Today's News

  • CTP classes filled for first month; more invited for next training as manufacturing jobs waiting

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- There are still opportunities for local residents to go back and receive some free training which could lead to high-paying manufacturing job.

    The Certified Production Technician (CTP) program is a four-week process that is currently being offered through several agencies, including the Bullitt County campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

    Donna Miller, director of the local campus, said that the sessions would continue in December and into 2016.

  • Case to be dismissed against Shepherdsville mayor

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Provided the mayor of Shepherdsville stays out of criminal trouble for the next year, he will no longer face the charge of soliciting prostitution.

    An agreement has been reached to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis. The condition is that Ellis would not commit another criminal act within the next 12 months.

    The mayor had been accused of asking a woman for sexual favors.

    Special prosecutor Mark Shouse and defense attorney John Cook worked out the agreement.

  • Southern Lights Holiday Festival returns

     LEXINGTON – A family tradition in Kentucky, the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 20-Dec. 31. More than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation.

  • Local students part of award-winning BEHS robotics team

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- With the search for engineers to fill jobs at an all-time high, a local high school club is doing what they can to expose the area to the world of robots. 

    Bullitt East students Kyle Echsner, Andy Lutz, Rucker Gardiner and Judd Huff are part of the 46-member award-winning robotics team, led by Echsner’s dad David.

  • Charger Gold turns tables on Red for title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was a neighborhood battle on Saturday.

    It was a game of teams with players who had been teammates in the past.

    And it was a game in which many will become teammates once again at Bullitt East.

    On this particular evening, the top seeded East Gold would defeat the East Red for the right to be called champions of the A Division in the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.

    The 28-14 victory capped off an undefeated season for coach John Jutz’ team.

  • Vikings complete sweep en route to championship

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Entering the playoffs as the fourth seed, the Cedar Grove Vikings had a little work to do.

    And work they did do as the Vikings advanced to the championship game of the Little Bullitts Division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.

    The last hurdle would be the second-seeded Mount Washington Colts.

    At the end of the day, it would be mission accomplished for coach Pat Bristoe and his Vikings.

    Cedar Grove took home the championship trophy with a 20-12 victory.

  • Big plays, tough defense carries Dolphins to title

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Good defense wins championships.

    The Pleasant Grove Dolphins proved that on Saturday and they took home the championship for the Pee Wee division of the Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League.

    Two big plays and a suffocating defense led the Dolphins to the 12-0 victory over the Maryville Patriots.

    Quarterback Carson Waddle took the ball on the opening Dolphin drive and would score on its third play.

    He ran 48 yards for the touchdown with 4:01 left in the opening period.

  • Old Mill has too much firepower in battle of cats

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The Lebanon Junction Jaguars had done something that’s difficult to do -- be a No. 5 seed who earns its way to the championship game.

    But that happened as the Jaguars would face the Old Mill Bengals in the championship game of the B division for the Greater Bullitt Youth Football League on Saturday.

    The dream season ended as the Bengals had too much offense and defense as Old Mill recorded a 39-0 victory.

    Coach Brandon Egan’s team scored on its opening possession and never looked back.

  • NO SURCHARGE... BCSD won’t seek additional funding

     HILLVIEW -- Does the Bullitt County Sanitation District need money to make improvements to the Hunters Hollow treatment system?

    Yes, it does.

    But, the sanitation district’s board voted Tuesday morning to withdraw the pending application before the state Public Service Commission for a 125 percent surcharge on the 700 customers of the Hunters Hollow system.

    Serving as receiver of the system left vacated by Bullitt Utilities, Bullitt County Sanitation is now evaluating what has to be done to upgrade the utility.

  • State study shows more jail staff is feasible

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question.

    Unbeknownst to jailer Martha Knox, Bullitt Fiscal Court requested the state Department of Corrections to do a staffing analysis of the detention center.

    That report was completed and it was not something fiscal court was looking to see.

    Currently, 44 full-time employees are at the detention center, as well as another 10 part-time workers.