Today's News

  • Bridge part of $64M plan for roadwork

        FRANKFORT - While the state struggles to find funds for projects, Bullitt County could see over $64 million in transportation improvements over the next three years.
        The state House approved the 2012-14 Biennial Highway Construction Plan and some major projects are slated for Bullitt County. The measure now goes to the Senate, which can make changes.
        Any changes would then go to a conference committee to work out a compromise bill.

  • Trinity's physical play was all the talk after the game

        LEXINGTON - Moments after Trinity had defeated Bullitt East 52-32 in the most anticipated game in the 2012 PNC/KHSAA Boys' State Basketball Tournament, all the talk after the opening comments was about how 'physical' the game had been.

  • Teen making a difference in autism research one bead at a time

                HEBRON ESTATES - How many 15-year-olds wish they had a few extra bucks in their pockets.

                How many of those 15-year-olds would give that money to their little brothers?

                And how many 12-year-olds with autism have been the inspiration to raise more than half a million dollars.

  • County figures may surprise many observers

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - If someone asked you to describe the standard of living in Bullitt County, what would be your answer?
        And, if they asked you to compare Bullitt County to surrounding areas, how would you answer that question?
        Bob Fouts, executive director of the Bullitt County Economic Development, presented a few numbers that surprised members of the authority.

  • Trinity derails the Charger Express

        LEXINGTON - The T-shirts proclaimed that the Bullitt East Chargers were "Riding the Rails to Rupp" for the 2012 PNC/KHSAA Boys' State Basketball Tournament.
        Unfortunately, somewhere between Mount Washington and Lexington on Wednesday, the Charger Express came off the tracks.

  • Bullitt County home to two Certified Roadside Farm Markets

    LOUISVILLE – Bullitt County is home to two of the 106 markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Bullitt County members are: Country Corner Greenhouse & Nursery and Ridgeview Greenhouse & Nursery.

  • ROADWORK: Week of March 19

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled for the week of March 19:

    Bullitt County:

    KY 480 (Cedar Grove Road):  Shoulder closures and delays possible between Interstate 65 and Cedar Grove Elementary School (mile points 1.0 and 2.0) due to shoulder work.

    Jefferson County:

  • Road projects exciting for county

    FRANKFORT Most legislation that the General Assembly passes each year falls in one of two categories: It either protects, or it promotes.

    That was especially evident this past week in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which voted for bills that range from further limiting abuse of our youngest and oldest citizens to helping more students in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky get their four-year college degree.

  • Sen. Hornback’s Frankfort recap

    FRANKFORT – The Senate had a full week of legislation and committee meetings, in addition to logging in long hours working on the state’s biannual budget. With 10 days remaining, you will see a flurry of bills voted through the chambers and updates on the budget and state’s road plan these last few working days.

    This week, the Senate considered and approved many important measures. Two in particular propose constitutional amendments.

  • There is much work to be done in the General Assembly

    The Capitol becomes a gathering place each day for thousands of Kentuckians who want to be heard. Teachers, veterans, farmers and students alike all come to share their hopes and dreams for a better Kentucky. For Kentuckians the problems are many, the solutions complicated and the financial resources scarce. Like you, I understand that government can’t solve every problem but we can and must do certain things.