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Today's News

  • Bullitt County trio headed to state bowling tourney

     LOUISVILLE – A trio of Bullitt County bowlers put in strong performances at the Region Three Championships at Ken Bowl Lanes last Tuesday to qualify for this week’s state championships.

    North Bullitt junior Kyle Reed rallied over the last two games to reach the step ladder portion of the competition and then finished third overall.

  • Summers wants to bring leadership to county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — As he winds down a 39-year career at Beam Suntory, Jerry Summers has a new mission to use his talents.

    One of Summers’ main tasks has been to serve as director of community relations for the world’s biggest producer of bourbon.

    In that role, he’s seen the communities which have grown over the years. And a key component has been that those with a united front will prosper more.

    He wants to help Bullitt County to prosper.

  • Belcher will have special, general elections this year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Her last campaign was very stressful.

    Besides the many personal attacks on social media, Linda Belcher lost in her bid for a fourth term as the state representative for the 49th District.

    But the retired educator never lost hope that she would again run for the House seat.

    What she didn’t realize wasthat not only would she be running for a full two-year term in Frankfort, but she would also have a special election to run in February.

  • Branham wants equal share in 4th

     CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.

  • Cougars get a tight win over Wolverines

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Earlier in the week, Bullitt Central head coach Jessie Curry said he was looking for someone who could be a consistent shot maker.

    On Friday, the second-year coach may have found some playmakers.

    Trey Kearney and Chander Ocasio led a big fourth-quarter spurt to push the Cougars past Western Hills 56-53.

    Curry called Kearney the missing key to a successful post-season run.

    “Tonight, he showed what he could do,” said Curry.

  • Lady Cougars fall on homecoming

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s been the story of many games this season.

    The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars have played well in the first half. But then the effects of having a very, very young team sets in.

    Such was the case on Friday in a 71-45 loss to visiting Western Hills.

    Down 37-30 at intermission, head coach Josh Cravens saw his team score just seven points in the third quarter.

  • Hoops into the homestretch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was far from the most challenging weekend of the season, but the North Bullitt Lady Eagles can only play the team on the opposite bench and they did that well in two games over the weekend.

    On Friday, coach David Marion’s team made the short trip to Fairdale and beat the Lady Bulldogs 77-25.

    The green and gold shot 57.6 percent for the game in rolling to the win. The team also made five three-pointers.

    The only negative was 40 percent shooting at the foul line.

  • Fighting for Coverage: Gartner, others face uncertainty on future insurance coverage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Wade Gartner, 45, has spent almost 2,000 hours of the past three years of his life with thick needles in his arms. The alternative is death.

    Three Novembers ago, Gartner went in for a normal CDL physical, which included blood work. The next day, Gartner was admitted to the hospital. Two days later, he started his first of many dialysis treatments.

  • Budget has $2 million for loop study

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The reality of a new four-lane road connecting Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 could still be years away.

    However, if the state highway department’s plan for future projects remain in the final biennial budget, the light at the end of the tunnel has gotten a lot brighter.

    In the state’s proposed six-year road plan, the loop running across four counties would have a $2 million funding package for a study.

  • Library works to build team to work on problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A library is a place where many things can happen.

    From checking out a book or a video to doing genealogical research to attending a workshop, the library is a place the entire community can embrace.

    However, what a library is not equipped to do is to deal with loitering, sleeping and making patrons feel uneasy.

    At the Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville, social issues relating in a large part to a homeless population which are using the facilities has led to a call to action.