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Today's News

  • Robbie Settles Snags Shorty Gardner Memorial at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - Bluegrass Speedway would present the 7th Annual Shorty Gardner Memorial for the WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman on Saturday evening and Robbie Settles of New Hope, KY would claim his first win in this event. Other feature event winners included Tim Tungate of Campbellsville, KY, who claimed his 30th career Bluegrass Speedway Super Late Model victory, Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY in UMP Modifieds, and Timmy Glazer of Bardstown, KY in UMP Street Stocks.

  • Did lot of people forget to come out to the party?

        Since this is being written several hours before the polls are closed, why not look back at some of the events of the past several months on the campaign trail.

        And since I don’t know the outcome, some of the things I may think are weird, could actually turn out to be productive for a particular candidate.

        With time ticking down until the polls close, let us get begin.

        First, has there ever been such a quiet election season, especially during a countywide election?

  • Time to get budget done

        FRANKFORT - With a press conference and a plan, Gov. Steve Beshear told lawmakers Wednesday to prepare for a special legislative session May 24 to quickly resolve the budget stalemate that has threatened to shut down much of state government this summer.

        The governor revealed a compromise 2011-12 spending plan prepared by his administration in recent weeks.

  • Court votes to fill in LJ pool due to liability; spray park could be built throwing stones at vehicles

        LEBANON JUNCTION - A large concrete hole with standing water is a nuisance.

        It can also be a deadly attraction for youngsters.

        With that in mind, chairman Steve Larimore said one of the first officials acts of the newly-revised Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board was to recommend that fiscal court fill in the existing swimming pool behind Lebanon Junction Elementary.

        This will make the second summer the pool has not been open to the public.

  • Mother, sons face theft charges in case of missing scrap metal in MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - A mother and her two sons face charges following a scrap metal theft in Mount Washington.

        Tina Shumate, Christopher Head, 19, and Mark Head, 21, were recently taken into custody by the Mount Washington Police Department on felony charges of theft by unlawful taking after allegedly stealing over  $10,000 worth of scrap metal from Allen Stout of 138 Stout Lane.

        A witness said she saw the three on Stout’s property loading scrap metal onto a pickup truck, according to Stump.

  • Men’s health walk set for Tuesday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The women had their opportunity to get a healthy walk in last month.

        Now, it is time for the men.

        National Men’s Health Week will be observed June 14-20.

        In honor of this national observance, the Bullitt County Coalition for Recreation, Education and Wellness will sponsor a healthy walk in the Shepherdsville Park.

        The walk will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15.

  • BULLITT COUNTY FAIR: New events join favorites to make up 6-day run

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - From cooking with wine to having the best chocolate dessert, the 35th annual Bullitt County Fair kicks off its six-day run on Monday, June 14.

        This year's fair will feature many of the regular favorites but will also include some first-time events.

        Also new to the fair this year will be a presentation by Jeneen Wiche on how to grow an organic home vegetable garden.

  • Local heavyweights lead the way to state

    GOSHEN - Competing in what could well be the most competitive track and field region in the state, North Bullitt’s and Bullitt East’s high-end track and field athletes put up huge performances on Wednesday at the Class AA, Region III Championships at North Oldham High School.

  • No Mercy - BE blasts Butler 17-10

        LOUISVILLE - The last time the Bullitt East Lady Chargers played at Ulmer Stadium on the University of Louisville campus in the Sixth Region Softball Tournament, it was against Butler. On that spring day in 2006, the red and gold had no hits and lost 6-0.

        That outcome seemed more like five decades ago, not five years ago, on Wednesday as the Lady Chargers pounded out 19 hits and rolled past the Bearettes 17-10.

  • BBB Warns Consumers about Scam Using Delta Airlines

        Some work-at-home scam artists are attempting to pass themselves off as Delta Airlines. A local consumer contacted the BBB about a letter she received in the mail that looked to be from the airline. The letter offered her a chance to participate in a paid Consumer Research Program as a mystery shopper.