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Today's News

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Sep. 13

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of September 13:

    Bullitt County:

  • Bluegrass Speedway Back in Action September 19

    BARDSTOWN - After being closed for the past two weekends, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell will be return with another “Saturday Night Showtime” edition of racing competition this Saturday evening September 19, with the Street Stocks being highlighted in a $300 to win event.

     

  • Couch comes off bench to turn back North Bullit

    VERSAILLES - Woodford County coach Chris Tracy had a secret weapon by the name of Couch on Friday night when the North Bullitt Eagles traveled to the heart of the Bluegrass.

    No, he wasn’t any relation to famed UK quarterback Tim Couch but he might as well have been.

    Sophomore Matt Couch came off the Yellow Jacket bench to throw a pair of touchdown passes in the 28-19 victory over the visiting Eagles.

    The loss dropped North Bullitt to 1-2 on the season, while the 5-A Woodford County went to 3-1.

  • Large crowd attends Guthrie's town hall

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It wasn’t a raucous crowd that you may have seen on the national news. But it was a large one.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie made a stop at the Shepherdsville Government Center last Tuesday and was met with a variety of questions and comments from a crowd of over 100 people.

    Much of the discussions centered on the health care proposal being championed by President Barack Obama.

    While not supporting the current proposal, Guthrie said he knows there must be some health care reforms.

  • Accreditation result of many years of work

    It was discussed over five years ago and it has finally been accomplished by the Shepherdsville Police Department.

    The agency has been designated as one of about 90 departments in Kentucky to have met the 167 standards for accreditation.

    It has taken a while as administrations have changed, as well as leadership of the department. But the Kentucky Association of Police Chiefs bestowed the honor upon the department on Monday night in a ceremony before the city council.

  • Pickling more than cucumbers

    Relishes and pickles are a great way to enjoy summer’s bountiful array of fruits and vegetables long after the season is over.

    Pickling should not just be limited to cucumbers. Peaches, green tomatoes, okra, squash, and beans can also be pickled for a delightful addition to any meal. Spiced apples, muscadines, and crabapples and corn, pepper and pears can be used to make relishes. Quick-process pickled fruits and vegetables are easy to make and the many flavor combinations can add a lot of variety to meals.

  • Shepherdsville still looking at ways to deal with yard sales

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Don’t expect the Shepherdsville police department to start a new unit on Yard Sale Patrol.

    But city officials are still looking at enacting some ordinance to stop those who conduct yard sales seven days a week.

    City attorney Bill Wilson presented a revised ordinance that Shepherdsville had used in the past.

    Councilman Don Cundiff, who mentioned his concerns a couple of months ago, said he felt the policy allowing no more than two vehicles to be parked on the street at a time a bit restrictive.

  • Zappos helps make getting back to school little easier for local families

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Some Shepherdsville Elementary students took a confident step into school this year in their new shoes.

    Zappos.com’s second annual Back to School Supply Drive featured two pairs of suitable school shoes for 25 Shepherdsville students, along with new backpacks filled with school supplies.

    Stefanie Walls, a solutions supervisor with Zappos.com, said employees and customers funded all Supply Drive donations.

    “Each customer received a 10 percent discount on a purchase if they brought in school supplies,” Walls said.

  • School tax rate to rise on next bill

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Bullitt County taxpayers will be contributing a few extra dollars to the coffers of the public school system when bills are sent out this fall.

    The Bullitt County Public School Board unanimously approved the increase allowed to generate 4 percent more revenue than the previous year.

    The real property tax, which includes a “double nickel” for construction projects only, will go from 52.3 cents per $100 of assessed property to 52.9 cents.

    In other words, a $100,000 home would see a $6 annual increase from $523 to $529.

  • Time running out for water subsidy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Since merging with the Kentucky Turnpike Water District in September 2000, Louisville Water Co. has had an aggressive goal.

    The goal was to provide service to all areas of Bullitt County, excluding those being served by the cities of Mount Washington and Lebanon Junction.

    With two years left on the plan, the list of unserved roads is quickly vanishing.

    But to serve those roads, there must be a desire of residents to hook up to service and the financial subsidies offered to lower the cost will also go away in two years.