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Today's News

  • Golf carts may be allowed on Fox Chase roads

    FOX CHASE - Unless changes occur before the city’s December council meeting, Fox Chase residents will soon be able to legally drive golf carts on city streets.

    City attorney Mark Edison presented the first reading of a new ordinance allowing for licensed carts to be used on the streets.

    The ordinance bans four-wheeled vehicles and scooters, but exempts golf carts driven by residents 12 years old and up.

    The golf cart issue was brought up in previous meetings by residents who were concerned about legally driving their carts.

  • Lady Generals start modern streak with consecutive titles

    ZONETON -- Once again, the Mount Washington Lady Generals have a winning streak when it comes to winning the Girls’ Bullitt County Middle School Basketball Tournament.

    The Mount Washington program has now won 13 of the past 15 titles and on Thursday the Lady Generals made it two in a row with a 41-29 victory over the Zoneton Lady Timberwolves on their home-court.

    The Bullitt County Middle School Tournament was sponsored this year by Schmid Funeral Home along with The Awards Center and The Pioneer News.

  • Real life is scariest tale of Halloween

    Amidst the creeps and crawls of the scary Halloween holiday I am always reminded of the one thing that is scariest of all: Real life.

    When you think about it, Bullitt County can sometimes be spookier than a haunted house. It's not just groups hunting for ghosts and researchers contemplating the potential end of the world. Just living through a regular day can give you the skivvies.

  • Hardy signs V-ball papers with Miami

    HILLVIEW - Just two weeks after being a key part of a second straight State Championship team at Mercy, north end resident Madison Hardy kept the good news coming last Wednesday when she signed to continue her volleyball career at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

    Hardy is a life-long resident of Bullitt County who is the daughter of Mark and Leann Hardy. She attended St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville and  Hebron Middle before moving on to Mercy.

  • Sunday alcohol sales ‘vote’ Dec. 3-4

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - While the outcome has no official bearing, registered voters who live in the Shepherdsville city limits will have an opportunity to let their views be known on the sale of alcohol on Sundays.

    Councilmembers Scott Ellis and Alan Wetzel first discussed the possibility of having a simulated ballot question earlier this year.

    On Dec. 3-4, a voting machine will be set up at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway to tally those ballots.

  • D-1 signing - BE’s Alphin signs with Cards

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The dream became reality on Wednesday for Bullitt East baseball standout Brandon Alphin when he put his name on the dotted line to play next season for the University of Louisville.

    Alphin had committed to the Cardinals back in June during Bullitt East’s big post-season run that saw the red and gold reach the semi-finals of the State Baseball Tournament.

    Alphin becomes the first Bullitt County baseball player to ever sign a Division I scholarship.

  • Traffic signal needed for north Preston

    Hold on for a wild ride.

    We’re not talking about an amusement park. We’re talking about the various traffic projects throughout the county.

    While figuring out how to get on and off Interstate 65 has been a mystery for many the past couple of months, there is a new maze game to play on Highway 61.

    As road crews work to get the four-lane extension from Cardinal Drive to the John Harper Highway completed, motorists had better put on their helmets and pretend to be a Formula I road racer as there are some interesting twists and turns.

  • All-for-one for Charger squad

    LOUISVILLE - The Bullitt East Chargers needed a nearly flawless performance on Saturday in the Class 2-A, Region 3 Cross-Country Championships at McNeely Lake Park in southern Jefferson County.

    They got it.

  • Center for Women, Families celebrates new Bullitt facility

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A large turnout showed representatives from The Center for Women and Families that the Bullitt County community cares.

    A great deal of local effort and involvement helped lead to the opening of a new Bullitt County CWF location.

    Local officials and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting and grand opening at the facility, located near the campus of St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

  • Cardboard life shows different reasons for homelessness

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- For one night adolescents experienced the struggles and plight of the homeless.

    Cardboard Light is an event designed to allow an opportunity for young people to remain homeless throughout an entire evening. The event was hosted at the Shepherdsville Government Center.

    Members of Victory Baptist, Vine Hill and Bardstown Baptist Church youth groups participated. Victory Baptist youth pastor Stephen Crenshaw said 38 youth members ranging from 6th through 12th grade attended the event.