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Today's News

  • Double OT - Cougars win 74-70 war from NB

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local basketball fans got their money’s worth and a whole lot more on Friday as Bullitt Central and North Bullitt battled for two overtimes before the Cougars pulled out a 74-70 victory.

        This second meeting between the two rivals this season is the one that will be used for seeding the upcoming 24th District Tournament, but that was of little importance to Bullitt Central head coach Joe Pat Lee.

  • Little Flock selects new senior pastor

    PIONEER VILLAGE - Little Flock Baptist Church has selected its new pastor.

    The Rev. Rodney Alexander from Florence, Ky., was recently selected as senior pastor at the church on North Preston Highway.

    On Sunday, Jan. 10, a special business meeting was called and the vote taken. This came after Alexander had met with the congregation, the deacons, the Sunday school teachers and preached two services.

  • Knox looks to continue career as next jailer

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - What started out 22 years as simply doing a favor for a friend has resulted in a career that Martha Weaver Knox just can’t leave.

        Now, Knox is looking to become the Bullitt County jailer.

        Knox has filed as a Democratic contender for the position which has become a wide-open race as three-term incumbent Danny Fackler will not run for re-election.

        “I feel like I am ready,” said Knox.

  • New logo could be designed for tourism, center

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some of the marketing pieces produced for the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission might have a new look in the coming months.

        Over the past couple of months, Brittany Irvin of Vimarc Media has been working the tourist officials to change the appearance of the current logo.

        The proposed logo would have Shepherdsville more prominently displayed with symbols to emphasize the county’s wineries, Bernheim Forest and Jim Beam Distillery.

  • Real leaders need to step up to fix problems in fiscal audit

    Bullitt County government has two options in light of the recent state audit of its financial records for the past fiscal year.

    Leadership can simply say we’ll do better and try to meet the standards outlined.

    Or leadership can aggressively look at the issues raised in the audit and tackle some larger matters.

    We expect the leaders of this county to do the latter.

    In the recent audit released by Crit Luallen’s office, the county’s financial records were not in tip-top shape.

  • Local swim teams in regional meet Friday

        LOUISVILLE - The first of the winter sports to enter the post-season will be swimming as they move into regional action this weekend.

        The three Bullitt County swimming teams will be competing the Region II Championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus. The opening rounds will be held on Friday with the top swimmers returning for the finals on Saturday.

  • Mid-year state of the school district address

    What a school year it has already been and it is only half complete.

    I think that it is a good time to bring our community up to date on a few of the successes, opportunities, and challenges that have presented and will present themselves to us.

    New School and Redistricting

    As the 7th largest school district in Kentucky, and one that is experiencing steady growth (12,871 currently enrolled), we must occasionally shift our attendance zones to avoid overcrowding situations and to make adjustmentsfor new schools.

  • Hillview approves Sunday sales

    HILLVIEW - In Bullitt County's 213 years of existence, Sunday alcohol sales had not been allowed.

    However, in just one week's time, two municipalities have approved the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain establishments on Sundays.

    Following suit with Shepherdsville, the Hillview City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to approve its ordinance.

  • Jones’ battle helped along by friends from sheriff, other agencies

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Edna Jones is a survivor.

    Since 1966, the resident of Church Street in Lebanon Junction has been battling one form of cancer or another.

    Currently, the 67-year-old Jones has been diagnosed with five different forms of cancer.

    As she has turned her living room into her main place of existence, Jones is serving as a home to her children and grandchildren.

    As this Christmas approached, it would be another tough one for Jones.

    But it was brightened up just days before the big event.

  • Stretches of strong play power Lady Chargers

        LOUISVILLE - A 10-3 surge over the final two minutes by the Bullitt East Lady Chargers led to another signature victory as the red and gold got the best of Owensboro Catholic 54-50 on Saturday in the Raatz Fence Classic at Mercy High School.

        The win was the ninth in a row for the Lady Chargers since losing to Marion County, the state’s top-ranked team, back on Dec. 28. Bullitt East will now take an 18-2 mark into this week’s Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament at Bellarmine University.