Today's News

  • County banks on change for fiscal accounts

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It probably won’t come to the surprise of many that Bullitt County government will change its financial institution.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to change its banking services from First Federal Savings Bank to PBI Bank.

    This comes as a lawsuit has been filed by fiscal court against First Federal in the cyber-theft of over $400,000 in June. The county was able to recover over $100,000 in funds that had not been accessed by the various fraudulent accounts and another $160,000 from its insurance carrier.

  • Special CASA supporter

    Patrick Henry Hughes was the special guest singer at the second annual Summer’s Night Out dinner and concert.

    The nationally-known singer brought his special music to Paroquet Springs as part of a fund-raiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program.

    Hughes is a senior at the University of Louisville.

  • Hebron Estates expects traffic woes will speed up as school year begins

    HEBRON ESTATES - Things have been slow over the summer for the two sheriff’s deputies contracted to patrol the streets of Hebron Estates.

    But, with the Aug. 11 opening of the school year, Det. Mike Cook and deputy Leroy Lerding expect the pace to pick up.

    Lerding said he would meet with North Bullitt High officials to have them notify students that there will be a zero tolerance to speeding in the city.

    East Hebron Lane and Burkland Boulevard are traditionally the prime trouble areas for speeders.

  • Chargers score on first play, but then can't stop the Colts

    LOUISVILLE - For one play Friday night the Bullitt East Chargers were in control.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the game belonged to the DeSales Colts as the Class 2-A power won the battles up front and rolled to a 45-30 victory. It was the second time in as many years that the Colts got the best of the Chargers at Manual Stadium.

    DeSales finished with 415 yards of total offense and 286 of those yards came on the ground including 161 yards by senior Andrew Beeler.

  • Youth football teams seek a scary finish in '09

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It might seem like the earliest start in the league's history, but as President Joe Downs of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League pointed out, it is the same weekend that the league started a year ago, just a day earlier.

    That means that the largest independent sports league in Bullitt County will begin play for the 2009 season with a full slate of games this weekend.

  • Eagles will be looking in a mirror at Woodford Co.

    HEBRON ESTATES - The North Bullitt Eagles may feel like they are looking in a mirror on Friday when they line-up to battle Woodford County.

  • Ethington to make bid for jailer's office

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - With local jails across the state searching for ways to pay the bills while incarcerating a growing number of inmates, Larry Ethington believes he might be the person needed to help Bullitt County’s situation.

    Ethington, a 31-year law enforcement veteran, has thrown his name into the ring to be the next Bullitt County jailer.

    “I have some new ideas that will help the county,” said Ethington, who has been with the Bullitt County sheriff’s department the past eight years.

  • Fiscal Court to look at tax rate options

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Magistrates will have three options to look at when they assembly Tuesday morning to set tax rates for the upcoming billing cycle.

    The budget committee met Monday and looked at the options available to meet the legal requirements.

    Chairman Joe Laswell said the committee would make no recommendation to the full body of fiscal court. The purpose of delaying a vote at the previous fiscal court meeting was to get all the options on the table to consider.

  • MW man receives 5-year sentence for threat on judge

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - A man who was found guilty by a Bullitt Circuit jury of making threats against a district judge received a five-year sentence Monday.

    Special Circuit Judge Stephen Ryan went along with the jury’s recommendation of a five-year sentence against Terry G. Hayes, 50.

    He was found guilty of retaliation against a participant in a legal proceeding and being a persistent felony offender.

    The one-year sentence on the retaliation charge was enhanced to five years.