Today's News

  • County tax rate will remain same

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite the tight financial restraints discussed by county officials the past year, Bullitt Fiscal Court opted Tuesday to keep its real property tax rates the same.

    By not accepting the compensating rate allowed, county officials turned down a possible $90,000 in additional revenue. And by rejecting the allowable 4 percent increase in revenue, the county officials will miss out on a possible $270,000 in funds.

    For a second straight year, Bullitt Fiscal Court members opted to not increase the real property rate.

  • Grave markers damaged by truck leaving roadway

    About a dozen grave markers at Hebron Cemetery were damaged as a truck driven by a juvenile headed to North Bullitt High School.

    On a foggy Tuesday morning, the juvenile driver left Hebron Lane, struck a utility pole and broke down a fence.

    The vehicle knocked over or broke over a dozen markers.

    The driver was not injured.

  • Mercy's Tran, Notre Dame win Lady Charger golf titles

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After starting the week with one of their best showings ever in beating defending regional champion Central Hardin, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers were looking for big things on Saturday in their own invitational tournament.

    The magic from early in the week did not roll over to Saturday. Playing in the Lady Charger Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville, coach Andy Oder’s team struggled with their game and finished tenth out of 16 teams.

  • Lady Chargers blitz BC 9-0

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - In the first intra-county girls’ soccer match of the season, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers struck quickly and then never looked back on Monday as they rolled past visiting Bullitt Central 9-0.

    Both teams had a pair of victories under their belts this season, but this one belonged to Bullitt East once they scored seven minutes into the game. Coach Brittany Orme’s team was up 4-0 at halftime and then coasted to the victory.

  • UPDATE: Public hearing on revised redistricting plan

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The Bullitt County Public School Board will host its second public hearing on redistricting plans for the 2010-11 year.

    The public hearing will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Bullitt Central High School auditorium. A sign-in list will be available for those wishing to speak.

    The board will listen to comments about plans to redistrict students. Most of the discussion on this version will include schools in the central and eastern portion of the county.

  • Transportation study presented to public during open house on Thursday, Oct. 1

    The second open house for the Bullitt County Transportation Study will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Shepherdsville Government Center on Conestoga Parkway.

    The study is identifying community concerns and evaluating potential alternatives to improve mobility and safety in Bullitt County.

    A steering committee, led by Bullitt County Judge Executive Melanie Roberts, KIPDA, District 5 of the state transportation cabinet and other community community leaders, is coordinating the study.

    ENTRAN is the consultant for the project.

  • Committee to study liquor sales in Hillview

    HILLVIEW - A committee has been formed to study whether alcohol sales on Sunday are a good thing or a bad thing.

    Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said that councilmember Kim Whitlock would chair the group studying the request made recently by Thomas Philpot of Papa Borromeo’s Pizza.

    During the September meeting, Philpot said it wouldn’t only help his business but others in the area.

    Plus, there were several national chain restaurants looking at a 20,000 square foot space in the Brooks Plaza located on Brooks Hill Road at Interstate 65.

  • This Week in Sports...


    Friday, September 18:

    **Eastern at Bullitt East. 7:30 p.m.

    **Bullitt Central at Waggener (D). 7:30 p.m.

    **Lex. Tates Creek at North Bullitt. 7:30 p.m.



    Monday, September 21:

    **North Bullitt at Jefferstontown. 5:30 p.m.

    **Bullitt Central at Evangel. 5:30 p.m.

    **Spencer County at Bullitt East. 5:30 p.m.


    Tuesday, September 22:

  • District play starts Friday for Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - After four ‘practice’ games, the Bullitt Central Cougars will start playing for keeps this week when they travel into Louisville to take on district rival Waggener.

    There was a time in the late 90s when Waggener and Bullitt Central were district rivals, but that has not been the case in recent years. Now, this is the first district game for both teams after Bullitt Central dropped down to Class 5-A for this season and created the five-team district.

  • Hillview real property tax rate to drop; business may increase

    HILLVIEW - Property taxes will be dropping slightly for residents in the city of Hillview.

    But the tangible personal tax rate will rise slightly for those businesses with inventory and equipment.

    The Hillview City Council voted unanimously to lower its current tax rate of 12.07 cents per $100 of assessed real property to 11.45 cents.

    For a property owner with a $100,000 home, that would mean taxes would go from $120.07 down to $114.50.