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Today's News

  • Water, sewer shortfall still causes LJ officials concern

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Lebanon Junction could be facing some major financial trouble if an estimated $57,593 shortfall in the city’s water and sewer operations and maintenance budget isn’t solved.

    The city had the first reading of its water/sewer and general fund budgets in May with the second reading and a vote scheduled for this evening’s meeting at 7 p.m.

    During the first reading no one questioned the deficiency but some personnel have since started to take notice.

  • Transit plan has big hopes for future roadways

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could you envision a new route from Highway 44 to the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County?

    Or what about a new bridge over Floyds Fork to have a connector road from Highway 61 to Highway 44?

    And what about a new bridge over Salt River with a connector road between Highway 44 West and Highway 61?

    These are just some of the preliminary thoughts behind a comprehensive transportation study plan for Bullitt County.

  • Hebron Estates budget looks to be solid for coming year

    HEBRON ESTATES -- While some of the larger governmental entities are struggling financially, that is not a problem being experienced in the city of Hebron Estates.

    While having less carryover than is projected at the end of the current fiscal year, Hebron Estates City Commissioners are not worried about where the next tax dollar is being collected.

    Introducing its 2009-10 budget, Hebron Estates is slated to have over $224,000 to spend in its general fund and another $26,567 in the road fund.

  • Jones' three-run blast rallies East to an 8-4 game two win

    HODGENVILLE - When it rains it pours.

    The Bullitt East Chargers haven’t really been an all or none team this spring, but that is the way it worked out on Friday as the red and gold scored eight times in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Elizabethtown 8-4 in the second game of the best-of-three Section III event at LaRue County High School.

    Through the first 12 innings of the tournament, Bullitt East had managed one run and had seen very little success against Panther pitching.

  • Local boat retailer found in lake

    TAYLORSVILLE - A week after he was reported missing, a Bullitt County man’s body has been recovered in at Taylorsville Lake.

    Anthony W. Reynolds, 36,  of Shepherdsville, had been last seen about 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29 after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client’s boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • Shepherdsville wins 1999 suit over fire districts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The decision was what city of Shepherdsville officials had been waiting for the past decade.

    On Tuesday, Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress ruled that on Sept. 27, 2007, the city of Shepherdsville had a regular fire department.

    The decision settles a lawsuit filed in 1999 by the fire taxing districts of Zoneton, Nichols, Mount Washington and Southeast Bullitt.

    At that time, the fire districts argued that the city of Shepherdsville had encroached illegally into their territory when it annexed property.

  • Key plays go against Chargers in game one

    HODGENVILLE - After allowing six runs, all with two outs, the Bullitt East Chargers find themselves behind the eight ball in the Section 3 Semi-State Tournament against Elizabethtown.

    In a game of key hits, it was the Panthers that made all the right moves as they rolled to a 6-1 decision in the best-of-three series at LaRue County High School. The two teams will meet again on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the second game.

  • Alphin's arm muzzles Colts in semis

    LOUISVILLE - Bullitt East junior Brandon Alphin had the arm and that was more than enough for the Chargers on Wednesday as they cruised past DeSales 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Sixth Region Baseball Tournament at the University of Louisville’s Jim Patterson Stadium.

    Alphin had some of his best stuff of the season as he was perfect through the first four innings against the 22nd District champions. He did walk three batters in the fifth inning to allow the one run to score, but the Colts’ only two hits in the game came in the sixth inning.

  • Fatal I-65 accident Monday evening

    CLERMONT - A driver was killed in an accident on Interstate 65 near Highway 245 Monday evening.

    According to Bullitt County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Danny Thompson, the driver, a white male, drove into the back of a slowed tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the left southbound lane just south of the 245 overpass.

    Thompson said the tractor-trailer was slowed due to I-65 construction lane closures beginning just south of the entrance ramp. The driver, in a white Ford Ranger, did not slow down.

  • Puchino hopes to explore big world during summer

    MOUNT WASHINGTON " Mallori Puchino knows there is a big world outside the city limits of Mount Washington, and she intends to educate herself about it every opportunity she gets.

    This Bullitt East High School senior has committed herself to being globally minded and recently earned the opportunity to expand her knowledge of international affairs this summer in Washington, D.C. and New York City, NY.