Today's News

  • BE’s Messer to play football at Millikin University

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – Just call Bullitt East senior Josh Messer a trailblazer.

    When the Charger senior signed to play football at NCAA Division III Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, he became the first Bullitt East athlete to head to that school. In fact, the Big Blue did not list any football players from Kentucky on its 2017 roster.

    Actually, Messer did more of the recruiting. He signed up on an online recruiting site and was discovered by Big Blue coaches. They saw film of Messer and initiated contact.

  • KidsFest to bring fun for kids on Saturday

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s the biggest something-to-do for kids in Bullitt County, and this year there will be more to do than ever before!

    The 2018 KidsFest, presented by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, Kosair Charities and the Shriners of Bullitt County, takes place Saturday, Mar. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parquet Springs Conference Centre.

    This year’s event will be different than previous years, with more indoor and outdoor activities added for the kids.

  • House passes its version of the budget

     Last week, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed the two-year budget, aimed to set Kentucky on a robust path for the future, by a vote of 76-15. 

  • Busy times as budget tops discussions

     FRANKFORT -- After being sworn in last week, I am hard at work in Frankfort, filing two bills and co-sponsoring others that I feel will improve our county and Commonwealth. I also made sure we were represented on voting for the state budget.

    When Governor Bevin presented his proposal to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

  • DREAM SEASON ENDS: Mercy too much for North Bullitt

     VALLEY STATION – The first ever trip to a regional basketball championship game for the North Bullitt Lady Eagles ended in tears on Saturday as the green and gold fell to Mercy 64-48.

  • Get ready for forums for candidates

     Candidates for the major county offices should be prepared -- there will be at least a couple of forums this spring.

    We don’t want to surprise anyone. From all the discourse we’ve seen on social media, the forum for the special election came as a surprise and was rigged in favor of the Democratic candidate.

    As one of the sponsors, who is normally just the publicity arm for the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce, we’ve heard enough.

  • Three charged in multiple Family Dollar robberies

     LOUISVILLE – Three Louisville men were charged by grand jury indictment today, with multiple counts of robbery and Hobbs Act robbery of commercial businesses for their alleged roles in robberies at Family Dollar Stores and a Dollar general Store, located in West Louisville, Shively and Portland neighborhoods, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

  • Belcher sworn into office

    Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. swore Linda Belcher into office as the state representative of the 49th District. She won a special election on Feb. 20 to fill out the term of the late Dan Johnson.


    The state Board of Elections certified the special election and Belcher was sworn in later that day.

  • Hebron Estates to close road not in use

     HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates will soon close a road, but no one driving on city streets will even be affected.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of an ordinance to close a portion of Old E. Hebron Lane. The area hasn’t been used as a public street for years.

    The purpose of closing the roadway was to remove the port from the city’s boundaries, allowing landowners connected to it to update their property deeds.