the end of the night, no real solutions were found for their troubles.

    A handful of residents were eager to tell officials of the problems and their desire to have some assistance.