Today's News

  • Turf battle wages over use of land in city park

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Is there enough property at the Frank E. Simon Park to accommodate two sports organizations involved with the youth of the community?

    That might be a question that must be answered in the near future.

    But, for now, the Bullitt County YMCA and the Shepherdsville Titans football and cheerleading program will do just that -- co-exist.

    In the past, the Shepherdsville football organization has practiced in the city park off Highway 44 West.

  • Beasley, Patton still in running for honor of being state’s top teacher

     FRANKFORT - Two of Bullitt County’s finest educators are among 24 teachers that will be recognized at the State Capitol for their excellence.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School music instructor Meredith Patton and Brooks Elementary 2nd/3rd grade instructor Gina Beasley were selected as recipients of the 2015 Ashland Teacher Achievement Award, presented by Ashland, Inc., and Valvoline.

    Patton and Beasley were previously selected as 2015-16 Bullitt County Middle and Elementary Teacher of the Year, respectively.

  • Schools provide suicide education as part of mandate as problem rising

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - As the number of suicides among teenagers continues to rise across the country, lawmakers in Kentucky sought to do something to help turn that trend.

    By state law, Kentucky high schools and middle schools are now required to provide suicide prevention curriculum to students.

    Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug Free Schools coordinator Sarah Hardin said all county middle and high schools featured state-mandated suicide prevention curriculum and programs.

  • Man indicted for sex-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt County man is in jail after being charged with sex-related offenses.

    David W. Truax Jr., 19, of Shepherdsville, is in the Bullitt County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.

    The Bullitt County Grand Jury recently indicted Truax for rape, sexual abuse and incest.

    According to the indictment, on May 30, 2015, Truax allegedly had sexual intercourse with a female less than 12 years of age.

    And the indictment said that he should have known she was a relative.

  • Lady Chargers show net strength in win over NB

     HEBRON ESTATES – The Bullitt East Lady Chargers have a strong volleyball team this fall.

    Just ask the North Bullitt Lady Eagles.

    On Tuesday, the red and gold invaded the Eagles’ nest and took no prisoners, beating a North Bullitt squad that had been having a pretty good season by a 25-10, 25-16, 25-15 score.

  • Bullitt Lick feeds parents with food, knowledge

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes a student will tell you their favorite class is lunch. Sometimes the parents agree.

    Bullitt Lick Middle School hosted a Lunch and Learn event for 6th grade parents as a way to learn about the school and share family time.

    Parents were invited to attend a 9:30 a.m. meeting in the school library, followed by free lunch in the cafeteria with their child.

    The event was designed to provide parents with homework strategies, as well as introducing them to school programs and answering informational questions.

  • Entries accepted for writing, art contest on conservation

     LOUISVILLE -- Students and teachers looking for a creative classroom project this fall will find the perfect blend fun and educational materials in the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. 

    This contest encourages Kentucky’s finest young writers and artists to create and submit short essays and artistic entries that promote best practices for wildlife conservation efforts across the state.

  • Parks board looks for support to pay for plan for fields by Roby

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A sports enthusiast and participant his entire life, local businessman Jim White has his own vision of the “field of dreams” in Bullitt County.

    Having seen the excitement at the Bullitt County Parks facility many years ago behind the old Roby Elementary, White would like to see if that could be recaptured.

    As chairman of the Bullitt County Parks Board, White is hoping that fiscal court will seriously look at allowing the organization an opportunity to examine what might be possible at the current facility.

  • CASA honors Tom Kelly for work in the community

     The CASA Board of Directors and staff were recently honored to present Board member, Tom Kelly with an “Outstanding Community Service’ award.  

    Tom has spent the past 57 years in the printing industry with three different companies and the last 33 years have been with Publishers Printing, right here in Shepherdsville.  He has represented Publishers and Bullitt County at the state, regional and local levels in a wide variety of educational, career and workplace readiness issues.  

  • Seventeen local students earn Green scholarships

     FRANKFORT -- Seventeen students from Bullitt County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To earn this honor, a student must have a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

    These students have also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. If they keep their grades up in college, they will have $10,000 to use toward a four-year degree.