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Today's News

  • East stumbles early in Lexington

     LEXINGTON – The holiday tournament season for the Bullitt East Chargers came to a somewhat frustrating end last Monday as they completed play in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic with a 51-50 win over North Laurel.

    That win came after a pair of losses in early round play. The Chargers opened with a 69-56 loss to Lexington Christian and then fell to Louisville Central by a 56-39 count.

  • Sponsors rotating faster than players in tourneys

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – I’ve always been told that you can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

    Now, you can add to that, that you can’t tell the tournament sponsors without an internet connection.

    This turned out to be the oddest holiday tournament season in telling the sponsors as the names seemed to change almost daily.

  • Cougars still looking to find some consistency

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – If nothing else this season, the Bullitt Central Cougars have consistently been inconsistent.

    Sometimes, coach Joe Pat Lee’s team is inconsistent from game to game and other times it can even be from half to half or even quarter to quarter of a game.

    That was all certainly the case last week as the Cougars posted a 1-2 record in the Nelson County Classic. The event at Nelson County High School was a four-team round-robin event that used a point scoring system to decide an overall champion.

  • Christmas with Family Day Ministries

     Family Day Ministries hosted a special toy giveaway for youngsters in the community following its service on Dec. 21.

    The church ministry is located in Shepherdsville and has given out toys to youngsters for the past several years.

  • Scouts assistance

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Troop/Pack 8481 continues to share the holiday spirit.

    The Scouts hosted their fourth annual Toy and Clothing Giveaway at the First Baptist Church gymnasium.

    Each year the Scouts collect used items for families in the community. It turn, they itemize the donations and allow needy families to collect items for their families as Christmas gifts.

    This year the Scouts aided a total of 77 families, including 222 children and 153 adults, totals that greatly increased from their 2013 event.

  • Warnings done, tickets to come for speeders

     HEBRON ESTATES - Unless you want a little post-Christmas present in the Bullitt County District Court, you better slow down when driving through one northern municipality.

    Pioneer Village police chief D.J. Reynolds said his officers had written speeding citations to those driving through the city of Hebron Estates.

    Most of the offenders were students from North Bullitt who were racing through the subdivision to get to school.

    Garden Court and Scenic Trail were some of the targeted streets.

  • City retains 1.5% occupational tax

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - In 2011, the city of Shepherdsville was searching for ways to pay its bills.

    At the time, the Shepherdsville City Council, which included two current members, was looking for ways to tackle a debt of over $5 million and the need to have another $1.5 million annually just to pay the debt service.

    Sewer rates were increased by 66 percent and the occupational tax went from 1 percent to 1.5 percent.

    But the increase in the occupational tax included a provision that on Dec. 31, 2014, it would revert back to its original amount.

  • Contract Board will seek contract where it retains control of tax dollars

     CLERMONT - The contract governing the relationship between the Southeast Bullitt Fire District board of trustees and the fire department corporation has been terminated.

    But, to ensure there is no gap in fire protection service to the residents, the board authorized negotiations to begin immediately on a 60-day emergency contract with Southeast Bullitt Fire and Rescue Department.

    However, the future of who will provide fire protection starting March 1 is still a major concern.

  • CONTRACT TERMINATED: Hatfield withdraws resignation; back on fire board

     CLERMONT - Legal or illegal, Julius Hatfield reassumed his position as a member of the Southeast Bullitt Fire District board of trustees.

    With Bullitt Fiscal Court preparing to hold a hearing to remain Hatfield from the board in December, the fire chief resigned on Dec. 4.

    However, when Bullitt Fiscal Court took no action on the resignation, Hatfield had second thoughts.

  • Community invited to comment on possible Fort Knox cuts

     ELIZABETHTOWN - Fort Knox and Department of the Army headquarters officials will hold a Community Listening Session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The event, open to the public, is an opportunity for area leaders and citizens to comment on factors they believe Army leadership should consider when making decisions about force reductions and restructuring that could affect the greater Fort Knox area.