Today's News


     BELMONT - Damaged trees and downed lines were the most significant signs of a heavy thunderstorm in Bullitt County Friday morning.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville issued a thunderstorm warning for the county around 10:25 a.m. At about 10:40 the system was upgraded to a tornado warning.

    An F-0 tornado near Belmont and Bardstown Junction with winds of up to 70 miles per hour was confirmed Friday afternoon by National Weather Service officials.

    Belmont was one of the heavily affected areas, with many large trees bent or broken in half.

  • Two individuals now charged in shooting death

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Two individuals are now in custody for their roles in the murder of a 26-year-old Shepherdsville man on July 10.

  • Spend some time this summer at the library

     When was the last time you got lost in a good book? Give it a try this summer.

    I fear books have lost importance in youth’s lives today. When I was younger, we spent everyday at the library—checking out books, participating in the summer reading logs and programs. 

    I learned about so many different places and characters. I look forward to the day when I can share that same excitement with my children too.

    Have you ever spent so long watching TV that you feel like your brain’s turned to mush? 

  • After watching the World Cup, catch a HS match in the fall

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – With soccer again in the American conscience, at least for the short term, after the U.S. Women’s National Team won its third World Cup title over the weekend, perhaps some additional Bullitt Countians will be interested in watching a high school match this fall.

    I will say that soccer was the sport that the Sports Editor played in his teen years. This was well before the high schools in Bullitt County offered the sport. We were a real ‘club team’ of Bullitt Central students. We coached ourselves and scheduled our own matches.

  • Rain can’t dampen Bullitt Blast Dash

     A little rain couldn’t dampen the fun for a large group of runners who took part in the Bullitt Blast Run/Dash on Saturday.

    A number of the runners were decked out in red, white and blue holiday garb for the 5K run and walk.

    The event was sponsored and conducted by the Bullitt County YMCA. This was the second year for the event.

    The race started in front of the Bullitt County YMCA and ran through the streets of Shepherdsville.

  • Missing teen located

     Shepherdsville Police have located a missing juvenile following a three-day search.

    SPD released an official statement:

    On Tuesday July 7th the Shepherdsville Police Department requested the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, Cruz Carlos Frescas.

    We are pleased to announce that he has been located safe and has been returned to his family.

    We would like to thank all of the individuals that gave us information as to his whereabouts. 

  • Journey Church helps bring joy of reading to reality for teenager

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Lick Middle School principal Lee Barger quoted President Abraham Lincoln: “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who gets me a book I haven’t read yet.”

    Understanding the importance of books and reading, especially on an influential student, led to unique donations to a local student through the school in association with Journey Christian Church.

  • Kindergarten students invited to meet staff, have a little fun

     The first day of the 2015-2016 school year for students is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

    Children starting kindergarten get a preview (along with their parents) Thursday, July 16, during the district’s annual Kindergarten Kickoff from 4-7 p.m. at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre in Shepherdsville.

    The free event is sponsored by the Bullitt County Public Schools Family Resource Centers.

  • MW U-8 All-Stars are headed to state tourney

     MIDDLETOWN – Rain made for a very long week for the Mount Washington U-8 Baseball All-Stars last week in the District Tournament at Crosby Park conducted by the East Louisville Sports Youth League.

  • End of the road for Blue Lick U-12 Stars in state tournament

     OKOLONA -- It was yet another battle of familiar foes.

    While Blue Lick had defeated Germantown to win the district title, the young men in green would have the last laugh in the state tournament.

    By virtue of its 8-5 victory on Sunday, Germantown earned a berth in the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament, to be held in Lexington, no matter its outcome in the championship game against Hikes Point.

    In the loser’s bracket final, two mighty swings of the bat spelled doom for Blue Lick.