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Today's News

  • County looks to enforce safety rule

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Feeling the whizz of a bullet flying by your body is not a pleasant one.

    David Pryor said his initial reaction was to look at his body and start seeing if he was bleeding.

    Luckily, Pryor and his two horses were not injured.

    But the latest incident in February led him into action.

    The resident of Bleemel Lane brought his concerns to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    While cities may have ordinances regulating the firing of weapons within the corporate limits, there are no rules in the unincorporated areas.

  • BC EDA: Medicaid transition will be lot of work for agencies

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As Kentucky moves into a new Medicaid system, Bullitt County Economic Development Authority director John Snider predicts there will be major changes.

    As a member of the KentuckianaWorks board, Snider said the responsibility of documenting and training individuals will fall upon that agency.

    By Oct. 1, the 26,000 on Medicaid who are physically able to work in the KentuckianaWorks region, which includes Bullitt, will have certain requirements if they wish to continue to receive benefits.

  • The Story of Anne Frank

     HILLVIEW — A diary never meant to be read has been turned into a two-person show and visitors to the Bullitt County Public Libraries got to see it first hand.

    The Bright Star Touring Theatre presented “The Story of Anne Frank” to patrons of all ages at the Hillview Public Library in preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12.

  • Workshop to expose teen drug trends

     HEBRON ESTATES — It’s no secret that drugs hold a prominent place in teen society. But how can a parent know if his or her child is a user?

    Presented by Bullitt County Partners in Prevention, “Hidden in Plain Sight” exposes current teen drug trends to help parents be proactive in preventing teen drug use.

  • Greg Collins takes over Lady Hilltopper hoops

     BOWLING GREEN – Being a college basketball head coach is what Greg Collins always wanted to do. He just didn’t want to rush into the wrong job.

    Last Wednesday, Collins, a 1983 Bullitt Central graduate, got his dream job when he was named the new women’s coach at Western Kentucky University. Collins becomes the 11th head coach in the program’s history, a program that is in the top 10 for wins in the country.

  • Softball still struggling

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Heading to Florida for spring break worked out to some extent for both the Bullitt East Lady Chargers and the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    First and foremost, the two teams found some good weather and got in plenty of action, something that was lacking here at home over the first two weeks of the season. What didn’t improve was the winning percentage as both teams posted 1-4 marks on their trips.

  • County burned up usefulness of discussion on medical pot

     It was fun while it lasted but its welcome was worn out quite quickly.

    The issue on medical marijuana was a popular one in Bullitt County.

    Proponents of the medical marijuana legislation even made it to a meeting of the Fox Chase City Council -- albeit a dozen or so people present.

    This shows the commitment the cause has for the legalization of medical marijuana.

  • Chippiness needs to stop if city wants to continue movement in positive direction

     It seems like just yesterday when the Shepherdsville City Council might have been described as dysfunctional.

    Legal issues were flying. Councilmembers weren’t attending meetings. Without a quorum, meetings had to be cancelled.

    Lo and behold, we had elections. There were a majority of new councilmembers elected. A new mayor was placed into office by the voters.

    Good times seemed to be ahead.

    Well, the honeymoon lasted for awhile but things seemed to unravel at the latter part of 2017.

  • UPDATE: Pre-School, Head Start spring screening Friday

     (UPDATE - 4/11, 2:00 p.m.): The Bullitt County Public School System has changed the date of its Pre-School and Head Start spring screening day.

    The original event, scheduled for Friday, Apr. 13, was postponed. The event will now be hosted on Friday, May 25, at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    You must call 869-2615 to schedule an appointment.

  • Churchill Downs announces Derby Week parking, traffic plans

     LOUISVILLE – Churchill Downs Racetrack ("Churchill Downs"), home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, announced today its new parking and traffic plan for Derby Week and the launch of kentuckyderbyparking.com.