Today's News

  • New Year Baby Barr hopes you find something to believe in for 2010

    The holiday season is at the mid-way point.

    Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is quickly approaching.

    Since Santa Barr was rooted out of his normal newsprint space by the clever, but windy, Stephen Thomas, there were no “gifts” handed out to local officials.

    Instead, it will be New Year Baby Barr who will have to recap the past year and make a few resolutions for the upcoming year.

    Most should be taken with a proverbial grain of salt, although there are probably a few pieces of truth in many of them.

  • Davis gets statewide attention, more books in his quest

    HEBRON ESTATES -- Bullitt County resident Jim Davis has made the difference he had hoped.

    The former tractor-trailer driver decided to start a book drive, collecting 100,000 books for libraries in Eastern Kentucky. Davis said the idea came from watching a television special about kids in rural Appalachia dropping out of school.

    With half the goal already collected, Davis was officially honored for his efforts by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and First Lady Jane Beshear.

  • Election fields start to fill at deadline

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - The clock is ticking toward Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline and election fields are growing. As of Monday afternoon, here are the lasted contestants:

        The largest field for a single position remains the race for jailer.

        With incumbent Danny Fackler not running for re-election, the field numbered eight as of Friday afternoon.

  • Wife accused of killing husband

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A domestic dispute has led to the death of a man and his wife has been charged with the murder.

        Shepherdsville police officers were called to 168 South Shore Drive off Beech Grove Road around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

        When officers arrived, they found the body of Ross A. Harder, who had a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Investigation continues in fatal accident where two local women killed

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Police are awaiting toxicology reports before deciding if charges will be filed in a traffic accident that took the life of two women.

    Capt. Ken Bernardi of the Shepherdsville Police Department said that on Dec. 12 two women died after their vehicle was struck by a car driving by Micah D. House of Brooks.

    However, no charges have been filed as investigators wait for the toxicology reports from the Kentucky State Police lab. Once those results are available, the matter could be taken to the county attorney’s office for possible charges.

  • Recent re-inspection fees concerns local builder

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s been on the books since the code enforcement division of county government was formed in 2002.

    However, the provision of charging a fee for re-inspections by staff members has not always been implemented.

    Builder John Holt would like to know if it was becoming standard to charge the $35 fees on each re-visit to a new structure.

    If so, he would be able to plan for that cost when pricing a custom-built home.

    “I didn’t know it was getting ready to happen,” Holt said of the recent re-inspection fee he was charged.

  • Life at the top of Sixth Region tough for Chargers

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - The Bullitt East Chargers hosted Iroquois on Tuesday and learned that they still have some work to do to compete with the top teams in the Sixth Region.

    The Raiders, getting 32 points from Jeremaine Jackson and 18 from Donovan Gibbs, pulled away over the final quarter and a half for an 80-59 victory. Bullitt East trailed 39-32 at halftime and pulled within 42-39 on a three-pointer by freshman Rusty Troutman early in the third quarter.

  • Girls' Bullitt County Challenge Saturday

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fans of girls’ basketball will be in their element on Saturday as all three area high school teams take part in the Bullitt County Challenge at Bullitt Central.

        This is the second year for the event which has each of the three area teams taking on a team from outside of Bullitt County. Last year’s event was held at Bullitt East.

        This time around, Bullitt Central will be the host school for the three-game event.

  • Resident asked that court be honest on finances

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Duane Price will not have to collect money on the street corner to help county government.

        Price said he had been told that the transfer of his son from the jail to the road department was not possible due to the financial doom of the county.

        But he read where a pay scale was being sought for the jail that could mean salary increases.

        “I’m here to get an answer,” said Price. “I’m told the county is broke.