Today's News

  • North's Lee safely advances to state

     LOUISVILLE - North Bullitt senior Caroline Lee started her drive for a possible state swimming championship on Saturday with a pair of strong showings in her two individual events.

  • BC wins the rubber match

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The rubber-match for the 2010-2011 season was just as tight as the first two meetings between arch-rivals Bullitt Central and North Bullitt midway through the fourth quarter on Friday night in the big house.

  • Teacher pleads guilty to action with student

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former Bullitt County teacher of the year is now facing three years in prison for inappropriate sexual relationships with a student.

  • County votes to settle lawsuit against bank

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The lawsuit stemming over the cyber-theft of over $400,000 from the county government’s on-line bank account appears to be over.

  • Honoring a fallen hero

        Longtime firefighter Dannye Allen of Hillview was honored by his fellow emergency workers on Tuesday morning.

        Allen died last Wednesday when he was struck while cleaning up an environmental situation in northern Kentucky.

        Allen, who still volunteered with Nichols and Fairdale fire departments, was known for his love for training firefighters.

        Funeral services were held at Little Flock Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

  • Medicaid budget, immigration laws headline legislative action this week

    House members spent much of this second week of February discussing two of the highest-profile bills from this short session: balancing the state’s Medicaid budget and strengthening Kentucky’s immigration laws. Weighing the merits of both pieces of legislation proved to be a daunting task, as there is no clear-cut, easy solution to either problem.

  • Rep. Linda Belcher's perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

       Although it is too soon to say what exactly will become law
    when the 2011 legislative session concludes next month, several major
    initiatives that the Kentucky House of Representatives would like to see
    on that list moved further down the road this past week.

    That includes one of the chamber's - and Governor Beshear's
    - top priorities this year: Keeping Medicaid from facing a catastrophic
    deficit in the months ahead.

  • Senate introduces bills on energy, election matters

     This week the Senate focused on promoting energy and election legislation that did not make it into law during last year’s session of the General Assembly, as well as introducing new legislation focusing on horse racing, child care safety, and the state pension system.

  • Rep. Jeff Greer talks about busy 2011 General Assembly

     The pace has picked up significantly as we worked through the second week of the 2011 session. Hot topic legislation was discussed and passed through the House of Representatives, rallies advocating causes were held on the Capitol steps and in the Rotunda, and my colleagues and I hurried from committee obligations and meetings with constituents, staff and individuals, students and groups from my district.

    The House passed several bills that have been at the top of our agenda for this session.

  • ROADWORK: Week of February 14

       The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of February 14: