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Today's News

  • Kenney selected as new pastor at local churches

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A priest from a big family will guide a large portion of Bullitt County’s Catholic family into the future.

    The Rev. Brian Kenney will officially become the pastor at St. Aloysius of Shepherdsville and St. Benedict in Lebanon Junction on Labor Day weekend. He will also guide the St. Clare Oratory in Colesburg.

    The youngest of seven children, Kenney was raised in Louisville, attending church and school at St. Barnabas and St. Raphael. He graduated from St. Xavier High School.

  • Very little fire as first forum talks about smoking ban

    LEBANON JUNCTION - The debate over a possible county-wide smoking ban has prompted strong support and opposition across the community.

    However, when the Bullitt County Health Department and the Partners in Prevention Coalition hosted the first of four public forums to discuss the issue the only ones speaking on behalf of a possible ban were the forum’s sponsors.

  • Bullitt County Health Department hosts flu shot clinics

        The Bullitt County Health Department wants to remind the community the best way to prevent flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. Seasonal flu shots will be available at the following locations:

        Flu shot clinics will be held at the Bullitt County Health Department beginning the week of Tuesday, October 5, 2010.  The hours for flu shot clinics will be Tuesdays from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Police investigate scams in Bullitt, Jefferson

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The buyer should always beware.

        That is the message sent out by the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department and the Better Business Bureau.

        After a local couple was scammed by a roofing and paving contractor, Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department said his investigations, along with the BBB, has resulted in five scam operations.

  • Schools progress toward goal

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - It is certainly not where Bullitt County school officials want to be. However, they are pleased that the district schools are making progress in meeting the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

        Even with higher marks to meet, Bullitt County schools saw an increase in the number of targets being met, according to results released on Thursday.

  • Property tax rates stay same in Hebron Estates

    HEBRON ESTATES - The city of Hebron Estates may collect less tax revenue over the next few years, but local taxes will not be increased.

    Real and personal property tax rate ordinances were approved during the city’s September meeting. Both rates were set at 9.2 cents per $100 of property.

    That equals $92 for a $100,000 home.

    City attorney Mark Edison noted that the same 9.2 rate was used in 2009.

  • State investigating fish kill on Salt River

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large number of fish are dead along the Salt River in Bullitt and Spencer Counties.

        The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are investigating the situation, believing it to be a natural occurrence.

        Fish and Wildlife first received calls about the fish last Thursday. when about 30 fish were reported dead in a Salt River tributary.

  • ShepherdsFest

        It was a feast for the senses at this year’s Shepherdsfest.

         The annual Christian art and music showcase recently drew hundreds to Cedar Grove Baptist Church.

        Folks of all ages had the opportunity see the handiwork of local artists, listen to live music, participate in arts and crafts and sample mouthwatering fare like barbeque and Kentucky burgoo.

  • Awful start gives Chargers no way to get out of hole

        SHELBYVILLE - For the fifth time in the six games played this season, the Bullitt East Chargers found themselves down an early touchdown.

        Sometimes the red and gold have been able to rally this season and sometimes they have not. On Friday, there was no chance to battle back after the Chargers fell behind 35-0 in the first quarter against first-year football power Martha Layne Collins High School. It was all over but the shouting at that point as the Titans went on to win 52-7.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sept. 27

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 27:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1442 (Ridge Road): Lane closures and delays possible the entire length of the roadway for resurfacing.

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    Jefferson County: