Today's News

  • Wine to flow this weekend as festival makes return

     CLERMONT - An earlier date, combined with a car show, means the glasses will be clinking at the 4th annual Bullitt County Wine Fest at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, presented by the Kentucky Wineries Association.

    It will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26.

    A total of 16 state wineries are expected to participate in the 2015 event, including Bullitt County’s four wineries - Brooks Hill, Forest Edge, MillNova and Wight-Meyer.

  • Local pilots lead organization of women who enjoy life of flying

     LEBANON JUNCTION  - They fly high in the sky and spread their wings, and for younger girls they sometimes serve as guardians angels.

    They are female pilots, members of the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc., an international women’s pilot organization.

    The local members will soon host flights as part of the Family Weekend at the Bardstown Airport. Meanwhile, the local members hope to promote flying as a hobby or profession for area girls.

  • Commission looks for cities to take part in upkeep of tourism signage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Over the years, the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission has invested a lot of money in promoting activities in the area.

    One such form of marketing are four LED signs placed in Shepherdsville, Hillview, Lebanon Junction and Mount Washington.

    As with anything, things tend to happen. Machinery will break down. Companies will go out of business.

    Faced with needing to spend up to $40,000 to replace the LED signs at Hillview and Lebanon Junction, commissioners are facing a tough decision.

  • BE continues to narrow gap, but Mercy wins 2-1

     MOUNT WASHINGTON – There is no doubt that Bullitt East soccer is narrowing the gap on Mercy, but the Lady Chargers still couldn’t get a win on Monday, giving up a pair of second half goals to lose to the Jaguars 2-1 in the first of what could be three meetings between the district and regional rivals.

  • McKendree to offer four-year degree in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The newly-opened Bullitt Central College and Career Readiness Center isn’t just for the high school students.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting, commemorating the beginning of the McKendree University Shepherdsville Campus, now hosting college-level courses at the center.

    McKendree executive director Christian Blome and Radcliff Campus director Eveline Higgs attended the ceremony, both pleased with the turnout and the overwhelming support they’ve received throughout the county.

  • Former special deputy indicted by federal officials on drug charge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A former special deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted by federal officials.

    Christopher Mattingly, 27, of Shepherdsville, has been charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

    Federal prosecutors allege that Mattingly is a major drug distributor with ties to a cartel in Mexico.

    But the reason Mattingly remains in custody is his alleged threats to kill Mike Halbleib, who is director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

  • Pioneer Village tax rate will inch up slightly this year

    PIONEER VILLAGE - When does it become necessary for a city to raise taxes?

    No one ever wants to, but members of the Pioneer Village City Council are responsible for setting the annual rates.

    Real property tax rates were increased this year, albeit slightly.

    City attorney Mark Edison said last year’s real property tax rate was set at 12.65 cents per $100 of property.

  • Resident ready to fly with new use of property acquired by Pioneer Village

    PIONEER VILLAGE - It remains unknown whether or not a Pioneer Village resident’s idea will fly with the city council.

    And with a recent drone shooting over a neighboring city, it’s uncertain as to whether or not the council will shoot down the proposal.

    In recent months Pioneer Village officials purchased acreage located adjacent to Becknell Hall, where the city offices and police headquarters are located.

  • Wall Street Park will be busy as annual festival set for Leb. Junction

    Fall into autumn this weekend at the 2015 Wall Street Park Festival in Lebanon Junction.

    Warm up your Friday night with a chili cook-off at the fire department from 5-6. Afterwards, enjoy a musical performance by “Smoke” from 7-11. while the kids bounce for $10 in the inflatables sponsored by S.O. Construction and the Wall Street Park.

  • Offenses rule and so does Spencer County

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Is the glass half full or half empty?

    Is it good offense or bad defense?

    There was plenty of that to mull over in the aftermath of one of the highest producing offensive high school football games in Kentucky history on Friday, a game that Spencer County won 77-42 over Bullitt Central despite the Bears throwing just two passes.

    In the end, the two offensive juggernauts combined for 1,338 yards of total offense. Spencer County set a new state record with 734 yards on the ground.