Today's News

  • County should begin quest for park land, board advises

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past 20 years, county attorney Walter Sholar has been asking for it.

    Now, he might have some over voices to support that mission.

    In talking with various surrounding counties, Steve Larimore said Bullitt County has a void. It has very few park-like areas throughout the community.

    As chairman of the newly-revamped Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Board, Larimore said the members would like to explore the idea of having more green space areas.

  • Nichols community has library resources in their own backyard

        NICHOLS - Nichols Elementary is located 12 miles west of the nearest library. Local residents have to travel over the Highway 44 hill to access library materials.

        Thanks to grant funding and efforts by the Bullitt County Library Board, folks in the Nichols area may now save the effort thanks to the new Nichols Easy Access Library.

        It’s not a building; A large box, similar to a mailbox in an apartment complex, is located on Nichols Elementary’s front porch.

  • Criminal charges will not be pursued against hoops star

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - After a thorough investigation, the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department has decided to not pursue criminal charges against a University of Louisville basketball player.

        And the family of the victim in the physical confrontation is OK with the decision to not move forward with assault charges against Preston Knowles.

        Det. Scotty McGaha of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department announced Friday afternoon that after interviewing eight individuals that the case will not be pursued.

  • Teen will go to prison for five years in death

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County teenager will serve a five-year sentence in prison for the July 15, 2009, death of Joshua Bartley.

        Heather Woloch, 19, recently entered a guilty plea to reckless homicide in the death of Bartley, who was a passenger in her car last July.

        While attorney Douglas Vowels sought probation for his client, Circuit Judge Rodney Burress said that would depreciate the seriousness of the crime.

        The decision came after an emotional hearing.

  • Truck blocks tracks

         Traffic was tied up for an hour  Thursday afternoon as  the train crossing at East Blue Lick Road and Highway 1020 was the site of yet another stuck tractor-trailer truck.

        Bullitt County Sheriffs Sgt. James Benham said the trailer’s wheels went off the pavement when the driver tried to make a right turn off of northbound 1020.

        According to Benham, the driver was following GPS navigation system directions.

  • Pool season kicks off in style

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - The fiscal court meetings are over.

    The concerns over who is running what for the county parks program are done.

    It’s time to have a little family fun.

    On Friday, the YMCA of Bullitt County will kick off what it hopes is a very family-friendly summer of fun by the pool. Make that three pools.

    A grand reopening beach party will be held on Friday at the Bullitt Central pool. After being closed last summer, the YMCA is now managing that pool, as well as the facilities behind Maryville Elementary and beside Mount Washington Middle.

  • Salem Speedway short track grand opening June 27; Results for June 19



        SALEM, Ind. - The much anticipated grand opening of the new Salem Speedway infield short-track is set for this Sunday afternoon.  The history making event features the International Outlaw Figure 8 Series (IOFS), Lucas Oil Super Stocks, Dave & Deb’s Winner’s Circle Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and Front Wheel Drive Stocks.


  • Visits from afar come to see farming in Bullitt Co.

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County farmers left their green thumbprints on an international educational opportunity.

        The Bullitt County Cooperative Extension Service played host to a group of European representatives traveling throughout the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the US State Department.

        Five individuals from various European countries stopped in Bullitt while also visiting New York City, Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Diego.

  • Kentucky side of All-Star series needs more fans

        LOUISVILLE - The product on the court was impressive this summer in the annual two game basketball All-Star series between Kentucky and Indiana.

        Unfortunately, not a lot of people in Kentucky, and mainly the Louisville area, seemed to care. In a series that once packed crowds into Freedom Hall, the 2010 game on the south side of the Ohio River had no problem getting the crowd into 3,200-seat Knights’ Hall at Bellarmine University.

  • Hatton is Dandy in 9th Annual NASRA June Jam at Bluegrass Speedway

        BARDSTOWN - The National All Star Racing Association made its first official appearance of 2010 at Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday evening and Aaron Hatton would drive away $3,000 richer after picking up the victory in the 9th Annual June Jam event and it would also be Hatton’s first-ever Bluegrass Speedway feature win.  Other feature event winners for the evening included Shane Lafollette of Hodgenville, KY in UMP Street Stocks and Jason Wheatley of Loretto, KY in UMP Modifieds.