.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Branham wants equal share in 4th

     CEDAR GROVE — Jeff Branham doesn’t think the Fourth District receives its fair share of attention.

    Having the largest district in terms of territory and tax base, Branham believes his area should be more in terms of projects.

    With that concern in mind, Branham has filed to run for Fourth District magistrate on the Democratic ticket.

    He will have a primary opponent in May.

    With so many tax dollars being generated through Jim Beam and the Cedar Grove distribution businesses, Branham said he feels his district is left out.

  • Cougars get a tight win over Wolverines

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Earlier in the week, Bullitt Central head coach Jessie Curry said he was looking for someone who could be a consistent shot maker.

    On Friday, the second-year coach may have found some playmakers.

    Trey Kearney and Chander Ocasio led a big fourth-quarter spurt to push the Cougars past Western Hills 56-53.

    Curry called Kearney the missing key to a successful post-season run.

    “Tonight, he showed what he could do,” said Curry.

  • Lady Cougars fall on homecoming

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It’s been the story of many games this season.

    The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars have played well in the first half. But then the effects of having a very, very young team sets in.

    Such was the case on Friday in a 71-45 loss to visiting Western Hills.

    Down 37-30 at intermission, head coach Josh Cravens saw his team score just seven points in the third quarter.

  • Hoops into the homestretch

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was far from the most challenging weekend of the season, but the North Bullitt Lady Eagles can only play the team on the opposite bench and they did that well in two games over the weekend.

    On Friday, coach David Marion’s team made the short trip to Fairdale and beat the Lady Bulldogs 77-25.

    The green and gold shot 57.6 percent for the game in rolling to the win. The team also made five three-pointers.

    The only negative was 40 percent shooting at the foul line.

  • Fighting for Coverage: Gartner, others face uncertainty on future insurance coverage

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Wade Gartner, 45, has spent almost 2,000 hours of the past three years of his life with thick needles in his arms. The alternative is death.

    Three Novembers ago, Gartner went in for a normal CDL physical, which included blood work. The next day, Gartner was admitted to the hospital. Two days later, he started his first of many dialysis treatments.

  • Budget has $2 million for loop study

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The reality of a new four-lane road connecting Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 could still be years away.

    However, if the state highway department’s plan for future projects remain in the final biennial budget, the light at the end of the tunnel has gotten a lot brighter.

    In the state’s proposed six-year road plan, the loop running across four counties would have a $2 million funding package for a study.

  • Library works to build team to work on problems

     SHEPHERDSVILLE  -- A library is a place where many things can happen.

    From checking out a book or a video to doing genealogical research to attending a workshop, the library is a place the entire community can embrace.

    However, what a library is not equipped to do is to deal with loitering, sleeping and making patrons feel uneasy.

    At the Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville, social issues relating in a large part to a homeless population which are using the facilities has led to a call to action.

  • Anita Stump selected new leader for Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A local girl who grew up in rural Bullitt County now takes on the task of directing businesses into the future.

    The Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce recently selected Anita Stump as its newest executive director.

    Stump previously worked as member services director for the Bullitt County YMCA, with 20 years experience working with the organization.

  • Healthy Hearts Wear Red luncheon Feb. 15

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — Fashion, food and fitness. That’s what the annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon is all about.

    Back for its eleventh year, residents and friends of Bullitt County are invited to learn how to give their heart its best life.

    “We all know somebody who has had a heart attack, a stroke or suffered from other heart issues,” Bullitt County Health Department Health Educator Liz McGuire said. 

  • ‘Bullitt County’ makes local debut at Louisville theatre

      LOUISVILLE -- A movie with Bullitt County as its title will have a showing on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in eastern Jefferson County.

    “Bullitt County” saw its debut in August at the Austin Film Festival and is now being shown at one-night screenings in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    The film centers around a group of four friends in 1977 who detour from a bachelor party touring the Bourbon Trail to hunt for buried Prohibition money.