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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Recanvass results same as election night

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Board of Election took about 70 minutes to reconfirm what it revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

        Of the three races which had requests for recanvassing, there were no changes on Friday.

        In the race for 49th District state House of Representatives, Linda Belcher collected 7,878 votes to 7,777 for challenger Russell Webber.

  • Nov. 19 deadline to submit grant requests for Metro United Way dollars

        LOUISVILLE - The Metro United Way’s Bullitt County Advisory Board has announced a funding opportunity for local 501 c-3 health and human service organizations providing services within Bullitt County. 

        Recognizing the importance of meeting the needs of today while reducing the needs of tomorrow, the Bullitt County Advisory Board selected two priorities and will consider proposals that focus on one or both of the following areas:

  • Recycling center upgraded; usage up

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To the surprise of many, Bullitt County has been in the recycling program for over a decade.

        And Larry Hatfield, who currently oversees the solid waste program for the county, would like to see more people become aware of the new and improved facility.

        Not only has the county devised a system to keep items out of landfills, it is even making a few dollars on the recyclables.

  • Simon says, rights slipping away

        Like school kids atop a snow-covered hill during a driving storm - oblivious to conditions around them - so health nannies stand, gleefully ready to push us and our freedoms down a slippery slope leading to a ride that might not offer so much fun.

        I don’t question the motives behind a smoking-ban proposal now under consideration by the Bullitt County Health Department and its Board of Health. They and many - including me - have grave concerns about the health of Kentuckians.

  • Extension service waits for right person to lead its 4-H program

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service has extended an invitation to its newest agent.

        Samantha Jeffries takes over as the county’s new cooperative extension agent for 4-H youth development.

        Jeffries brings three years of experience to the position, the previous two as an extension agent in Franklin County.

  • Smoking ban proposal gains steam as forums conclude

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fourth and final public hearing held to discuss a proposed countywide smoking ban drew a full house on Thursday night as dozens gathered at the Bullitt County Health Department to take part in

    the debate.

        The series of hearings hosted by the health department and Partners in Prevention began on Sept. 20 to gather public input.

  • BE shocks; BC rolls in openers

    HEBRON ESTATES - The 29th District Volleyball Tournament got off the ground with an upset on Monday as the Bullitt East Lady Chargers rallied to beat top-seeded North Bullitt 12-25, 25-9, 25-19.

    North Bullitt had beaten Bullitt East three times this season, but could not find the post-season magic that seems to still reside with the Lady Chargers. The Bullitt East program has now won 13 straight matches in district play and will go for a seventh straight district title on Wednesday when they take on Bullitt Central in the championship game.

  • Beam family looks at past, future of firm

    CLERMONT - Back in 1795, the first barrel of whiskey was produced by Jacob Beam.

    The production of bourbon continued until 1920 when prohibition was declared and the distillery was shut down.

    But when prohibition was repealed in 1933, Jim Beam took just 120 days to get the distillery back in business.

    On Friday, over 300 employees, vendors, public officials and even country music stars Montgomery Gentry gathered together to celebrate an anniversary.

  • Private road issue could be filled with holes

    Most stories do have two sides. And most issues have at least two sides.

    In the case of whether planners should limit or even prohibit new private roads is a tough issue.

    Recently, a family in Mount Washington was interested in selling a farm. They were not interested in becoming developers.

    They wanted to get rid of the property for the best price to settle an estate.

    The family retained an auction company to do that.

  • County still in hunt for seat plant

    HILLVIEW - There is some hope remaining that a major supplier to Ford Motor Co. will locate in Bullitt County.

    But the chances of that happening in the city of Hillview could be dashed.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens discussed the future of Magna Seating of America on Monday.

    The city council had two key components to the $13 million plant opening in Hillview - zoning changes on separate properties west of Interstate 65. In order to build the manufacturing plant, zoning changes would be needed.