Today's News

  • Five Questions to ask Before Donating to a Charity

    Most charities rely heavily on the goodwill of individual donors during the holiday season to fund their activities throughout the coming year.

    Last year, charity contributions totaled $307.65 billion: 75 percent of this total came from individuals, according to the Giving USA Foundation.

    BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance advises donors to research a charity prior to giving and provides five questions to ask when deciding where to contribute this holiday season.

    Is this a charity I can trust?

  • BE’s defense trumps Butler in showdown

    LOUISVILLE - On a night where defense trumped offense, the Bullitt East Lady Chargers held all the high cards in the early season Sixth Region Showdown on Tuesday with Butler.

    In the battle between the top two teams in the pre-season coaches’ poll in the region, as well as two of the top 25 teams in the state, Bullitt East won with a gutsy defensive performance. The Lady Chargers won on a night where they shot just 27 percent from the field and 42 percent from the free throw line because they did just about everything else well to pull out the 42-35 victory.

  • Teen Court in session for new year of court decisions

    The following students are participating in the 2009-10 Bullitt County Teen Court program: Tiffany Bivens, Alexis Allie Brown, Diana Claridy, Gentry Collins, Kylee Creason, Alex Douthitt, Anna Douthitt, Devin Elkins, Katie Etherton, Tara Fambrough, Rebecca Gardner, Vonda Hilton, Kenneth Eugene, Katie Longacre, Autumn Masden, Kendall Miller, Zach Napier, Kelley Prater, Lacee Pyles, Harry G. Thomas, Harry Thomas, Caselan Underwood, Erin Underwood, Kaylin Wood, Logan Wood, Kayla Worner, Elizabeth Tatum, Amber Wright, Jocelyn Shepherd and Hayley Tucker.

  • Fast start is more than enough for BC in big victory

    HEBRON ESTATES - Showing signs of being the team they thought they could be when the season began, the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars raced out to an early advantage and were never challenged on Friday against arch-rival North Bullitt.

    Bullitt Central won 77-41 for its second straight victory after losing three in a row.

  • OT works just fine for Lady Cougars

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It took an overtime to do it, but the Bullitt Central Lady Cougars finally picked up the one win they had to have in December as they slipped past visiting Southern 64-56 on Tuesday.

    The Lady Trojans are a vastly improved team over the past few seasons and they also much more athletic. They gave Bullitt Central fits at times on Tuesday and actually had a chance to win at the end of regulation time only to have a lane violation erase a made free throw with :12.3 to play.

  • Few surprises about underage drinking

    How much do you know about underage drinking?

    I just took a web quiz conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that tests people’s knowledge about underage drinking and I was surprised to find that many people who take the quiz don’t score so well.

    The quiz questions come from research sponsored by member agencies of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking.

    The quiz is intended to dispel myths and stimulate action to prevent and reduce underage alcohol use.

  • Non-partisan deadlines different for different situations

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When the first filing deadline arrives on Tuesday, Jan. 26, not everyone will necessarily have to file at that time.

    However, it depends on where you live and what office you are running for in 2010.

    For the first time, the city of Mount Washington offices for mayor and city council will be non-partisan.

    Bullitt County election officials said that the filing deadline for these offices would be on Aug. 10.

    In the city of Lebanon Junction, the mayor and city council are also non-partisan; however, they will have a different filing deadline.

  • Scottish Rite honors top mason, citizen for 2009

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - They have both promoted their community for years.

    And both have been involved in making Bullitt County a better place to live and work.

    The Bullitt County Scottish Rite Club honored Elaine Wilson and James Ron Sexton for their contributions during the organization’s annual awards banquet.

    Rodney Burress, Scottish Rite trustee and newly-installed chaplain for the next year, said Wilson deeply deserved the honor as the Outstanding Citizen.

  • Roberts honored for his PR work for local schools

    John Roberts, public relations director and grant writer for the Bullitt County Public School System, recently earned state recognition.

    Roberts earned top honors from the Kentucky Schools Public Relations Association in the following categories:

    *External Publications - full color for Excellence Begins in the Classroom, first place

    *Photography for District Science Fair, first place

    *Photo Essays - Mock Accident at North Bullitt and Welcome to the 2008-09 School Year, two first-place awards


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of Jan. 4:



    KY 61: Construction delays are possible between John Harper Highway and Cardinal Avenue (mile points 19.4 and 20.1) for roadway widening.

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.