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Today's News

  • Man, woman indicted for separate murders

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man and his girlfriend have been indicted in circumstances leading to the death of one infant and injuries of another.

        And a Shepherdsville woman has been indicted for the murder of her husband.

        The Bullitt County Grand Jury handed down a murder indictment against Samuel D. Harris.

        Harris and Courtney Caro were also indicted for criminal abuse in the first degree.

  • Waters seeks constable's spot

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Years ago, Jimmy Waters was inspired and encouraged by Tom Rosselli to become a Kentucky State Police trooper.

    However, a broken ankle prevented Waters’ efforts to become a trooper.

    A 21-year employee of the Bullitt County Public School System’s maintenance staff, Waters is interested in getting into law enforcement.

    His first political race will be a shot at the constable’s position in the Fourth District.

    The winner of the Democratic primary will be the victor as no Republican filed.

  • BBB Hot Topics: February 2010

    BBB Lottery Scam - Scam artists are posing as the BBB in order to steal tens of thousands of dollars from victims who are led to believe they have won a lottery. Consumers are contacted on the phone or by e-mail by someone claiming to be an employee of the BBB. They were told that they won a lottery and that they must wire money to get their prize. In some cases, the scammers used the names of real BBB employees, directing victims to legitimate bios and profiles on BBB’s Website. BBB does NOT run a lottery nor award prizes to consumers.

  • MW rezoning builds on solid foundation for more employment

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A Mount Washington business is one step closer to adding up to seven new employees and over 6,000 square-feet to its operation in the Mount Washington Business Park.

    Last Monday, the Mount Washington City Council approved an ordinance rezoning over seven acres of land at 850 Landis Lane from light industrial to general industrial, clearing the way for Vittitow Basement Walls to move ahead with plans to add a small concrete plant to its 10,000 square-feet facility, which houses Vittitow Basement Walls, VBW Waterproofing, and Vitco Inc.

  • Senate pushes transparency bill for tax dollars spending

    FRANKFORT - Last week the Senate passed legislation designed to increase transparency across Kentucky government, open the primary election process to more voters, and aid crime victims in their efforts to recover stolen property.

    We passed Senate Bill 40 known as the “Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2010.”

    This important bill requires the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government to place their spending records into a searchable database available on the internet.

  • Fields set...now lets get started with primary campaign work

    The late flurry of candidates has passed and now the primary fields are set for this May.

    Candidates have several months to let the people know what they are going to do for them in the various offices.

    Our hope is that Bullitt Countians will continue to be bombarded with the facts...not a stretch of the truth.

    We hope motorists will still be able to navigate the roads with clear vision...not clouded by political signs sitting on the edge of the asphalt.

  • Four Bullitt wrestles qualify for state meet

    LOUISVILLE - The first-year Bullitt East wrestling program had a solid opening trip to a regional tournament on Saturday as a pair of wrestles qualified for this week’s State Championships in Frankfort.

    Bullitt Central’s program also advanced a pair of wrestlers to the final round of the season.

    Bullitt East junior Justin Smith reached the semi-finals before losing in the 189-pound class. He eventually finished fourth to make the state meet.

  • Local swimmers improve at regionals

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt County’s young and improving swimming program turned in some strong finishes at the Region II Championships on Feb. 4-5 at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus.

    That is also the location where the three programs practice three times a week under the direction of coach Laura Flischel.

  • Area teams head to Southern H.S. for post-season play

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The biggest week of the high school sports season will kick-off Monday as post-season basketball play in the 24th District Tournament kicks-off at Southern High School.

        This will be the first time that the Bullitt County teams have played post-season basketball at Southern. This will complete the five-year rotation since the realignment with each of the five schools now having hosted once.

    Boys’ Tourney

  • Johnson enjoys chance to help as constable

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - He’s not big on writing tickets.

        And he’s not overwhelmed by the need to do off-duty work.

        Butch Johnson is more concerned about serving the community.

        And the native Bullitt Countian is running for his second term as constable of the First District.

        “I have enjoyed talking with the people,” said the Democrat. “I am retired and I’m out in the district every day.”