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Today's News

  • Food Check-Out Week

        The Bullitt County Farm Bureau celebrated Food Check-Out Week during Feb. 21-27. They celebrated the fact that in America the cost of food remains affordable.

        American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. That means the average household will have earned enough disposble income to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney.

  • BBB Tips on Choosing a Tax Preparer

    It’s time to start working on your taxes! If you plan to hire someone to do your taxes this year, BBB recommends you choose a preparer wisely. Tax payers are ultimately responsible for everything on their return, even if it is prepared by someone else.

    Reputable tax preparers will ask tax payers several questions to determine whether expenses, deductions and other items qualify and remind clients that they need to keep careful and complete records in order to substantiate information on their tax return.

  • Grand Slam promotion

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Everyone was dancing at Denny's on Tuesday... except the chickens.

        Denny's in Shepherdsville celebrated is second annual free Grand Slam breakfast day following the Super Bowl.

        The store distributed 922 free Grand Slam meals between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. despite six inches of snow and area school and business closings. Last year's total was 930.

        Among the patrons was Richard Mertz of Cedar Grove and Summer Taylor, 6.

  • Two 'changes' could alter area diamond teams

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - While both are not exactly ‘rule’ changes, there are two alterations to softball and baseball that could affect local teams this season.

        The one closest to home and that will affect all the teams is in softball where the pitching rubber has been moved back to 43-feet. This more closely resembles the distance in college.

  • Four charged as meth lab explodes, causes blaze

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A meth lab explosion caused the evacuation of a Shepherdsville apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.

        Shepherdsville and Zoneton fire departments responded to an apartment complex on Sixth Avenue in Salt River at about 3:30 p.m.

        Shepherdsville fire chief Brad Whittaker said the scene of the initial fire received damage, as well as an apartment on the first floor.

        The apartment complex was evacuated and no one was injured.

  • Mass transit may take big hit if leaders don't get on the bus

        Even before the gas price hikes a couple of years ago, Bullitt Countians had grown accustomed to parking their vehicles in Mount Washington and Shepherdsville and catching the TARC bus into downtown Louisville.

        The route became so popular that a third bus was placed on the  route.

        However, as gas prices have settled and budgetary woes have increased, TARC board members have a difficult decision.

  • Never have so many been so inexperienced for North

        HEBRON ESTATES - It is hard for North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise to recall an Eagle team with any less experience heading into the season than the 2010 edition and Wise has been around for almost 25 years as a player, assistant and now head coach.

        A year ago, North Bullitt had 10 seniors and a veteran crew. That team reached the 24th District championship game and then put up a tough battle against traditional state power Pleasure Ridge Park in the first round of the Sixth Region Tournament.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Mar. 29

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Mar. 29:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement.  Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

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    Jefferson County:

  • NB grad looks to make fame through dancing

        CEDAR GROVE - A Bullitt County native hopes to dance his way to national stardom.

        Dakota Smith, a 2006 North Bullitt High School graduate, has appeared on the MTV hit series, "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew."

        Smith and his dance team, Royal Flush, made it through the first rounds and qualified for the main competition that began Feb. 18.

  • Change or no change, change needed in parks plan for future

        There was a wonderful exchange of ideas on Thursday evening during the first of the quarterly night-time forums hosted by Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        While it would have been nice to have more general discussion, the topic of the night was quite clear - the proposed YMCA merger with the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation.

        No action has been taken and there is no clear indication if any action would ever be taken.

        However, the plan, though vague, is an interesting proposition.