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Today's News

  • Sohm to run for county judge's seat

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having served as mayor of Shepherdsville for eight years, Joe Sohm felt the city made much progress.

    Much of the progress came due to being in the right place at the right time. But, Sohm said, some of the progress came through leadership and teamwork.

    Sohm, 46, hopes to take his skills and lead Bullitt County as its next judge/executive.

    Sohm has become the second Democrat to announce his intentions to run for the position in 2010. David Strange has also announced his candidacy.

  • Estep becomes sixth Eagles’ player set for college baseball

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Alice Lloyd assistant baseball coach Gary Hammons was as surprised as anyone when he learned that the son of a player he coached during his long tenure as the coach at Knott County Central was available on the recruiting trail.

  • Be safe as schools open

    Each year, we preach about the need to be safe on the roadways as students get ready to return to the classrooms.

    This year is no different. However, there is an added emphasis on safety.

    Thanks to the federal stimulus dollars, major road construction projects have been started throughout the county. These projects will not be completed for months to come.

    There is also the added dangers at the various schools. Although classes are set to begin on Tuesday, that doesn’t mean all the construction has been completed.

  • Grant may help repair work on sewer plant

    BROOKS - Weeks ago, the Big Valley sewage treatment plant was inoperable.

    In a few months, Jerry Kennedy hopes the Bullitt County Sanitation District will receive a $100,000 grant to not only get the beleaguered system back in operation but some day lead to lower bills for residential customers.

    Kennedy, manager of the Bullitt County Sanitation District, spent an hour on Tuesday afternoon trying to alleviate some of the fears and to tell residents about what he believes could happen in the future.

  • Dustin Linville Nabs NASRA Jerry Ross Memorial Win at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - C.J. Rayburn’s National All Star Racing Assocition would make its first ever visit to Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday evening and Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, KY would park his machine in victory lane as the winner of the 30 lap, $3,000 to win Jerry Ross Memorial event.  Other feature winners for the evening included Johnny Cecil of Bardstown, KY in Street Stocks and Avral Thompson of Loretto, KY in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman.

     

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  • 4-H Horse Club earns local, state recognition

    The Bullitt County 4-H Horse Club, the Blazin’ Saddles, recently competed at the district and state levels in Frankfort and Louisville.

    Each rider had to qualify at the district level to move to state competition.

    Each of these riders excelled in competition:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe  on Twister -- DISTRICT: sixth place in showmanship; red ribbons in pole bending, barrel racing and stake race; STATE: red ribbonsin pole bending, barrel racing and stake race

  • Welcome to Kindergarten

    The Bullitt County School System hosted its Kindergarten Kickoff for youngsters on Thursday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event allows incoming Kindergarten students to visit their new teachers, counselors and principals prior to the first day of school.

    Students received free backpacks, school supplies and other fun stuff, along with important information for themselves and their parents.

    The Class of 2022 begins Kindergarten Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • Grand Slam! St. Catharine signs four from NB baseball

    HEBRON ESTATES - Both North Bullitt baseball coach Brian Wise and St. Catharine College coach Luther Bramblett felt like they hit grand slams on Tuesday when four Eagle players signed to continue their careers at the Springfield, Kentucky school.

    The event might have been the first time any one program in Bullitt County has sent that many players to the same college at one time. Overall, six Eagle seniors from last year’s team have accepted offers to play at the next level.

  • Eagle Midnight Madness

    The North Bullitt Eagles started hitting at the very first possible moment last Friday night as they ran through drills on Midnight Madness.

    The Eagles will be throwing the ball a lot more this season.

    The team has added assistant coach Don Biggs who coached the Eagles to the 1996 regional final, but has not been on the sidelines since 1997.