Today's News

  • House fire in Brooks area; no injuries

        BROOKS - An afternoon fire damaged a Brooks home Monday afternoon.

        Zoneton Fire units responded to the residence at 311 Marvin Ave. around 1 p.m.

        ZFD Asst. Chief Kevin Moulton said an initial report by a neighbor claimed that someone might be in the house when firefighters arrived.

        According to Moulton the fire was primarily located in a master bedroom. Other areas of the house received smoke damage. An investigation was ongoing.

  • BBB Tips on Storm and Flood Damage

    BBB is urging property owners in need of repairs and clean-up to carefully check out companies before hiring them after heavy rain made its mark on the area this weekend.

    BBB warns, be aware of those who may take advantage of your situation: The home repair rip-off artist, who may overcharge, perform shoddy work, or skip town without finishing your job. BBB suggests homeowners call or go to the BBB’s website, www.bbb.org, to check out contractors before hiring them.

  • Chargers make it look easy completing district sweep

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers seem to be getting hot at the right time of the year and that is bad news for the other teams in the 24th District.

        After already beating both North Bullitt and Bullitt Central by double-digit margins, the red and gold were expected to get a game last week from Southern in the game that would decide the number one seed for the post-season tournament the week of May 24 at Bullitt Central.

  • Budget proposal will get scrutiny as it truly should

        There is one guarantee in Bullitt County - officials will hammer out a budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year, no matter the differences.

        Unlike our folks in Frankfort, there won’t be a power struggle at the top of the food chain. An agreement will be  worked out locally.

        Of course, there will be an agreement worked out in Frankfort. It might just cost the people of Kentucky $64,000 a day until it gets done.

  • North gets big win over ranked Butler

        HEBRON ESTATES - Coach Brian Wise had seen his North Bullitt Eagles play some very good teams during the season. Some of the outcomes were very close.

        But, the coach in his fourth year as skipper of the Eagles was looking for that signature victory.

        On Thursday, it happened.

  • National Day of Prayer

    The largest crowd to attend the National Day of Prayer observance gathered Thursday at Shepherdsville City Park.

    A variety of local ministers talked to a crowd of over 350 people and led prayers for various groups.

    Ashley Bowman read her children’s prayer. Pastor Jim Bob Outland of Bullitt Lick Baptist blessed the Bible. Jeanette Allen got the day started with her ram’s horn.

    The National Day of Prayer takes place each year on May 6.

  • Flood leads to real big catch

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Matthew Hatfield found a positive from the recent flooding along the Salt River.

        A 68-pound positive.

        Hatfield caught a large catfish while fishing at the Shepherdsville City Park Monday evening. The fish was officially weighed at Fischer’s Sporting Goods.

        “I never would’ve dreamed something that big would come out of the Salt River,” Hatfield said.

  • Martial arts academy continues tradition by helping boys, girls

        HILLVIEW - Corbin Huff loved Tae Kwon Do.  He started taking lessons as a child.  In 1993 he began teaching Tae Kwon Do to blind students at the University of Louisville and in May of 1993 Master Corbin and his students at U of L were featured in the magazine, Karate Profile.

  • Late season hitting slump reversing early BC edge

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A late season batting funk led to a pair of losses last week for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

        During one four game stretch early in the season the Cougars had at least 11 hits in each game. Last week the team had ten hits in losses to Seneca and Oldham County.

        That action left coach Tommy Alvey’s team with an 8-14 mark heading into the last week of the regular season.

  • All eligible must receive benefit of hazardous duty retirement

        When you are young, the only thing that matters in the paycheck is the bottom line.

        As you get a little older, benefits such as insurance, retirement and savings means a little more.

        When the state of Kentucky began making local governments decide whether to place eligible employees in the hazardous duty retirement program, it gave officials options they really didn’t need to have.