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Today's News

  • Youth Fishing Day

    There were plenty of fish and plenty of young fishermen recently at the Kids Fishing Day at Beam Lake.

    The annual free event was sponsored by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department. The day was for youngsters younger than 15 to get a taste of fishing. There were a number of prizes given to the top fishermen that day.

    The event was held at Beam Lake across from the distillery on Highway 245 next to Bernheim Forest.

  • St. Clair death sentence at Supreme Court

    ELIZABETHTOWN - In a 180-degree turn from prosecutors’ long-standing opinions, special attorneys with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office chose last week to postpone a Hardin County re-trial of convicted killer Michael St. Clair until a Supreme Court ruling on his appeal of a Bullitt County death penalty is made.

    A Bullitt County jury found St. Clair guilty of the 1991 murder of Bardstown resident Frank Brady in 1998 and sentenced him to death, but that penalty was overturned by Kentucky’s Supreme Court in 2004.

  • The Boys of Summer

    Baseballs were everywhere last week at the Mount Washington Youth Baseball and Softball facility as the annual Bullitt East Charger Baseball Camp took place with over 100 players taking part.

    There was plenty of base running, throwing, catching and hitting over three days as Bullitt East coaches and players past and present worked with the younger players on fundamentals.

    On the last day of the camp, games were played in different age groups.

  • Bullitt East's Stevens named Class AA Track's top athlete

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bullitt East junior track standout Jackie Stevens was recently named the Class AA Female Track Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association.

    The KTCCCA award is amazing for Stevens given the fact that she just completed only her second year in the sport. In May, she won both the girls' discus and the shot put to become the first Bullitt East state track champion in 21 years.

    Stevens is the first Bullitt County track athlete to earn the Athlete of the Year recognition.

  • Clark improves one step up to earn fair crown

    BERNHEIM - "One step up" was a slogan that worked very well for Kindra Danielle Clark on the first night of the 2009 Bullitt County Fair.

    The runner-up in the Miss Bullitt County Fair pageant a year ago, Clark woke up Monday morning wanting to have fun and also improving one spot over a year ago in the top beauty competition for the week.

    Mission accomplished.

    Under the pavilion in front of a few hundred on-lookers, Clark dazzled the three judges enough to take the title from five other girls.

  • County to work to decrease foreclosures

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - With the tough economic times, it is easy to see the number of homes that have gone into foreclosure.

    Bullitt County officials have formed a task force to help oversee a program to provide information to property owners in an effort to avoid foreclosure.

    Bill Heinz of HPI Inc. said many people are facing foreclosure and simply don’t know where to turn for answers.

    In his recent discussion with Bullitt Fiscal Court, Heinz said his non-profit company is a place where people can be sent for help.

  • Board agrees to allow permit to continue for top-soil operation

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A county agency has approved the continuation of a top-soil removal company even though several neighbors opposed the application.

    The Bullitt County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional-use permit for Bob Jones.

    A previous owner started removing top soil on property along Long Lick Creek off Beech Grove Road in 2001 with a conditional-use permit.

    Applicant Bobby Jones said he only removed 40-50 loads of top soil each year from the property.

  • Baseball All-Stars this week; BE girls part of LIT tourney

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A week after being rained out, the Sixth/Seventh Baseball All-Star games are being played this week.

    Originally, the juniors were playing on Monday night while the seniors were going to play a doubleheader on Tuesday. Neither one of those nights were dry enough last week.

    Now, the juniors played last night at Pleasure Ridge Park High School while the seniors will play tonight at Panther Field.

    All three Bullitt County baseball programs were represented in the games.

  • The time has come to move to next stage

    Within the next few days, graduates from the four Bullitt County public high schools will walk across the stage.

    They will be leaving one place in their lives and moving toward another.

    It’s a tough time in the world today.

    The job market is tight.

    Post-secondary education is becoming more expensive by the day.

    The military is a dangerous option but one that is so important.

    So why should the members of the Class of 2009 be optimistic?

    America is still the land of opportunity.

  • General Assembly called back to work

    FRANKFORT - Earlier this month, when Governor Beshear announced he would be calling legislators to Frankfort, he put four sizable issues on our agenda: Overcome a billion-dollar shortfall; find a way to fund “mega” road projects; re-write many of our economic-development incentives; and help our signature horse industry.

    Although most of those had been debated just a few months ago in our regular legislative session, that didn’t mean finding common ground between the House of Representatives and the Senate would be easy.