Today's News

  • Groundhog decision not easy one for elected leaders in Bullitt County

        NICHOLS - The fur could be flying during the next week as Bullitt County determines its official groundhog in time for the upcoming Groundhog Day holiday.

        In past years Nichols Nick, long-time county soothsayer, eluded local government attempts to control weather forecasts. Rather than continue pursuit of the slippery hedgehog, Bullitt Fiscal Court switched to plan B.

        A 3-2 split decision vote designated a new county groundhog officially recognized by local agencies.

  • H1N1 vaccinations open to general public at health department

    Beginning Jan. 5, novel H1N1 influenza vaccine will be available to the general public at the Bullitt County Health Department.

    Shots are available on Tuesday from 1-7 p.m. and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

    These clinics are open to all persons six months of age and older wanting the H1N1 vaccination.

    Please wear a short-sleeve shirt for your convenience. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians must have custody paperwork.

  • Hebron Estates to regulate solicitation at homes

        HEBRON ESTATES – Satisfied with all discussion, Hebron Estates council members decided to establish a new solicitation ordinance during its February business meeting.

        Council members previously discussed the issue at several meetings, with a first reading of an ordinance previously presented.

        The council decided road signs would be posted at city entrances requesting no solicitation without a permit. Solicitors are required to receive a permit from the city.

  • Public answers call: Views varied as discussion on YMCA, parks merger dominates

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - To have a good game plan, a team must all be on the same page.

        On Thursday, the first of Bullitt Fiscal Court’s quarterly night-time public forums started slow. And the conversation was dominated by one topic - the possible merger of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation program and the local YMCA chapter.

  • Mitchell eager to serve First District

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If you want to get things, sometimes you have to go out and get them.

        Dennis Mitchell said that was the philosophy he used as magistrate of the First District for 13 years.

        And it is the philosophy that he hopes he can bring back to Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Mitchell is running for the First District magistrate’s seat in the Democratic primary in May.

  • Bradshaw wants to study problem, find solutions

    CEDAR GROVE - John David Bradshaw has spent the past 35 years working as a technician with a job to go find solutions to problems.

    As magistrate of the Fourth District, Bradshaw would like to use those same skills to improve fiscal court and Bullitt County.

    Bradshaw, 59, is running for the Republican nomination for magistrate in the Fourth District.

    In attending city council meetings, Bradshaw said he got the itch to be more involved with local government. The magistrate’s seat seemed to best serve his desires.

  • Glauber wants to reduce red tape

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - Government has become like an overbearing parent. It has become so intrusive in the every day life of Americans.

        That is why David Glauber feels that running for the state Senate seat is so important in 2010.

        In his first political race, Glauber is running in the Republican primary for the District 20 seat. Incumbent Gary Tapp is not running for re-election.

  • New book rental business great news for county

        In these tough economic times, any good news is gratifying for a community.

        In recent months, Kentucky has proven to be quite successful in a variety of announcements relating to new businesses coming to the Commonwealth or existing businesses expanding their facilities.

        Not to be left out, Shepherdsville and Bullitt County picked up a nice, new addition to its distribution roll.

  • It has been a good season for BE's Stallings

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Not that it isn’t normally a pretty good time to be Chris Stallings, but this winter has been a particularly good time to be Chris Stallings.

    The coach of the Bullitt East Lady Chargers is spending his 11th season on the bench as the head coach of the red and gold. The Lady Chargers are rolling along with a 22-3 mark as well as being ranked 15th in Kentucky. They are the number one team in the Sixth Region.

    That is a good winter of work. However, Stallings is starting to get recognized for his career body of work.

  • Homecoming twins, Bratcher celebrate

    Bullitt East Homecoming: Twin Smiles - For perhaps the first time ever, a sister and brother were selected 2010 Basketball Homecoming Queen and King on Friday at Bullitt East.

    Seniors Jade and Chase Troutman won the honors. The two are the daughter/son of Ricky Troutman and Laura Dalton.


    Bratcher Honored - Bullitt East junior Jesse Bratcher, who was seriously injured in a football accident in September, was honored recently at the team’s season-ending banquet when his jersey was retired.