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Today's News

  • Rescue at Jim Beam

    CLERMONT - Firefighters rescued a construction worker near the Jim Beam Distillery Wednesday afternoon.

    Southeast Bullitt Fire Chief Julius Hatfield said firefighters dug the worker out from underneath a collapsed wall near a creek on the Jim Beam property.

    The location of the incident was in a valley off of Highway 245. The area is near the site of a future Jim Beam visitors center.

    A dozen Southeast Bullitt firefighters responded along with Bullitt County EMS units.

  • Final Summer Hoops Binge

    With school set to start this week and the youth football season already in full swing, the final week of the summer hoops camp circuit saw activities at both Zoneton Middle School and Mount Washington Middle School recently.

    Zoneton’s camp, under the director of coach Casey Bannon, had almost 100 players for four days of drills.

    The Mount Washington camp, run by Jeff Phelps, was for middle school students and had over 30 players taking part.

  • Sohm to run for county judge's seat

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Having served as mayor of Shepherdsville for eight years, Joe Sohm felt the city made much progress.

    Much of the progress came due to being in the right place at the right time. But, Sohm said, some of the progress came through leadership and teamwork.

    Sohm, 46, hopes to take his skills and lead Bullitt County as its next judge/executive.

    Sohm has become the second Democrat to announce his intentions to run for the position in 2010. David Strange has also announced his candidacy.

  • Estep becomes sixth Eagles’ player set for college baseball

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Alice Lloyd assistant baseball coach Gary Hammons was as surprised as anyone when he learned that the son of a player he coached during his long tenure as the coach at Knott County Central was available on the recruiting trail.

  • Be safe as schools open

    Each year, we preach about the need to be safe on the roadways as students get ready to return to the classrooms.

    This year is no different. However, there is an added emphasis on safety.

    Thanks to the federal stimulus dollars, major road construction projects have been started throughout the county. These projects will not be completed for months to come.

    There is also the added dangers at the various schools. Although classes are set to begin on Tuesday, that doesn’t mean all the construction has been completed.

  • Grant may help repair work on sewer plant

    BROOKS - Weeks ago, the Big Valley sewage treatment plant was inoperable.

    In a few months, Jerry Kennedy hopes the Bullitt County Sanitation District will receive a $100,000 grant to not only get the beleaguered system back in operation but some day lead to lower bills for residential customers.

    Kennedy, manager of the Bullitt County Sanitation District, spent an hour on Tuesday afternoon trying to alleviate some of the fears and to tell residents about what he believes could happen in the future.

  • Dustin Linville Nabs NASRA Jerry Ross Memorial Win at Bluegrass Speedway

    BARDSTOWN - C.J. Rayburn’s National All Star Racing Assocition would make its first ever visit to Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday evening and Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, KY would park his machine in victory lane as the winner of the 30 lap, $3,000 to win Jerry Ross Memorial event.  Other feature winners for the evening included Johnny Cecil of Bardstown, KY in Street Stocks and Avral Thompson of Loretto, KY in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman.

     

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  • 4-H Horse Club earns local, state recognition

    The Bullitt County 4-H Horse Club, the Blazin’ Saddles, recently competed at the district and state levels in Frankfort and Louisville.

    Each rider had to qualify at the district level to move to state competition.

    Each of these riders excelled in competition:

    *Rebekah McAuliffe  on Twister -- DISTRICT: sixth place in showmanship; red ribbons in pole bending, barrel racing and stake race; STATE: red ribbonsin pole bending, barrel racing and stake race

  • Welcome to Kindergarten

    The Bullitt County School System hosted its Kindergarten Kickoff for youngsters on Thursday at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    The event allows incoming Kindergarten students to visit their new teachers, counselors and principals prior to the first day of school.

    Students received free backpacks, school supplies and other fun stuff, along with important information for themselves and their parents.

    The Class of 2022 begins Kindergarten Tuesday, Aug. 12.